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7 Best Non-Stock Camera Apps for Android

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In the past few years, Android has seen tremendous improvement and is currently the hot favorite mobile OS in the worldwide. Improving camera app is one of the focal point of not only Android OS but also OEMs putting their best effort to give their device an upper edge over others. But there are other camera applications which have made their own reputation in the market providing cool features than stock camera apps. Here is the list of our best non-stock camera apps for android available in the playstore today.

Also Read: 5 Best Tips to Get Most from your Android Camera

1. Camera ZOOM FX

First in our list is Camera ZOOM FX. The critically acclaimed application has a unique approach in applying filter effects to the images. It allows the user to create their own filter combining multiple effects. It is considered to be the fastest camera app on Android taking upto 20 shots per second. The Burst Photo Mode allow the user to take 50 shots and let the application or user itself to decide the best out of them.

Non-Stock Camera Apps for Android

There are tons of features in the application which is not possible to mention all of them. But some of the unique features include customization of hardware buttons on our phone for zooming and taking snapshot, multiple shooting modes like voice activated mode and time lapse, cropping the image instantly to the size of your choice and animated shutter effect etc. Besides all above mentioned features, the downloadable packs will take the shooting to the next level. The immense features in the application make it worthy of buying. It’s available for $1.49 in the Play store.

2. Camera MX

Camera MX makes the second spot in our list of best camera apps for Android. If you want to get creative with your camera, then this the app you need. The free application uses combination of effects and photo frame live in the camera to deliver excellent output you always had in your mind. There are number of customizable real time photo effects available which the user can use for their pictures.


With the completely built in photo studio, users can edit photos and optimize them by presenting them in animated photo slideshows along with their favorite music and sharing them on social networking media like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. Camera MX app is available in several languages like English, Spanish, German, Italian,French, Dutch and Turkish and can be unlocked further for extra effect package and functionalities by paying a nominal amount of $0.99. You can get the app from the Play store here.

3. Cymera

The application is wildly popular among photography enthusiasts. The highly rated camera app has been downloaded over 10 million times and has some cool features for the people who love to shoot portraits. The application basically contains variety of shooting modes like ‘Out of Focus, Anti-Shake, Self Portrait’ etc. and contains various hand-picked filters for detecting the face of the peoples and giving result filled with different emotions.


It has plenty of decoration options for the most amazing montage effects. The powerful camera app consists of 7 different camera lenses based on famous DSLR cameras. The app doesn’t need any zooming in and out but uses its own face detection technology to locate every attribute of the face and beautifying it by adding effects exactly where it should be. The collage created through diverse fixed and freestyle layouts with tons of beautiful backgrounds and several editing options, tells its own story. Download the app and share your emotions with friends on social media.

4. LINE Camera

Why not give a try to the app which have 90 million users in 210 countries around the world and has received more than 1,000,000 reviews? Yes, the instant popularity of the application in a short span is really admirable, reason behind its inbuilt features which include photo editing, frames, filters, stamps, hundreds of fonts and brushes and other editing tools which are on the user’s finger tips. The filters boasts of highly personalized character that let you create photos exactly you want to create.


User can make their own original stamps by using illustrations, photos and text and a collection of photography aids will help you take photo in any setting. And last but not the least; sharing is easy on social media networks and of course with its cousin ‘LINE’ (instant messaging app). LINE Camera tops the list of Google Play’s photography in around 19 countries of the world, so it deserves once a try. You can download the Line Camera app from the Play store for free.

5. Camera Fun Pro

The truly fun loving Camera Fun Pro application is one of the most entertaining applications available on the Play Store right now. The application is for a more niche market but a free trial app will give you an idea of what it actually offers. Download and install the application, point the camera in front of anything and see the magic of LIVE photo effects on the screen before you click the picture. No more guessing how your picture will look like.


The app contains 29 Lens like Avatar Black & White, Canvas, Color X-ray, Glass, Night vision, Water color and many more which truly caters more to the fun loving crowd. This app is available for $0.99 in the Play store.

6. VSCO Cam

VSCO Cam is an attractively designed photo app which is clean and clear. It provides numerous image editing tools for giving unique look to your photos. You can also easily share your photos with friends through social networking sites such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, and Weibo. It has currently 4.3 rating in the Play store and definitely worth to give a try. The app is free to download from the Play store and also offers in-app purchases.

7. Paper Camera

The last in our list is Paper Camera, without which our article would be exercise in futility. The highest ranked and amongst the most popular, Paper Camera brings real time cartoon and painting effects to your camera. The unique and captivating camera lens will take you to the new world of style and let you discover how it looks like a cartoon.


If you don’t want that boring post-effects and want to experience a unique cartoon and sketch like painted effects, then this is the one you are looking for. The action can be applied on a live photo or existing ones as per user requirements. The app which contains simple user interface for taking quick shots can be purchased for $1.99 from the Play store.

There are actually hundreds of camera applications available in the Play store and choosing the best 7 out of them is not an easy task. So if we failed to add any of your favorite app, you are free to comment in the section below.

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