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    General camera settings

    Capturing modes

    Icn sony camera mode manual Manual
    Manually adjust camera settings such as resolutio, white balance and ISO.
    Icn sony camera superior auto Superior auto
    Optimise your settings to suit any scene.
    Icn sony camera switch video Video camera
    Manually adjust video settings such as resolution, HDR video and focus mode.
    Icn sony camera apps menu Camera apps
    Select camera applications manually.

    Note

    HDR video is only available if the video resolution is set to HD.

    To switch between capturing modes and camera apps

    1. Press and hold down the camera key.
    2. Swipe the screen to the desired capturing mode or to the application list.

    Camera apps

    Icn sony cam soundphoto Sound Photo
    Take photos with background sound.
    Icn sony camera ar effect AR effect
    Take photos or videos with virtual scenes and characters.
    Icn sony camera picture effect Creative effect
    Apply effects to photos or videos.
    Icn sony sweep panorama Sweep Panorama
    Take wide-angle and panoramic photos.
    Icn sony cam style portrait Style portrait
    Take photos with real-time portrait styles.
    Icn sony cam multicam Multi camera
    Record the same scene from multiple angles on a single screen.

    Multi camera mode

    Multi camera mode lets you shoot a photo or video that combines different angles from two different sources. Two camera displays appear on your device screen– one from your device’s camera, the other from a connected Xperia® device or a Sony camera that supports NFC and Wi-Fi Direct® technology.

    So if you’re at a concert venue, for example, and you want to capture a photo or video that combines a view of the band from one angle and the audience from another, you can use Multi camera mode for the best effect.

    You can set up Multi camera mode using NFC, which launches the pairing of the two devices using Wi-Fi Direct® technology.

    To use Multi camera mode

    1. Turn on the NFC function on both devices that you want to connect.
    2. Activate the camera on your device.
    3. Swipe the screen to select Icn sony camera apps menu, then select Icn sony cam multicam.
    4. On the screens of both devices, tap Icn sony menu add.
    5. Touch the NFC detection areas of each device together. Both devices should now connect using Wi-Fi Direct® technology.
    6. Once the devices are connected, two camera displays appear on your device screen– one from your device’s camera, the other from the camera of the connected device.
    7. To rearrange or reshape the camera displays, tap Icn sony camera multicam edit.
    8. When you are finished editing and are ready to capture the final combined photo or video, tap Done > Icn sony camera onscreen button.

    Sweep Panorama

    You can take wide-angle and panoramic photos from the horizontal or vertical direction in an easy press-and-sweep motion.

    To take a panoramic photo

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Swipe the screen to select Icn sony camera apps menu, then select Icn sony sweep panorama .
    3. To select a shooting direction, tap Icn sony camera pano direction.
    4. Press the camera key and move the camera slowly and steadily in the direction of movement indicated on the screen.

    Style Portrait

    You can use the Style Portrait feature to apply touch-up effects to portrait photos as you take them, to ensure the best results. You can also use the Magic beam setting to add a spotlight pattern for the eyes.

    To use the Style portrait feature

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Swipe the screen to select Icn sony camera apps menu, then select Icn sony cam style portrait.
    3. To display all styles, tap the style name that is currently selected, for example, Bubble.
    4. To add more styles, tap More.
    5. Select the style that you want to apply, then tap Icn sony camera onscreen lock button to take a photo.

    To use the Magic beam feature

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Swipe screen to select Icn sony camera apps menu, then tap Icn sony cam style portrait > Icn sony cam magic beam.
    3. To apply an inside eye spotlight effect, select a customised pattern.

    Downloading camera applications

    You can download free or paid camera applications from Google Play™ or other sources. Before you start downloading, make sure that you have a working internet connection, preferably over ‎Wi-Fi to limit data traffic charges.

    To download camera applications

    1. Open the camera application.
    2. Swipe the screen to select Icn sony camera apps menu, then tap Icn sony and homescreen add pane .
    3. Select the application that you want to download, and follow the instructions to complete the installation.

    Touch capture

    Identify a focus area, and then touch the camera screen with your finger. The photo is taken as soon as you release the screen.

    Touch Block

    You can disable the touch screen to avoid unintended touches when you are using the camera.

    Auto photo preview

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

    Unlimited
    The preview of the photo or video appears after you shoot it.
    5 seconds
    The preview of the photo or video apears for 5 seconds after you shoot it.
    3 seconds
    The preview of the photo or video appears for 3 seconds after you shoot it.
    Edit
    The photo or video opens for editing after you shoot it.
    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
    When this setting is activated, you can launch the camera when the screen is locked by pressing and holding down the camera key.
    Launch and capture
    When this setting is activated, you can launch the camera and capture a photo automatically when the screen is locked by pressing and holding down the camera key.
    Launch and record video
    When this setting is activated, you can launch the camera and start capturing video when the screen is locked by pressing and holding down the camera key.
    Off

    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/exposure value/HDR adjusting 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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