Take photos

Learn how to take amazing photos with your phone.

Take a photo

To open the camera, press the camera key.

  1. Press the camera key halfway down to lock the focus on an object (not available in landscape or sports modes). A green locked focus indicator is shown. If the focus is not locked, a red focus indicator is shown. Release the camera key, make sure the object is within the brackets, and press the camera key halfway down again to lock the focus. You can also take a photo without locking the focus.

  2. Press the camera key fully down. Do not move the phone before the photo is saved and the camera is ready for a new photo.

The photos are saved in Gallery.

View your camera roll

Your camera roll shows the photos you've taken recently. To open the camera roll, tap the camera roll icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. To view the previous photo or video, swipe right.

Close the camera

Press the end key briefly.

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Photo tips

To open the camera, press the camera key.

  • Use both hands to keep the camera steady.

  • If you don't use the camera for about a minute, it goes to sleep. To wake the camera up, press the camera key briefly.

To get the best photos, the way you like it, take your pick – the camera offers you three different shooting modes:

  • If you prefer to let the camera decide what are the best settings, use Automatic mode. All you need to do is to point and shoot.

  • Scenes mode offers you some ready-made scenes for various situations.

    Example: Landscape mode: to get distant scenery in focus. Close-up mode: when taking photos of small details. Snow mode: for very white environments. Spotlight mode: at concerts where the performer is under spotlights, in front of a dark background.

  • Creative mode lets you define the camera settings yourself and save the different settings profiles for easy use later on.

To change the shooting mode, select Settings icon. If necessary, tap the right side of the screen to leave the settings.

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 photo.

Take a close-up photo

It can be tricky to get small objects, such as insects or flowers, in focus. You need to move the camera closer to the object. To take sharp and precise photos of even the tiniest details, use close-up mode.

  1. To open the camera, press the camera key.

  2. Make sure you are in the Scenes shooting mode. To switch the mode, select Settings icon > Scenes.

  3. Select Close-up mode icon.

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Take a photo in the dark

To take photos even in dim light, switch to night mode.

  1. To open the camera, press the camera key.

  2. Make sure you are in the Scenes shooting mode. To switch the mode, select Settings icon > Scenes.

  3. Select Night mode icon. To use the flash, select Night portrait mode icon.

Take a photo of a moving object

Are you at a sports event and want to capture the action with your phone? Use sports mode to take sharper photos of moving people.

  1. To open the camera, press the camera key.

  2. Make sure you are in the Scenes shooting mode. To switch the mode, select Settings icon > Scenes.

  3. Select Sports mode icon.

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