When it comes to photography tablet PCs are typically not the best devices for this especially when compared to professional cameras, not to mention it can be awkward to snap photos with your tablet. Despite this, the photo quality is descent enough and there are in fact a lot of really great Android camera apps for you to use and take advantage of. Today we will cover some of the best Android camera apps available.
The following is a list of 12 of our favorite camera apps for Android tablet devices. These Android apps are not listed in any particular order of rank. If you know of any other great camera apps that aren’t on this list but you feel deserve to be mentioned please speak your mind and share your thoughts in the comment section below, we’d love to hear your suggestions!
With a quick and simple tap on your touch screen tablet you can take beautiful HDR (High Dynamic Range) pictures with the HDR Camera+ app from Almalence. It’s one app you don’t want to overlook.
Whether you are in bright or dark areas this app is developed in a special way that enables you to capture precise and well detailed photographs. This app uses exposed images that are later fused together to ensure the best quality possible.
Download HDR Camera+.
Here’s another very unique and award winning camera app for Android tablets. Paper camera stands out above the rest. Unlike other camera apps that can do some dazzling things, Paper Camera lets you apply filters in real-time.
There’s several cool filters you can use, and did I mention you can use them in real time? Oh yes, that’s right, I did. Some filters include 20’s noir, old half tone, neon crayons, old comic book, dirty pencil just to name a few.
Download Paper Camera.
Here’s another nifty camera app for your Android tablet. Camera360 Ultimate has a really great user interface that has recently been fine tuned even more. With this app you’ll forget you’re only using a tablet PC instead of an actual professional camera.
There’s quite a few cool features that come bundled with this app, one of which is the fact you can enable it to run even if your tablet PC goes into sleep mode. This is quite convenient and you won’t have to worry about missing out on memorable photos
Download Camera360 Ultimate.
Lightbox Photos is a popular and free camera app that is also known as the “connected camera” app. With Lightbox you can sync your Honeycomb tablet with your Lightbox.com photowall to instantly share photos with your friends.
There’s also a cool photo news feed feature which automatically syncs recently added photos from your friends Facebook and Twitter accounts directly to your Android tablet device. How cool is that?
Download Lightbox Photos.
DSLR Controller (BETA)
Don’t let the word “BETA” fool you, this newly released camera app is loaded with tons of useful features. It is in early testing phase and there are a few glitches that need to be worked out, but you can assure the developers are on top of this.
DSLR Controller lets you connect your Canon EOS DSLR directly to your Android tablet using a USB cable. This means you can easily control your compatible Canon digital camera from your tablet PC which is really a cool feature.
Download DSLR Controller (BETA).
Action Snap is a fun camera app that lets you combine a total of 4 or 9 different photos. You can also define what time intervals that each photo will be captured, anywhere between 0.1 and 5 seconds.
The interface is really user friendly and there’s also support for Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. There’s also square photo support. The LOMO and Speia effects are a lot of fun to play with too.
Download Action Snap.
Mini Instax Cam
Simulate the mini instant camera effect with the Mini Instax Cam app for Android. Overall it has a really good rating and a lot of good reviews.
You can capture photos and instantly share them via the MIC Facebook photo gallery. You can also define what color film you want to use. This app also lets you add drawings or custom hand writing to individual photos. It’s really quite fun and addicting to use. Check it out today!
Download Mini Instax Cam.
Pudding Camera has all sorts of cool settings for both photo and video that is recorded from your Android tablet and best of all this app from developers KTH is absolutely free.
Most photographers will understand the importance of exposure settings, this app lets you define exposure between -2.0 and 2.0. There’s also built-in features that let you instantly share photos and video via Facebook, Twitter, me2day and email.
Download Pudding Camera.
Magic Hour Camera
Turn ordinary photos into extraordinary ones with the Magic Hour Camera app from Kiwiple Inc. Plain and simple, this camera app is just too cool. It has oodles of cool and exciting features.
At this time there’s 40 amazing filters you can use and chances are even more will be added over time. You can also touch up things like brightness levels, curves and more. You’ll enjoy being able to apply 23 different textures as well.
Download Magic Hour Camera.
Fast Burst Camera
If you require an app that can take up to 10 pictures per second than look no further, Fast Burst Camera is your solution for this need. There’s also support for zoom, flash and focus.
You can customize the settings to take 5 or 10 photos per second. This is rather useful for many different occasions. Heck, you could even use this to improve your golf swing which you know could use a little improvement even if you won’t admit it.
Download Fast Burst Camera.
Ultra Burst Camera
Why spend thousands of dollars on expensive DSLR cameras when you can get the same effect with a simple app installed on your Android tablet? Ultra Burst Camera will snap photos at speeds up to 10 pictures per second.
Currently no app is capable of taking more than 10 pictures per second, so it doesn’t get any faster than this. This app pushes your camera to the max. There’s also the option to have shutter sound turned on or off for added convenience.
Download Ultra Burst Camera.
PicSay Pro is actually a photo editor rather than a camera app, but I felt it was one worth mentioning. It’s an award winning app that enables you to enhance and optimize your photo collection.
You can do all sorts of things with this app including remove red eye, add word balloons or text as well as apply multiple different filters like faux HDR, pencil sketch and Tilt-shift for example.
Download PicSay Pro.
Well that concludes this top 12 list and I hope you found these camera app suggestions to be of some good use. As I mentioned above in the opening of this article, if you have any other suggestions, questions, or would like to share you experience with any one of the Android apps mentioned above I’d love to hear what you have to say. Please share any comments below.