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    Resolution and memory

    The number of photos and videos you can store depends on the resolution or MP (megapixel) value used and video length.

    High resolution photos and videos take up more memory, so keep in mind that a lower resolution can be suitable for everyday use.

    Check the memory status from time to time. When the memory is full, you can transfer photos and videos to another storage device to free up memory. See Maintenance using a computer.

    Choose whether to store photos and videos on your device’s internal storage or on an SD card using the Data storage option in the camera settings menu.

    To change the resolution

    1. When using the camera, tap Settings icon.
    2. Tap Still image size or Video size.
    3. Select the resolution and close the settings menu. The setting is saved for the selected capturing mode.

    You can set the resolution separately for each capturing mode.

    Photo resolutions

    Main camera:

    19MP

    5056×3792 (4:3). 19MP resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.

    17MP

    5504×3096 (16:9). 17MP resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on widescreen displays.

    14MP

    3792×3792 (1:1). 14MP resolution with 1:1 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.

    12MP

    4000×3000 (4:3). 12MP resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.

    12MP

    4608×2592 (16:9). 12MP resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on widescreen displays.

    9MP

    3000×3000 (1:1). 9MP resolution with 1:1 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.

    Front camera:

    5MP

    2592×1944 (4:3). 5MP resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.

    4MP

    1944×1944 (1:1). 4MP resolution with 1:1 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.

    4MP

    2592×1458 (16:9). 4MP resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on widescreen displays.

    Video resolution

    HD refers to High Definition, while fps refers to Frames Per Second. A higher fps rate provides a smoother video, at the cost of a larger file size. The aspect ratio is the relationship between the width and the height, where the width is the first number.

    Main camera:

    4K

    3840×2160 (16:9). 4K format with 16:9 aspect ratio. With 4K you can record videos in four times the resolution of Full HD.

    Full HD

    1920×1080 (16:9). Full HD format with 30 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio.

    Full HD (60 fps)

    1920×1080 (16:9). Full HD format with 60 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio.

    HD

    1280×720 (16:9). HD format with 16:9 aspect ratio.

    VGA

    640×480 (4:3). VGA (Video Graphics Array) format with 4:3 aspect ratio.

    Front camera:

    Full HD

    1920×1080 (16:9). Full HD format with 16:9 aspect ratio.

    HD

    1280×720 (16:9). HD format with 16:9 aspect ratio.

    VGA

    640×480 (4:3). VGA (Video Graphics Array) format with 4:3 aspect ratio.

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