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Camera FV-5 Lite

Camera FV-5 is a professional camera application for mobile devices, that puts DSLR-like manual controls in your fingertips. Tailored to enthusiast and professional photographers, with this camera application you can capture the best raw photographs so that you can post-process them later and get stunning results. The only limit is your imagination and creativity!
Major features:

● All photographic parameters are adjustable and always at hand: exposure compensation, ISO, light metering mode, focus mode, white balance and program mode.● DSLR-like viewfinder display: see exposure time, aperture and stops display with EV and bracketing settings, in real-time!● Full fledged exposure bracketing: from 3 to 7 frames, unlimited stops spacing, plus custom EV shifting.● Built-in intervalometer: make stunning timelapses (even bracketed/HDR timelapses) and time-controlled picture series.● Program and Speed-priority modes.● Long exposure support: take beautiful night photos and light trails with long exposure times up to 30 seconds**.● JPEG, true 16-bit RAW in DNG format*, and lossless PNG photo capturing formats, perfect for post-processing.● Manual shutter speed: from 1/80000 to 2", or the range available on your device*.● All camera functions assignable to volume keys. You can adjust EV, ISO, color temperature and more using volume keys. Devices with hardware camera shutter key are also supported.● EXIF and XMP sidecar metadata support.● Autofocus, macro, touch-to-focus, true manual focus
* and infinity focus modes. Autofocus lock feature (AF-L).● Autoexposure (AE-L) and auto white balance (AWB-L) locks in Android 4.0+.● In background photo and RAW developing and processing allows a smooth, uninterrupted camera operation.● Digital zoom using multitouch pinch gesture. Also shows 35mm equivalent focal length!● The most advanced electronic viewfinder: live RGB histogram, 10 composition grid overlays and 9 crop guides available.● Powerful organization options: different storage locations and fully customizable file names (even with variables).● The user interface is available in more than 30 languages.

This camera application completely avoids scene modes, instead you get full manual control over all photographic parameters, just like you do with a reflex camera, so you can ultimately control every aspect of the picture, and leave the post-processing to the computer. So after your DSLR, you will never miss a photo opportunity again, being able to capture it with the closer sensation to your DSLR as possible.

The Lite version is a fully functional version of Camera FV-5, with limited picture resolution support. Please buy Pro version to unlock all your device's resolutions and enable RAW capture (if it is supported on your device).

IMPORTANT: If you find a bug using the application, PLEASE, visit the web page http://www.camerafv5.com/ or write to support@camerafv5.com with your phone model name and the description of the problem, before writing a negative comment. Customer satisfaction is our priority, and we will do our best to fix the issues as soon as possible!

Connect with Camera FV-5 and stay always up to the latest information about current and future development. Visit the official website http://www.camerafv5.com, be a fan of http://www.facebook.com/CameraFV5, subscribe to http://www.twitter.com/CameraFV5 or watch tutorials at http://www.youtube.com/user/camerafv5.


* Requires Android 5.0+ and a fully compliant Camera2 implementation. Currently only LG Nexus 5 and Motorola Nexus 6.*
* Requires Android 5.0+. Compatible as well on the Samsung Galaxy Camera (1 and 2), Galaxy S4 Zoom and HTC One (M8). On Android 4.4 or older, long exposures lowers picture resolution to 2 or 1 MP, depending models. The reason is explained here: http://www.camerafv5.com/faq.php#long-exposure-resolution

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Reviews (30)

Spi. S. Aug 31, 2019     

Most unstable cam app on the market. It crashes every time you return from the gallery and every time you activate it. I mean EVERY TIME. If you set exposure to "short" or "long" or some other values it will display focus as NaN and just shoot black blank images. It's just the tip of the iceberg. Developers don't seem to test the app at all. PS. Just updated. Now it can't even focus anymore. Just keeps trying infinitely.

Eth. S. Feb 13, 2021     

I used this app years ago, then updated my phone, can't remember which one, and it stopped working. So, I have reloaded the new version and it's working great so far. I love the intervalometer (sp?). Set to take a photo every few seconds for either a number of photos, or a set length of time. Lots of other great features. I'm happy to have it in my bag of apps again.

And. C. Jun 23, 2021     

It seemed to work fine when I installed it 2 days ago, but now the controls are there but the viewfinder is just a black screen. Yesterday it started black, I fiddled with settings and got a picture that was half green, then without changing other settings suddenly it was fine. But today it's all black. Will try to reinstall, but don't have high hopes.

Ond. T. F. Feb 28, 2021     

It says you can take long exposure pictures up to 60 seconds. The instructions arent for this app tho. Pics of the interface for basic operation dont match even a little. None of the steps in the instructions are accurate at all. None of the descriptions match up. Garbage.. I dont think this app can even take long exposures. Been messing around for a really long time trying to find the option w No luck. Gonna poke around a little more and delete it if it wont do what i downloaded it to do .

Ida. L. Mar 30, 2019     

I tried using it for astrophotography, mounting the phone to the camera, but it definitely didn't work properly. Longer exposure times do not result in a deeper image. Once it had an audacity to tell me that no frames were sent for a long exposure image, so I suspect that it internally takes a series of images and coadds them, which, well, coadd the noise as well, so it is impossible to collect enough light on anything that isn't visible in the preview window. You can get star trails of the brightest stars, but any nebulosity, any faint objects, you can forget about it. Not to mention, it is very battery hungry.

Tru. B. Jan 12, 2019     

This app is horrible for Android users! I downloaded the app and was even excited about the being able to control the ISO, Shutter Speed, and Exposure before taking the shot. But I often resulted to using the auto mode due to a lack of control with the exposure tool! The screen would often become very dark and the exposure tool could not be clicked on. Also images came out extremely pixilated. I got better results from my phone' s HDR settings

rol. r. Dec 20, 2019     

Decent camera but a bit slow. Out of 5 tested apps this landed in the middle of the pack. I have done several tests on various decides, clean cache and memory, clean start etc. It takes 1.5 x the amout of time from the best performers (also free) from "start of the app to the first shot and picture saved". Every second counts of you need to make picture as fast as possible.

Jam. K. Aug 7, 2019     

The feature that I wanted most (interval/timelapse) does not work. It crashes the app 100% of the time. Support does not respond, and the website's FAQ self-help support page does not have any info on it at all. The search function returns 0 results, no matter what I search for. Too bad because some of the features seem nice, but I could not possibly recommend this to anyone with the fact that it crashes and offers ZERO support.

Ste. L. Apr 27, 2020     

Installed and uninstalled in 30 seconds. I understand it's a free version but what I don't understand is why it gives you a max resolution of 2.1 mp. Give us photo in our cameras with full resolution with a watermark so we can get a real feel of the app. After that, we can purchased the paid version if we like it (which I won't be doing).

Ren. M. Nov 25, 2019     

Interface is really not appealing. What so ever. Basic privileges are subpar due to the fact that other free apps achieve the same results or do better. Premium privileges don't seem worth the price, like why am I going to pay for high quality when my stock already shoots the highest quality. Also I'm not sure if some of the premium features are even available for my device I.E. I definitely know I can't take RAW pictures. It's just not worth the buy and free version doesnt give enough to decide

Tho. J. Jul 11, 2021     

App crashes constantly and repeatedly after running only a minute or two, or less. Controls look fine, but that's rather moot, when you can't get it to run long enough to actually take a photo... The only positive thing I can say about it, is that it uninstalled flawlessly. I, unfortunately, can't give it zero stars.

A. G. u. Sep 21, 2018     

Crashes and hangs Very nice when it works. However if crashes after phone goes into sleep mode and is woken up .. the camera comes back up on wake up but it's frozen and must be cleared with the task manager. Also other bugs. Love the features the layout just wish it worked without hanging and crashing.

Rap. N. Oct 3, 2019     

I'd buy the paid version if it was reliable. I got a new Xiaomi Mi 9T (Redmi K20) which is still unrooted and on stock rom. Whenever I press the "Interval shooting" option, it just closes itself. I want to use my phone for making long-exposure timelapses at night. Would be great if you could look into the problem, as I said, I'd be happy to pay if it worked!

Pro. D. Apr 15, 2020     

Great App. I tried this on my Samsung s9+. Too be honest I don't know why I tried it maybe just board in Lockdown. Anyway I took a few photo's and noticed straight away that Fv-5 was a lot clearer and colours where better too. I did a zoom comparison and on the phones own software the picture was not that clear on max zoom. With FV-5 it zoomed in more and was very clear. I took a photo of stones and rubble and even the smallest stones you could see clearly. Going for full ver for sure.

az9. Mar 12, 2022     

The exposure bracketing is not customizable good enough level. It sort of works automatically, it captures 5,6, or 7 photos (even if set to 0.7 EV and 7 photos. Also shutter speed jumps around. I only wanted to save DNG, but it saves jpg png and dng same time. Biggest positive is png save speed, it's fast, 7 photos take 15 seconds, HedgeCam takes 240 seconds.

Joh. M. Jul 24, 2019     

Had the payed version of the older app. Bhought I'd try this out. But no. Like that one, I film in 1080p and it seems to work fine... but try switching to 2160p (UHD) and the app crashes the moment you presd pause... it was the same on my note4 as on my current One+5t... the fact that they went to a new app without fixing these basics seems fishy... not to mention that even if it worked on the new one I'd have to pay for something I have already payed for... so no... I do not trust these guys.

M. U. Dec 14, 2019     

The app is unusable after paying for the pro with Xperia XZ1 Compact. It shows only 8MP max resolution (I could live with that) and it gets stuck after taking one or two photos every time. It just shows a rotating circle and won't do anything. For taking another photo I have to kill and restart the app or change to front camera and back. Weird is that the Lite version works alright.

Wan. Z. Nov 13, 2018     

It used to work great! I mainly used the time lapse feature and I even managed to shoot a star track time lapse with it. Sadly it stopped working after last Android system upgrade and now time lapse mode crashes the app every single time. Too bad they stopped updating the app.

See. M. May 19, 2020     

Reasonable app. I like being in control of iso and other manual things that my onboard camera app doesn't have. I have an oppo a5s. What I don't like: Very often the app crashes. Almost every time I open it. So I need to start it several times. Minimum iso I can set is 100 though meta data of auto iso pictures tell me my phone has a lower base iso than 100. I also don't like that below 1 second you can't really control the shutter time. There is no 1/16 eg but only "short" and "long".

Hea. S. Sep 4, 2021     

Very disappointed. When I first downloaded this app it WAS awesome! Settings were easily operational. Images clean clear detailed nice color. I do alot of nature and astrotography so quality and setting options are very important. You guys ruined a good thing. It also has issues with permission settings which was my final draw when I wasn't even using my phone it turned on taking pics no joke one day over 4000!!!! An it kept overiding my control n security settings not F'n cool!👎🖕✌️

Aar. M. Jun 13, 2021     

This is Great! All of the basic manual controls I've been wanting on my phone! Works well. Easy to use, opens fast, no brainwork -- just adjust and capture. Now I have wayyyyyy more control over my images, and I almost feel like I have my FujiFilm with me rather than my LG Stylo 5. If I happen to have my extra lenses and tripod in my backpack, it's as though I have a full setup without feeling like I'm carrying extra gear!

Abh. K. Dec 3, 2018     

To developers @FGAE , Hello dev team. I have been using this app for quite Some time now maybe a year and i am really impressed by the controls this app provied over the camera. But there are two things i think should be pointed out. Firstly the focusing in low light imaging is a little disappointing because it takes quite a while to focus. Which it does successfully sometimes. Secondly, i really think you should work on your algorithms. I have tried same combination of Camera settings on same object one with default camera and other with your app. The app gives good photos but a lot of noise gets added. Which is really disappointing considering how good this app is. I am sure with your timely updates these little issues will resolved too.

Tom. Z. Nov 3, 2018     

Long exposure images look like water colour and don't actually "expose" the image e.g. make it lighter, the image doesn't get any lighter even on 60+ seconds exposure on tripod, anyway to fix this? My default camera app supports 32 second exposures and it does it really well, not sure what this app is doing differently :/

Bob. K. Aug 6, 2019     

This app only works on older versions of Android software. I have an old phone running 4.3 and the app works fine, but on my every day Samsung, nothing works. Probably because the app hasn't been updated in at least 3 years. So if you have the latest and greatest, don't bother, because it's not going to work. But on my old samsung Android, all functions are operating well. I would give it 5 stars for the old version, but zero stars because it's way out of date. So it gets a 3. Grab an old Android

sam. h. Apr 23, 2022     

this app is good but when i take a picture my picture is un mirrored plss fix it have a mirror botton

CJ. B. Dec 16, 2021     

I just started using FV-5 lite with my Nokia 5.4 which has a decent camera for the price point, 46MB quad "Ziess" lense etc.. Only the default software is lacking, "Burst" mode was sporadic, timing was off, laggy focus etc. Now everything feels tight and responsive, burst & focus is quick and steady. I can see myself upgrading to pro very soon.

jim. d. Jul 11, 2020     

Doesn't record videos. Doesn't have full shutter or exposure control. Doesn't have a timer. I need an app with manual aperture and shutter speeds and exposure controls. Doesn't do long exposures. Only used it a few times so far but looking for these features came up empty.

Pat. L. May 1, 2019     

Max resolution 2048x1536, or buy Pro.... As settings options apears under home button, app is quite useless. As soon as I try to change a setting, home button is activated and I'm on the home screen. If I pay, does Pro version work. Not even going to try. If you don't have the time to do it correct the first tme, when will you have time to do it correct? ISO set to 100, my guess is it really is1600. Lot of settings, but non of them change anything.

Zul. T. Sep 18, 2019     

There's a bug in my Realme 3 Pro. After I do an act (settings, see album, or anything else), always close the app by itself. And when I click the album, there's another bug in the display, the photo's position is down of the display, not center. Please fix :)

Zai. V. Mar 20, 2019     

A lot of options which can overwhelm users.You could try to scale down the ui and add labels for the options because i cant seem to find which option does what? Also you need to make the icons smaller.A tutorial or guide on manual photography and how to take advantages of the features would be a massive help.As it stands right now this is only meant for the "know it all" experts photography demographic.