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    General camera settings

    Capturing mode settings overview

    Icn sony camera superior auto Superior auto
    Optimise your settings to suit any scene.
    Icn sony camera mode manual Manual
    Adjust camera settings manually.
    Icn sony camera defocus Background defocus
    Blur the background of your photos to make your subject look sharper in comparison.
    Icn sony camera ar effect AR effect
    Take photos with virtual scenes and characters.
    Icn sony camera picture effect Creative effect
    Apply effects to photos or videos.
    Icn sony camera time shift Timeshift burst
    Find the best photo from a burst of images.
    Icn sony camera social cast Social live
    Broadcast live video to Facebook™.
    Icn sony sweep panorama Sweep Panorama
    Use this setting to take wide-angle, panoramic photos. Just tap the screen and move the camera steadily from one side to the other.
    Portrait retouch
    Take photos with real-time portrait styles.

    Info-eye™

    The Info-eye™ application helps you search for information about things around you using your camera viewfinder. For example, you can snap a photo of a landmark and receive information about it right on your screen. Or you can take a photo of a book or scan a QR code and get background information instantly.

    Note

    Info-eye™ can only recognise selected landmarks or objects.

    AR effect

    You can apply AR (augmented reality) effects to your photos and make them more fun. This setting lets you integrate 3D scenes into your photos as you take them. Just select the scene you want and adjust its position in the viewfinder.

    Timeshift burst

    The camera takes a burst of 61 photos in a window of two seconds – one second before and after you press the camera key. So you can go back and find the perfect image.

    To use Timeshift burst

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Tap Icn sony camera superior auto, then select Icn sony camera time shift .
    3. To take photos, press the camera key fully down and then release it. The photos taken appear in thumbnail view.
    4. Scroll through the thumbnails and select the photo that you want to save, then tap Icn sony camera timeshift save.

    Social live

    Social live is a camera shooting mode that lets you stream video live to your Facebook™ page. You just need to have an active internet connection and be logged into Facebook™. Videos can be up to 10 minutes long.

    To broadcast live video using Social live

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Tap Icn sony camera superior auto, then select Icn sony camera social cast .
    3. Log in to your Facebook™ account.
    4. Tap Icn sony gingerbread cam start recording to start broadcasting.
    5. To take a photo during the broadcast, tap Icn sony camera onscreen lock button .
    6. To stop broadcasting, tap Icn sony gingerbread cam stop recording .

    Quick launch

    Use Quick launch settings to launch the camera when the screen is locked.

    Launch only
    After you drag Icn sony camera cap mode normal upwards, the main camera is launched from sleep mode.
    Launch and capture
    After you drag Icn sony camera cap mode normal upwards, the still camera is launched from sleep mode and a photo is captured.
    Launch and record video
    After you drag Icn sony camera cap mode normal upwards, the video camera is launched from sleep mode and starts recording.
    Off

    Geotagging

    Tag photos with details of where you took them.

    Touch capture

    Identify a focus area, and then touch the camera screen with your finger. The photo is taken as soon as you release your finger.

    Shutter sound

    Choose to turn on or turn off the shutter sound when you record a video.

    Data storage

    You can choose to save your data either to a removable SD card or to your device's internal storage.

    Internal storage
    Photos or videos are saved on the device memory.
    SD card
    Photos or videos are saved on the SD card.

    White balance

    This function adjusts the colour balance according to the lighting conditions. The white balance setting icon Icn sony cam white balance main is available on the camera screen.

    Icn sony camera advanced settings white balance auto Auto
    Adjusts the colour balance automatically to suit the lighting conditions.
    Icn sony camera advanced settings white balance incandescent Incandescent
    Adjusts the colour balance for warm lighting conditions, such as under light bulbs.
    Icn sony camera advanced settings white balance fluorescent Fluorescent
    Adjusts the colour balance for fluorescent lighting.
    Icn sony camera advanced settings white balance daylight Daylight
    Adjusts the colour balance for sunny outdoor conditions.
    Icn sony camera advanced settings white balance cloudy Cloudy
    Adjusts the colour balance for a cloudy sky.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

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