Spotlight: Open Camera is a free and feature-rich Android camera app

Spotlight: Open Camera is a free and feature-rich Android camera app
Hello there, mobile photographer! Fancy trying out a new camera app? We found one that may be to your liking — it's free and also open-source. Open Camera might not look like much, given its bare-bones interface, but as we all know, looks tend to deceive! So, yeah, check this out — Open Cam gives you several interesting photography-related functions. There's the option to auto-stabilize shots so your scenes are near-perfect level, no matter what's going on. In terms of camera modes and settings, the application offers flash, torch, focus, scene, color effects, white balance, ISO, exposure compensation, exposure lock, and face detection.

Video recording is an option too, of course, in up to 1080p resolution and with the option to lock its orientation to portrait or landscape — dealing a blow to portrait photographers everywhere! There are also features like Timer with optional voice countdown, auto-repeat mode, GUI optimisation for left and right-handed users, configurable volume keys, GPS location tagging, external mic support; and in a bid to stay on top of things, Open Camera features experimental support for Android 5 Camera 2 API with manual settings like focus distance, manual ISO, and manual exposure time.

Despite being this rich in functionality, Open Camera stays free and ad-free. Although not all its features will be available on all Android devices everywhere, we can heartily recommend the application to owners of low and mid-range devices that feel somewhat limited by their stock camera applications and would like something to aid them in making the most out of their camera sensors. Casual users, though, would probably prefer something a little more lighthearted and focused on filters, effects, and other types of image enhancements.

Developer: Mark HarmanDownload: Android
Category: PhotographyPrice: Free (with in-app purchases)

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10 Comments

1. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Snap camera is my favourite third party camera app

6. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Snap Camera is the best, I use it alot... open camera is so just OK

9. Elfmonster unregistered

Anyone know of an app that records video from both the front and back cameras at the same time, the way the LG V10 does?

2. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Video recording only up to 1080p??? *meh*

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Hows this camera? Haven't been using this in a long while, although this is an easy fan favourite. The moto camera port is plain awesome, and is worth checking out!

4. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

No camera app beats LG's! can you prove me wrong!?

5. Leandronb

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

for me no camera app beat the stock camera app that comes with the phone. no matter what phone i use everytime i try to use a custom one from play store it is terrible, ugly ui and not no good pictures.

8. T-rex unregistered

Exactly my experience with custom cameras

7. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

LG camera is one of the best, specially the,manual controls are better than any other

10. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Agreed!

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