Open Camera

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About this app

Open Camera is a completely free Camera app. Features:
* Option to auto-level so your pictures are perfectly level no matter what.
* Expose your camera's functionality: support for scene modes, color effects, white balance, ISO, exposure compensation/lock, selfie with "screen flash", HD video and more.
* Handy remote controls: timer (with optional voice countdown), auto-repeat mode (with configurable delay).
* Option to take photo remotely by making a noise.
* Configurable volume keys and user interface.
* Upside-down preview option for use with attachable lenses.
* 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).
* Option to remove device exif metadata from photos.
* Panorama, including for front camera.
* Support for HDR (with auto-alignment and ghost removal) and Exposure Bracketing.
* Support for Camera2 API: manual controls (with optional focus assist); burst mode; RAW (DNG) files; camera vendor extensions; slow motion video; log profile video.
* Noise reduction (including low light night mode) and Dynamic range optimisation modes.
* Options for on-screen histogram, zebra stripes, focus peaking.
* Focus bracketing mode.
* Completely free, and no third party ads in the app (I only run third party 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.)

Website (and links to source code):

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. Open Camera also uses content under third party licences, see
Updated on
Aug 13, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

258K reviews
Tania Gonzalez
September 13, 2023
Needs save to SD. I like the focus, file size and resolution customization, timer, and tap to photo settings. I wish there was a voice command to take photos option. What the app needs most of all is the option to save photos and videos to SD card. There is only an option to change the output folder name but I can't change the location. Otherwise really good app that takes better photos and video than my default app.
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J Smith
July 14, 2023
I got an external mic and this app works with it. I recorded 2 videos. Everything was working fine at first. But lately whenever I get done with a video, the app freezes and crashes, the video doesn't get saved. Whenever you record, it's a roll of the dice whether it will actually save the video or freeze once you stop recording. Its not reliable. If it weren't for that, it would be perfect.
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Steven Gifford
July 18, 2023
Gotta go 2 stars because of a glaring omission. There is no simple voice command that I can find. Oddly enough, you can use voice command to set the timer, but not to take a picture. Like, you can't just point the camera and say "shoot" or whatever magic word and have it take a picture. Makes no sense as that is pretty common technology. Otherwise looks like it could have been a nice app. And please, if I am just missing the voice command setting, please let me know.
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What's new

Improvements for pinch zooming. Fixes for split-screen and multi-window mode. Support for zoom and on-screen ISO/exposure display when using camera vendor extensions (for supported Android 13+ devices).

"Touch to capture" option now supports starting and stopping video. No longer cancel panorama when rotating device too far in wrong direction.

Applied a 2s timeout for focusing with original camera API.

Various other improvements and bug fixes.