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    Using still camera settings

    To adjust the still camera settings

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

    To customise the still camera settings panel

    1. When the camera is open, tap Icn sony menu settings to display all settings.
    2. Touch and hold the setting you want to move and drag it to the desired position.

    Tip

    If you drag the setting outside of the settings panel, the change is cancelled.

    Still camera settings overview

    Icn sony camera cap mode normal Normal
    Icn sony camera front camera Front camera
    Select the front camera if you want to take self-portrait photos.
    Icn sony camera picture effect Picture effect
    Apply effects to photos.
    Scene selection
    Use a pre-programmed scene type to quickly set the camera for common situations.
    Icn sony sweep panorama Sweep Panorama
    Use this setting to take wide-angle, panoramic photos. Just press the camera key and move the camera steadily from one side to the other.

    Resolution

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

    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.

    Icn sony camera advanced settings self timer on On (10 s.)
    Set a 10-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the photo is taken.
    Icn sony camera advanced settings self timer on two sec On (2 s.)
    Set a 2-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the photo is taken.
    Icn sony camera advanced settings self timer off 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.

    Quick launch

    Use Quick launch settings to launch the camera from the lock screen. If the device is in sleep mode of camera, press the camera key.

    Icn sony semc sliding tab fastcapture pressed Launch and capture
    By pressing and holding down the camera key, the first photo is captured immediately after the camera is launched from sleep mode.
    Icn sony semc sliding tab fastcam normal Launch only (still camera)
    By pressing and holding down the camera key, the still camera is launched from sleep mode.
    Icn sony semc sliding tab fastcam videorec normal Launch and record video
    By pressing and holding down the camera key, the first video is shot immediately after the camera video camera is launched from sleep mode.
    Icn sony semc sliding tab fastcam video pressed Launch only (video camera)
    By pressing and holding down the camera key, the video camera is launched from sleep mode.
    Icn sony cam launch capture off Off

    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 yellow focus frame stays sharp.

    Icn sony camera focus mode single af Single auto focus
    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.
    Icn sony camera focus mode face detection 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.
    Icn sony camera cap mode touch capturing 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.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Normal capturing mode.

    Exposure value

    Icn sony camera quick exposure level tch Determine the amount of light in the photo you want to take. A higher value indicates an increased amount of light.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Normal 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 Normal capturing mode.

    White balance

    The white balance setting adjusts the colour balance according to the lighting conditions.

    Icn sony camera advanced settings white balance auto Auto
    Adjusts the colour balance automatically to suit the lighting conditions.
    Icn sony camera advanced settings white balance incandescent Incandescent
    Adjusts the colour balance for warm lighting conditions, such as under light bulbs.
    Icn sony camera advanced settings white balance fluorescent Fluorescent
    Adjusts the colour balance for fluorescent lighting.
    Icn sony camera advanced settings white balance daylight Daylight
    Adjusts the colour balance for sunny outdoor conditions.
    Icn sony camera advanced settings white balance cloudy Cloudy
    Adjusts the colour balance for a cloudy sky.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Normal capturing mode.

    ISO

    You can reduce image blurring caused by dark conditions or moving subjects by increasing the ISO sensitivity.

    Icn sony camera iso auto Auto
    Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.
    Icn sony camera iso 100 100
    Sets the ISO sensitivity to 100.
    Icn sony camera iso 200 200
    Sets the ISO sensitivity to 200.
    Icn sony camera iso 400 400
    Sets the ISO sensitivity to 400.
    Icn sony camera iso 800 800
    Sets the ISO sensitivity to 800.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Normal capturing mode.

    Metering

    This function automatically determines a well-balanced exposure by measuring the amount of light striking the image you want to capture.

    Icn sony camera advanced settings metering center Centre
    Adjusts the exposure to the centre of the image.
    Icn sony camera advanced settings metering average Average
    Calculates the exposure based on the amount of light striking the whole image.
    Icn sony camera advanced settings metering spot Spot
    Adjusts the exposure in a very small part of the image that you want to capture.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Normal capturing mode.

    Image stabiliser

    When taking a photo, it can be difficult to hold the device steady. The stabiliser helps you by compensating for small movements of the hand.

    Geotagging

    Tag photos with details of where you took them.

    Icn sony camera geotag on On
    When geotagging is turned on, the approximate geographical location is added to photos when you take them. To use geotagging, you must enable location features from the Settings menu. For geotags to be added to a photo, the location must be determined before you take the photo. Your location is determined when Icn sony camera geotag on appears on the camera screen. When your device is searching for your position, Icn sony statusbar gps on appears.
    Icn sony camera geotag off Off
    When geotagging is turned off, you cannot view the location where you took a photo.

    Auto upload

    Automatically upload updates to photos to a pre-selected social networking service (SNS).

    Touch capture

    Identify a particular focus area by touching the camera screen with your finger. The photo is taken as soon as you release your finger. This setting is only available when focus mode is set to touch focus.

    Icn sony camera advanced settings touch capture on On
    Icn sony edream cam adv settings touch cap off Off

    Shutter sound

    Choose to turn on or turn off the shutter sound when you record a video.

    Data storage

    You can choose to save your data either to a removable SD card or to your device's internal storage.

    Icn sony cam data internal storage Internal storage
    Photos or videos are saved on the device memory.
    Icn sony cam data sd card SD card
    Photos or videos are saved on the SD card.
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