Camera FV-5

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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 or write to 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, be a fan of, subscribe to or watch tutorials at

* 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:

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

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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Tom Cipriano
December 10, 2023
This program used to work greatĺq. I like how you can adjust the SS. Suddenly whenever I take a picture, it takes two pictures and two blank photos. I can't correct this. Unable to contact the developer, so it lòks like those is going away. It is not usable. I started with the light version and then installed the paid version. Works great if you want to delete a bunch of pictures every time.
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Todd Maddison
July 5, 2020
Yikes! What happened to manual exposure compensation! Not a good thing to get rid of! Do I have to find a new camera app? Thanks, I did find that, and it worked well. Appreciate the response. Next up, having more issues - I can't get it to output 16:9 images (despite having chosen every 16:9 resolution in the list, it stays on 4:3), and can't get "tap to take a picture" to work. Enabled or disabled, tapping will focus but not take a picture... Lastly, how does it integrate with video? I'm seeing no option to allow me to shoot video. I think the prior FV5 launched a different app to do that, but I'm not seeing an option for that here... Thanks. Thanks, but now since the update I have the weirdest behavior, I'm not sure how to describe it. If I shoot a portrait photo, the result is it takes the portrait picture and turns it 90 degrees and then stretches the aspect ratio out to landscape, so I end up with a photo that is very wide and short, and on it's side... Oops....? Sorry guys but I"m really struggling with this and it's unworkable at the moment.. I uninstalled completely and then reinstalled. I did the Lite version first. It seemed to be working fine - I set up some configuration things but didn't shoot anything, but the viewfinder image was fine. Then I installed the Pro version, it came up fine but the minute I flipped my phone over on it's side, BAM, back to the same problem... Help! Update. Just found out Lite works fine on my phone. It's only the Pro version that goes whacky...
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July 24, 2020
Can you contact us to Providing support here over 350 characters is not that easy. Please send us a photo with the issue you describe attached to the email so that we can have a look. Thank you!

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.