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    Using various capturing modes

    Arrow left Xperia 10 support overview

    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 (AR effect icon) and select a scene.
    3. Tap the shutter button to take a photo or record a video.

    Bokeh

    You can take pictures with the Bokeh effect when using the dual camera on your device. The Bokeh effect decreases focus in the background of a photo to emphasise objects at the foreground, for an artistic effect.

    To take a photo with Bokeh effect

    1. When using the camera, tap Mode > Bokeh.
    2. To adjust the background defocus strength, tap (Dual camera effect icon) > (Bokeh icon). Drag the slider to adjust.
    3. To adjust the brightness, tap Skin brightness icon(Brightness icon). Drag the slider to adjust.
    4. Tap the shutter button to take a photo.

    Hint

    If you get too close to or too far to an object while using the Bokeh effect, a warning message appears. If this happens, adjust the distance between your camera and the object to take the photo with Bokeh effect.

    Creative effect

    With the Creative effect app you can preset effects and colour 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 (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. 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 (Panorama icon).
    3. 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

    Bokeh

    Applies a blurring effect around a person

    Soft skin icon

    Soft Skin

    Softens skin tones

    Skin brightness icon

    Skin brightness

    Brightens skin tones

    Eye enlargement icon

    Eye enlargement

    Enlarges eyes

    Slender face icon

    Slender face

    Makes your face look slimmer

    To take a selfie with Portrait selfie

    1. When using the camera, tap Mode > Portrait selfie mode icon (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. 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 video mode. The Slow motion effect is added after a video is recorded at normal speed.

    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 mode icon (Slow motion icon).
    3. Tap the shutter button to record a video.
    4. Tap Stop button (Stop button) to stop recording.
    5. Drag the blue circles to where you want the slow motion effect to appear.
    6. Tap (Save slow motion video icon) to save the video(s).

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