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    Still camera settings

    To adjust the still camera settings

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. To display all settings, tap Icn sony key menu.
    3. Select the setting that you want to adjust, then edit as desired.

    Still camera settings overview

    Resolution

    Choose between several resolutions and aspect ratios before taking a photo. A photo with a higher resolution requires more memory.

    5MP
    2560×1920(4:3)
    5 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.
    3.7MP
    2560×1440(16:9)
    3.7 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on widescreen displays.
    2MP
    1632×1224(4:3)
    2 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.
    2MP
    1920×1080(16:9)
    2 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on widescreen displays.
    VGA
    640×480(4:3)
    VGA format with 4:3 aspect ratio.

    Note

    These settings are only available in Manual capturing mode.

    Self-timer

    With the self-timer you can take a photo without holding the device. Use this function to take self-portraits, or group photos where everyone can be in the photo. You can also use the self-timer to avoid shaking the camera when taking photos.

    On (10 sec.)
    Set a 10-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the photo is taken.
    On (2 sec.)
    Set a 2-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the photo is taken.
    Off
    The photo is taken as soon as you tap the camera screen.

    Smile Shutter™

    Use the Smile Shutter™ function to determine what kind of smile the camera reacts to before taking a photo.

    Focus mode

    The focus function controls which part of a photo should be sharp. When continuous autofocus is on, the camera keeps adjusting focus so that the area within the coloured focus frame stays sharp.

    Single autofocus
    The camera automatically focuses on the selected subject. Continuous autofocus is on. Touch and hold the camera screen until the yellow focus frame turns blue, indicating that the focus is set. The photo is taken when you release your finger.
    Face detection
    The camera automatically detects up to five human faces, indicated by frames on the screen. The camera automatically focuses on the nearest face. You can also select which face to focus on by tapping it on the screen. When you tap the camera screen, a blue frame shows which face is selected and in focus. Face detection cannot be used for all scene types. Continuous autofocus is on.
    Touch focus
    Touch a specific area on the camera screen to set the area of focus. Continuous autofocus is off. Touch and hold the camera screen until the yellow focus frame turns blue, indicating that the focus is set. The photo is taken when you release your finger.
    Object tracking
    When you select an object by touching it in the viewfinder, the camera tracks it for you.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

    HDR

    Use the HDR (High Dynamic Range) setting to take a photo against strong back light or in conditions where the contrast is sharp. HDR compensates for the loss of detail and produces a picture that is representative of both dark and bright areas.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

    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.

    Face registration

    You can register faces with the Camera application so that the viewfinder automatically focuses on these faces when they appear in the viewfinder.

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