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    General camera settings

    Capturing mode settings overview

    Icn sony camera superior auto Superior auto
    Optimise your settings to suit any scene.
    Icn sony camera mode manual Manual
    Adjust camera settings manually.
    Icn sony cam soundphoto Sound Photo
    Take photos with background sound.
    Icn sony camera ar effect AR effect
    Take photos or videos with virtual scenes and characters.
    Icn sony camera picture effect Creative effect
    Apply effects to photos or videos.
    Icn sony camera info eye Info-eye™
    Find more information about what you see in your camera viewfinder.
    Icn sony camera time shift Timeshift burst
    Find the best photo from a burst of images.
    Icn sony sweep panorama Sweep Panorama
    Take wide-angle and panoramic photos.

    Tip

    To learn more about how to take better photos, go to read the article.

    Superior auto

    Superior auto mode detects the conditions in which you are shooting and automatically adjusts the settings to ensure that you take the best photo possible.

    Tip

    The highest resolution that Superior auto mode supports is 8MP. If you want to take photos with a higher resolution, use Manual mode.

    Manual mode

    Use Manual mode when you want to manually adjust your camera settings for taking photos and videos.

    AR effect

    You can apply AR (augmented reality) effects to your photos or videos and make them more fun. When using the camera, this setting lets you integrate 3D scenes into your photos or videos. Just select the scene you want and adjust its position in the viewfinder.

    Creative effect

    You can apply different effects on your photos or videos. For example, you can add a Nostalgic effect to make photos look older or a Sketch effect for a more fun image.

    Sweep Panorama

    You can take wide-angle and panoramic photos from the horizontal or vertical direction in an easy press-and-sweep motion.

    To take a panoramic photo

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Tap Icn sony camera superior auto, then select Icn sony sweep panorama .
    3. To select a shooting direction, tap Icn sony camera pano direction.
    4. Press the camera key and move the camera slowly and steadily to the direction of movement indicated on the screen.

    Info-eye™

    The Info-eye™ application helps you search for information about things around you using your camera viewfinder. For example, you can snap a photo of a landmark and receive information about it right on your screen. Or you can take a photo of a book or scan a QR code and get background information instantly.

    Note

    Info-eye™ can only recognise selected landmarks or objects.

    To scan a barcode or QR code using Info-eye™

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Tap Icn sony camera superior auto, then select Icn sony camera info eye .
    3. Point the camera at the barcode or QR code so that the code appears in the viewfinder, then take a photo of it.
    4. Wait for a while until the photo is analysed. To view product information, touch and hold Product details , then drag upwards.

    Timeshift burst

    The camera takes a burst of 61 photos in a window of two seconds – one second before and after you press the camera key. So you can go back and find the perfect image.

    To use Timeshift burst

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Tap Icn sony camera superior auto, then select Icn sony camera time shift .
    3. To take photos, press the camera key fully down and then release it. The photos taken appear in thumbnail view.
    4. Scroll through the thumbnails and select the photo that you want to save, then tap Icn sony camera timeshift save.

    Downloading camera applications

    You can download free or paid camera applications from Google Play™ or other sources. Before you start downloading, make sure that you have a working Internet connection, preferably over Wi-Fi® to limit data traffic charges.

    To download camera applications

    1. Open the camera application.
    2. Tap Icn sony camera superior auto, then tap DOWNLOADABLE .
    3. Select the application that you want to download, and follow the instructions to complete the installation.

    Quick launch

    Use Quick launch settings to launch the camera when the screen is locked.

    Launch only
    When this setting is activated, you can launch the camera when the screen is locked by pressing and holding down the camera key.
    Launch and capture
    When this setting is activated, you can launch the camera and capture a photo automatically when the screen is locked by pressing and holding down the camera key.
    Launch and record video
    When this setting is activated, you can launch the camera and start capturing video when the screen is locked by pressing and holding down the camera key.
    Off

    Geotagging

    Tag photos with details of where you took them.

    Touch capture

    Identify a focus area, and then touch the camera screen with your finger. The photo is taken as soon as you release your finger.

    Sound

    Choose to turn on or turn off the shutter sound.

    Data storage

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

    Internal storage
    Photos or videos are saved on the device memory.
    SD card
    Photos or videos are saved on the SD card.

    Touch Block

    Activate to disable the touch operation to avoid unintentional touches.

    White balance

    This setting, which is only available in Manual capturing mode, adjusts the colour balance according to the lighting conditions. It also allows you to adjust the exposure manually in the -2.0 EV to +2.0 EV range. For example, you can increase the image brightness or decrease the overall exposure by tapping the plus or minus controls accordingly when the white balance setting icon Icn sony cam white balance main is displayed.

    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.
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