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    General camera settings

    Arrow left Xperia T3 support overview

    Capturing mode settings overview

    Icn sony camera superior auto Superior auto
    Optimise your settings to suit any scene.
    Icn sony camera mode manual Manual
    Adjust camera settings manually.
    Icn sony camera ar effect AR effect
    Take photos with virtual scenes and characters.
    Icn sony camera picture effect Creative effect
    Apply effects to photos or videos.
    Icn sony camera time shift Timeshift burst
    Find the best photo from a burst of images.
    Icn sony camera social cast Social live
    Broadcast live video to Facebook™.
    Icn sony sweep panorama Sweep Panorama
    Use this setting to take wide-angle, panoramic photos. Just press the camera key and move the camera steadily from one side to the other.
    Icn sony cam portrait retouch Portrait retouch
    Take photos with real-time portrait styles.

    Superior auto

    Superior auto mode detects the conditions in which you are shooting and automatically adjusts the settings to ensure that you take the best photo possible.

    Manual mode

    Use Manual mode when you want to manually adjust your camera settings for taking photos and videos.

    AR effect

    You can apply AR (augmented reality) effects to your photos and make them more fun. This setting lets you integrate 3D scenes into your photos as you take them. Just select the scene you want and adjust its position in the viewfinder.

    Creative effect

    You can apply different effects on your photos or videos. For example, you can add a Nostalgic effect to make photos look older or a Sketch effect for a more fun image.

    Timeshift burst

    The camera takes a burst of 31 photos in a window of two seconds – one second before and after you press the camera key. So you can go back and find the perfect image.

    To use Timeshift burst

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Tap Icn sony camera superior auto, then select Icn sony camera time shift .
    3. To take photos, press the camera key fully down and then release it. The photos taken appear in thumbnail view.
    4. Scroll through the thumbnails and select the photo that you want to save, then tap Icn sony camera timeshift save.

    Social live

    Social live is a camera shooting mode that lets you stream video live to your Facebook™ page. You just need to have an active internet connection and be logged into Facebook™. Videos can be up to 10 minutes long.

    To broadcast live video using Social live

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Tap Icn sony camera superior auto, then select Icn sony camera social cast .
    3. Log in to your Facebook™ account.
    4. Tap Icn sony gingerbread cam start recording to start broadcasting.
    5. To take a photo during the broadcast, tap Icn sony camera onscreen lock button .
    6. To stop broadcasting, tap Icn sony gingerbread cam stop recording .

    Portrait retouch

    Use this feature to apply touch-up effects to portrait photos as you take them so that you ensure the best results.

    To use the Portrait retouch feature

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Tap Icn sony camera superior auto, then tapIcn sony cam portrait retouch .
    3. Tap Icn sony cam style selector and select the portrait style that you want to apply to the photo.
    4. To delete the applied portrait style, tap the subject's face on the camera screen.
    5. To compare the applied portrait style with the original portrait, touch and hold the camera screen.
    6. To take a photo, press the camera key fully down and then release it.

    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

    Geotagging

    Tag photos with details of where you took them.

    Touch capture

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

    Shutter sound

    Choose to turn on or turn off the shutter sound.

    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.

    White balance

    This function adjusts the colour balance according to the lighting conditions. The white balance setting icon Icn sony cam white balance main is available on the camera screen.

    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.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.


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