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Best Android camera apps: camera replacement (2015 edition)

0. phoneArena 01 Mar 2015, 09:55 posted on

Having a smartphone in your pocket is empowering. But with a capable camera, it is inspiring - you can take really great shots in most conditions…

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posted on 25 Mar 2013, 10:54 5

1. Necromancer (Posts: 10; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)

I've used Camera FX and Camera FV-5 and I must say that the former is my primary camera app while the latter is a good alternative if you want to experiment

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 11:15

2. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Where's Vignette? It's one of the best (if not THE best) IMO. The interface may be not be all bells and whistles like other apps, but the effects and the features are all there, with some unique features.
To compile this list, seems that they just spent 5 minutes on Google Play after having searched for "camera app"...

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 07:58 3

8. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 588; Member since: 07 May 2014)

Vignette is on the list.. No.7

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 11:21

3. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

Pudding Camera is what I was using for a while because it seemed to take crisper pictures than my default camera. Recently started using the free version of Pro Capture, though, and may end up buying the full version. Love the reduced-noise option, and it comes with a panorama setting that works super well.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 11:29 10

4. ebubekir26 (Posts: 333; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

stock is better

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 11:38 6

5. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

Stock HTC camera app is the best in every regard ;)

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 13:58 10

6. ebubekir26 (Posts: 333; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

HTC ? yes but not only HTC, stock camera app is better on every android device

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 11:04 3

7. refillable (Posts: 1070; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)

As a photographer, one will only keep android's stock camera app and a paid version of Camera FV-5 to each give easy capture and manual settings.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 08:48

9. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)

Google Camera needs to add manual white balance, and manual iso settings. Fancy filters are all fun and nice, but those other controls are far more important.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 09:13

10. deni777 (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)

ProCapture is my choise :D

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 11:04

11. Damo579 (Posts: 242; Member since: 18 May 2013)

I'm surprised that hipstamatic isn't available for android. I love using it on my 1020.

posted on 18 Jul 2014, 15:06

12. p51d007 (Posts: 338; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)

Camera FV-5 here, I like the ability to customize my settings, like I do on my dSLR.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 03:45

13. clarkjeferson (Posts: 67; Member since: 22 Dec 2013)

Needs more Almalence's A Better Camera and Transform Camera

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 05:44

14. rsiders (Posts: 1061; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Android guys and gals help me out. I'm really considering switching to Android from Windows Phone if certain conditions are not met by this winter. Is there any Android app that will give me access to the camera's shutter speed on any Android smartphone besides the HTC One?(it already has that function built into the settings) I have the Lumia 1020 so I'm not going to switch for the One as much as I love the phone and I still want to be able to take control over my photography.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 00:41

15. clarkjeferson (Posts: 67; Member since: 22 Dec 2013)

A Better Camera by Almalence has ISO Shutter speed control.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 08:15

16. rsiders (Posts: 1061; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Thanks clarkjeferson. I'll give it a shot on my wife's Galaxy S5.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 18:00

17. Baqi1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)

Camera FX Live: Please check this camera out. It has some great filters: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nm.camer​afx
Spent quite a time developing the filters.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 05:31

18. loment.madhur (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Nov 2014)

Try FutureCam on android playstore its free with all options for photographers, with inbuilt editor, Live video effects, voice commands. Still in early stage but is promising.
Search for FutureCam as single word.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:30

19. Arte.8800 (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)

There are no quality $20 to $30 professional app. All standard cheap ones.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 11:29 1

20. GeekMovement (unregistered)

I purchased Camera FX a while back, and I still have it, but I use the stock camera app all the time.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 11:49

21. AliGee (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Nov 2014)

Does anyone know how to unlock the center exposure from the Note 3 or S5. I have tried different apps but they all have the exposure locked and it's a Samsung thing.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 13:23 1

22. Victor.H (Posts: 741; Member since: 27 May 2011)

You can change metering when you go into settings and you'll get very different exposure readings. Try switching between matrix, spot, and center-weighted (open the camera and tap on the dots for settings, then look for metering), and see the difference.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 14:21

23. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I have found a new Android photo editing app for consideration; Photo Mate R2, I understand it is an editing apps not a camera app, but I figured it should be mentioned.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 04:37

24. uzbek-mobile-man (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Sep 2014)

Please, tell me if you are using LG G3 and Google Nexus 6.

Right now I am using HTC One M7. It's one of the best smartphones. But, indoors, in low-light situations, its camera takes photos and records video awfully, there's red-purple tint issue. Its battery is not removable. Its display is not big for internet surfing.

I need best cameraphone for photos and videos, indoors and outdoors.
I need a phone with large display for internet and watching videos.

What about LG G3 and Google Nexus 6? Their cameras for taking photos and recording videos indoors and outdoors? Are their flash light during camera working, video ilght? If they are good phones, I will buy one of them instead of HTC One M7.

Please, tell me. Thank you beforehand.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 07:31

25. avedheshvyas (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)

Hey uzbek mobile man. I have been using Lg 3 for last 4 month. I am satisfy with his performance. Camera is good with laser focus and gesture shot in selfie but you can not on flash continously while taking foto. For this problem I found an amazing camera app name future

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 08:03

26. p51d007 (Posts: 338; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)

If I'm in a hurry, default google app. If I have time, I use camera FV-5, which mimics my dSLR quite nice.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 08:18

27. avedheshvyas (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)

Future Cam app having all the setting at one touch. One attractive feature is flash torch. Now flash will on co tinouy so that u can judge the right light in picture. Also ev ratio and all effects at one touch.
Take a look at "FutureCam" dwld it from play store

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 09:36 1

28. XLDroid (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Nov 2014)

I would recommend Camera MX. It offers a lot for free and has great image quality.
I use them for a while and I am very satisfied with it. It has become my favorite camera and replaced my stock one.

posted on 30 Jul 2015, 07:31

34. androboit (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jul 2015)

I totally agree, I love this app
Free and great features!

posted on 22 Mar 2015, 22:52

29. jedics (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)

So your telling us about the best camera app replacement but no info what so ever to compare quality to the original app?

makes this page a bit of a waste of space,

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