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    Using camera apps

    Use camera apps to boost creativity and modify your photos and videos, and share with friends. You can create virtual scenes, panoramic photos and more.

    Read about our camera apps on the Photo and video apps page.

    Creating with camera apps

    AR effect

    AR effect is the augmented reality app that lets you apply fantastical worlds to your photos or videos. You can add smileys, paper puppets, dinosaurs and more.

    To take a photo or record a video with an AR effect

    1. When using the camera, swipe the screen to select .
    2. Tap and select a scene.
    3. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to take a photo or record a video.

    Sweep Panorama

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

    To take a panoramic photo

    1. When using the camera, swipe the screen to select .
    2. Tap .
    3. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button.
    4. Move the camera slowly and steadily in the direction of movement indicated on the screen.

    Creative effect

    With the Creative effect app you can preset effects and colour filters before taking a photo or recording a video.

    To take a photo or record a video with a creative effect

    1. When using the camera, swipe the screen to select .
    2. Tap .
    3. Swipe to browse filters, or tap a filter to preview the effect.
    4. Tap to apply the filter and return to the camera screen.
    5. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to take a photo or record a video.
    6. Tap to switch filters.

    Sound Photo

    Record a background sound and take a photo at the same time with the Sound Photo app.

    To record a background sound with a photo

    1. When using the camera, swipe the screen to select .
    2. Tap .
    3. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to start recording and take a photo. The recording stops automatically.

    Sticker creator

    With the Sticker creator app you can create unique stickers from your favourite photos or viewfinder.

    Timeshift video

    You can record video at the high frame rate of 120 frames per second and then apply effects so that you can play back parts or all of the video in slow motion.

    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 catchlight pattern for the eyes.

    To use the Style portrait feature

    1. When using the camera, swipe the screen to select .
    2. Tap .
    3. To display all styles, tap the style name that is currently selected, for example, Soft Skin.
    4. To add more styles, tap More.
    5. Select the style that you want to apply, then tap to take a photo.

    To use the Magic beam feature

    1. When using the camera,. swipe the screen to select .
    2. Tap .
    3. Tap .
    4. To apply an inside eye catchlight effect, select a customised pattern.

    Timeshift burst

    The camera takes a burst of 61 photos in a window of two seconds – one second before and after you tap the on-screen camera button.

    To use Timeshift burst

    1. When using the camera, swipe the screen to select .
    2. Tap .
    3. Press the camera key or tap the shutter button to take the photos. The photos taken appear in thumbnail view.
    4. Scroll through the thumbnails and select the photo that you want to save, then tap .
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