1. pkguy323's Avatar
    I just tried A Better Camera (ABC) app alongside taking the same pic with stock Moto app. Both were on default settings. ABC app was lighter, better resolution, and settings friendly... And free. Looked like two different pics altogether. .

    Any other camera apps that you'd recommend for the Moto Z Play? I disabled the stock camera app so now when I double twist the phone, ABC comes on.
    11-06-2016 12:12 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    11-06-2016 12:55 PM
  3. NX1977's Avatar
    If you want HDR pics in A Better Camera you need the unlock app which for me in the UK was £0.99.

    The free app only allows 5 HDR pics all under 50k in size as I found out at my sons christening
    11-06-2016 02:25 PM
  4. azdmelani's Avatar
    Thanks for the open camera rec. Seriously like night and day with the Moto camera. At least I know it's not the hardware!Camera Apps....-1478609372478.jpg
    11-08-2016 06:49 AM
  5. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Does Open Camera help with low light pictures too? Or is that more of a hardware limitation?
    NX1977 likes this.
    11-08-2016 07:44 AM
  6. azdmelani's Avatar
    Attached Thumbnails Camera Apps....-1478658560546.jpg   Camera Apps....-1478658568342.jpg  
    11-08-2016 08:29 PM
  7. 1901Madison's Avatar
    I gave Open Camera a try and really like it. The Z Play is never going to have the best camera, but it is a very solid one. And Open Camera helps make it even better.
    11-09-2016 08:09 AM
  8. lgbalfa's Avatar
    i compared both open camera and the stock camera on the z play and cannot notice a difference.
    11-11-2016 09:04 PM
  9. pkguy323's Avatar
    I tried open camera.. Like ABC better and for 0.99, I get all the features. Since I disabled the stock camera, when I do the twist gesture, ABC pops up. Bonus. And... The stick camera had been freezing up the messenger app a lot.
    11-12-2016 12:12 AM
  10. lgGslateuser's Avatar
    I just tried A Better Camera, way to slow to snap the picture. Cancelled my purchase. Also tried VF-5 camera..Very nice features but no HDR.. I settled on Google camera. I'll have to try side by side with stock.
    11-23-2016 12:13 PM
  11. NX1977's Avatar
    Where did you find the Google camera app?
    lgGslateuser likes this.
    11-23-2016 01:58 PM
  12. lgbalfa's Avatar
    Does Open Camera help with low light pictures too? Or is that more of a hardware limitation?
    does anyone know the answer to this?
    11-25-2016 12:35 AM
  13. lgGslateuser's Avatar
    I had previously had this app with my moto X and droid turbo 2. I noticed it wasn't in the play store anymore.
    11-27-2016 03:30 PM
  14. CRitter's Avatar
    How do you set it up so Open camera is default and opens with double twist?

    11-27-2016 05:14 PM
  15. pkguy323's Avatar
    Disable the Moto camera app and the double twist will fire up the camera app you are using.
    11-28-2016 10:59 PM
  16. ratpakk2's Avatar
    I found the default camera to have super slow shutter speed. I installed A Better Camera and focusing and shutter speed is much faster. It also lets you save to the SD card, which the google camera app didn't. The only thing it seems to be missing is slow motion video. The interface is also very busy, but it beats waiting up to 6 seconds to take a single photo.
    12-02-2016 02:04 PM
  17. Spelcheker's Avatar
    My problem is that low light or hdr require you to hold the camera rock steady to keep from blurring. I own Camera Zoom FX which gets good ratings, but so far it doesn't seem much better. I'm still experimenting.
    12-05-2016 04:55 PM
  18. benjamminh's Avatar
    Some people get better and quicker shots by going into pro mode on the other Z models. I would think the Play has that mode, haven't checked my wife's one.
    12-05-2016 05:25 PM

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