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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.

    To switch between capturing modes

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Swipe the screen to the desired capturing mode.

    Superior auto

    Superior auto mode detects the conditions in which you are taking photos and automatically adjusts the settings to ensure that you take the best photos possible.

    Manual mode

    Use Manual mode when you want to manually adjust your camera settings for taking photos and videos.

    Save location

    Add geographical location (geotag) information to your photos when you take 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.

    Grid lines

    Choose to turn on or turn off the grid lines in your camera viewfinder.

    Auto photo preview

    You can choose to preview photos just after you shoot them.

    On
    After you shoot a photo, a preview of it appears in the lower right corner of the screen for 3 seconds.
    Front camera only
    After you shoot a photo with the front camera, a preview of it appears in the lower right corner of the screen for 3 seconds.
    Off
    The photo or video is saved after you shoot it, and no preview appears.

    Use Volume key as

    You can choose how you want to use the volume key when taking photos.

    Zoom
    Use the volume key to zoom in or out.
    Volume
    Use the volume key to adjust the volume.
    Shutter
    Use the volume key to take photos.

    Sound

    You can choose to turn the shutter sound on or off.

    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.

    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 inwards, the main camera is launched from sleep mode.
    Launch and capture
    After you drag Icn sony camera cap mode normal inwards, 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 inwards, the video camera is launched from sleep mode and starts recording.
    Off

    Colour and brightness

    You can adjust colour and brightness manually when the color and brightness settings icon Icn sony cam brightness color is displayed.

    White balance

    This setting, which is only available in Manual capturing mode, adjusts the colour balance according to the lighting conditions. You can also adjust the exposure manually in the -2.0 EV to +2.0 EV range. For example, you can increase the image brightness or decrease the overall exposure by tapping the plus or minus controls accordingly when the white balance setting icon Icn sony cam white balance main is displayed.

    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.
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