Still image controls and indicators
The still image viewfinder displays the following:
1 - Mode indicator
2 - Zoom slider. To activate or deactivate the zoom slider, tap the screen.
3 - Capture icon.
4 - Capture settings
5 - Battery charge level indicator
6 - Image resolution indicator
7 - Image counter (the estimated number of images you can capture using the current image quality setting and available memory)
8 - Memory in use. Depending on the setup of your device, there are the following options: device memory (qgn-indi-cam4-memory-phone.jpg) or memory card (qgn-indi-cam4-memory-mmc.jpg).
9 - GPS signal indicator
10 - Scene modes
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:
Select the scene.
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Switch between video and image modes.
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Show or hide the viewfinder grid (images only).
Activate the self-timer (images only).
Activate sequence mode (images only).
Select a color effect.
Adjust the white balance. Select the current lighting conditions. This allows the camera to reproduce colors more accurately.
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 color settings.
When capturing an image, note the following:
Use both hands to keep the camera still.
The quality of a digitally zoomed image is lower than that of a non-zoomed image.
The camera goes into battery saving mode if there are no actions for about a minute. To continue capturing images, select Continue.
To capture an image, do the following:
To switch from video mode to image mode, if necessary, select > .
To capture an image, press the capture key. Do not move the device before the image is saved and the final image displayed.
To zoom in or out when capturing an image, use the zoom keys.
To 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 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 qgn-indi-cam4-tb-send.jpg during a call.
- Upload the image to a compatible online album.
Delete - Delete the image.
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.
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.
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, 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 qgn-indi-cam4-geotag-on.jpg 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.
Location information can be added to an image or a video clip if location coordinates are found via the network. It may take several minutes to receive the coordinates. The best conditions are obtained in open areas away from high buildings.
If you share your image or video which has location information attached to it, the location information is also shared and your location may be visible to third parties that can view the image or the video.
You may disable the geotagging service in camera settings.
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.
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 18 images in a sequence.
The captured images are displayed in a grid. To view an image, select the image. To return to the sequence mode viewfinder, press the capture key.
You can also use sequence mode with the self-timer.
To deactivate sequence mode, select > Single shot.