10 Best Camera Apps for Android

Best Camera Apps for Android

Have you been looking for the best camera apps for Android? We have you covered. In today’s digital world, the advent of smartphones has brought about immense changes in the traditional means of doing a slew of activities. Taking pictures and recording are some of such tasks: Unlike before when we needed to go about with cameras in our pockets to capture photos and videos, our Android phones now feature powerful shooters to get these done with ease.

But the stock camera app on most phones does not have enough features for producing crystal-clear pictures. Thanks to a bevy of camera apps for Android, you can now pull off this feat with convenience.

Best Camera Apps for Android to Download Right Now

Here are the 10 best camera apps for Android smartphones and tablets you can download and install in 2018 to capture and edit photos and videos. (The pieces of software are listed in no particular order.)

  1. Camera FV-5 Lite

Camera FV-5 Lite — developed by FGAE and released on March 5, 2012 — is a popular camera app on Play Store that has been downloaded over 10 million times. It offers DSLR manual photography controls to your Android mobile device. This app, which is mainly created for photography enthusiasts as well as professionals, helps you design stunning photos with its adjustable photographic parameters such as ISO, exposure compensation, light metering mode, white balance, and so on. It is compatible with Android 5.0 and above.

Download Camera FV-5 Lite from the Play Store

  1. Camera MX

If you look to capture better photos and videos with your phone, Camera MX is your best choice. Full-featured and downloaded more than 10 million times on the Play Store, the camera app offers high-quality, eye-catchy video recording, and other essential camera features. It also helps you create animated photos & videos, use loads of effects, frames, filters, and so on for editing images creatively. Compatible with Android 2.3 & above, you can get it for free on Google Play Store.

Download Camera MX from Play Store

  1. Candy Camera

Candy Camera, offered by JP Brothers, has a whopping 100 million+ downloads on the Play Store — a testament to its outstanding quality. The app, optimized for selfies, helps you take charming pictures, beautified with its incredibly diverse array of filters. With Candy Camera, you can create multiple photos in a collage with the aid of various grids and styles it provides.

Download Candy Camera from the Play Store

  1. Camera ZOOM FX

This free camera app is a product of London-based Androidslide and has been downloaded more than 5 million times on Google Play Store. The award-winning program offers a bevvy of powerful features, including extremely fast camera, high-speed burst mode, manual controls, shutter speed, ISO, focus distance, among several others. You can first try the free version and later upgrade to the premium one, which goes for $3.99.

Download Camera ZOOM FX from the Play Store

  1. Open Camera

Best Camera Apps for Android

This light-weight open-source camera app is another top program, released in 2013 by developer Mark Haman. It has enjoyed over 10 million downloads on the Play Store and is a fully-featured tool. This software helps you in auto-stabilizing your pictures, in capturing videos in HD. It also offers several other features, commonly seen in camera apps.

Download Open Camera the Play Store

  1. Cymera

Best Camera Apps for Android

Cymera is an extremely popular and powerful camera application: Check its over 300 million downloads and 2 million+ reviews on Google Play Store to see for yourself.  It is a free tool with a remarkably wide array of features, including Collage Maker, Layout Items, Live Filter, Text and MEMES, Body and Face Editor, among many others. The dazzling app supports multiple languages and is compatible with Android 2.5 & above.

Download Cymera from the Play Store

  1. Camera360

Best Camera Apps for Android

Camera360 is an award-winning app, offered by PinGuo Inc., downloaded over 100 million times on Google Play Store.  With this program, you can capture pictures like a pro. It offers more than 300 unique effects, creative stickers, collage styles, and several other features.

Download Camera360 on the Play Store.

  1. Z Camera

Best Camera Apps for Android

Developed by GOMO, Z Camera is an award-winner with more than 100 million downloads on the Play Store. It comes with an elegant UI, AR stickers, live filters, collage, and face swap.  It also offers great features, including a photo editor, HDR, beauty selfie, tilt-shift mode, private gallery, and tons of others.

Download Z Camera on the Play Store

  1. DSLR camera

Best Camera Apps for Android

DSLR camera, which has been downloaded more than 1 million times on the Play Store, is one of the most effective manual camera apps for your Android phone. It comes with awesome tools, such as white balance, a live histogram, light metering, ISO, accurate face detection, and lots more.

Download DSLR Camera from Google Play Store

  1. A Better Camera

This is an all-purpose camera application with over 5 million downloads on the Play Store. It helps you create high-quality photos with great features, including HDR, multishot, HD panorama, night mode, ISO, etc. It is offered for free by Almalence.

Download A Better Camera from the Play Store

Which of these third-party camera apps is currently installed on your smartphone? Please, share your experience with any of these programs in the comment section below.


Posted by Deji

Deji is a freelance writer and Physics graduate from the University of Ibadan. Passionate and meticulous, he is a keen follower of developments around the world on a number of issues ranging from science, tech, history, politics, among others. Deji loves playing football and meeting people. Please, follow on Twitter and Facebook

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