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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 cam multicam Multi camera
    Record the same scene from multiple angles on a single screen.
    Icn sony cam facein Face in picture
    Take photos using the front and rear cameras at the same time.
    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 ar mask AR mask
    Use other faces to mask your own.

    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 go to 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 button to take a photo.

    To use the Magic beam feature

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Swipe screen to go to 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.

    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 go to 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.

    Multi camera mode

    Multi camera mode lets you take a photo that combines images from two different angles and devices. You see two images in the camera viewfinder of your device – one from your own camera and one from a connected Xperia™ device or a Sony camera that supports NFC and Wi-Fi Direct™ technology. You can then edit what you see in the viewfinder before taking a photo.

    So if you’re at a concert venue, for example, and you want to capture a photo 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 functions on both devices that you want to connect.
    2. Activate the camera on your device.
    3. Swipe the screen to go to 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 to one other. Both devices should now connect using Wi-Fi Direct™ technology.
    6. Once the devices are connected, two images appear in the viewfinder of your device – one from the viewfinder of your camera and another from the viewfinder of the connected device.
    7. To edit the images in your viewfinder, tap Icn sony camera multicam edit.
    8. Edit the images as desired. For example, you can tap and hold an image and drag it to the other side of the viewfinder to change the order.
    9. When you are finished editing and are ready to capture the final combined image, tap Done > Icn sony camera onscreen button.

    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 go to Icn sony camera apps menu, then tap Icn sony interruption time add .
    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.

    Grid lines

    Choose to turn on or turn off the grid lines in your camera viewfinder.

    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.
    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

    To adjust colour and brightness

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Tap Icn sony menu settings l > find Colour and brightness.
    3. Drag the sliders to the desired positions to adjust colour and brightness.

    Note

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

    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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