Smartphones have indeed become smart over the past few years and are now gradually replacing the feature phones. One of the major changes over the years to mobile phones have been the addition of good cameras. Many phones feature several mega pixel cameras to capture stunning shots and you don’t really have to carry your digital camera with you. But at the same time, although these cameras feature mega pixels, many of them have poor quality photos and these could be due to hardware as well as the software used for capturing. The default camera app on most of the phones have less features and might not give you the best shots. Here are some of the best camera apps for Android phones. Please note that all of these are not free, but they give you better options that the default camera app on your mobile.

1. Camera Zoom FX:

Camera Zoom FX does not need any mention as it the most popular camera app on the Android market and also preferred by many top websites. It comes with lots of additional features for your camera including Optical / digital zoom, tweak hardware options: autofocus, white balance, nightshot etc and also many other effects. The app comes at a price of $4.99.

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2. Camera 360:

This is yet another very popular free camera app available for Android with tons of features. It features effect like LOMO, Retro Effect, Dreamlike Effect, Art of Black and White, Back to 1839 and Night Enhancement will make your photo more beautiful and worth sharing. It also comes with amazing HDR effect is even better than iPhone HDR as claimed by the developer.

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3. Vignette:

Vignette app for Android can add film and camera effects to your photos. There are almost 84 effects & 59 frames available to customize your photos. There is a free demo version of Vignette to allow you to try it out before you buy it. It supports full camera resolutions of 3.1, 5 and 8MP.

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4. Camera Fun Pro:

Camera Fun Pro is another paid app for Android which adds point & shoot Photo effects lens for Android camera. The app comes included with 29 lens: Alphabet, Avatar, Black & White, Blueprint, Bulge, Canvas, Chalk, Chess, Color X-Ray, Emboss, Glass, Light Tunnel, Mirror, Neon, Night Vision, Oil Brush, Pinch, Pixel, Poster, Sepia, Sketch, Stretch, Swirl, Thermal, Tunnel, Vintage Sketch, Watercolor, Wave & X-Ray.

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5. Pro HDR Camera:

With Pro HDR Camera, you can automatically create stunning full-resolution HDR images with just a single tap on your Android phone. Please note that this app has been tested to work properly on Motorola, HTC and most Samsung phones. However, if you have a LG, Sony, or other device, the HDR capability may not function properly.

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6. HDR Camera+:

Yet another camera app which can get your HDR images. The HDR technique allows you to capture details in bright and dark areas and have them merged in a single photo. HDR Camera+ is a fully featured and fast HDR camera for Android.

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7. Magic Hour – Camera:

Magic Hour is another paid app that can transform your ordinary photos to good quality ones. With Magic Hour Camera, you can download unlimited filters for free. You can also use Curves, Saturation, Brightness, Contrast, 8 types of Vignettes, 23 kinds of Textures and 12 different frame selections.

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8. Paper Camera:

Although Paper camera isn’t an app to improve your photos, it is a very popular app to create effects for your camera. The app provides you with ultimate collection of cartoon/sketch/comic book/half tone/noir/neon and many other effects painted directly in your camera, no more boring post-effects, it’s all real time. You can simply shoot the pictures with the effects and save it.

Paper camera

9. Retro Camera:

With Retro Camera you’ll take delicious old-school pics. It features 5 cameras, 5 sets of vintage vignetting, film scratch, black and white & cross processing effects for that off-the-hip analog look. This is again a camera app to add effects while shooting.

Retro Camera

So which is your favorite camera app for Android. We definitely suggest the Camera zoom FX which gives you the best shots from your mobile phone, but if you are looking for the free app, then Camera 360 is the one you need download.