The cameras in smartphones are getting better with every new release and while optics make a huge difference, a good app is also important. Here are the 3 best camera apps for Android.
Let’s start off with something simple. Footej Camera is an intuitive and beautifully designed camera app which packs in some great features while maintaining a bloat-free interface. The app offers storage location control, a GIF tool, various photo and video modes including burst or slow motion, full manual controls, a histogram and much more. While some of these options are only available in the pro package, the free version will surely be enough for the average user. Footej is one of the best apps of its kind thanks to the massive feature list and easy to use UI.
While basic photo functionality is enough for some, you might want to unleash the full power of your smartphone camera. This is where Camera FV-5 comes in. The app packs in almost every possible manual control tool available from simple things like adjusting the exposure to manual ISO and white balance, exposure bracketing, manual shutter speed, saving in RAW and much more. The app doesn’t have a built-in video recorder like most of the other ones and additionally you will most probably have to get the paid version (the lite variant captures in terrible quality) but if you are willing to get real manual controls, this is the way to go.
Finishing off the list is probably one of the most popular camera apps of all time – Open Camera. As the name suggests, this is a free and open-source tool. Open Camera might not have the most user-friendly design but certainly comes in with some unique and truly useful features. From advanced manual controls to simple details like an angle indicator, the app has it all. And since it is free, it is definitely worth trying.