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Take a picture or video

Take a picture or video

Take a screenshot, edit a picture or video, use the front and rear camera, and switch between camera and video modes.

  1. Tap the Start icon or Windows button.
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  2. To open the camera, from the Apps tray, tap Camera.
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  3. Tap the Arrow icon at the top of the screen to access camera options.
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  4. To switch between the front- and rear-facing cameras, tap the Change camera icon.
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  5. Tap the Camera icon to take a picture.
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  6. Tap and drag the Camera icon to access the custom settings for white balance, focus, ISO, shutter speed, and exposure.
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  7. Tap the Camcorder icon to switch to video mode.
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  8. Tap and drag the Camcorder icon to access the custom settings for white balance, focus and exposure.
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  9. Tap the Camcorder icon to start recording a video.
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  10. Tap the Camcorder icon to stop recording.
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  11. Tap the picture icon on the right side of the screen to access the Camera roll.
    Note: This device has a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. The video recorder is 1080p. To take a screenshot on the Surface 3, press and hold the Windows button and then pressing the Volume down button. The screen dims for a second as the image is captured. The image is saved in the Screenshots folder of the Pictures library.
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