Today's android camera apps are great for taking professional quality images using the smartphone. These apps greatly enhance the photos while capturing the images and enhance the capability of the camera by adding exposure, contrast, focus controls. This apps are also capable of adding multishots, burst mode, Toy camera effect and lots of other effects like Holga, Lomo, Tilt Shift effects etc.
User rating - 48,000
Avg. rating - 4.4
This app is one of the most popular apps available for android. Features like 6x optical/dizital zoom, 10 shots per second, Hardware button customization makes it very useful for serious and amateur photographers both. This is one of the very few apps which can handle Front Facing Camera. Being able to change autofocus, white balance, night shots, ISO, exposure and lot more useful features makes it quite popular among photographers.
It also support multiple options for post processing. Lots of readymade effects like Retro, Toy Camera, Diana, lomo, vintage, cinematic, funky, pencil, Holga 35mm etc effects makes your dull images pop up instantly. There are various another complex post processing options like Mirror effects, Tilt shift to rather basic but very essential options like cropping , resizeing, collage, Rotate.
You can tap on any part of the screen to click the shutter. Select a particular folder to save images directly.
User rating - 55,000
Avg. rating - 4.1
This is another great Camera app to take pictures with nice effects to produce Great quality photos using your smartphone. With Pudding camera you can choose effects to simulate 9 different quality camera and various film like fisheye and toy camera effects. Film effects are ranging from Retro , Vintage Brown Sensibility Basic to Vintage Blue, Dazzle, Vignetting, Mono, Noir, Vivid. It also offers Cameras Effects - Tilt-Shift, Fish-eye (hemispherical), Multi-frame Shots & Fish-eye , Fantasy (Tilt-Shift), Triplex (3 shots). Other regular features are face recognition, exposure control, different resolution up to 1280 PX, grid view. You can instantly upload the images to Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, Flickr and other social sites. It also support front camera functionality.
Pudding Camera is really loved by a lot of users but still it lacks some useful features like zoom in/out option & burst mode. Also the time it takes to save the images in place the card is quite very long.
User rating - 50,000
Avg. rating - 4.4
Smart phone cameras are mostly used for taking pictures of friends and relatives. For this reason Cymera Android Camera App is mostly concentrate in portrait capturing functionality. According to the developer this is the best protect portrait capturing android app. It has different face retouching effects like Big Eyes, Smile, Slim Face, Liquify, Clear Spots, Brighten which brings out the mood of the subject and make you and your friends look really great. With great built in face detection capability this knows exactly where to add the effect to make beautiful portraits. The other common photo enhabement effects like auto level, rotation, cropping, contrast, , brightness, saturation, sharpening and more to enhance the quality and versatility or your photos are also available . It’s simple and easy to use interface helps to add the effects very quickly. You can share you’re your images to Facebook, twitter, Mixi and Weibo directly from this app.
Drawback of this app is it lacks front camera. Thus using the effects for self-portraits are not possible. It also lacks panorama effect.
User rating - 22,000
Avg. rating - 4.5
This app is for those who has a creative mind and love to see the world in an artistic vision. This app converts the scene into a beautiful sketch while taking the photographs. There are lots of other softwares like photoshop which can convert a normal photo into a sketch, but this app displays the scene as a sketch while you are clicking the photo. So if you have a creative mind and want to view the world as a sketchy and fantasy way then this app is for you.
User rating - 15,000
Avg. rating - 4.7
Snapseed camera app is developed by NIC software, Inc who are very famous for their photo manipulation apps. This app has the ability to make single tap auto- corrections to your images and does pretty decent job . Other manual editing options like selective adjust enhancement, you can select a part of your image and adjust brightness, contrast etc. of that part only. Other regular features like Drama, Vintage, Grunge, and Tilt-Shift are available. And did I mention, this app is completely FREE?
The big disadvantage is it only support ICS or later version OS. This is why a lot of users can not even install this software in their phone. But the people who have tried this app are very happy with its performance.
User rating - 11,000
Avg. rating - 4.4
Vignette is another Android camera App that has all the regular camera app features like Retro/vintage, LOMO/Diana/Holga toy camera, Polaroid/instant camera, Cross-process, duotone, charcoal, tilt-shift and much more. With Vignette camera app you can control the exposure, zoom, flash on-screen while taking the picture. Rule-of-thirds and golden ratio composition guides are fantastic for composition aid. In ICS or later you can launch this app from lock screen to take instant snaps.