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Top 10 Best Camera Android Apps – 2022

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The vast majority of people use their smartphones as their primary camera devices. Smartphone cameras have become extremely good over the years, and usually the camera that comes pre-installed on your phone gives out the best results. That’s not the golden rule, though, as using a third-party camera can boost the experience in one way or the other. That’s why we’ve hand-picked some of the best camera apps for Android.

In the list below, you’ll find 10 apps. These apps are considerably different one from the other, when you compare them, and not all of them are a direct replacement for your phone’s main camera. They can be used to boost the images you’ve already taken, for example. That being said, if you’re interested, read on, we did our best to make the list as versatile as possible. Most of these apps are free to use, while some you’ll need to pay for first.

Top 10 Best Camera Android Apps 2022

Below is a quick overview of the top 10 best camera Android apps for 2022, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

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Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
Google Camera
VSCO$0.99-$29.99
Candy Camera$0.99-$8.99
Camera MX$0.99-$1.99
Open Camera
ProCam X$4.99
Photoshop Camera
Camera ZOOM FX Premium$4.99
Pixtica$1.25-$4.99
Cymera

Top 10 Best Camera Android Apps 2022 Downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

Google Camera

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  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Size: Varies with device
  • Google Play rating: 3.1 out of 5 stars

The Google Camera is the first app on the list. First and foremost, do note that you cannot install this app on just about any smartphone. This is the app that comes pre-installed on Google’s Pixel smartphones. You won’t be able to get it to your Samsung, Xiaomi, or any other phone, at least not via the Play Store. Google’s camera did get various iterations for other phones, though, via the GCam movement.

Modders essentially port this camera to other phones in order to boost their camera performance. You can click here to get more information about that. In some cases, GCam can really make a major difference in terms of image quality. It won’t exactly perform as the original on the Pixels does, but it can help. Google Camera has some of the best camera UIs as well, which is also a plus.

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VSCO

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: $0.99-$29.99
  • Size: 55MB
  • Google Play rating: 3.2 out of 5 stars

VSCO is more known for its image editor than it is for taking pictures. It has an amazing photo editor built-in, that allows you to truly boost your images. You’ll find lots of filters and effects included in this app, as well as granular settings for boosting your pictures. On top of being a picture editor, this app is also a video editor. It’s actually one of the best and most advanced video editors for Android.

One thing to note is, however, that most of the features you may want to use are not free. You can download this app, and use it, but if you’d like to get to use everything included, you’ll need to subscribe. A subscription to VSCO is not cheap by any means, though. So, if you’re not using this app for work, or something of the sort, it’s not as likely you’ll be willing to pay the subscription cost.

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Candy Camera

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: $0.99-$8.99
  • Size: 80MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

If you’re looking for a camera app to boost your selfies, well, look no further, as Candy Camera is great for that. This app is equipped with tons of filters for your selfies, it offers a lot of diversity in that regard. It also comes with a number of editing tools, a lot of which are essentially beautify functions. You’ll find tools such as slimming, whitening, concealer, lipstick, blush, eyeliner, and mascara included.

With some work, you can really change the look of your selfies. Not that you need to do something like that, but if that’s what you want, it’s up to you. On top of everything, plenty of stickers are included in the app as well. The app even allows you to make collages. There are, essentially, tons of editing tools available on the inside. Just remember that this app is more focused on selfies.

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Camera MX

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  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: $0.99-$1.99
  • Size: 18MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

Camera MX app has been around for ages. This app was really popular with older versions of Android, and it’s still a solid third-party alternative. What makes this app stand out for some people, though, is the built-in GIF maker. This app can create excellent GIFs, as it doubles as a GIF maker app. There are a ton of options related to that included in the app itself, which some of you may find surprising.

The app supports various resolutions and image rations, while you can also enable grid lines, if you need them. You can tweak exposure values, while you’ll find a ton of other basic features available as well. It is a great blend between basic and more advanced camera features, actually. Camera MX is free to use, though do note that in-app purchases are included here.

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Open Camera

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  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Size: 3MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

If you’re looking for a third-party camera with more advanced camera features, well, Open Camera may fit the bill. This app is packed with various different options. The app allows you to shoot in RAW mode, in case you’re planning to do some heavy editing later on. Night mode is also included in the package, while you get full control over exposure settings, white balance, ISO, and so on.

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You’ll also find various scene modes in the app, and also remote controls, such as a timer. Open Camera even allows you to customize your phone’s volume keys to activate certain features while you’re using the app. Do note that Open Camera’s UI is not the most modern, though, so if that’s something that would bother you, well, check it out before downloading. The app does work really well, though.

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ProCam X

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  • Price: $4.99
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Size: 3MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

ProCam X is easily one of the best-looking cameras on this list. It has a great-looking UI, is what I mean. It’s very functional, everything is at the tip of your finger, basically. Despite its simple UI, the options it offers are vast. You get a full Pro photography suite as part of this application. It also allows you to tweak the exposure, white balance, focus modes, and so much more, anything you’d think of, basically.

You also get access to manual ISO, manual focus, and manual shutter speed. You can also lock the exposure, if you want, or utilize the burst shooting mode. Real-time filters are available too, which is a rarity when it comes to camera apps. We’re only scratching the surface here. Do note that ProCam X is not free, though, you’ll need to pay up in order to even download this application.

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Photoshop Camera

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  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Size: 83MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Photoshop Camera Photo Filters app, formerly known as Adobe Photoshop Camera, is a really useful piece of software. This is more of an editing software than a third-party camera, but it’s still a third-party camera. This is a powerful image-editing suite, as it provides you with excellent filters and effects for your photos. What this app offers is far better than your regular filters, actually.

It offers over 100 aesthetic lens effects and filters, such as Portrait, Bloom, Pop Art, Spectrum, Aesync, Food, Scenery, and much more. Real-time Photoshop filters are also included here, and they’re powered by Adobe’s AI. All in all, you can get some great pictures if you end up using this app, you can truly boost their quality and change their looks at the same time.

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Camera ZOOM FX Premium

  • Price: $4.99
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Size: 5MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

Camera ZOOM FX Premium is also a camera app that has been around for a long, long time. This is an excellent third-party camera, with a ton of customizability. It allows you to edit pretty much everything. You can change the UI to your preferences, and even set hardware buttons to have special functions while you’re using the app. On top of everything, gestures are not out of the question either.

This app is not all about the customization, though, as it’s actually quite powerful in its own right. There are a ton of camera options that you can use, it’s a full-fledged pro camera suite, essentially. Pretty much every advanced camera feature you can think of is included here (within reason), and the same goes for a collage maker, actually, which is unexpected. Do note that the app is not free, though.

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Pixtica

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  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: $1.25-$4.99
  • Size: 61MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

This is yet another nice-looking, feature-packed camera app. You’ll get a ton of advanced controls hidden away in its nice-looking UI. The app allows you to control ISO, shutter speed, exposure, focus, white balance, and more. You can also choose between a number of different shooting modes, including slow motion, portrait, hyperlapse, time-lapse, panorama, photobooth, and more.

Pixtica also serves as a GIF editor, by the way, and a very capable one at that. What you wouldn’t expect here is the MEME editor function. Yes, you can use this app to create MEMEs without a problem. It has a large selection of stickers that you can use for that purpose. It’s a feature-packed camera app, that’s for sure. The app is free to use, though in-app purchases are a part of the package.

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Cymera

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  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Size: 94MB
  • Google Play rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Cymera is a camera app that became popular because of its ‘Beauty’ mode. Needless to say, this is also an app that is focused on selfies, just like the Candy Camera. It has a really functional UI that is easy to use, and comes with real-time selfie filters. A useful crop tool is also included here, that allows you to quickly create YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook thumbnails/profile images.

A beauty makeup tool is also a part of the package, and so is the DSLR blur effect. Don’t forget a collage maker, which you can also use here, while the body editor is also at your disposal. Much like the previous app we’ve talked about, this one also has a MEME editor. Other, useful tools are included, such as a brightness slider, contrast slider, color temperature tool, and more.

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