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    Using various capturing modes

    Arrow left Xperia L3 support overview

    Use the capturing modes to take more creative photos and videos, and share them with your friends. You can create virtual scenes, panoramic photos, and more. You can also use capturing modes provided by Google.


    You can take pictures with the Bokeh effect when using the dual camera on your device. The Bokeh effect decreases focus in the background of a photo to emphasise objects at the foreground, for an artistic effect.

    To take a photo with Bokeh effect

    1. When using the camera, tap Mode > Bokeh.
    2. To adjust the background defocus strength, tap (Dual camera effect icon) > (Bokeh icon). Drag the slider to adjust.
    3. To adjust the brightness, tap Skin brightness icon(Brightness icon). Drag the slider to adjust.
    4. Tap the shutter button to take a photo.


    If you get too close to or too far to an object while using the Bokeh effect, a warning message appears. If this happens, adjust the distance between your camera and the object to take the photo with Bokeh effect.


    Use the Panorama app to take wide-angle and panoramic photos.

    To take a panoramic photo

    1. When using the camera, tap Mode.
    2. Tap Panorama icon (Panorama icon).
    3. Tap the shutter button.
    4. Move the camera slowly and steadily in the direction of movement indicated on the screen.

    Portrait selfie

    Portrait selfie allows you to take better-looking selfies.

    Portrait selfie overview

    Bokeh icon


    Applies a blurring effect around a person

    Soft skin icon

    Soft Skin

    Softens skin tones

    Skin brightness icon

    Skin brightness

    Brightens skin tones

    Eye enlargement icon

    Eye enlargement

    Enlarges eyes

    Slender face icon

    Slender face

    Makes your face look slimmer

    To take a selfie with Portrait selfie

    1. When using the camera, tap Mode > Portrait selfie mode icon (Portrait selfie icon).
    2. Tap the icon for the effect you want to apply, and drag the slider to adjust the effect. If desired, adjust the other effects in the same way.
    3. Tap the shutter button to take a photo.


    You can save your portrait in the same direction as the preview by tapping (Mirroring icon) > On.

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