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Camera Overview

The camera's viewfinder screen lets you view your subject and access camera controls and options.

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  • portrait icon Portrait: Adjust skin tone of faces.
  • gallery icon Gallery: View your picture or video in the Gallery application.
  • capture icon Capture picture: Take a picture.
  • record icon Record video: Begin recording video.
  • dots icon Camera, Modes, or Effects: Swipe right to change the shooting mode. Swipe left to add an effects filter.
  • switch cameras icon Switch cameras: Switch between the rear camera and the front camera.
  • Quick settings:
  • hdr icon HDR Auto: Enable the light sensitivity and color depth features of the device to produce a brighter and richer picture.
  • flash icon Flash: Activate or deactivate the flash. Toggle through flash options—on, auto, or off (rear camera only).
  • email settings icon Settings: Opens the camera settings menu and lets you change additional camera settings. See Camera Options.

Learn More About Your Phone's Camera

For an overview of your phone's camera and its features, you can access more information through the phone's settings menu.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Camera camera icon.

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  • The camera viewfinder appears.
  1. Tap Settings email settings icon > Help, and tap a topic to learn more.

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