10 Best Android 3D camera apps to capture Cool 3D, 360 & VR Images

Last Updated On: May 10th, 2017
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Wouldn’t it be cool to take pictures in 3D with your android smartphone? Here is a list of the best 3D camera apps for Android.

The smartphones did not come into the world only to improve communications, facilitate your work and become productive tools that inject into your lives. They also happened to make you waste time on social networks, games and take pictures of that moment you want to frame. In the last case, you can go a step further and take pictures with special effects. For this, you need to install a great 3D camera app.

Such apps can offer great effects on your photos, and many can offer three-dimensional pictures even if your device is not equipped with a 3D camera. Some apps also offer VR (virtual reality) photos, also known as 360-degree photos, where a single image can be created after capturing an entire scene. This technology involves the interactive viewing of wide-angle panoramic photographs encompassing a 360-degree spherical view, thereby offering a virtual tour. These can make fabulous two-dimensional photos look dated, as from a single standing position you can look around in any direction.

In Google Play Store, there are countless android camera apps that give you the option to add multiple effects and make particular types of pictures and work better than your device has by default. But what are the best 3D camera apps that can be downloaded free? All of the apps below offer a wide variety of features and if you want to check out some of the top ones available, do take a look at our choice of 10 best Android 3D camera apps from the Google Play Store.

Let’s grab these 3D camera app to take stunning pictures on your smartphone.

CAMERA 3D (free)

This is an impressive 360-degree photo app that makes GIF images on your Android device. It can automatically provide one 3D image set taken from up to 99 photos (depending on the available amount of memory on your device), and these 3D images can then be shared from the My Upload section. The app features a vibrating stereo mode where 2 images from your gallery can be previewed and vibrated to produce a 3D effect, with the ability to change the vibration speed by sliding the screen. Another feature is multi-angle where 3 or more images can be previewed as a multi-angle 3D picture, and the faces of the image can be controlled with an accelerometer/slide.

Images can be saved as an animated GIF or exported to an SD card. Advice from the developers when capturing your images includes taking them from left to right, sliding the screen to change the overlay opacity of the last picture, and trying to position the object in the middle of the display. Do note this is a beta version so at present the app does not support all devices.

PHOGY (free)

This unique and innovative app allows you to create 3D moving selfies (known as Phogies) and images that can be shared through social networks or email, or used as the wallpaper on your device. No special hardware is required, other than your smartphone of course, and a neat feature with this one is that when you move your handset the 3D effect of your picture also moves. Simply taking a picture and then moving your smartphone will activate the Android 3D camera app.

The app is free, and you can get upgraded features through in-app purchases. These include an unlimited amount of Phogies, higher-quality mp4 files and gifs, customization with filters, and more.

3D CAMERA (free)

3D Camera apps for android

You can try out this easy-to-use app to get the standard camera on your Android smartphone to produce pretty decent 3D stereo photographs. Features include cross-eyed stereogram creation, animated images viewable in picture browsers, automatic cropping, photo tuning, and color anaglyph creation. The results can then be shared to social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and if you don’t want the ads you can remove them via an in-app purchase.

CARDBOARD CAMERA (free)

This very decent app has a high 4.3-star rating on the Google Play Store and enables VR (virtual reality) photos. The app gives assistance in taking the pictures, and the images produced to provide a 3D experience and lets users enjoy those magical moments from all directions. However, you will need to put your device into a Google Cardboard viewer to see the pictures in VR. This app features a picture gallery, and the latest update to this app also brings sharing facility so that you can send the photos on social media or via email.

CANDY 360 SELFIE CAMERA (free)

As its name suggests, this app is specifically aimed at the many selfie lovers out there. A great selfie camera app which is easy to use with 3D graphics and more than 70 filters, and you can use more than one flattering filter for each picture or add further filters later. If you make a mistake with the filters, you don’t need to worry that your original image has been changed, as the app will also store the previous versions.

Features include a silent mode, a timer, crop re-touch, and a selection of different cropping ratios. You can choose a decorative frame for your finished image and provide shadow, color, texture background, candy background, metal background and more. You can also add text, stickers, and emotions, and share your photos with others in the Candy 360 community.

FYUSE – 3D PHOTOS (free)

If you have a smartphone, you can use Fyuse for 3D images. Dubbed ‘fyuses’ they allow users to view scenes at different angles and these can be activated either by swiping the screen or tilting the phone. Fyuse also aims to engage its users by acting as a social platform where your images can be shared within the app. As well as this they can be shared via email, text, and further social platforms. To use the app you’ll need a smartphone with accelerometer, gravity, and gyroscope sensors, and each camera to have at least 720p resolution.

GUN CAMERA 3D SIMULATOR (free)

Gun Camera 3D Simulator app

This is an entirely different kind of app to those above, as it offers a 3D augmented reality experience. Users can get an idea of how to handle a gun with the Gun Camera 3D virtual reality app and can choose from a variety of pistols and rifles. Realistic weapons are held in front of your eyes, and the game also features night vision cameras and an array of special effects.

GUN CAMERA 3D certainly gives you a feeling for shooting, although we’re not sure we agree with the developer’s claims that it will teach you how to handle a gun safely.

CAMERADA 3D CAMERA, VR CAMERA (free)

We thought the previous app offered something different, but Camerada also brings something unique to the table on top of providing 3D photos. The idea is to create virtual reality 3D video by linking smartphones close by rather than using costly specialized equipment. You can then enjoy the videos using the inbuilt VR media player, with VR viewers or goggles or Red-Cyan 3D glasses. Features include a single-user mode for capturing 2D videos. These can then be rendered in VR mode for viewing in VR goggles.

There’s also a dual-phone mode where two nearby smartphones can be automatically linked for creating stereoscopic 3D videos. A multi-phone mode, where 3 or more friends can join in on the action to produce 360-degree/panoramic 3D videos, is planned for a future update.

PANORAMA 360: VR PHOTOS (free)

This is an excellent app and is a good choice for creating 360-degree PRO panoramas. Using just one tap you can create a seamless panorama by simply moving your smartphone as steadily as you can from left to right. The panorama image is then created in less than one minute by stitching the frames together, and the high-resolution results can be directly uploaded and shared via Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr as either flat images or via a 3D viewer.

The app engages with its users through a real-time panorama feed, and among the many features are automatic SD card storage, non-compass capture, Photosphere integration, automatic geotagging, and HD option. You can also see other Panoramas close to the area where you are by using the Nearby feature.

PHEREO 360 PHOTO (free)

Last but definitely not least is the Phereo app, which is certainly one of our favorites for capturing high-quality 3D photos. One of the highlights of this app is that you can also create your own gallery to share. As well as this, you can look at featured galleries and browse through the huge choice of some of the most beautiful 3D shots taken across the world. The app includes full native 3D mode support for some Android smartphones and tablets (see Google Play Store description) but if you haven’t one of the listed devices you can still use it to lesser effect. It supports various viewing modes including Wiggle, Mono, Anaglyph, and Google Cardboard. Supported formats are JPS, side-by-side JPEG, and MPO.

Last thoughts

All of these apps are free to download and although a few offer in-app purchases, for the majority of the time you won’t require them. Our choice of 10 best Android 3D camera apps cover several aspects, so as well as 3D images you can also enjoy a virtual reality gaming experience or create virtual reality 3D videos. These third-party apps are all designed to optimize the usual capabilities of your smartphone camera and get more out of it, so do check them out and tell us what you think using the comments box below. Alternatively, if you regularly use a 3D camera app for Android devices that you think should have been included in this selection, why not tell us about it so that other readers might also enjoy it.