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

264K reviews
Lee Traynor
May 2, 2024
Most of the functionality of this app relies on what the camera can do and that can be disappointing in its own right. However, there are two issues where the app falls short: One is the shutter time limitation of 0.6 s - far too short for high quality night time photography. The other is that when the camera is held upside down (which I have to do to attach it to a gimbal) the "right handed" menu is on the left (as is the left-handed menu). Not good. Also interval shooting is quite inaccurate.
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Goth Wifefriend
April 9, 2024
Really good camera app, lots of features and in depth control over how my photos come out. However, I have one major complaint that really irritates me: no matter what settings I use (and I've tried quite a large amount of settings and focus options), HDR photos come out blurry and out of focus every single time. HDR mode is literally useless, and it's a big draw to why I use this app over others when combined with how much control I have over my camera.
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David Griffith
April 18, 2024
Stock camera apps typically are made very simple to avoid confusing people who want little more than snapshots. This is nowhere near that kind of app. It gets out of the way and if you make a mess, well, that's on you. I understand that Bluetooth remotes are troublesome with this app. The ones I've used are nasty, so, more searching or I'll design my own. One biggie that this app should be able to do is an explicit and adjustable time-lapse mode. Processing gigs of video to do that is too much.
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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.