How To Use Video Camera - Sony Xperia Z2

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

Learn how to use video camera on your Sony Xperia Z2. 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 using the camera key

  • Activate the camera.
  • Press the camera key fully down.

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. 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 still camera flash

  • When the camera is open, tap Flash icon.
  • Select your desired flash setting.
  • Take the photo.

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.

To record a video using the camera key

  • Activate the camera.
  • Tap Camera icon, and select Video icon.
  • If the video camera is not selected, tap Video icon.
  • To start recording a video, press the camera key.
  • To stop recording, press the camera key again.

To record a video by tapping the screen

  • Activate the camera.
  • Point the camera towards the subject.
  • Tap Record icon to start recording.
  • Tap Stop icon to stop recording.

Note: This function is only available in Superior auto capturing mode.

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,press the camera key 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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