Music” Hey guys this is Sagar from Tecworkz.
In this video I am going to share what I thinkare few of the best camera apps for your android smartphone.
I have been testing quite a few of these appsfor the past couple of weeks, and I have narrowed down the list to just 3 apps.
Yes just 3.
I feel these camera apps offer you most ifnot all the features that you might expect from a professional stills or a video camera.
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Starting off the list with the first app.
Open CameraIf you are just starting to get into mobile phone photography, and you feel somewhat limitedby the options on the native camera app on your android phone.
Or if you are an advanced shooter, Open camerais one of the better apps to sharpen your skills and take better professional lookingimages.
It gives you so much more control over varioussetings like Focus, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, exposure and so on.
What is great is, it lets you take controlof all these settings while shooting videos as well.
For stills, it lets you change the image qualityand even the format, so you can capture RAW files, to preserve most of the details ofthe scene you are trying to capture.
For videos, it again lets you change everythingfrom the format, bit rate and frame rate, and even lets you shoot in Flat or Log profile.
If you don’t know what Log profile is, Itis like having RAW mode, but for videos.
Overall user interface is not as nice as someof the other apps in our list, but right on the main viewfinder, it does pack in mostof the features that you might want, for take better control over your images or videos.
You just have to dig in a bit.
Speaking of digging in.
When you head over to the settings menu, thereare heaps of features and options hidden here.
So take some time to dig through these settings, and see which additional features you need to enable, and customise the app to tailorfit your requirements.
Best thing about Open Camera, is that it isfree.
There is no in app purchase, or no paymentto unlock some features or for higher resolution images for videos.
Which is is why, no matter how basic the interfaceis, this is the first app in our list.
FirstLightIf you want a somewhat better looking camera interface, and if you feel too overwhelmedwith all the numbers and settings, you should try out this next app, FirstLight.
Where there are a some advanced settings thatyou can dig into, but If you just want to take control over images based on how theylook, you can just slide your fingers up and down or to the left or right on the screento manipulate your images.
Swiping your fingers up or down changes theexposure.
And these zebra lines show you if certainparts of your images are being over or under exposed.
Swiping your fingers from left to right, adjuststhe focus.
And the green area in the image denoted thepart that is in focus.
This is called focus peeking.
So this app makes it easier to take well exposedand focused images.
From the settings you can change the imageformat, set timer, turn on flash, turn on various grids for better composition of theshot, and even change the aspect ratio of your shot.
You can add various filters, vignette or sometrain overlays on your shots.
All these features are available in the freeversion of this app.
But if you want even finer control over somesettings, or if you want to set some custom functions, you will have to unlock the fullversion, which costs Rs.
I know that can be a bit steep for some ofyou guys.
But I still included this app because, evenwithout unlocking the full version, this is one of the simplest app which gives you morecontrol over your images than the native camera app of your phone.
Manual Camera Lite (more features than firstlight in free mode) That brings us to the camera app number 3, the Manual Camera Lite.
Now this app provides you with most of thefeatures and options that the Open Camera app did, but it gets a much nicer user interface.
While the FirstLight app had somewhat simplerinterface, it lacked many options, and you could only take images with that app.
With the Manual Camera app, you can take granularcontrol over your images and videos.
It is much easier to locate a particular featureright from the dashboard.
But when you dive in the settings, you stillget a ton of features and customisation options.
The good thing is, all these settings arelaid out in one page in a much simpler manner compared to the Open Camera app.
You still get most of the settings, that matterbut on this app, these settings are just easier to reach.
Now this is the full version of the app.
But there is a lighter version, which givesyou all the same settings and features.
But the the maximum resolution for imagesis set to around 8 megapixels and videos are capped at 1080p.
You can try the lite app, and if you findit useful, you can then buy the full version.
So these were the 3 camera apps that thatI think give you the most control over your images and videos.
There are lot of other apps on the Play Store, but these 3 apps pretty much cover everything that a good camera app should have.
Do you click your images with the native cameraapp on your phone? or do you use some 3rd party camera apps? If you have any particularly good one, thenlet me know in the comments, and I would love to check it out.
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