The Best Camera Apps for Android in 2021

Deepak Gupta December 9, 2021
Updated 2021/12/09 at 1:23 PM

Everyone at some point in life has taken a photo of us. They are those moments, which are recorded for posterity. Currently, technology allows us to have a camera on hand on our mobile phone or tablet, so that we can take advantage and not allow those unique moments to escape to the memory. But sometimes you may not be satisfied with the result of your snapshots and want to get much more out of it. Here we bring you a compilation of what in our opinion are the Best Camera Applications for Android in 2021, designed to get the most out of your photographic lens.

First of all, point out that your device will come with a default camera application, if you are one of the least demanding people, this alone may be enough for you, make sure you have the latest update so that you have the latest features provided by the manufacturer up to date.

If you are one of those who has a device such as the Google Pixel, you are in luck, as these have a very powerful integrated application, which in our opinion is the leader in this aspect, the GCam, which has already been adapted by some developers to run on many Android devices. But if you still do not feel pleased with this, the Android ecosystem has a lot of fabric to cut through to satisfy all your artistic needs and here we put at your disposal what for us are the best examples.


GCam

We start with the aforementioned GCam. The peculiarity of this application is that it incorporates the Google Pixel photographic processing algorithm, as well as its most popular functions: Night Vision, Super-Res Zoom, portrait mode, focus with tracking and much more. With this application, with a fairly modest hardware, great things can be achieved. Well, it is fundamentally focused on offering a great photographic experience, based on sophisticated image processing algorithms and artificial intelligence. Initially they were integrated only for Pixel phones, but, due to the open source code of the Android platform, little by little the developers have been adapting them to various devices. If you are interested, you can visit this link to find the version that suits your mobile

GCam

What we like

  • It greatly improves the quality of photos compared to our native photography application (As long as it is not a Pixel)
  • Allows the functionality of the camera of Pixel phones on our device

What we don’t like

  • Cumbersome when looking for a version that works for our mobile
  • Doesn’t run on all devices
  • All camera modes may not work on some devices

Camera FV5

Although it is very little updated, it has been a favorite over the years and even today. With Camera FV5 you will have a result in your photos, almost at a professional level. It has different focus modes, support for Raw formats, Exposure time adjustment and you can even assign functions to the physical buttons of your mobile. With them you can take wonderful photographs and with their subsequent processing you can achieve incredible effects in your snapshots. You can find it on Google Play

FV-5
Camera FV-5

What we like

  • Works like a professional camera
  • High-quality photographs are achieved thanks to its processing

What we don’t like

  • Some Bugs in its last update

Open Camera

This is an open source project. For mobile phones compatible with Camera2 API. It has a very simple interface, although this is not why we should underestimate it. Well, it has been constantly improving and it already has an interesting set of functionalities that range from different focus modes, white balance, ISO, exposure compensation / lock, face detection to the possibility of capturing images using voice commands. So despite its simplicity, it can serve as a complement to our primary camera application. You can find it on Google Play

Open Camera
Open Camera

What we like

  • Is constantly updated
  • Allows a good group of image processing functions

What we don’t like

  • Very simple interface
  • For Camera2 API Compatible Devices

Camera MX

If you are looking for an App, which is a good addition to your photographs, this is a very powerful option. Full of innovative effects. With Camera MX, you will have the ability to perform one-touch focus, Zoom, create GIFs and the cherry on the cake, the “Shoot the Past”, which will allow you to take moving photos, with the option to rewind shots before capturing your snapshot and be able to select the best option from the moments prior to this. But, if editing is more your thing, you have a very complete Editor that will allow you to add a lot of effects to both photos and videos. This app also includes an online platform where you can store and share your final images and videos. You can find it on Google Play

Camera MX
Camera MX

What we like

  • The ideal replacement for the native camera app
  • It has innovative functions and effects, both for capturing and editing photos and videos

What we don’t like

  • Has not released updates for a while

ProCam X Camera

This photography App is very complete and if you are related to professional photography, it may be a good option, because you can easily switch from a simple interface to a manual mode, which will allow you to adjust numerous features, from the focus modes up to light compensation. Also, it has its own thing for videos, allowing us to record videos in slow motion and make time-lapses. Another addition is the anti-shake mode, which is especially useful for taking photos on mobiles that do not have an optical stabilizer. ProCam X Camera is available in two versions on Google Play, one lite and one Pro, the latter being paid.

ProCam X
ProCam X Camera

What we like

  • An application with a modern interface
  • Allows manual adjustment of many parameters like a professional camera

What we don’t like

  • To be able to use all the functions, you need the paid version

Camera ZOOM FX

We couldn’t fail to mention the award-winning Camera Zoom Fx. This application comes with an arsenal of functions and in its latest versions it includes a manual photography mode, in pure professional style. But not only for that reason it is on this list, but for the peculiarity of allowing you to create your own filters from various effects, beyond the multiple available to download. It can also be configured to respond to voice command shooting, burst photography, and support for RAW captures. It is available on Google Play in a free and paid version.

Camera ZOOM FX
Camera ZOOM FX

What we like

  • Emulate a professional camera
  • It has a wide range of filters

What we don’t like

  • Runs only on mobiles compatible with the Camera2 API
  • Full-featured paid version is expensive

Cymera Camera

The strength of Cymera Camera, beyond photography, are its filters designed particularly to cosmetically correct our snapshots, add stickers and much more, therefore, if you are addicted to taking portraits or selfies, this is the app for you searching. It has an editor specialized in portraits with which you can splurge your artistic streak. You can find it on Google Play

Cymera Beauty Selfie Camera
Cymera Beauty Selfie Camera

What we like

  • Application specialized in portraits and selfies
  • It has a wide range of filters and effects

What we don’t like

  • The filters of the latest version have dropped a bit
  • It does not have a lite version for low-performance devices

Images Taken from Google Play



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