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    Additional camera settings

    Geotagging

    You can save your photos and videos with the location where they were taken, this is called geotagging. The option to geotag your photos and videos requires a wireless network and that the GPS function is enabled.

    To turn on geotagging

    1. When using the camera, tap (Settings icon).
    2. Tap the Save location switch to enable. The setting is saved.

    Geotagging status icons

    (Acquired GPS icon)

    The geographical position is saved.

    (GPS not found icon)

    The geographical position is not found.

    Grid lines

    With Grid lines, you can apply the “Rule of Thirds” and place important objects along the grid lines or their intersections. By not always having the object in the middle of the frame, you can make your photos and videos more interesting.

    To activate or deactivate the grid lines

    1. When using the camera, tap (Settings icon).
    2. Tap the Grid lines switch to enable or disable. The setting is saved.

    Photo preview settings

    You can choose to preview photos as soon as you take them.

    To activate or deactivate previewing

    1. When using the camera, tap (Settings icon).
    2. Tap Auto photo preview and select an option. The setting is saved.

    Previewing settings

    On

    After you take a photo, a preview appears in the lower right corner of the screen for three seconds before it is saved.

    Only front camera

    After you take a photo with the front camera, a preview appears in the lower right corner of the screen for three seconds before it is saved.

    Off

    No preview appears. The photo is saved directly.

    Correction for distortion

    You can enable this enhanced anti-distortion feature if you notice distortion in photos. Distortion can vary depending on the photo subject.

    To turn on Correction for distortion

    1. When using the camera, tap (Settings icon).
    2. Tap Lens correction (photo) and select Prioritize correction for distortion. The setting is saved.

    Different ways to use the volume key

    You can change the way you use the volume key.

    To change how the volume key is used

    1. When using the camera, tap (Settings icon).
    2. Tap Use Volume key as and select an option. The setting is saved.

    Volume key settings

    Zoom

    Use the volume key to zoom in or out.

    Volume

    The volume key is deactivated for the camera.

    Shutter

    Use the volume key as a shutter button for photos and videos.

    Sound

    When Sound is activated, the camera makes a sound when you take a photo or when you start or stop a video recording. Additionally, when you use the self-timer the countdown is indicated by a series of beeps.

    To activate or deactivate sound

    1. When using the camera, tap (Settings icon).
    2. Tap the Sound switch to enable or disable. The setting is saved.
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