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Take a Picture

Learn how to take a picture, switch between front and rear camera, focus, and zoom.

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For technical details about your camera, visit the Specifications tutorial.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Switch between front and rear camera
• Focus the camera
• Zoom in and out
• Take a photo
• Take a wide angle photo
• Take a photo underwater

This tutorial requires you open the Camera app. To access the Camera app, from the home screen select the Camera app Camera app. Alternately, to access the camera from the lock screen, select and hold the Camera button.

Switch between front and rear cameras

Select the Switch camera icon.

Note: You cannot switch the camera while you are recording a video.

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Focus the camera

Select the desired area of the photo you wish to focus on. A circle will appear when the area is selected.

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Zoom in and out

Move two fingers apart towards the edge of the screen to zoom in. Move two fingers inward towards the middle of the screen to zoom out.

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Take a photo

Select the Capture icon.

Note: Alternately, you can take a picture by pressing one of the Volume buttons

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Take a wide angle photo

Select the Wide Angle icon then select the Capture icon.

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Take a photo underwater

1. Underwater mode turns off the touchscreen and lets you take photos and videos using the keys on your phone. To turn on Underwater mode, from the camera screen, select the menu icon Menu icon > Mode > Underwater.

Note: Make sure all covers (SD card cover, USB cover, etc.) are firmly closed before getting your phone wet.

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2. Press the Volume buttons to zoom in or out. Press the Camera button to take a picture or press the Camera button twice to switch between camera and video mode. To exit Underwater mode, press and hold the Push-to-Talk (PTT) Button.

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