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
Jan 2, 2023

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257K reviews
Sarah S
November 12, 2022
Not as good as on-board camera. The color on this app seems vibrant - I like that, but the focus is funky, and image bounces/goes in and out of focus constantly. Also, the sound isn't nearly as good as on my phone's default camera. I tried playing around with settings to fix the focus problem, but wasn't able to get it to improve. I just need something simple and ready to go, with good sound. Will be deleting this app.
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Alex Funk
November 22, 2022
Wow, just wow. I installed this for its small file size, not hoping for much. I've evaluated many camera apps, not finding what I wanted: natively take smaller photos than the huge ones new phones force on you. This one goes down to 240 x 320, and you can choose the compression level! ⚠️ All the ISO settings aside from AUTO require manual exposure adjustment. Unlike a true DSLR, you can't just lock the ISO or shutter speed and let the app adjust the other.
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Andrew P.
January 15, 2023
I had an earlier version of Open Camera on a Samsung Galaxy sIII, but used it infrequently. After migrating to a newer Samsung Galaxy S9 I was disappointed to find its default camera program only recorded pictures in bloated "big" and "bigger" sizes, often wasting storage space, which is a problem when photos are backed up to the "cloud" and storage costs money. Open Camera allows shooting in sub-XGA and even sub-VGA sizes when ultra high resolution is not needed.
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What's new

New options under "Photo settings" to remove device EXIF metadata, and choose HDR tonemapping algorithm. Improvement to HDR algorithm for dark scenes.

Default to Camera2 API for some devices; default to flash off (will only take effect for new installs or if resetting settings).

Various fixes for slow focusing for Camera2 API, incorrect thumbnail orientation, focus bracketing, geotagging.

X-Night mode now adds "_Night" to filename.

Various other UI improvements and bug fixes.