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    General camera settings

    Capturing modes overview

    You can choose from a range of capturing modes. Simply swipe up or down on the camera screen to switch between them.

    Manual

    Manually adjust camera settings such as resolution, white balance and ISO.

    Superior auto

    Optimise your settings to suit any scene.

    Video camera

    Manually adjust video settings to suit any scene.

    Auto face detection

    The camera automatically detects faces and indicates them with frames. A coloured frame shows which face has been selected for focus. Focus is set to the face closest to the centre of the camera. You can also tap one of the frames to select which face should be in focus.

    Auto-capturing

    Turn on auto-capturing to take pictures automatically using one of the options below.

    Smile Shutter Use Smile Shutter™ technology to photograph a face just as it smiles. The camera detects up to five faces and selects one face for smile detection and auto focus. When the selected face smiles, the camera automatically takes a photo.
    Off When auto-capturing is off, you can take photos using the shutter button or the camera key.

    To take a photo using Smile Shutter™

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Tap .
    3. Find and tap Auto-capturing > Smile Shutter.
    4. Point the camera at your subject. The camera selects which face to focus on.
    5. The face appears inside a coloured frame and the photo is taken automatically as soon as a smile is detected.
    6. If no smile is detected, press the shutter button to take the photo manually.

    Saving a photo's geographic location

    Enable the Save location function to geotag your photos - saving the approximate geographical location as you shoot. The geographical location is determined by wireless networks and GPS technology.

    When appears on the camera screen, Saving location is turned on but the geographical position has not been found. When appears, Saving location is turned on and the geographical location is available, so the geographical location can be added to your photo. When neither of these two symbols appears, Saving location is disabled.

    To turn on geotagging

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Tap .
    3. Tap More, then tap the slider beside Save location to enable or disable the function.
    4. If you are enabling geotagging, you are prompted to enable Location services if they are not already enabled. Tap OK, then tap the Location slider.

    Touch capture

    With Touch capture, simply tap anywhere on the camera screen to take a photo.
    On
    Front camera only
    Off

    Touch to adjust

    Touch the screen to choose an area to focus on while taking pictures.

    Focus only
    Focus and brightness

    This function is available in Superior auto mode only.

    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 of notifications, ringtones and music.
    Shutter Use the volume key to take photos.

    Sound

    When you take a photo or start recording a video, the Camera makes a shutter sound. If you use the self-timer, it will make a series of beeps to mark the countdown. You can choose to turn these sounds 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.

    Grid lines

    You can use grid lines as a visual aid while shooting to help you find the right composition for your photo.

    Grid lines are only shown on the camera screen while shooting, and do not appear in the final photo.

    Quick launch

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

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

    To adjust colour and brightness

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Tap > Colour and brightness.
    3. Drag the sliders to the desired positions to adjust colour and brightness.

    This setting is only available in the Superior auto and Video camera modes.

    White balance, focus, exposure and shutter speed

    White balance, 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 is displayed. Focus and shutter speed can be set for either manual or automatic adjustment.

    White balance

    Auto

    Adjust the colour balance automatically.

    Incandescent

    Adjust the colour balance for warm lighting conditions, such as under light bulbs.

    Fluorescent

    Adjust the colour balance for fluorescent lighting.

    Daylight

    Adjust the colour balance for sunny outdoor conditions.

    Cloudy

    Adjust the colour balance for a cloudy sky.

    Focus AF

    Adjust focus automatically.

    Focus MF

    Adjust focus manually.

    SS auto

    Adjust shutter speed automatically.

    SS 1/8

    Adjust shutter speed manually.

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