Each Android smartphone is developed with its own default camera software which works pretty well most of the time. However, it seems less customizable than a wide range of camera apps, with a tremendous set of features such as multiple shot modes, composition overlays, image stabilization, editing tools and other special effects. And if you want something a litte different to replace your native camera, here are 5 best camera apps for your Android device.
- Google Camera
Google Camera comes with an easy-to-use layout and rich features including HDR+, Lens Blur, Wide Angle, Panorama and Photo Sphere to create impressive photographic effects. Lens Blur is a perfect feature for great for portraits and selfies, which allows you to focus on a target in the foreground and add blur to the background in order to create a shallow depth of field or bokeh effect. You can also control the app remotely and set up for a stable shot by tapping on your Android Wear device.
It is reported that more than 100 million photos are daily taken with Retrica. With Retrica’s Real-time filters, you can preview how your photo will look, before you even take a shot. The app also offers over 100 filters combined together into convenient categories with customizable option. You can take collage shots, add classic vignette borders and Retrica’s watermark logo, put your subjects in or out of focus with blur feature, and easily share your pictures to other people via social networking sites.
- Camera MX
Camera MX is a free great camera app that can be used to create and edit photos and videos. The simple and intuitive user interface in Camera MX makes it easy to record video and capture photograph. It also packed with a wide array of features such as extensive photo and video editing, superior photo quality, scene modes, send photos as postcards, etc. Especially, “Shoot The Past” is a Camera Mx’s innovative feature letting you capture hard-to-photograph moments of moving actions like laughing babies, moving pets, lightning, etc. Besides, its online album works a platform where you can save, archive, share and view all your collections.
- Cymera – Photo Editor, Collage
Cymera is another one of those camera apps for Android that is already widely well-known with over 170 million users. You can capture, edit and share your photos on your social networks without logging into your account. It features nearly 100 filters to maximize photo effects and high quality resolution for your pictures. Unlike most camera apps, Cymera only focuses on taking a certain type of picture, which is people’s face, with 7 fascinating camera lenses for selfies and automatic face recognition for beauty feature. Also, Cymera enables users to make an album that combines all their photos.
Initially developed as a photographic app on iOS platform, Front back now becomes one of the most popular camera apps among over one million Android users. With Frontback you can take a shot with the front camera, another with the back camera, and share them both in a single image. Other remarkable features include adding shooting locations, inserting short captions mentioning @friends and #hashtags to photos, instantly sharing photos via social media.