What are the best camera apps?

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    #1VSCO

    VSCO
    VSCO is a mobile application developed by Visual Supply Company for taking photos, editing them with a variety of settings and filters, and sharing them. Users can join a creative community with no public followers, likes, or comments. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Hu Li
    Written on March 20, 2017
    "This is a pretty solid photo app. You can edit, share and be part of a community. This is different from other photo sharing apps. It's got a clean layout and simple design, minimal in appearance."
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    #2NightCap Camera

    NightCap Camera

    Nightcap Camera is an ultimate low light photo, video and time-lapse camera with AI assistant feature to help users with fast settings when shooting. It features an automatic camera mode, a long exposure mode, and a noise reduction mode.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99

    Ronald Ellis
    Written on August 5, 2017
    "I like to take a lot of pictures at night, but the filters never seem to work. This app would help improve my night time view immensely."
  3. 22

    #3ProCamera

    ProCamera

    ProCamera is an iOS photography app that contains tools that enable users to create DSLR-like photos. Features include intuitive camera control for auto-focus, pro-level editing, around 83 filters, exposure fine-tuning, and lowlight mode.

    Apps

    iOS

    $7.99- with in-app purchases

    Julia Jensen
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "My photos were embarrassingly dull and being taken with poor cameras. My friend uses a light on her phone and all kinds of things to take these great pics. She uses ProCamera so I tried it. This gives you great features to help look like you know what you are doing when you try to share pics. "
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    #4ProShot

    ProShot
    ProShot is an application that can replace the default camera of any Android and iOS devices. The camera has features like the manual mode, semi-manual or automatic control over exposure, with-flash mode, ISO control, and much more.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $3.99

    Eugene Barnes
    Written on June 21, 2017
    "If you're still just using the default camera on android then you're really in the passed. ProShot is a app that gives you just so many features and ease of use it's just better then the competitors."
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    #5Camera ZOOM FX Premium

    Camera ZOOM FX Premium
    Camera ZOOM FX Premium is a camera application available for Android devices. It allows users to capture pictures, add filters, create collages, manually control the camera, do action and stable shots, and many more.
    Apps

    Android

    $3.99

    Jerry Daniels
    Written on May 22, 2017
    "A nice app that I added to my Samsung phone. It lets you do a lot of things with your pictures. You can mash them up into a collage or add filters. I had a lot of fun playing with the different features of this app. I was able to make a big collage of my friends from different pictures. "
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    #6Camera360

    Camera360
    Camera360 is a free camera app for Android devices used for over 500 million users. It features all themed funny stickers and filters to add to your pictures.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Navya Mehta
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "After using the same old camera app for years I decided to look around for something with a few more options. I decided to give Camera360 a chance and try it out. After using it for a few weeks I found it to be pretty glitchy. I can see why people stick with the original."
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    #7Manual

    Manual

    Manual is a powerful camera app with full control over your image. Quickly and simply adjust all parameters of your image, including shutter, ISO, white balance, focus and exposure compensation.


    Apps

    iOS

    $3.99

    Raquel Blanco
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "I love this app. I use it when I don't want to lug around dslr camera but still want a professional looking shot. "
  5. 14

    #8Snapseed

    Snapseed

    Snapseed is a complete and professional photo-editing software application developed by Google that will upgrade your regular photos, with lots of filters and special effects. It has 29 tools like healing, brush, structure, HDR, etc.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jessica Jones
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "Snapseed is a multi-use photo editor app that lots and lots of people love. It has so many effects that can turn your ordinary photos into something awesome. The tool layout and format is so easy to use, it can make everyone feel like a professional. The only issue is that Google recently updated the app, sigh. Now it is taking some time to get used to the format. The tools aren't easily accessible or maybe it is just me, but I greatly preferred the old layout. Please bring it back, Google!"
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    #9Camera+ Legacy

    Camera+ Legacy

    Camera+ is an app for iOS devices that features tools like Touch Exposure & Focus, Digital Zoom, Horizon Level, and Clarity. It also has different shooting modes, scene modes, and effects to help users in adjusting their photos.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Heather Medina
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "This is a pretty solid camera app, and has a lot of features. Great for beginners."
  7. 12

    #10Sweet Selfie

    Sweet Selfie
    Sweet Selfie is an Android camera app for taking selfies that features a great variety of filters and professional editing tools for you to generate high-quality pictures of yourself.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Rose Ryan
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "I was looking for an app for my phone to take some great pictures. I live in a scenic area, so I wanted to capture the landscapes around me before I move. I grabbed Sweet Selfie since it looked like it had a lot of filtering and editing options. They provide a lot to add to my photos! I'm really happy with how my pictures look and now I have some great memories to take with me to college."
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    #11Camera MX

    Camera MX

    Camera MX is a free full-fledged stock camera alternative app that supports all resolutions and ratios allowed by the user's camera. It supports both front and back cameras and can record videos. It also has a fine-tuned autofocus feature.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Randy Brewer
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "As a photographer I love to have control in any camera I use. This includes the simple snapshots and captures I take with my phone. Now the built in camera app is fine if you're just shooting images of your pets, selfies, or random shots of your meal. For me, I like to take portraits, shoot landscape, and capture cool street photography, and that requires an app that lets me have more control over my settings to allow me to capture a shot the way I want it to be shot. Camera MX has been really good for me since I gave it a shot. My favorite feature of Camera MX is the turn back time feature. It lets me rewind up to 3 seconds on the shot so I can save the best frame. Sometimes I feel like I missed a shot, it's not a problem here though, because I can just rewind up to 3 seconds and see what I can grab to save that image. I can also edit and manage the photos I capture all within the app. Really straight forward and easy to use, it's truly a no fuss app for me. I have to also mention that the feature that lets me save it as an animated GIF is really nifty. Definitely a standout for camera apps and I would certainly know since I have over 30 other camera apps on my phone! Camera MX allowed me to delete those other apps and rely strictly on this one because it simply does the job and does it well."
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    #12Manual Camera

    Manual Camera

    Manual Camera is the world's first Android camera app that enables users to access complete manual camera controls including shutter speed, focus distance, ISO, white balance, exposure compensation, and many more features. 

    Apps

    Android

    $2.99

    Jorge Velasco
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "Manuel Camera is everything i need and more, the base andriod camera app can be a bit clunky at times and not listen to what i want it to do, but manual camera allows for all the customization in the world. It makes taking pictures and recording memories extremely easy and fun."
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    #13Open Camera

    Open Camera

    Open Camera is a free and heavily-featured Android camera app that will enable users to transform their regular pictures by editing their ISO, exposure compensation/lock, focus, color, white balance, face detection, and many more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Andy Yu
    Written on October 16, 2017
    "I can point and shoot with Open Camera and get true to color images. Settings are easy to navigate . This app calibrates my phones camera sensors and get a nice picture without any adjusting. My phones default camera app takes terrible pictures on auto mode.... Funny because Sony brags heavily on its phone camera. I will look to donate to app development. Thanks "
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    #14Facetune

    Facetune
    Facetune is a photo editing app developed by Lightricks Ltd. This app gives you the option to retouch and add filters to selfies and portraits with ease, from the convenience of your mobile phone.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Sara Garza
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "There are so many photo editing apps out there, but this one is my favorite. It really allows for creativity by the user and is super easy to understand."
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    #15Slow Shutter Cam

    Slow Shutter Cam

    Slow Shutter Cam is an app for taking slow shutter speed photos on your smartphone. The app lets you control ISO or shutter speed. It was developed by Cogitap Software and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99

    Jacqueline Burton
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "I still have an older iPhone and I absolutely am in love with this app. I hear there are some problems with newer phones so hopefully they get that problem solved. I love taking photos but I never carry around a camera anymore since the cell phone took over the world, so I had been settling for less then great photos and then I found this app which allows me to set the shutter speed and catch more artistic shots. Did I mention that I love it? "
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    #16Instagram

    Instagram

    Instagram is a simple way to capture, edit, and share the users' favorite moments. They can express their artistic sides through their feeds. Users can follow their friends and family, and discover accounts from all over the world.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Esteban Contreras
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "I used to use instagram but the new privacy policy really turned me off. Did you know they're allowed to record with your camera even when the app is off? That's crazy! I would not recommend this app to anyone ever."
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    #17Hipstamatic

    Hipstamatic

    Hipstamatic is a camera app that also works as a photo-editing tool that lets you take beautiful pics and also share them with your friends. It also contains filters and a complete editing suite with over 20 adjustment tools.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Virginia Owens
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "Classic looks and today's sharp, crisp photos. This app is a real winner, literally. It was the winner of Apple’s original App of the Year."
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    #18Manual Camera Compatibility

    Manual Camera Compatibility
    This app will test if your device supports manual camera settings like manual focus, ISO, shutter speed and other key stuff when it comes to taking the perfect picture. If the device is suitable for manual camera settings, you will be able to install the Manual Camera app


    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jennifer Carter
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "This App works great with my Samsung. My only issue is with certain file sizes. It's not big enough to suit my needs. Once or if that changes this app will deserve a better rating from me. "
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    #19Pixlr Express

    Pixlr Express

    With Pixlr Express, you can capture any moment and make it unique. It offers over 2 million combinations of effects, overlays and filters. When you finish, you can share them on your social networks.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Kathy Bell
    Written on December 25, 2017
    "Awesome editor. But in this version there is an issue. I am using it on Lenovo K8 note(Naughat). The issue is it don't save high resolution image after editing. For example if i choose 3072x2304 resolution image to edit, when i go to save imave and choose options 100% resolution with HIGH quality, then it saved very low resolution 1764x992 image with very low quality. The original image was of 7.9MB and after editing it was only of 321KB. It should keep same resolution and make pixels, quality high. But it is making low. Please fix it soon. I am using it since 2015. Please fix it ASAP. Then i will give 5 stars to it."
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    #20Camera FV-5

    Camera FV-5

    Camera FV-5 is an Android camera application for professionals and entry-level photographers. The app allows users to manually control their settings such as white balance, ISO, aperture, and other common features that help take better shots.

    Apps

    Android

    $3.95

    Victoria Woods
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "this is my go to camera app. easy to understand and use, very user friendly. well worth the price."
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    #21A Better Camera

    A Better Camera
    This Android camera app will allow you to take pictures as you want: adjust ever setting to take the perfect shot, including focus, ISO, shutter speed and many more functions. 




    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rubén Rocha
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "This adds some features to your on board camera but wont ever actually improve the quality of images you take, if anything it damages video quality and unless you're willing to spend hours learning what each of the features do i'd suggest passing and just getting a better phone if the camera is that important."

Summary

Best What are the best camera apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VSCO Apps 30 Free
2NightCap CameraApps 24 Paid
3ProCameraApps 22 Paid
4ProShotApps 22 Paid
5Camera ZOOM FX PremiumApps 17 Paid
6Camera360Apps 16 Free
7Manual Apps 15 Paid
8Snapseed Apps 14 Free
9Camera+ LegacyApps 12 Paid
10Sweet SelfieApps 12 Free
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