Image capture

On-screen controls and indicators for still image capture

The still image viewfinder displays the following:

1 - Capture mode indicator

2 - Zoom slider. To turn the zoom slider on and off, tap the screen.

3 - Capture icon. Tap to capture an image.

4 - Flash mode. Tap to change settings.

5 - Capture settings. Tap to change settings.

6 - Battery charge level indicator

7 - Image resolution indicator

8 - Image counter (the estimated number of images you can capture using the current image quality setting and available memory)

9 - Memory in use. Depending on the setup of your device, there are the following options: device memory (), or memory card ().

10 - GPS signal indicator

Capture and recording settings

To open the capture and recording settings view before capturing an image or recording a video clip, select Menu > Applications > Camera and .

The capture and recording settings view provides you with shortcuts to different items and settings before capturing an image or recording a video clip.

The capture and recording settings return to the default settings after you close the camera.

Select from the following:

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Select the scene.

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Switch between video and image mode.

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Show or hide the viewfinder grid (images only).

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Activate the self-timer (images only).

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Open Gallery.

Image settings:

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Select a colour effect.

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Adjust the white balance. Select the current lighting conditions. This allows the camera to reproduce colours more accurately.

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Adjust the exposure compensation (images only). If you are shooting a dark subject against a very light background, such as snow, adjust the exposure to +1 or +2 to compensate for the background brightness. For light subjects against a dark background, use -1 or -2.

Adjust light sensitivity (images only). Increase the light sensitivity in low light conditions to avoid too dark images and blurry images. Increasing the light sensitivity may also increase the image noise.

Adjust contrast (images only). Adjust the difference between the lightest and darkest parts of the image.

 

Adjust sharpness (images only).

The screen display changes to match the settings you define.

The capture settings are shooting-mode specific. Switching between the modes does not reset the defined settings.

If you select a new scene, the capture settings are replaced by the selected scene. You can change the capture settings after selecting a scene if needed.

Saving the captured image may take longer if you change the zoom, lighting, or colour settings.

Capture an image

When capturing an image, note the following:

  • Use both hands to keep the camera steady.

  • The quality of a digitally zoomed image is lower than that of a non-zoomed image.

  • The camera goes into battery saving mode after about a minute of inactivity.

  • Keep a safe distance when using the flash. Do not use the flash on people or animals at close range. Do not cover the flash while taking a picture.

  1. To switch from video mode to image mode, if necessary, select > .

  2. Press the capture key. Do not move the device before the image is saved and the final image displayed.

Capture images with the secondary camera

  1. Select Options > Use secondary camera.

  2. To capture an image, select. Do not move the device before the image is saved and the final image displayed.

Zoom in or out when capturing an image

Use the zoom slider.

Leave the camera open in the background and use other applications

Press the menu key. To return to the camera, press and hold the capture key.

After capturing an image

After you capture an image, select from the following options (available only if you have selected Options > Settings > Show captured image > Yes):

Send - Send the image in a multimedia or e-mail message, or through connection methods such as Bluetooth connectivity. To send the image to the person you are talking to, select Send to caller during a call.

Delete - Delete the image.

- Open Gallery.

To use the image as wallpaper in the home screen, select Options > Use image > Set as wallpaper.

To set the image as a default call image to be used for every call situation, select Options > Use image > Set as call image.

To assign the image to a contact, Options > Use image > Assign to contact.

To return to the viewfinder to capture a new image, press the capture key.

Flash and video light

The camera of your device has a dual LED flash for low light conditions.

To select the desired flash mode, select the current flash mode indicator, which is one of the following:Automatic, Reduce red, On, and Off.

Avoid touching the flash LEDs when the back cover has been removed. The LEDs may get hot after prolonged usage.

Keep a safe distance when using the flash. Do not use the flash on people or animals at close range. Do not cover the flash while taking a picture.

Increase light levels when recording video in low light

Select .

Scenes

A scene helps you to find the right colour and lighting settings for the current environment. The settings of each scene have been set according to a certain style or environment.

The default scene in image and video modes is Automatic (indicated with ).

To change the scene, select > Scene modes and a scene.

To make your own scene suitable for a certain environment, select User defined > Change. In the user defined scene you can adjust different lighting and colour settings. To copy the settings of another scene, select Based on scene mode and the desired scene. To save the changes and return to the scenes list, select Back. To activate your own scene, select User defined > Select.

Location information

You can automatically add capture location information to the file details of the captured material.

Select Menu > Applications > Camera.

To add location information to all captured material, select Options > Settings > Show GPS info > On. The location information is available only for images captured with the main camera.

It may take several minutes to obtain the coordinates of your location. The availability and quality of GPS signals may be affected by your location, buildings, natural obstacles, and weather conditions. If you share a file that includes location information, also the location information is shared, and your location may be visible to third parties viewing the file. The device requires network services to acquire location information.

Location information indicators:

- Location information unavailable. GPS stays on in the background for several minutes. If a satellite connection is found and the indicator changes to within that time, all the images captured and video clips recorded during that time are tagged based on the received GPS positioning information.

- Location information is available. Location information is added to the file details.

You in the image — self-timer

Use the self-timer to delay the capture so that you can include yourself in the image.

To set the self-timer delay, select > , and the delay needed before the image is captured.

To activate the self-timer, select Activate. The stopwatch icon on the screen blinks and the remaining time is displayed when the timer is running. The camera captures the image after the selected delay elapses.

To switch off the self-timer, select > > .

Tip: Select 2 seconds to keep your hand steady when capturing an image.

Capture images in a sequence

Select Menu > Applications > Camera.

The sequence mode is available only in the main camera.

To start capturing images in a quick sequence, select Menu > Applications > Camera and > Sequence. To close the settings window, tap the screen above the window. Press and hold the capture key. The device captures images until you release the key or until the memory runs out. If you press the capture key briefly, the device captures six image in a sequence.

To capture two or more images in defined intervals, select the desired time interval. To capture the images, press the capture key. To stop capturing images, select Cancel. The number of images captured depends on the available memory.

The captured images are displayed in a grid. If you used a time interval, only the last captured image is displayed. You can view the other images in Gallery.

You can also use sequence mode with the self-timer.

To return to the sequence mode viewfinder, press the capture key.

To deactivate sequence mode, select > Sequence mode > Off.