How To Use Camera – Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

How To Use Camera - Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
How To Use Camera - Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Learn how to use Camera on your Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. You can tap the on-screen camera button, or touch a spot on the screen.

1 Zoom in or out
2 Front camera
3 Main camera screen
4 Take photos or record video clips
5 Capturing mode settings icon
6 Go back a step or exit the camera
7 Switch between front and main camera
8 Display all settings

To take a photo from the lock screen

  • To activate the screen, briefly press the power key Power icon.
  • To activate the camera, touch and hold Camera icon and drag upwards.
  • After the camera opens, tap Camera icon.

To take a photo by touching the screen

  • Activate the camera.
  • To display all settings, tap Settings icon.
  • Tap Touch capture and select On if it is not already selected.
  • Point the camera toward the subject.
  • To activate auto focus, touch and hold a spot on the screen. When the focus frame turns blue, lift your finger to take the photo.

To take a photo by tapping the on-screen camera button

  • Activate the camera.
  • Point the camera toward the subject.
  • Tap the on-screen camera button Camera icon. The photo is taken as soon as you release your finger.

To take a self-portrait using the front camera

  • Activate the camera.
  • Tap Camera icon.
  • To take the photo, tap the on-screen camera button Camera icon. The photo is taken as soon as you release your finger.

To use the zoom function

  • When the camera is open, press the volume key up or down.
  • When the camera is open, pinch in or pinch out on the camera screen.

Face detection

  • You can use face detection to bring an off-center face into focus. The camera automatically detects up to five faces, indicated by white frames. A yellow frame shows which face has been selected for focus. Focus is set to the face closest to the camera. You can also tap one of the frames to select which face should be in focus.

To turn on face detection

  • Activate the camera.
  • Tap Camera icon, then select Face detection icon.
  • Tap Menu icon, then tap Camera icon.
  • Tap Focus mode > Face detection.

To take a photo using face detection

  • When the camera is open and Face detection turned on, point the camera at your subject. Up to five faces can be detected, and each detected face is framed.
  • Tap the frame you want to select for focus. Do not tap if you want the camera to select focus automatically.
  • A yellow frame shows which face is in focus. Tap the screen to take the photo.

Using Smile Shutter to capture smiling faces

  • Use Smile Shutter technology to photograph a face just as it smiles. The camera detects up to five faces and selects one face for smile detection and auto-focus. When the selected face smiles, the camera automatically takes a photo.

To turn on Smile Shutter

  • Activate the camera.
  • Tap Menu icon, then tap Camera icon.
  • Tap Smile Shutter and select a smile level.

To take a photo using Smile Shutter

  • When the camera is open and Smile Shutter is turned on, point the camera at your subject. The camera selects which face to focus on.
  • The face selected appears inside a colored frame and the photo is taken automatically.
  • If no smile is detected, tap the screen to take the photo manually.

Adding the geographical position to your photos

  • Turn on geotagging to add the approximate geographical location (a geotag) to photos when you take them. The geographical location is determined either by wireless
    networks (mobile or Wi-Fi networks) or GPS technology.
  • When appears on the camera screen, geotagging is turned on but the geographical position has not been found. When appears, geotagging is turned on and the geographical location is available, so your photo can get geotagged. When neither of these two symbols appear, geotagging is turned off.

To turn on geotagging

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon.
  • Tap Settings > Location.
  • Drag the slider beside Location to the right.
  • Activate the camera.
  • Tap Menu icon, then tap Settings icon.
  • Drag the slider beside Geotagging to the right.
  • Tap OK.

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