Best Camera Apps for Android – 2022 Review!
Let me know what is your go to android camera app and why? Okay, so theres lots of different options? Some of them are great, and some of them not so great youve got things like open camera, filmic, pro manual, camera, hd, camera pro shot pro cam x, dslr camera pro take and cinema fv5 and thats nowhere near all of them, and each of them does have Their own advantages and disadvantages, but ive narrowed this shortlist down to three apps that are my top apps right now, but make sure that youre sticking around to hear out all of the options so that you can leave here, knowing which is the best app for you. So app number one is open. Camera open camera is one of the most popular camera apps on android, because its open source, it is completely free. It also packs in so many features and so many options and so much control that you can have over your videos and the app itself so much so that the actual menu system to help you go through and find all of these settings actually can be a Little confusing, or definitely a little overwhelming for people, especially if youre more at the beginner level. The overall camera interface, though, is fairly intuitive, but it is customizable. So if you want to add extra functionality on it or remove features that youre not using, then you can do that in your settings now. One setting i do recommend you change if it is supported on your android device, is opening up the camera api setting and enable the camera to api.
This is going to allow you to have more control over things like your manual focusing and exposure and even white balance. Again, if your camera supports it now, we do have a full walkthrough on open camera and ill link that in the description below, but overall again its a very feature packed app. Now there are some pretty cool features in here like being able to enable the ability to tap on your screen to start and stop recording or to take a photo or even to trigger it when theres a noise or a voice, command and theres. Also, some pretty useful, anti banding or anti flickering settings that you can turn on to help you remove any flickering from a computer screen or from lights in your scene as well as different levels of noise reduction as well. To help you clean up your video image, but overall its probably one of the most feature, packed apps that is intuitive enough to use, but definitely not as easy as some of the other options weve got coming up, but hey. It comes with the best price tag which is free. The next app is manual camera. This is another one that weve mentioned quite a bit on this channel as well and its another app that really packs a punch in terms of features. It probably doesnt have as many as open camera, but it is far more intuitive and far easier to use. I much prefer the overall interface and how much easier it is to access a lot of the core features and functionality that youll want to use.
In your day to day filming right from the main screen now, while the overall interface isnt as customizable as open camera, you can still customize things up and you can hide different elements to give you a more immersive experience, so youre able to focus on the shot That youre getting instead of having a ton of features and buttons and things around – and i guess thats something thats, really personal preference for me. Id much rather have access to all the controls all the time, so that i can quickly make those adjustments as i need to, instead of turning them off, but its cool that youve got the ability. Now, if you are someone who is after some of the more professional controls and you can enable professional mode which is going to give the ability, just like open camera and the next app that were going to mention to lock everything down manually, your shutter speed, your Iso, your white balance: you will want to enable pro mode to be able to do that now. The overall menu system and navigating through to find everything is much simpler than open camera, its not menus upon menus its actually a really streamlined, really neat and tidy experience, and it makes it very fast to find the settings or the features that youre looking for now. One thing i really like about manual camera is how everything is just displayed so simply like at the top of the screen.
Here we can see how much storage is left, what my aperture is set to, what recording resolution ive got, and i can also see my exposure, my iso and my shutter speed, and i love that you can see all of that in one place. You have to look at different areas around the screen, so just at a quick glance, you can see that everything is all the way that youd want it. But one thing that i would love to see in here is the ability to tap on those things and to be able to adjust them from there like to me. That would make more sense. If i just tapped on shutter, i could adjust the shutter at that point. Now, the only one there that that does work for if you do tap on it is your recording resolution, so its strange that theyve implemented it for that, but not the other options up. There again not a deal breaker, but maybe a nice to have, but overall, its still, probably the fastest and easiest to use app that still packs in a ton of more advanced features and controls. Now, in terms of pricing, there is a free, lite version of the app which does have a five minute record time. There is ads and it also limits your recording resolution. So it could be a good idea to grab that and to have a play around. But really you want to be looking at the pro paid version, which is only going to cost you 4.
99, which is going to remove those limits and give you access to more features as well. So that brings us to app number three, which is filmic pro now. This is another one that weve talked about a lot on this channel im a massive fan of filmic pro, and we have a tutorial and a walkthrough that i will link down in the description box below and id say that filmic pro is really a great mix Of open camera and manual camera, its got a lot of the customizability and control that you have in open camera, but its also got a lot more of the easier to use interface and the simplicity that you have in manual camera. So filmic pro is an app that you can get whether youre on ios or android, and it really helps you unlock and get the most out of your smartphone cameras again just like manual camera. Its got a really clean, really easy to use fairly intuitive interface. Its probably not as intuitive as manual camera, but it still makes it really quick and really easy to access all of the core functionality that you would want to right from the main screen. They make it really easy to quickly lock down your focus point and your exposure, just by dragging the square and the circle on screen, or you can dial this in even further by bringing up the more advanced controls where you can really dial everything in with great Precision youve also got fast access to things like focus, peaking and zebra lines and other overlays to really help you dial in your shot and youve, got fast access to see your volume levels on the side with the audio bars, but also to adjust your volume levels Up and down right from that area, if you need to as well in terms of the menu system and diving into some of these more advanced settings, its still fairly intuitive and is broken down into simple categories, to help you find what you need fast.
I really like that you can add different overlays onto your video so that you can see what your video is going to look like and frame it up correctly with different aspect ratios or these overlays applied, and you can also tell filmic pro to crop your video And to save it out with those aspect ratios or those overlays applied, meaning, if you want to create a one by one video, you can actually do it here in filmic, pro theres, also great hardware, integration with gimbals like the dji osmo, mobile and juan smooth 4, And also lens adapters and anamorphic lenses, which means you can really use this as a professional grade tool. There are movies and documentaries that people have made and have been making for years with filmic pro, given how awesome and how powerful it is. Now there are some additional in app purchases and additional apps as part of the filmic family as well to help you take things to the next level, theres a cinematographer kit as an in app purchase. That will let you unlock different shooting styles, so thatll, let you shoot in a neutral, dynamic flat or a log v2 picture profile and also help you customize it up to how you like it, but theres. Also, the filmic remote app, which will let you remotely monitor and control your primary filmic pro camera or device from another android or ios device. So this is something to work really well on a pro level shoot or even, if youre, creating videos like i am here now, where i cant see what the camera is recording.
I can use filmic remote to monitor and control everything while im sitting in front of the camera now in terms of pricing filmic pro isnt free, but it is ridiculously cheap. You can buy it for a one time price of 14.99. The cinematographer add on is currently selling for 13.99 and the filmic remote app is currently 9.99. Now you can buy these in a bundle or package deal as well, which is also in the play store. So those are my top three video camera apps right now on android, open camera manual, camera and filmic. Pro now, ive had to pick just one winner from those three, the best all rounder. I think ive already given this away, but it is once again going to go to filmmaker pro. I do think it is the best all rounder, its a great mix of pro level features and advanced controls mixed in with an intuitive easy to use interface as well. Making it great for anyone who is looking for that next level, up from their phone camera, app someone who wants to dial things in have that full control, and maybe even add in some extra hardware integration as well to really level up and step up. Your video creation, so now that youve got your camera app sorted. If you want to learn how to create professional, looking videos using your android device, then check out the video linked on screen, where i take you, through an easy step by step process on how you can get the most out of your phone camera, but also how You can create professional, looking videos fast and easy so check out the video linked on screen and ill.