10 best DSLR apps for Android

Best DSLR apps
Most serious photographers have DSLR cameras. They’re the current gold standard in photography. You can get buy various cameras and lenses. It can be expensive, but worth it. However, you can expand the experience even further using apps. There aren’t a bunch of really good options, but what’s there isn’t too bad. Here are the best DSLR apps for Android!

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Price: Free / Optional subscription
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One of the best tools for a photographer is a good photo editor app. Adobe Lightroom is among the best. The mobile version has a lot of the same features as the desktop version. That includes support for RAW photos, the ability to easily revert back to the original if needed, and more. You can also send the files to your desktop version if needed. Most of the features in the app are free. However, you can get more features if you’re an existing Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber. It’s pretty good for serious photography.
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Camera Connect and Control

Camera Connect and Control

Price: Free / Up to $5.99
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Camera Connect and Control is one of several DSLR apps that let you control your camera. It supports a variety of cameras from Nikon, Canon, Sony, and GoPro. You can connect over WiFi or USB (depending on your camera). The app also lets you load your images to your phone. It also supports tethered shooting. There are some additional features for those who buy the pro versions. The lite pro version removes ads and gives you access to EXIF data. The full pro version gives you even more. It does have some bugs, though.
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Camera Connect and Control

Camera Remote Control

Camera Remote Control

Price: Free
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Camera Remote Control is another DSLR controller app. It only works with devices that have an IR blaster along with cameras that have IR sensors. It’s a very basic little app. It comes with a shutter button as well as a timer. You can even set multiple timers in case you’re using photography bulbs. All you need is the IR blaster on your phone and your camera. It’s a convenient, simple solution for people who have those two things. It’s also free to use.
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Camera Remote Control

DSLR Controller

DSLR Controller

Price: $7.99
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DSLR Controller is one of the better DSLR apps. It’s only compatible with Canon EOS cameras. Chainfire made the app. He’s a very prominent developer in the Android space. It has a wealth of features. You can connect through a USB cable or WiFi (if compatible). You can then do pretty much whatever you want. That includes using your phone as a shutter button, control your settings, and more. There is a free version you can try first to make sure your device is compatible. It’s one of the good ones for Canon owners.
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DSLR Tools

DSLR Tools

Price: Free / $1.49
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DSLR Tools is one of the different DSLR apps. It lets you store your shooting settings. This is handy for those who shoot in a lot of the same places. You can record things like the golden and blue hours of the day, your actual camera settings, and more. There is also the ability to use your smartphone as a remote controller. It uses the same IR blaster support as other DSLR apps. It even has a dark theme. It’s good for what it is. It’s also relatively inexpensive.
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DSLR Tools

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Helicon Remote

Helicon Remote

Price: Free / $48-$75
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Helicon Remote is an app for professionals. It’s not necessarily better. However, it is really expensive. It boasts compatibility with most Nikon and Canon cameras although you may want to check the list out before buying anything. It has focus bracketing, WiFi support, burst shooting, video shooting, exposure bracketing, and time lapse shooting. The free version will show you if the app works with your camera. It works pretty well, it’s just also among the most expensive DSLR apps.
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HyperFocal Pro

HyperFocal Pro

Price: Free
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HyperFocal Pro is a reference guide for photographers. It shows you calculations to achieve the best focus. It’ll show you the optimal ranges for focus depending on your subject, distance, camera, and glass. Additionally, it supports most cameras. It’ll also show data for depth of field, angle of view, and field of view stats. The design is easy to read as well. The app is free with no in-app purchases and also no advertising. It’s a good little app to have for most beginner and intermediate photographers.
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HyperFocal Pro

Magic Viewfinder apps

Magic Viewfinder apps

Price: Free / Varies
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Magic Viewfinder is a family of DSLR apps. They don’t connect to cameras or control them. Instead, they help you plan shoots and see how your camera would do. It emulates your camera and lens set up. Thus, you can do things like framing without having your actual gear on you. There is an app for several manufacturer brands, including Canon, Nikon, Lumix, Sony, and others. They are all free to download with inexpensive in-app purchases to unlock all of the features. They’re not necessarily the most useful apps, but they can be helpful in some scenarios.
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Snapseed

Snapseed

Price: Free
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Snapseed is a photo editor app by Google. It’s a totally free photo editor app with a lot of desirable features. That includes support for RAW files. The app also has 29 other editing tools. All of them have sliders to change their intensity for finer control. It can also do the basic stuff like white balance, crop, and more. It isn’t quite as powerful as something like Lightroom (desktop) or Photoshop, but this is probably as good as it gets on mobile.
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Manufacturer apps

Manufacturer apps

Price: Free (usually)
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Most camera manufacturers have DSLR apps for their cameras. Canon, Sony, Nikon, Lumix, and others have official apps meant to be used with their specific cameras. These usually aren’t the best apps. If they were, this list would be unnecessary and you wouldn’t be here. They can offer basic functionality though, including shooting pictures, downloading images to your phone, and other simple stuff. The apps can be pretty decent depending on your needs. They are also generally free. We recommend trying your camera’s official app (if it has one and it is compatible) before diving into the other ones, just in case.
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Manufacturer apps

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If we missed any great DSLR apps, tell us about them in the comments! You can also click here to check out our latest Android app and game lists!

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  • Zaeem Butt

    great apps for all those who loves to take their pictures with dslr. Dslr takes HD pics. Can you please check my Pokemon Sun and Moon QR Codes