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    Getting to know your camera

    Image showing where each function is located on the camera screen

    1 Front camera lens
    2 Switch between the front and main camera
    3 Camera settings
    4 Save your location
    5 Use the volume keys to zoom in or out
    6 Switch between taking photos and videos
    7 Use the camera key to activate the camera, take photos, or record videos
    8 Tap the thumbnail to view, share, or edit photos and videos
    9 Use the shutter button to take photos or record videos
    10 Go back or exit the camera
    11 Select a capturing mode
    12 Shortcut to the capturing mode last selected
    13 Self-timer
    14 Flash settings
    15 Select an aspect ratio
    16 Colour and brightness

    Basic camera tips

    • Make sure the lens is clean. A fingerprint or a little dirt can diminish photo quality.
    • Use the self-timer when you need extra time to prepare, or to avoid blurred photos.
    • Check your device’s memory status often. High-resolution photos and videos consume more memory.

    To launch the camera

    • Press the camera key fully down.
    • Tap Camera icon (Camera icon) from the Application screen.
    • Press the power key twice. Tap Settings > System > Power key behaviour > Launch camera switch to enable this function.

    Shutter button

    The shutter button is used differently depending on the capturing mode and activated features.

    Shutter button overview

    Capture button

    Take a photo

    Start button

    Record a video/Resume recording

    Pause button

    Pause a video

    Stop button

    Stop recording a video

    Self-timer on icon

    Self-timer is activated

    Touch capture on icon

    Touch capture is activated

    Touch capture and Self-timer on icon

    Touch capture and Self-timer are activated

    To change the aspect ratio

    1. While using the camera, tap (Aspect ratio icon).
    2. Select a setting.

    To adjust the camera settings

    1. While using the camera, tap (Settings icon).
    2. Swipe the list to view the available settings and select a setting.
    Image of the camera settings

    Note

    Available settings depend on the capturing mode selected.

    To view, share or edit photos and videos

    1. When using the camera, tap the thumbnail to open a photo or video.
    2. Swipe left or right to view your photos and videos.
    3. Tap the screen to edit a photo or video.

    Hint

    Your photos and videos are stored in the Album application. See Viewing photos and videos for more options.

    Capturing modes

    You can select capturing modes, such as Manual mode, by tapping Mode.

    Note

    Available settings depend on the capturing mode selected.

    Capturing modes overview

    The following are some of the main capturing modes.

    Portrait selfie mode icon

    Portrait selfie

    Take better-looking selfies

    Bokeh

    Take photos with a blurred effect

    Slow motion mode icon

    Slow motion

    Add a slow-motion effect after recording a video

    AR effect icon

    AR effect

    Take photos with virtual scenes and characters

    Manual mode icon

    Manual

    Take photos with manually adjusted camera settings

    Creative effect icon

    Creative effect

    Take photos with effects and colour filters

    Panorama icon

    Panorama

    Take wide-angle and panoramic photos

    Sound photo icon

    Sound Photo

    Record a background sound and take a photo at the same time

    To select a capturing mode

    • When using the camera, tap Mode and select a capturing mode.

    To switch between the main and front camera

    • When using the camera, tap (Switch camera icon) to switch between the main and front camera.

    Hint

    You can also switch between cameras by swiping down the camera screen.

    To use the zoom

    • Pinch in or out on the camera screen.
    • Use the volume key.

    Hint

    If you zoom in three or more times, this can affect image quality. Instead, take the photo without zoom, then crop it.

    To take a photo

    • Press the camera key.
    • Tap the shutter button.

    To record a video

    1. When using the camera, swipe the screen to select Record video icon (Record icon).
    2. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to start or stop recording.

    Note

    The maximum recording time is 6 hours.

    To launch the camera and take a photo at the same time

    1. When using the camera, tap (Settings icon), then tap Launch with camera key > Launch and capture.
    2. Close the settings menu and exit the camera. The setting is saved for all capturing modes.
    3. Long press the camera key to launch the camera and take a photo.

    To take a photo by tapping the screen

    1. When using the camera, tap (Settings icon), then tap Touch capture > On or Front camera only.
    2. Close the settings menu. The setting is saved in all capturing modes.
    3. Tap anywhere on the screen to take a photo.

    Hint

    This feature can also be used for videos.

    To take a photo when recording a video

    • When recording a video, tap Camera onscreen icon (Camera icon). The photo is taken as soon as you release the shutter button.

    Self-timer

    Use the Self-timer to get more time to prepare for a photo. It also helps to keep your device steady and avoid blurred photos.

    To use the Self-timer with the main camera

    1. While using the camera, tap Self timer icon (Self-timer icon) and select a delay time.
    2. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to take a photo. A series of beeps marks the countdown until the photo is taken.
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