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Using various capturing modes

Use the capturing modes to take more creative photos and videos, and share them with your friends. You can create virtual scenes, panoramic photos, and more. You can also use capturing modes provided by Google.

AR effect

AR effect is the augmented reality app that lets you apply fantastical worlds to your photos or videos, and to create avatars and stickers.

Image of using a camera app.

To take a photo or record a video with an AR effect

  1. When using the camera, tap Mode.
  2. Tap (AR effect icon) and select a scene.
  3. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to take a photo or record a video.

Creative effect

With the Creative effect app you can preset effects and color filters before taking a photo or recording a video.

To take a photo or record a video with a creative effect

  1. When using the camera, tap Mode.
  2. Tap (Creative effect icon).
  3. Swipe to browse filters, or tap a filter to preview the effect.
  4. Tap (Apply creative effect icon) to apply the filter and return to the camera screen.
  5. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to take a photo or record a video.
  6. Tap (Switch filter icon) to switch filters.

Panorama

Use the Panorama app to take wide-angle and panoramic photos.

To take a panoramic photo

  1. When using the camera, tap Mode.
  2. Tap (Panorama icon).
  3. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button.
  4. Move the camera slowly and steadily in the direction of movement indicated on the screen.

Portrait selfie

Portrait selfie allows you to take better-looking selfies.

Portrait selfie overview

(Bokeh icon)

Applies a blurring effect around a person

(Soft skin icon)

Softens skin tones

(Skin brightness icon)

Brightens skin tones

(Eye enlargement icon)

Enlarges eyes

(Slender face icon)

Makes your face look slimmer

To take a selfie with Portrait selfie

  1. When using the camera, tap Mode > (Portrait selfie icon).
  2. Tap the icon for the effect you want to apply, and drag the slider to adjust the effect. If desired, adjust the other effects in the same way.
  3. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to take a photo.

Hint

You can save your portrait in the same direction as the preview by tapping (Mirroring icon) > On.

Slow motion videos

Add powerful effects to your videos with Slow motion and Super slow motion video modes. The Slow motion effect is added after a video is recorded at normal speed, while Super slow motion can be recorded in two ways. You can either record separate short videos in Super slow motion, or short sequences embedded within a video recorded at normal speed. Super slow motion videos can be recorded in HD or Full HD resolution.

Note

Good lighting conditions are essential when you record slow motion videos.

To add slow motion effect after recording a video

  1. When using the camera, tap Mode.
  2. Tap (Slow motion icon).
  3. Tap (Settings icon).
  4. Select Slow motion mode > Slow motion.
  5. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to record a video.
  6. Tap (Stop button) to stop recording.
  7. Drag the blue circles to where you want the slow motion effect to appear.
  8. Tap (Save slow motion video icon) to save the video(s).

To record a super slow motion video

  1. Tap Mode > (Slow motion icon).
  2. Tap (Settings icon).
  3. Select Slow motion mode > Super slow (one-shot).
  4. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to record a video in super slow motion. The recording stops automatically.

    Hint

    You can record a super slow motion video in HD or Full HD. When using Super slow motion mode, tap (Settings icon) > Video size and select a resolution.

To record a super slow motion sequence in a video

  1. Tap Mode > (Slow motion icon).
  2. Tap (Settings icon).
  3. Select Slow motion mode > Super slow motion.
  4. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to record a video.
  5. Tap (Super slow motion icon) one or more times to record time limited sequences in super slow motion. The recording continues.
  6. Tap (Stop button) to stop the recording.
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