Is there a good camera for Android?

I have a Galaxy Note 4, but one thing I don't like about the default camera is that it has these image sharpening algorithms that make it look fake.

I just want a good camera that's easy to use and takes nice photos.

Ideal features:

  • Shutter/burst mode (take photos in quick succession).
  • Easy configuration (play with ISO, etc).
  • Video mode.

2 Answers 2


There are many Camera Apps meeting your criteria. I'd especially recommend you taking a look at …

A Better Camera

Almalence is known for high quality camera apps. A Better Camera is a "fusion" of several apps also available separate, and thus the features are plenty. They include a.o.

  • HDR photos
  • panoramas
  • night mode
  • Burst and Expo-bracketing
  • Multishot: Group portrait, Sequence shot, Removing unwanted objects with one click
  • Video recording + pause, incl. time lapse
  • many, many more

(bold items are matching requirements you've listed). You can also play with ISO, aperture, and more. So this app would perfectly match your description. There are some minor restrictions: you can test all features, but some only a certain number of times (e.g. HDR). If you like the app and want those features permanently, you'll need to buy the pro version for about USD 2. I did so, and it's still my favorite camera app – it had never let me down, results have always been amazing.

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A Better Camera: menu, panorama, viewer (source: AndroidTapp; click images for larger variants)

Then there's also …

Open Camera

Free and open source, good quality, nice to use. Hm, made by … Almalence (which explains its quality). Also meets your requirements: Video mode, ISO adjustments, and its "Auto-repeat mode" sounds like it would match your "Shutter mode". In addition, this one can use your volume keys for either zooming or shooting (maybe more – it has been a while that I've last checked it out). Plus an image stabilizer, which might come in handy in some situations.

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Open Camera (source: Google Play; click images for larger variants)

With "easy to use" being one criterium, Open Camera will probably be a better match for you.


I use Camera ZOOM FX Premium:

  • non-free
  • Shutter mode (take photos in quick succession).
  • Easy configuration (play with ISO, etc).
  • Video mode
  • tons of features
  • can be used with any battery state (unlike the stock app, which can be used if the battery is below 5%)

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  • I think you cannot record videos with it, you can? Nov 15, 2016 at 9:48
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    @modiX I cannot remember but at the bottom right there seems to be a button to record video. Nov 15, 2016 at 15:35
  • Oh I missed that, good to know. Nov 15, 2016 at 20:59

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