Open Camera

Open Camera

Fully featured and completely free Open Source Camera app. No ads!

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.42.2
  • Updated: January 8, 2018
  • Requires Android: 4.0.3 and up
  • Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000



Open Camera is a fully featured and completely free Camera app for Android phones and tablets. Features:
* Option to auto-stabilize so your pictures are perfectly level no matter what (see example image).
* Expose your camera's functionality: support for focus modes, scene modes, color effects, white balance, ISO, exposure compensation/lock, face detection, torch.
* Video recording (including HD, and taking photos while recording video).
* Handy remote controls: timer (with optional voice countdown), auto-repeat mode (with configurable delay).
* Option to take photo remotely by making a noise (e.g., voice, whistle), or by voice command "cheese".
* Configurable volume keys.
* Optimise GUI for left or right-handed users.
* Zoom via multi-touch gesture and single-touch control.
* Option to lock orientation to portrait or landscape for photo or video. Upside-down preview option for use with attachable lenses.
* Choice of save folder (including support for Storage Access Framework).
* Disable shutter sound.
* Overlay a choice of grids and crop guides.
* Optional GPS location tagging (geotagging) of photos and videos; for photos this includes compass direction (GPSImgDirection, GPSImgDirectionRef).
* Apply date and timestamp, location coordinates, and custom text to photos; store date/time and location as video subtitles (.SRT).
* Yes you can take a selfie (also known as front camera), includes support for "screen flash".
* Support for (some) external microphones.
* Widget to automatically take a photo after launching.
* Support for HDR (with auto-alignment and ghost removal) and Exposure Bracketing.
* Support for Camera2 API: manual focus distance; manual ISO; manual exposure time; manual white balance temperature; RAW (DNG) files.
* Dynamic range optimisation mode.
* Small file size.
* Completely free, and no ads in the app (I only run ads on the website). Open Source.

(Some features may not be available on all devices, as they may depend on hardware or camera features, the Android version, etc.)

If you wish you can show your appreciation and support future development of Open Camera by donating! This can be done by purchasing my donation app at . Thanks!


Note that it's not possible for me to test Open Camera on every Android device out there, so please test before using Open Camera to photo/video your wedding etc :)

App icon by Adam Lapinski ( ).


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  • Open Camera
    Sumit Published date: January 3, 2018

    Though I loved your app and even installed it as system app, I have mixed experiences. It captures decent photographs, better than my stock camera app on Moto E3 Power but it lags on many places like camera animation on switching between portrait and landscape modes. Make camera settings hidden which can be opened by sliding on the left side of the screen, so that the lag is not noticeable. Also the quick settings are not working immediately after opening app, this was not the issue earlier, this is happening after installing custom notification shade (Material), when I draw shade for a moment I can use settings. I don't know what to do? Help? Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Nathan Rosenwald Published date: February 20, 2018

    Absolute necessity for Pixel 2/2 XL owners. Google didn't provide manual ISO and shutter speed adjustments in the factory Camera app, and by using Open Camera with the camera2 API you can use these features. As well, there are many more useful tools in Open Camera helping to assist in taking level and sharp photos. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Published date: January 7, 2018

    It works with few (minor) glitches and those eventually go away with the next version. I use it both to record video and occasionally for still photos. Best feature for me is limits on max length & file size with auto restart making files easy to upload to YouTube. Can record directly to a micro SD card saving phone memory. Lightweight and small yet loaded with features. It just works ! Puppy Linux users understand what I mean. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Eric Dunbar Published date: February 1, 2018

    Amazing focus. Using it with Lineage OS 14.1 on a Galaxy S5. Turns the Samsung camera into one that's as good as an iPhone in terms of focusing simplicity and power. Have been using it a while to great effect. Nearly all other "DSLR" apps in Play Store are a shameless repackaging of OLDER versions of Open Camera. It's a fascinating case study of how the Play Store review system can be gamed by shrewd operators. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Myles Wagner Published date: February 12, 2018

    My Moto 360 Camera had an issue with recording long videos, with a maximum individual recording file size limited to 4Gb. This app has a feature that will stop, save, and restart recording after a specified time limit or file size. I set mine to 10 minutes. Now it can continuously record in 360 degrees in 4K until my SD card is full. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Yassine Oudjana Published date: January 27, 2018

    A UI that doesn't look like it's from 2012 would be a great addition. What I would like to see is a UI design which follows the Material Design guidelines, which will not only make it look very modern but also make it fit with the UI of the new android versions from 5.0 and up. At least remove the camera icon from the shutter button or replace it with a better one. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Jacob Piano Published date: January 29, 2018

    This app is simply great. I am using it since June/July to improve the quality of my photos and videos took with Xiaomi Mi5, known from a good camera but kinda meh app. The videos taken with the official xiaomi app have bad, broken audio, but this app fixes EVERYTHING! Photos are great, VIDs are crispy 4K! Love the Open Camera, one of the best apps i have ever had. And it's free. And it's professional. And most importantly; it works perfectly well and has no ads. Good work! Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Mike Shwarts Published date: February 4, 2018

    It has nice features and improves camera usability. My biggest problem is the GUI for exposure compensation (EC). You get the big grey square (essentially a ND filter) in the middle of the screen. When the screen is important for estimating amount of EC needed the grey square is in the way. Forcing you to go back and forth between the normal view and EC app till the exposure looks right. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Eric de Jong Published date: February 5, 2018

    I really like the options I have with the app, but I hate that I cannot have 4k video AND raw photo capturing at the same time. If I want raw I have to enable api2 option, but that disabled 4k video. If I want 4k video I have to disable the api2 option, which in turn removed the raw function. That it the only thing I hate!!! Oh, and I miss the Panorama, slow motion and other options from the standard camera app on my Note 8...... That's the only reason I don't give 5 stars. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Koen Schram Published date: February 14, 2018

    One of the most complete photo apps I have used. Al the settings are there. Can do everything automatic as well as manual override. Lots of extra help features (leveling photos, compositie aids...) Also the source is available. Help file and instructions on the web site are very clear and complete. The only possible extra I could think of is the possibility to take panorama photos, 360° or spherical photos. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Gary Bellomy Published date: January 27, 2018

    This is by far the best Android Camera App I have found yet! It's simple and complicated at the same time. It takes really great pictures on my ZTE Grand X 4, so much so, that I now use it instead of my default camera app. It has great manual controls, you can do pretty much anything with it. Sice I have acquired it, I have taken some wonderful pictures. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Published date: February 3, 2018

    I can not seem to figire out how make this app put the pics i take on my sd card. And also store them in the photo gallery along with all the rest of my pics. Can you help me with this ? If not the review stays at one star. Well,Mark. Are u going to help with this or not ? Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Warren Hardcastle Published date: February 22, 2018

    App not functionable. mirrors things automatically. reverses your tattoos reverse is your hand left to right repeatedly .you have no control over just decides to complete its own actions even options it is available to turn this off .and has always been. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Flora Kan Published date: February 5, 2018

    It used to work very well until a recent update. Now whenever I take a photo, three photos are taken in succession each with different exposure. I have checked that I was not of burst mode. I have stopped using it now and moved over to the default camera on my Oneplus 5T. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Si Woolly Published date: January 10, 2018

    Recording using USB microphone and OTG cable results in corrupted and not saved file. Using S7 edge with latest 7.0 update and rock band microphone, if support can be added I will gladly test it. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Karol Jagiełło Published date: January 19, 2018

    I see strange behavior with the shutter speed... When ISO is 1505 shutter goes to 1/15s, then with ISO 1600 it goes back up to 1/17s. Can you fix this problem? Shutter should stay on 1/24s until max ISO is reached, then it should start to lower. Other than that all good. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Paul C Published date: January 26, 2018

    Its awesome it works really well only part I notice is when you first turn it on and push the button to take a picture there is too long of a delay probably about 1 to 2 seconds before it actually will focus and is slow to save. Other that is great Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Thomas Bruein Published date: February 22, 2018

    Nearly perfect - and ad-free! I went ahead and donated in appreciation for the developer offering such a great app without ads. The only thing missing is panorama mode, so I still need to use another app just for that. Hopefully that's coming soon and I'll donate again. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    204 Fishing & Outdoors Published date: February 19, 2018

    Well I thought it was okay. I am still using the app. I noticed though that my videos have a blue hue look to them. Not happy about that. I want to use this app but I think I will be looking for another. Unless I can get it to not look so blue. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Migol Ranollo Published date: January 6, 2018

    HDR mode on my J2 2015 (which doesn't have HDR mode in main camera) works perfectly fine and way beyond my expectations. It literally blew my mind when I used the HDR mode for the first time, and you only need a stable hand for the 3 pictures to combine and give you a great result. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Gerald Carter Published date: January 31, 2018

    Good app with many options. The take photo on noise could be used for security but if the screen blanks this function does not work. Screen blanking is useful to save power if the phone is unattended.I like the focus option by touching the screen in the area to focus. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Nancy Nguyen Published date: February 20, 2018

    After a few days, when I went back on this app it said serious camera error. Nothing was wrong with my data or anything, so hopefully you can help me. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Igor Rajačić Published date: January 17, 2018

    This app has potential. But has to solve some of the problems first. Picture i see before taking a photo comparing to photo taken is different (exposure is different).Final photo is always darker somehow. And i think autofocus does not support macro, instead there is a separate button for makro focus which i dislike. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Mario Ray Mahardhika Published date: January 26, 2018

    My main camera app for video recording now, because it can record 100 Mbit videos which are sharp and beautiful. Too bad framerate change requires support from ROM and my ROM sucks at it, so it's always 30fps no matter what. I hope someday it will be possible to do so standalone, no idea how, though. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Ricky Rudell Published date: February 19, 2018

    This a excellent camera app for my phone . That is exactly what is supposed to be. Where are all of these people from that forget that primarily this a phone not a high end camera. If you want all the functionality of a high end camera , Buy one! Great app and take you for being unselfish by sharing. Rick Full Review

  • Open Camera
    genofurry 477 Published date: February 21, 2018

    Why did Google ruin the stock camera app? I didn't ask for auto everything. I want control, that's WHY I bought an Android. ATLEAST I have the choice to get this app, I'll give them that. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Farmer Kai Published date: January 4, 2018

    I like the features this app offers over my standard camera app, however I use this app mostly for recording video. every video I have recorded is out of sync. the audio is about 2 seconds ahead of the video. this makes the app un-usable for me. if this was fixed, it would be 5 stars. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Published date: January 18, 2018

    Finally a real camera app for grown-ups that comes with easy-to-use basic controls (zoom, ISO, focus, resolution etc) and a most intuitive interface. Moreover, it doesn't bother you with any ads, upsales, or childish stuff to decorate selfies with. Great for on-the-go, if you actually want to take photos! Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Daniel Springham Published date: January 11, 2018

    The perfect app for those tech heads who have to customise everything. My main reason for using this one is it uses the date naming convention, not the infuriating 1, 2, 3 convention Sony insists on sticking to. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Eric Braathen Published date: January 27, 2018

    Key word is "loved it" (past tense). Open Camera fails to load since the last update. (Running Marshmallow). Jan 2018 update: Love it again as it is loading now! How long will this last though? Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Shyamal Kumar Biswas Published date: January 28, 2018

    It was being a good app, for its manual controls. Focus is still awesome, but... App crashes frequently after the last update (J7-6, J7 Pro on Android 7.0) and the image quality is downgraded. Looks like pastel color after saved. HDR is absolutely useless... Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Jonathan Oakes Published date: January 28, 2018

    New phone new problems. Can't change ISO, can't change exposure time outside of auto bracketing. If you have a Razor Phone this app is as good as the default app. Can't wait till someone fixes this damn phones camera issues. (Also can't find where's to access the advanced feature so yeah) Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Arie Budiman Published date: January 7, 2018

    Usefull for me. Reinstall on new phone From 09/06/2016 until January 2018, I kept 5 stars for this app for previous review. But, i have to inform that this app taken a long times to saved just even for 1 photo shot. After a photo shoot this app not instantly saved. I always needs to restart my phone just to make the photo appear in gallery. I use Lenovo A6000 and Hisense Andromax AD688G. Both has same problems. Now i use Smartfren Andromax E2 B16C2H, so far it is nice. At least i haven't found any complain or problems. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Nikki Capati Published date: February 11, 2018

    Hi! Great app! But I noticed, that it's having problem saving video files using the storage access framework. Hope this could be fixed on your next update. I'd give this 5 stars by then. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Published date: February 16, 2018

    Great camera, but the cam corder setting is so dark it's unusable. I tried even doing a factory reset on my phone and it still hasn't fixed it. Please help! Full Review

  • Open Camera
    SSj Enforcer Published date: February 22, 2018

    Great app. I can't believe I didn't realize until now that I could get a new camera app; my default app sucks. With this app I finally discovered I can zoom! I couldn't before, and now I have so many customization options. Really great features. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Walid Mullick Published date: February 22, 2018

    It's a powerful camera app. Everything is written in the details but I want to say that it could have been the greatest app if manual focus is featured. One thing that really disappointed me is video is low in exposure even if I pump up the exposure to the fullest. Overall it's a useful camera app. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Published date: February 7, 2018

    Thank you for just a simple camera app. I try so many apps but they wasn't that good. This app is the Best I ever tried. No Ad's just basic and simple ,😀 Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Published date: February 16, 2018

    After a dozen tests. Photo quality is just not as good as my stock camera app (HTC U11+). I can imagine it might be a lot better on older cameras. Still I also didn't like the UI. It reminds me if the Gingerbread days. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    fery indrianto Published date: January 30, 2018

    it fixed my xiaomi redmi pro camera laggy problem. i even upgraded mi ui to 9 version but still no result. until i install this app. problem solved perfectly. highly recommended for xiaomi user. Full Review