The Android Market has a lot of hidden gems; Apps that don't get much of the spotlight but are actually better than some that do.
One of them is my recent discovery: lgCamera by RubberBigPepper
I stumbled upon it while looking for a video camera application that has macro or close-up shooting mode.
If you're tired of the limited features of the default camera app on your Android phone, then I'd suggest you give this one a go. Here's a clip I recorded showing how lgCamera's interface looks:
As you can see, it has 2 modes; still camera and camcorder. lgCamera supports all resolutions for both photos and videos that your phone can give you by default; For example, if your phone can shoot 8 MegaPixel photos and 1080p Full HD videos, lgCamera - just like the default cam app - will give you those.
But it does a lot more than that. In still mode, there's an anti-shake feature, forced autofocus before shooting as well as time and date overlay; some stuff you won't get with the default app. In video mode, it allows you to choose the frame rate, the audio and video bitrate and lets you record with torchlight on.
But for me, what's totally cool about lgCamera is that it gave my LG Optimus 2X's video camera a macro or close-up mode! As a tech blogger, that feature is important to me. You see, LG Optimus 2X comes with an 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera and oddly enough, a fixed focus video camera. So, by default, the still camera can take close-up shots but the camcorder cannot. I thought, 'They share the same lens! There has to be a way to get around this.'
And lgCamera offered the solution. RubberBigPepper developers are the best, I tell you.
Android fans, you can get lgCamera for free via the Android Market. The Pro version sells for only Php 85.17.