CyanogenMod is more than just a plain version of the Android OS. It has some attractive features and one among them was the camera app called Focal, which is a highly customized and feature rich camera application available. However, its developer XpLoDWilD has decided to remove Focal Camera from CyanogenMod and released it into Play Store for everyone’s use.

Focal Camera works on all Android phones running on Android 4.2 and later and provides attractive device-specific features including PicSphere, which is an open source replacement for Google’s PhotoSpheres for taking 360° sphere shots and more.


The app is currently in beta and support for both photo and video mode including many features like burst mode, timer mode, scene mode, shutter speed on Sony devices, and more. Besides PicSphere, it has a panorama mode as well, but currently semi-broken on some devices.


In photo mode, you also have access to a few tools, such as automatic picture enhancement (auto-awesome), or a rule of thirds overlay. On some devices, settings such as Color adjustment, HDR and a manual light measure point are also available.

Keep in mind that there are likely some bugs in Focal camera, as currently it is a beta version, but according to reports, it is stable on newer phones. Focal is open source and you can grab the source code at Github.

You can download Focal Camera (beta) free from Play Store for Android phone running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and later.

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