The camera is one of the most important parts of a smartphone today, which has to be capable of being better than its competition to make the device sell in the market. A smartphone comes with a default camera app which has the basic features. However, professional smartphone photographers cannot make much out of these features and need a better app for clicking better pictures. Here is a list of the top camera apps for your smartphone to make it easier for you to choose what you really require.

Camera+ 2

It was originally launched for being a replacement app for the iOS default camera app, but then it was rebuilt and relaunched in the Appstore with added features such as exposure, shutter speed, ISO settings, and even automatic settings if you just want to have fun. You can even save the files in RAW format and getting the maximum quality out of your clicks. Along with this there are plenty of features to choose from which will require your time to explore and learn. The app is available only on iOS at a price of $2.99.


Cymera has its own simple and unique interface which makes the users come back for more. It is not designed to be used by professional photographers and has pretty simple functions which can be enjoyed by casual users. It features over 100 selfie filters, varied shooting modes, and even auto retouching tools for enhancing the beauty of the picture. If you need an app with instant filters and instant uploads to social media, this app suits your taste and is available for free on Android and iOS.


After an app for casual users, we definitely need an app for photography enthusiast who wants to learn more about the exposure, shutter speed and other elements. Manual offers a minimalistic interface with all the professional features to get explored by new learners. It is also suitable for professional photographers as all the settings are quick to access and also have the option of saving the files in RAW format.

Camera FV-5

Camera FV-5 is an Android app which is aimed at creating professional photographs. It has manual controls similar to using a DSLR with adjustable exposure, ISO, light meter, white balance, program mode and shutter speed. It has a free version as well as a paid version ($3.95) which gives you access to high-resolution photographs and support the RAW format.

Halide Camera

Halide camera is one of the apps which really stands out from the rest of the apps due to powerful, functional, and easy to use features. Halide has gesture control which makes it easier for users to take pictures with freehand. Swiping on the screen lets you change the exposure and switch between auto and manual focusing. The app is available on iOS for $5.99 and has been built while keeping iPhone X in mind.


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