Open Camera

Open Camera

Fully featured and completely free Open Source Camera app. No ads!

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.42.2
  • Updated: January 8, 2018
  • Requires Android: 4.0.3 and up
  • Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000



Open Camera is a fully featured and completely free Camera app for Android phones and tablets. Features:
* Option to auto-stabilize so your pictures are perfectly level no matter what (see example image).
* Expose your camera's functionality: support for focus modes, scene modes, color effects, white balance, ISO, exposure compensation/lock, face detection, torch.
* Video recording (including HD, and taking photos while recording video).
* Handy remote controls: timer (with optional voice countdown), auto-repeat mode (with configurable delay).
* Option to take photo remotely by making a noise (e.g., voice, whistle), or by voice command "cheese".
* Configurable volume keys.
* Optimise GUI for left or right-handed users.
* Zoom via multi-touch gesture and single-touch control.
* Option to lock orientation to portrait or landscape for photo or video. Upside-down preview option for use with attachable lenses.
* Choice of save folder (including support for Storage Access Framework).
* Disable shutter sound.
* 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).
* Yes you can take a selfie (also known as front camera), includes support for "screen flash".
* Support for (some) external microphones.
* Widget to automatically take a photo after launching.
* Support for HDR (with auto-alignment and ghost removal) and Exposure Bracketing.
* Support for Camera2 API: manual focus distance; manual ISO; manual exposure time; manual white balance temperature; RAW (DNG) files.
* Dynamic range optimisation mode.
* Small file size.
* Completely free, and no ads in the app (I only run 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.)

If you wish you can show your appreciation and support future development of Open Camera by donating! This can be done by purchasing my donation app at . Thanks!


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 ( ).


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  • Open Camera
    Sumit Singh Published date: January 3, 2018

    Though I loved your app and even installed it as system app, I have mixed experiences. It captures decent photographs, better than my stock camera app on Moto E3 Power but it lags on many places like camera animation on switching between portrait and landscape modes. Make camera settings hidden which can be opened by sliding on the left side of the screen, so that the lag is not noticeable. Also the quick settings are not working immediately after opening app, this was not the issue earlier, this is happening after installing custom notification shade (Material), when I draw shade for a moment I can use settings. I don't know what to do? Help? Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Published date: January 7, 2018

    It works with few (minor) glitches and those eventually go away with the next version. I use it both to record video and occasionally for still photos. Best feature for me is limits on max length & file size with auto restart making files easy to upload to YouTube. Can record directly to a micro SD card saving phone memory. Lightweight and small yet loaded with features. It just works ! Puppy Linux users understand what I mean. Full Review

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    Si Woolly Published date: January 10, 2018

    Recording using USB microphone and OTG cable results in corrupted and not saved file. Using S7 edge with latest 7.0 update and rock band microphone, if support can be added I will gladly test it. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Arie Budiman Published date: January 7, 2018

    Usefull for me. Reinstall on new phone From 09/06/2016 until January 2018, I kept 5 stars for this app for previous review. But, i have to inform that this app taken a long times to saved just even for 1 photo shot. After a photo shoot this app not instantly saved. I always needs to restart my phone just to make the photo appear in gallery. I use Lenovo A6000 and Hisense Andromax AD688G. Both has same problems. Now i use Smartfren Andromax E2 B16C2H, so far it is nice. At least i haven't found any complain or problems. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Migol Ranollo Published date: January 6, 2018

    HDR mode on my J2 2015 (which doesn't have HDR mode in main camera) works perfectly fine and way beyond my expectations. It literally blew my mind when I used the HDR mode for the first time, and you only need a stable hand for the 3 pictures to combine and give you a great result. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Igor Rajačić Published date: January 17, 2018

    This app has potential. But has to solve some of the problems first. Picture i see before taking a photo comparing to photo taken is different (exposure is different).Final photo is always darker somehow. And i think autofocus does not support macro, instead there is a separate button for makro focus which i dislike. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Farmer Kai Published date: January 4, 2018

    I like the features this app offers over my standard camera app, however I use this app mostly for recording video. every video I have recorded is out of sync. the audio is about 2 seconds ahead of the video. this makes the app un-usable for me. if this was fixed, it would be 5 stars. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Published date: January 18, 2018

    Finally a real camera app for grown-ups that comes with easy-to-use basic controls (zoom, ISO, focus, resolution etc) and a most intuitive interface. Moreover, it doesn't bother you with any ads, upsales, or childish stuff to decorate selfies with. Great for on-the-go, if you actually want to take photos! Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Shyamal Kumar Biswas Published date: January 8, 2018

    It was a good app, for its manual controls. Focus is still awesome, but... App crashes frequently after the last update (J7-6, J7 Pro on Android 7.0) and the image quality is downgraded. Looks like pastel color after saved. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Daniel Springham Published date: January 11, 2018

    The perfect app for those tech heads who have to customise everything. My main reason for using this one is it uses the date naming convention, not the infuriating 1, 2, 3 convention Sony insists on sticking to. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    RabidBadger_ Published date: January 17, 2018

    This hotel is garbage. No view when told otherwise. No. Customer service. With 1.9 million followers on my actually account I expect better. Go anywhere else. Manger was extremely rude and needs to be demoted. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Anthony Ortega Published date: December 31, 2017

    I'm editing a previous review. You can force 4k in this app which worked for me and I tested the external Mic with an audio technica atr2500 and a snowball yeti with worked flawless. Its not at 5 stars yet cause it's open source but I haven't found the source files yet. I think I could help developer with some improvements. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Shantanu Debnath Published date: December 31, 2017

    I loved this app. but it can't save pics to sd cards, that's sad. i hope you will add sd card writing in next update. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Connie Mashburn Published date: January 12, 2018

    I have never left a review on an app. I love this camera, I wanted location and time on a photo, and I can choose to have it stamped right in the photo and/or have it in details. This gives the town, city, county, the road I am on and the hour, minute, seconds. Just what I wanted and more. I am very satisfied. Thank you to the developer for this amazing app. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    learnenglish speaking Published date: January 3, 2018

    When recording is being done it becomes dark although m using much light to show myself but finally became useless Have solution? Full Review

  • Open Camera
    shrinidhi adhyapak Published date: January 13, 2018

    It doesn't even deserve 1 star.. it lags. Don't at all install's a blunder Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Richard Randall Published date: January 9, 2018

    Absolutely the best. Donated without hesitation: this is the best application. Google accepts every image I send and I won two photo contests using it. Suggest that while you have this version, create a paid version. I would buy it. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Manoj Srikanth Published date: January 14, 2018

    This app is without ads..that's the best thing. If it also had bokeh effect and filters might have been the best Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Published date: January 3, 2018

    Does everything a camera app should, with plenty of features and options, including the ability to turn off the shutter sound. But best of all, it doesn't keep telling me about Bixby. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Felix I Published date: January 11, 2018

    Open source apps rarely go well with users because of complicated user interface ... This one is user friendly and at the same time beats the paid ones in all aspects. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Let's Study Botany Published date: January 12, 2018

    Best camera app I've ever seen with so many free features.Please add EIS enable disable option for video recording. I have EIS preistalled in my main camera app. Best part it's ad free. Thanks a lot to the developer. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Shivam Mukherjee Published date: January 4, 2018

    Best of Best camera app ever, pictures are really amazing,also performance a great job in low light condition or night mode thanx to devloper keep updated it Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Carlos Maldonado Published date: January 3, 2018

    Necesitan añadir un modo por defecto, en ocasiones se queda en tomar video cuando quieres tomar fotos, o hacer diferente el botón de Foto y Video. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Troy Gilbert Published date: January 10, 2018

    Awesome!!!!!!! The best camera app on the market! Worth way more than any other, absolutely no ad's, FREE! and a great all around product. Hats off to the development, thank you all so much! Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Published date: January 9, 2018

    Excellent. Dialog alignment issue still present. All reverts to landscape when holding phone in portrait on my phone Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Steve Andrade Published date: January 6, 2018

    My tablet's system camera got a mind of its own last time it took a system update. Looked door a free camera app and this one is far superior. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    craig jordison Published date: January 12, 2018

    I found the app perfect to use with a 13 MP camera and I have no problems with it saving pictures and videos and I can view them when I want to and it works okay with the Oreo system of android Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Suvijug Prajunnual Published date: January 7, 2018

    I use Xiaomi Mix2, the front camera was at below the screen. when take with front camera i need to rotate 180 degree. could you update app to rotate GUI when i rotate screen Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Rafael Soria Published date: January 2, 2018

    Rich in texture, very good clean clear photos, nice zoom to, Love it! keep up the great work you doing. Thanks. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Published date: January 11, 2018

    I like it but i dont like how when i press camera or video like 2 times it switches and messes up Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Alex Xenon Published date: January 10, 2018

    Impossible to make panorama images, or I'm too stupid to find the way ? Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Published date: January 12, 2018

    Completely insane. Far better than the average stock camera. Love this app. Like having a new phone! Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Michael McCadden Published date: January 2, 2018

    Nice camera app but the app does not follow current display brightness on my Huawei Mate 9 and always turns it up to max brightness which is unpleasant in low light conditions. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Emma M Published date: January 8, 2018

    Awesome app. Can we get a time lapse feature though? Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Fam. Pavlovic Published date: January 16, 2018

    Best cam. Clearest, sharpest, brightest pictures across multiple devices. Didn't know my cam can do this. Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Gaurav Thakur Published date: January 18, 2018

    Potrait mode is not working in potrait mode camera blur the whole background as well as the object and no bokeh effect Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Ben Adams Published date: January 11, 2018

    5 stars! Only wish I could enable it to save to different folders on SD card more easily (by showing folders available rather than making you type in the path) Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Anna Published date: January 13, 2018

    This is a fab app. It works much better than my phone's built-in app and I am really pleased with it Full Review

  • Open Camera
    le deerp Published date: January 9, 2018

    Best ad free camera, which actually gives you manual control over your phone's camera settings Full Review

  • Open Camera
    Abhishek Raj Published date: January 11, 2018

    I downloaded this application for my YouTube Video Shooting with my collar mic and it's work perfect THANKS FOR MAKING THIS APP Full Review