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    Resolution and memory

    The number of photos and videos you can store depends on the resolution or MP (megapixel) value used and video length.

    High resolution photos and videos take up more memory, so keep in mind that a lower resolution can be suitable for everyday use.

    Check the memory status from time to time. When the memory is full, you can transfer photos and videos to another storage device to free up memory. See Maintenance using a computer.

    Choose whether to store photos and videos on your device’s internal storage or on an SD card using the Data storage option in the camera settings menu.

    To change the resolution

    1. When using the camera, tap Settings icon.
    2. Tap Resolution or Video resolution.
    3. Select the resolution and close the settings menu. The setting is saved for the selected capturing mode.

    You can set the resolution separately for each capturing mode.

    Photo resolutions

    Main camera:

    13MP

    4224×3136 (4:3). 13MP 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). 10MP resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on widescreen displays.

    Front camera:

    8MP

    3264×2448 (4:3). 8MP resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.

    5.8MP

    3200×1808 (16:9). 5.8MP resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on widescreen displays.

    Video resolutions

    HD refers to High Definition, while fps refers to Frames Per Second. A higher fps rate provides a smoother video, at the cost of a larger file size. The aspect ratio is the relationship between the width and the height, where the width is the first number.

    Main camera:

    Full HD (30 fps)

    1920×1080 (16:9). Full HD format with 30 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio.

    HD

    1280×720 (16:9). HD format with 16:9 aspect ratio.

    VGA

    640×480 (4:3). VGA (Video Graphics Array) format with 4:3 aspect ratio.

    MMS

    176×144 (11:9). MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) format with 11:9 aspect ratio. Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of this video format is limited so that video files can fit in a multimedia message.

    Front camera:

    Full HD

    1920×1080 (16:9). Full HD format with 16:9 aspect ratio.

    HD

    1280×720 (16:9). HD format with 16:9 aspect ratio.

    VGA

    640×480 (4:3). VGA (Video Graphics Array) format with 4:3 aspect ratio.

    MMS

    176×144 (11:9). MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) format with 11:9 aspect ratio. Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of this video format is limited so that video files can fit in a multimedia message.

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