Best Camera Apps for Android Camera MX - Photo, Video, GIF vs Z Camera vs LINE Camera ... and 16 more

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One of the best and most frequently used features on modern mobile devices is the onboard camera. Pretty much all newer (and even some older) Android-powered devices come with built-in cameras that can take HD photos and video. Although the camera hardware in most phones and tablets is pretty solid, the stock app that supports it might not suffice. For users who take a lot of pictures or video, or for those who want to take the absolute best photographs, a more advanced camera app may be the better option.

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Method 1: Camera MX - Photo, Video, GIF

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Camera MX for Android is a popular all-in-one camera app that creates, edits and manages beautiful photos from your mobile device.

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In addition to a wealth of helpful shooting features, Camera MX also brings your photos to life with animated GIFs.

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    1. All new intuitive design and layout.
    2. Offers full resolution with all ratios and customizable quality JPEGs.
    3. Take full motion/moving photos.
    4. Live shots to instant animated gif.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $0.99 - $1.99 per item.
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    1. Camera MX can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 2: Z Camera

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Z Camera by GO Dev Team + is an exceptionally fast performing camera with an array of built-in photo editing options.

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Voted the best app in 2015 in 75 countries, Z Camera has been helping users take the very best pictures with their mobile devices for the better part of three years.

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    1. HDR capabilities with better shots in low light.
    2. Easy to use interface with one-tap options and features.
    3. Advanced and real-time filters available.
    4. Get an ideal lens blur with tilt shift.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $0.99 - $35.88 per item.
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    1. Z Camera can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 3: LINE Camera

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LINE Camera by the LINE Corporation is a handy little camera and photo editing tool that has 5000+ features packed into a quick functioning mobile app.

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Add text or animated stamps to your images or combine your shots and create a stunning collage, before sharing your pictures across any of the main social media outlets.

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    1. Choose from a variety of live filters.
    2. Camera options such as a timer, flash, leveling grid and much more.
    3. Add animated stamps to photos.
    4. Touch up pictures with a wide variety of tools such as brushes.
    5. Language support for Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and more.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $0.99 - $46.40 per item.
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    1. LINE Camera can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 4: Retrica - Selfie, Sticker, GIF

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Retrica is one of the more popular selfie cameras with over 300 million happy users, and counting.

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Retrica gives its users a great selfie and photo editing tool that can create animated GIFs from collages or video, as well as add numerous decorations and personal touches to selfies.

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    1. Nice variety of real-time filters to suit any occasion.
    2. Professional photography settings such as; blur, vignette, and timers.
    3. Create fun and stunning collages instantly.
    4. Share selfies on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and much more.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Retrica can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 5: B612 - Selfiegenic Camera

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B612 - Selfiegenic Camera is another awesome selfie app by the LINE Corporation, that lets users make live beatification adjustments while shooting.

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B612 users can step up the personalization by adding edited voice stickers to their selfies. Just record videos with one of the many filters to make your voice sound like a robot, monster, cartoon, etc.

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    1. Large collection of AR filters.
    2. One-touch shooting for recording video.
    3. Fluid and easy to use user interface.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. B612 Camera can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 6: BestMe Selfie Camera

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BestMe Selfie Camera on Android is a mobile camera app that is specifically designed for taking great looking selfies.

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With an onboard high-quality photo editor, the BestMe Selfie Camera is a popular choice among selfie enthousiastes and photogs.

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    1. 125 Real-time filters.
    2. Creates real-time collages.
    3. Add Emoji and captions to selfies.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $0.99 - $1.99 per item
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    1. BestMe Selfie Camera can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 7: Cardboard Camera

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The Official Cardboard App by Google allows users to experience virtual reality with their smartphone and a cardboard viewer.

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Users can capture events with cardboard Camera and relive them in full 3D VR later on with a Cardboard viewer.

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    1. Stock experiences included; Explorer, Urban hike, and Exhibit view.
    2. Both image/video and sound supported.
    3. Quickly share VR photos via social media
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Cardboard Camera can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 8: Snapseed

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Snapseed by Google is more of a photo editor than a camera app, but because of it's powerful list features and high user feedback, we've included it in this list.

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Snapseed has been compared to Photoshop by many reviewers because of both the quality and the sheer number of professional tools offered.

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    1. Supports Raw development/RAW DNG files.
    2. Utilizes control point technology, select up to 8 points on an image.
    3. 29 Tool and filters
    4. Blend photos with double-exposure feature.
    5. Styles can be edited to the finest detail.
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    1. Snapseed can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 9: Camera360

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Camera 360 by PinGuo Inc. is another highly used selfie camera app for Android that gives users plenty of options for both taking and editing pictures.

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With a community of over 500 million users, there is no shortage of creativity and users can easily share their best photos via multiple social media platforms.

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    1. 100+ funny stickers to choose from to give images more of a personal touch.
    2. Various live filters; Visual Portrait filter, Anime Sky, Magic Sky, Starry Night, Foodie, HDR, Sketch.
    3. Adjust the sharpness, temperature, tint, exposure, contrast, vibrancy, saturation, highlight, shadow & vignette and more.
    4. Wide variety of beauty filters to stylize photos.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $0.99 - $1.99 per item.
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    1. Camera360 - Selfie Photo Editor can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 10: Cymera - Collage & PhotoEditor

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Cymera for Android is a popular all-in-one beauty camera and photo editing app.

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Cymera has a multitude of useful and fun features, live filters, stickers, frames, text feature, layout, Emoji, beauty tools and more.

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    1. Professional grade filters.
    2. Choose from 7 different camera lenses.
    3. Retouch photos right from the app, no need for Photoshop or additional editing software.
    4. Languages supported; Korean, English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Thai, Portuguese, Russian, Indonesian, Turkish, and Vietnamese.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $0.99 - $3.49 per item.
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Method 11: Camera FV-5 Lite

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Camera FV-5 Lite is a professional mobile camera app that offers a similar feel and experience to using DSL-R manual camera.

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Designed for photography buffs and practitioners alike, Camera FV-5 Lite allows users to capture high-quality raw images that can be post-processed later.

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    1. Adjustable photograph parameters such as; exposure compensation, ISO, light metering mode, focus mode, white balance and more.
    2. Camera functions can be assigned to your device's volume buttons.
    3. Onboard intervalometer that makes stunning timelapse compositions.
    4. Exposure bracketing from 3 - 5 frames
    5. Responsive digital zoom with pinch gestures.
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    1. Camera FV-5 Lite can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 12: Sweet Selfie Candy New Name

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Sweet Selfie Candy is camera app for Android that specifically caters to selfie-takers and comes with built-in photo editing options and features.

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Users can add text annotations, Emoji or personal stickers to their selfies, as well as share them with their friends and family, or the Sweet Selfie Candy community.

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    1. Add personal style with a healthy variety of real-time effects, filters, and decorations.
    2. Supports the use of a selfie stick
    3. Quickly share photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
    4. Create eye-popping collages with just a few taps.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $1.99 - $2.99 per item.
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Method 13: SelfieCity

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As you may have guessed it, SelfieCity is selfie-style camera app that takes high-quality pictures, with built-in editing functionality.

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Create film-like photographs with SelfieCity's library of professional grade movie themed filters and effects.

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    1. One button photo capturing or use the volume controls.
    2. Retouch photos in real-time.
    3. Popular or trending effects designed for selfies.
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Method 14: Camera ZOOM FX - FREE

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Claiming to be the fastest mobile camera app for Android, Camera Zoom FX comes stock with an abundance of great photography features.

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Users can comfortably take both still and action shots, create collages, edit and add filters, and much more.

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    1. Professional HDR mode.
    2. Adjust focus distance, exposure, shutter speed (Lollipop OS)
    3. Voice powered.
    4. Timer and selfie flash.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $0.99 - $2.99 per item.
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Method 15: A Better Camera

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A Better Camera by Almalence is an all purpose, full-featured camera app for Android.

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With HDR capabilities, time lapse and focus/exposure lock, A Better Camera takes detailed shots, full of rich and vibrant colors.

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    1. Take group shots, sequence shots and remove objects on-the-fly with one tap.
    2. Manual controls of shutter speed priority and focus (Nexus 5, 6 and LG Flex 2).
    3. 360 degree panoramic shots to 100 MPix.
    4. Night mode.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $0.99 - $11.00 per item.
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Method 16: Open Camera

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Open Camera for Android is a free camera app that holds little back in the feature department.

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Auto-stabilize, remote controls, and optional GPS tagging are just a few of the options that turn a mobile phone or tablet into a powerful camera.

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    1. HD video recording.
    2. Voice command or take shots remotely by making sounds.
    3. Multi-touch zoom.
    4. Easily lock photo or video orientation.
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Method 17: GEAK Camera

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GEAK Camera for Android utilizes OpenGL technology and gives users access to an excellent selection real-time filters.

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A straightforward and easy to navigate interface ensures hassle-free shooting, anytime, anywhere.

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    1. Quick and efficient shots with no fumbling around.
    2. Records video and can take pictures while recording.
    3. Easy sharing on various social media sites.
    4. Very lightweight and compact.
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Method 18: Cameringo + Filters Camera

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Cameringo by Perraco Labs is a paid mobile camera app ($2.99) that delivers an abundance of features packed into a very graphically pleasing, and user-friendly interface.

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Cameringo comes with a wide variety professional options and 300 customizable filters to help users get that perfect shot.

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    1. Change the image exposure, contrast, brightness and more all in real-time on-the-fly.
    2. Several different types of lens', fisheye wide angle and more.
    3. GIF and video recorder with the ability to apply live filters.
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Method 19: HD Camera (kimteks Inc.)

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HD Camera by kimteks Inc. is a great camera app for Android that captures high-quality photographs and video with a mobile phone or tablet.

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An entirely free app with an exceptional list of options and features that will cater to both professionals and amateur photography enthusiasts.

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    1. Snaps high-quality HD photographs and video.
    2. Shoot in burst mode with customizable delay.
    3. Option to choose JPEG resolution and quality.
    4. Customize the user interface to suit left or right-handed users.
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There you have it,19 of the best camera apps for Android that will have you taking professional level photos and video, right from your phone or tablet. Don't be shy, try out a bunch of them until you find the app or apps that best fit your device and style.

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