Using still camera settings

Using still camera settings

To adjust the still camera settings

  1. Activate the camera.
  2. To display all settings, tap .
  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 to display all settings.
  2. Touch and hold the setting you want to move and drag it to the desired position.
If you drag the setting outside of the settings panel, the change is cancelled.

Still camera settings overview

Superior auto

Optimise your settings to suit any scene.
Normal

Front camera

Select the front camera if you want to take self-portrait photos.
Picture effect

Apply effects to photos.
Scene selection

Sweep Panorama

Use this setting to take wide-angle, panoramic photos. Just tap the screen and move the camera steadily from one side to the other.

Burst speed

Use the Burst speed shooting mode to capture several photos in quick succession by keeping your finger pressed on the shutter button. You can choose between three burst speeds, which come with different resolution levels, that is, different picture sizes.

High 1280×720(16:9)

High frame rate per second with 1280×720 pixel resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. This setting is suitable for saving photos to the internal memory or to a high speed SD card.
Middle 3920×2204(16:9)

Medium frame rate per second with 3920×2204 pixel resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. This setting is suitable for saving photos to the internal memory or to a high speed SD card.
Low 1920×1080(16:9)

Low frame rate per second with 1920×1080 pixel resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. This setting is suitable for any SD card memory speed type.

Exposure value

Determine the amount of light in the photo you want to take. A higher value indicates an increased amount of light.
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.

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.

Metering

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

Center

Adjusts the exposure to the centre of the image.
Average

Calculates the exposure based on the amount of light striking the whole image.
Spot

Adjusts the exposure in a very small part of image you want to capture.
This setting is only available in Normal capturing mode.

White balance

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

Auto

Adjusts the colour balance automatically to suit the lighting conditions.
Incandescent

Adjusts the colour balance for warm lighting conditions, such as under light bulbs.
Fluorescent

Adjusts the colour balance for fluorescent lighting.
Daylight

Adjusts the colour balance for sunny outdoor conditions.
Cloudy

Adjusts the colour balance for a cloudy sky.
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.

Auto

Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.
100

Sets the ISO sensitivity to 100.
200

Sets the ISO sensitivity to 200.
400

Sets the ISO sensitivity to 400.
800

Sets the ISO sensitivity to 800.
1600

Sets the ISO sensitivity to 1600.
This setting is only available in Normal capturing mode.

Flash

Use the flash to take photos when lighting conditions are poor or when there is a backlight.

Auto

The camera automatically determines if the lighting conditions require the use of a flash.
Fill flash

Use this setting when the background is brighter than the subject. This removes unwanted dark shadows.
Off

The flash is turned off. Sometimes photo quality can be better without the flash, even if lighting conditions are poor. Taking a good photo without using the flash requires a steady hand. Use the self-timer to avoid blurred photos.
Red-eye reduction

Reduces the red colour of eyes when taking a photo.

Resolution

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

13 MP 4:3

13 megapixel picture size with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution. 13MP is available in the following conditions: select Normal capturing mode and HDR is off; select Scene mode except in Backlight Correction HDR mode.
12 MP 4:3

12 megapixel picture size with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution. 12MP is maximum resoluted in Superior Auto mode.
9 MP 16:9

9 megapixel picture size with 16:9 aspect ratio. A high resolution widescreen format. Has a higher resolution than full HD. Suitable for photos you want to view on widescreen displays.
5MP 4:3

5 megapixel picture size with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.
2MP 16:9

2 megapixel picture size with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on widescreen displays.
VGA

VGA format with 4:3 aspect ratio. 640x480 pixels.
12 MP is the maximum resolution available when photos are taken using Superior auto mode; when HDR is turned on in Normal mode; or when Scenes (Backlight correction HDR mode) mode is selected.
The 13 MP resolution is only available when Normal capturing mode is selected and HDR is turned off, and when Scenes mode is selected (except in Backlight correction HDR mode).

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.

On (10 sec.)

Set a 10-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the photo is taken.
On (2 sec.)

Set a 2-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the photo is taken.
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.

Geotagging

Tag photos with details of where you took them.

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 appears on the camera screen. When your device is searching for your position, appears.
Off

When geotagging is turned off, you cannot view the location where you took a photo.

Quick launch

Use quick launch settings to launch the camera from the lock screen.

Launch and capture

After you tap the screen, the still camera is launched from sleep mode and a photo is captured.
Launch only (still camera)

After you tap the screen, the still camera is launched from sleep mode.
Launch and record movie

After you tap the screen, the video camera is launched from sleep mode and starts recording.
Launch only (movie camera)

After you tap the screen, the video camera is launched from sleep mode.
Off

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.

On

Off

Shutter sound

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

Auto upload

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

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.

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