Change the capture settings

You can change the scene mode, the shooting mode, choose whether you use your flash, switch between the front camera and back camera, and more.
  1. Tap the more actions icon.
  2. Tap the setting that you want to change.
To return to Normal mode, tap the mode icon in the upper-left corner of the camera screen.

Shooting modes

Shooting modes change the way that the camera takes pictures and records videos. For example, you can use Burst mode to take multiple pictures quickly.

Note: Shooting modes don't apply to the Time Shift mode.

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Description

The Normal mode icon.

Normal

This mode is available for the camera and the video camera. Normal mode acts the most like a regular camera or video camera and takes a single picture or video at a time.

The Stabilization mode icon.

Stabilization

This mode is available for the camera and video camera. Stabillization mode can reduce the blurriness caused by camera movement when taking pictures and recording videos.

The Burst mode icon.

Burst

This mode is available for the camera. Burst mode allows you to take multiple pictures quickly. This is a good shooting mode to use when taking pictures of fast-moving scenes or subjects.

The HDR mode icon.

HDR

This mode, also known as High Dynamic Range mode, is available for the camera. HDR mode combines multiple pictures together and can capture the contrast between the light and dark areas of a scene.

Scene modes

Scene modes are designed to improve the quality of the picture or video by changing settings, such as contrast, brightness, and so on.

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Description

The Auto scene mode icon

Auto

This is the most common mode. It's available for the camera, video camera, and Time Shift mode. Use this mode to capture a wide variety of everyday scenes.

The Action scene mode icon

Action

This mode is available for the camera and Time Shift mode. This mode can help to take pictures of fast-moving objects. Try this mode when capturing pictures of sports or children.

The Whiteboard scene mode icon Whiteboard

This mode is available for the camera and Time Shift mode. This mode can help to take pictures of whiteboards by improving the contrast between the whiteboard and any writing on the board.

The Night scene mode icon Night

This mode is available for the camera, video camera, and Time Shift mode. This mode is useful when taking pictures and videos in areas with low light.

The Beach or Snow scene mode icon Beach or Snow

This mode is available for the camera, video camera, and Time Shift mode. This mode can help to compensate for the light levels of the bright sand or snow in a picture or video.



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