Taking pictures and recording videos

Tip: To quickly take a picture or start recording a video from the Camera application, press the Volume Up key or the Volume Down key. Press either key again to stop recording.

Take a picture

To make sure that your picture looks the best when being displayed on devices other than your BlackBerry device, such as a computer screen, make sure you hold the camera in landscape view before you take the picture.
  1. Make sure Camera is selected.
  2. To change what the camera focuses on, drag the focus box anywhere on the screen.
  3. To change the zoom, slide your fingers together or apart on the screen. Zoom only works in Normal and Stabilization shooting modes.
  4. Do any of the following:
    • To take one picture, tap anywhere on the screen.
    • To take continuous pictures with Burst shooting mode, touch and hold your finger on the screen. The camera will stop taking pictures when you take your finger off the screen.

Video: Taking pictures

Record a video

To make sure that your recorded video looks the best when being played on devices other than your BlackBerry device, such as a computer screen, make sure you hold the camera in landscape view before you record the video.
  1. Make sure Video Camera is selected.
  2. To change what the video camera focuses on, drag the focus box anywhere on the screen.
  3. To change the zoom, slide your fingers together or apart on the screen.
  4. To start recording, tap anywhere on the screen.
To stop recording, tap the screen again.

Video: Record a video

Switch between the camera, the video camera, and Time Shift mode

In the Camera app, you can take pictures and record videos using the camera, video camera, and Time Shift capture modes.
  1. In the upper-right corner of the screen, tap your current capture mode: Camera, Video Camera, or Time Shift.
  2. Tap the capture mode that you want to use.

Access the Camera app from the Lock screen

On the Lock screen, touch and hold Camera.