Camera FV-5

4.0
19K reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Camera FV-5 is a professional camera application for mobile devices, that puts DSLR-like manual controls in your fingertips. Tailored to enthusiast and professional photographers, with this camera application you can capture the best raw photographs so that you can post-process them later and get stunning results. The only limit is your imagination and creativity!


Major features:

● All photographic parameters are adjustable and always at hand: exposure compensation, ISO, light metering mode, focus mode, white balance and program mode.
● DSLR-like viewfinder display: see exposure time, aperture and stops display with EV and bracketing settings, in real-time!
● Full fledged exposure bracketing: from 3 to 7 frames, unlimited stops spacing, plus custom EV shifting.
● Built-in intervalometer: make stunning timelapses (even bracketed/HDR timelapses) and time-controlled picture series.
● Program and Speed-priority modes.
● Long exposure support: take beautiful night photos and light trails with long exposure times up to 30 seconds**.
● JPEG, true 16-bit RAW in DNG format*, and lossless PNG photo capturing formats, perfect for post-processing.
● Manual shutter speed: from 1/80000 to 2", or the range available on your device*.
● All camera functions assignable to volume keys. You can adjust EV, ISO, color temperature and more using volume keys. Devices with hardware camera shutter key are also supported.
● EXIF and XMP sidecar metadata support.
● Autofocus, macro, touch-to-focus, true manual focus* and infinity focus modes. Autofocus lock feature (AF-L).
● Autoexposure (AE-L) and auto white balance (AWB-L) locks in Android 4.0+.
● In background photo and RAW developing and processing allows a smooth, uninterrupted camera operation.
● Digital zoom using multitouch pinch gesture. Also shows 35mm equivalent focal length!
● The most advanced electronic viewfinder: live RGB histogram, 10 composition grid overlays and 9 crop guides available.
● Powerful organization options: different storage locations and fully customizable file names (even with variables).
● The user interface is available in more than 30 languages.


This camera application completely avoids scene modes, instead you get full manual control over all photographic parameters, just like you do with a reflex camera, so you can ultimately control every aspect of the picture, and leave the post-processing to the computer. So after your DSLR, you will never miss a photo opportunity again, being able to capture it with the closer sensation to your DSLR as possible.


IMPORTANT: If you find a bug using the application, PLEASE, visit the web page http://www.camerafv5.com/ or write to support@camerafv5.com with your phone model name and the description of the problem, before writing a negative comment. Customer satisfaction is our priority, and we will do our best to fix the issues as soon as possible!


Connect with Camera FV-5 and stay always up to the latest information about current and future development. Visit the official website http://www.camerafv5.com, be a fan of http://www.facebook.com/CameraFV5, subscribe to http://www.twitter.com/CameraFV5 or watch tutorials at http://www.youtube.com/user/camerafv5.


* Requires Android 5.0+ and a fully compliant Camera2 implementation. Currently only LG Nexus 5 and Motorola Nexus 6.
** Requires Android 5.0+. Compatible as well on the Samsung Galaxy Camera (1 and 2), Galaxy S4 Zoom and HTC One (M8). On Android 4.4 or older, long exposures lowers picture resolution to 2 or 1 MP, depending models. The reason is explained here: http://www.camerafv5.com/faq.php#long-exposure-resolution


Permissions explained:

- Approximate location and precise location: only used for geotagging functionality (disabled by default, and requires manual GPS activation).
- Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage and take pictures and videos: required for the usual camera operation.
Updated on
Oct 30, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.0
18.5K reviews
Harry Frank
March 8, 2024
Emulating a SLR is challenging. The default shutter speed is 1/1200 sec. , so you almost never see what you want to shoot until you change it, and change is difficult, because the exposure compensation slider always gets in the way. The worst feature is mandatory bracketing. I don't need three RAW and three jpegs every time I press the shutter. I need one DNG image. In addition, the long shutter lag makes it useless for moving subjects. Except in full daylight everything is desatutated.
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A Google user
September 14, 2020
2020-09-06: the developers just pushed out an update, and the "slideshow" of self-congratulatory highlights made me miss a shot. Thanks, boys. Just turned off auto update. 2020-09-14 I can't find a way to turn off the intervalometer. It prevents shooting unless the cryptic combination of settings is to its liking. This is a classic case of an "update" rendering the prior version unusable. Down to 2 stars.
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A Google user
December 3, 2019
Overall I am fan. However it crashes on my Note 9 as soon as I click the capture RAW check box and refuses to restart. In shutter priority mode it locks the iso to 50 and I can not use the exposure compensation slider to manually dial in the iso based on the scene. For example, I want may want keep the shutter speed at 1/125 to prevent motion blur, but use the iso to control the exposure with the slider. Not sure if that's something that can be incorporated somehow.
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FGAE Apps
March 25, 2014
Can you further describe us what is actually slow? Loading time? Shot-to-shot time? Please tell us on support@camerafv5.com. Regarding the licence issue, the licence is only checked *once* after every update. After that, no licensing check is done, as opposed to other applications which check every time...

What's new

The highlights of this release are:
- Added additional Android 12 and 13 support. As part of this, the app now requests specific permissions for accessing photos and videos but nothing else, enhancing privacy.
- Other smaller fixes.