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    Still camera settings

    Arrow left Xperia L1 support overview

    To adjust the still camera settings

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. To display all settings, tap .
    3. Select the setting that you want to adjust, then edit as desired.

    Still camera settings overview

    Resolution

    Choose between several resolutions and aspect ratios before taking a photo. A photo with a higher resolution has a higher quality, but requires more memory.

    Main camera:

    13MP

    4096×3072 (4:3)

    13 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.

    10MP

    4208×2368 (16:9)

    10 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on widescreen displays.

    Front camera:

    5MP

    2560×1920 (4:3)

    5 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.

    3MP

    2560×1440 (16:9)

    3 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on widescreen displays.

    Self-timer

    With the self-timer, you can take a photo without holding the device. Use this function to take self-portraits or group photos with everyone in the photo. You can also use the self-timer if you want to avoid shaking the camera when taking photos.

    10 sec. Set a 10-second delay in taking the photo from when you tap the shutter button or press the camera key.
    3 sec. Set a 3-second delay in taking the photo from when you tap the shutter button or press the camera key.
    Off The photo is taken as soon as you tap the shutter button or press the camera key.

    Soft Skin Effect

    You can turn on the Soft Skin Effect on your device to make skin tones slightly softened while taking selfies in Manual and Superior auto capturing modes.

    Object tracking

    When you select an object by touching it in the viewfinder, the camera tracks it for you.

    HDR

    Use the HDR (High Dynamic Range) setting to take a photo against strong back light or in conditions where the contrast is sharp. HDR compensates for the loss of detail and produces a picture that is representative of both dark and bright areas.

    This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

    ISO

    The ISO sensitivity can be set to adjust automatically, or can be manually adjusted to sensitivity settings ranging from 100 to 3200.

    This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

    Metering

    This function automatically determines a well-balanced exposure by measuring the amount of light striking the subject you want to capture.

    Face Measures the amount of light on your subject’s face, and adjusts the exposure so that the face is neither too dark nor too bright.
    Centre Determines the centre of the image, and sets the exposure based on the brightness of the subject there.
    Spot Adjusts the exposure in a very small part of the subject that you want to capture.
    Touch Adjusts the exposure to the desired part of the subject when you touch the screen.

    This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

    Flash

    Use the flash to take photos when lighting conditions are poor or when there is a backlight. The following options are available when you tap the flash icon on the camera screen:

    Auto The camera automatically determines whether the lighting conditions require the use of a flash.
    Fill flash Use this setting when the background is brighter than the subject. This setting removes unwanted dark shadows.
    Red-eye reduction Reduces the red colour of eyes when taking a photo.
    Off The flash is turned off. Sometimes photo quality can be better without the flash, even if lighting conditions are poor. Taking a good photo without using the flash requires a steady hand. Use the self-timer to avoid blurred photos.
    Torch The flash shines continuously while taking pictures.

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