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Learn how to record a video, capture images during video recording, and more.


Prenote info

For technical details about your camera, visit the Specifications tutorial.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Record a video
• Switch between the front and rear cameras
• Focus the camera
• Zoom in and out
• Pause/resume/stop a recording
• Capture a still image while in video mode

This tutorial requires you to open the Camera app. From the home screen, select the camera icon Camera app. To access the camera from the lock screen, select and drag the camera icon Camera icon up or press the Volume down button twice. 

Record a video

Swipe left to Video mode then select the Record icon.

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Switch between front and rear cameras

Select the Switch camera icon.

Note: You can also swipe in any direction to quickly switch between the rear and front facing cameras. You cannot switch between front and rear facing cameras while recording a video. 

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Focus the camera

Select the screen in the desired location to focus the camera.

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Zoom in and out

Drag two fingers from the middle of the screen toward the outer edges of the screen to zoom in. Pinch two fingers from the outer edges of the screen to the middle of the screen to zoom out.

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Pause/resume/stop a recording

Select the Pause icon to pause the video. Select the Stop icon to finish recording.

Note: To resume a recording, select the record icon Record icon.

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Capture a still image while in video mode

Select the Capture icon.

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