Top 5 Camera Apps for Android

Hello and welcome to yet another list of some of my favorite things on Android! This time around, I’m presenting 5 camera apps available in the Google Play Store. It’s a mix of both free and paid apps, and I think all the paid ones actually have a free alternative with some limited features, so feel free to try them out!
To be clear, this list does not contain camera apps that are preinstalled in some phones, like the Samsung camera app, or the HTC, or Sony version. It’s a top 5 list of camera apps available in the Play Store đŸ™‚
All right, here we go!

  1. Google Camera. Aahh, Google. So much you do right. The Google Camera is free, and while it doesn’t offer particularly advanced features, the app is simple and has some excellent exclusive features. 360 degree photospheres to capture an entire place in rich detail, endless panoramas (vertically or horizontally), wideangle shots, and fish-eye features too. Google Camera is quite handy to take photo’s differently than many other alternatives. Only works on Android devices running 4.4 and up though.
  2. Lapse It. I do enjoy me some timelapse, and Lapse It is a great and simple way to make them. Control everything from taking pictures, to editing it afterwards (even adding music), lapse It is a complete package. Pro version availble for HD timelapses, and more settings.
  3. Camera FV-5. If you have a DSLR camera, and feel as though your phone doesn’t resemble it enough, or it actually lacks several useful features you know how to use, Camera FV-5 will serve you well, offering advanced settings and controls similar to a real camera. Additionally, if you happen to have ” a real camera” running Android, Camera FV-5 support some extra advanced features.
  4. Camera Zoom FX. Are you looking for features? Then check this out! Camera Zoom Fx offers great tools to taking pictures, and different ways to take them. Real-time effects, (extremely) fast burst mode, filters to go with them afterwards, Camera Zoom FX offers plenty. Pro version unlock settings, features and filters. And additional plug-ins are available for it, expanding it’s functionality!
  5. A Better Camera. A Better Camera reminds me of the Sony camera app. It’s just more simple, looks minimalistic, and offers a good amount of features. it looks great, so that’s really what is going for it, so consider it if you want something minimalistic, but also offers good features.

I love taking pictures, I now have a DSLR for that, but I always have my phone on me. So I want the best camera apps for my phone. i switch around regularly, but I find these apps to be the ones I come back to, and use the most. And I think most smartphones can take excellent pictures in the right conditions today, they may just lack some features and some refinement.

Next list will consist of the best photo editors for Android, so be sure to come visit again soon! Taking the picture is one thing, but being able to edit it just right, with the best quality is quite another. đŸ™‚
If you have some suggestions for me, please leave a comment, follow me on Google+ to ctach my pictures, or on EyeEm or Instagram @the_arcticbear.



You know what I love? Trains.

Trains are simple. Consider your various transportation options. Walk, run, bike, drive, sail, or fly. Now, assuming you aren’t a millionaire, flying is tedious. You have to arrive early, check in, deliver luggage, wait around in the airport, and sit in a comparatibly small seat. The views are great, if not amazing… Through that small window. Oh, and don’t mind the noise.
Now consider traveling by train again. You can arrive at the station right on time, no check-in, you have a nice seat and a table. I often travel across the (rather small, if not puny) country, and it takes 5-6 hours. I sit down on my seat, of course you get the window seat, I start my music, and I can just stare out the window. The music and countryside seams to mesh the more I listen to the music. It’s a funny thing too; there’s so much going on outside. Trees right outside fly by, almost too fast to notice them at all, but out there in the horizon, things are moving slow, you can even see the crawling landscape. Let’s not forget everything in between the window and the horizon. And you just sit there, going fast and with only one way to go. Things just go by.


Enjoy the time you get on the train, it’s all automatic, comfortable, and relaxing. A perfect time to sit down and write your feelings about traveling by train.

I love trains. I love things that work seamlessly. You get on board and it works.

Now compare this to your smartphone. Does it just work? Well, that’s a tough question. On one hand, if all you do is to use the Web browser, call people and text, it works easy. But the more you want to use your phone, the more complicated it becomes. But in turn, the more useful it can become. Some things are easier to manage on a regular computer, and some things are easier on the phone.

I want to make that process easier for you. I’m inviting you to take the train with me, get to your destination with less effort and get there faster. Do you see where I’m getting at? I’ll bring fresh content tomorrow, and on a weekly basis. I just wanted to paint a picture here, so I hope you enjoyed it! Remember, you can find me on Google+, where you can contact me any time, and if you add me, make sure you send me a message, saying you are coming from this blog. I can manage followers more easily that way. And it gives you a chance to say hello đŸ™‚