How To Use Camcorder On Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

How To Use Camcorder On Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
How To Use Camcorder On Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Learn how to use camcorder on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Use your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 built-in Camcorder to record high definition video in 1080p resolution.

  • From a Home screen, touch Apps > Camera.
  • Slide the Mode button to the Camcorder setting.
  • The Camcorder screen displays.

How to record videos on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

  • From a Home screen, touch Apps > Camera.
  • Slide the Mode button to the Camcorder setting.
  • Using the display as a viewfinder, compose your shot by aiming the lens at the subject.
    • To zoom in and out on the current subject, touch the viewfinder image with two fingers, and then sweep them apart to zoom in or pinch them together to zoom out.
    • To configure settings, see Camcorder Settings below.
  • To start recording, touch Record. During recording, the Record button flashes.
  • Touch Record to stop recording.
  • Touch Back to leave the Camcorder and display the previous screen.

Camcorder Settings on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Before you start taking videos, use the camcorder settings to configure the camcorder for best results. Camcorder settings are represented by icons on the left side of the screen.

Editing Camcorder Settings Shortcuts

As with the camera, the first five icons are actually shortcuts to camcorder settings. These five shortcuts can be customized to fit your preference.

  • Self-recording, Recording mode, Timer, Effects, and Exposure value are default settings shortcuts.

How to configure Camcorder Settings on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

To configure Camcorder settings:

While in Camcorder mode, touch a settings shortcut or touch Settings to configure the following Camcorder settings:

  • Edit shortcuts: Customize your settings shortcuts.
  • Self-recording: Touch to switch to the front-facing camera lens and record a video of yourself.
  • Recording mode: Set a recording mode. Options are: Normal and Limit for email, which limits the size of the video to 50 megabytes.
  • Exposure value: Use the slider to set the exposure value from -2.0 to +2.0.
  • Timer: Set a timer for how long to wait before recording a video. Options are: Off, 2 sec, 5 sec, and 10 sec.
  • Effects: Apply an effect to videos. Options are: None, Negative, Black and white, or Sepia.
  • Resolution: Set a size for the video. Options are: 1280x720, 720x480, 640x480, or 320x240.
  • White balance: Set the light source. Options are: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, or Fluorescent.
  • Guidelines: Enable or disable an on-screen grid to aid in video composition.
  • Storage: Set whether to store you videos on your device or on your memory card.
  • Reset: Set all Camera settings to the defaults.

How to view videos with the Image Viewer on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

After recording a video, use the Image Viewer to play, share, or delete your video.

  • Touch Image Viewer to view the video.
  • Touch the screen to show or hide Image Viewer options.
  • Sweep across the screen to display the next or previous video. The current video is outlined in the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen. Touch a thumbnail to view the video it represents.
  • Touch Share to use ChatON, Dropbox, Google+, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, YouTube, Gmail, or Email to share the video.
  • Touch Slideshow to display a slide show of the available pictures and videos.
  • To delete the video being displayed, touch Delete and then touch Delete to delete the video or Cancel to exit.

Note: Videos are stored in the /Root/sdcard/DCIM/Camera folder as mp4 files.

  • To play a video, touch Play. Touch Pause to pause the video and touch Resume to resume playing the video.
  • Touch SoundAlive to set the sound quality to Normal, Voice, Movie, or Virtual 7.1 ch.
  • Touch and drag the white dot on the progress bar to fast forward or rewind the video. Touch the left end of the progress bar to restart the video. Touch the right end of the progress bar to end the video playback.


  • Touch Rewind to restart the video or Fast Forward to end the video.
  • Press Back to return to the Camcorder.


This article will work on both Samsung Galaxy Tabs; including Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

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