To Open the camera:
- Twist your phone twice from any screen to open the camera immediately.
- Touch > Camera.
- From the lock screen, swipe left.
Take a photo
1. Open the Camera
2. Frame your subject:
- To switch between front-facing and back-facing cameras, touch .
- To switch between wide and close angle lenses for the back camera touch or
- To zoom, pinch in or out.
- To change the focus location, drag the focus ring.
- To change the exposure, slide the control on the focus ring to lighten or darken the shot.
3. Touch to take a photo.
- To shoot continuously, touch & hold ; your captures are counted on the shutter.
- To touch anywhere on the screen instead of using , swipe right to open settings and turn on Shutter type > Tap anywhere to capture.
- If the photo looks blurry, wipe the lens clean with a soft, dry cloth and retake the photo.
4. Swipe left to review your photos and videos:
- To view all thumbnails, touch the screen, then touch to open the Photos app.
- To view photos and videos later, touch > Photos.
- You can also view photos using other photo apps you installed.
Take a selfie
- On the viewfinder, touch to switch to the front camera. Or, twist your phone twice.
- If needed, adjust the beauty filter
- To take the photo, do one of the following:
- Touch .
- Touch for a timer.
If you've got a large group, try a panoramic selife!
Use Face Filters
You can add cute face filters to your selfies.
Touch > Face Filters. Swipe left or right on the filters to scroll through them and touch one to select. It will preview in the viewfinder.
Then touch , and swipe left to see your photo.
Take depth enabled photos
You can take photos that contain extra data, allowing you to swap out a background, add a splash of color, or change focus.
- On the viewfinder, touch > Depth enabled.
- Be sure you're within 2 meters (6 feet) of your subject. It's best if nothing is in the way and the subject stands out.
- Frame your photo, then touch .
Swipe left to see your photo. indicates you can edit these photos to change the color, background, or focus.
Touch > Depth Editor. Choose between Selective B&W, Selective Focus, or Replace Background.
Take panoramic photos
The camera includes a Panorama mode that lets you create a single image by panning across a scene.
To take a panoramic photo:
- Touch > Panorama.
- Frame one side of the scene for your panorama.
- Touch the screen anywhere and, when prompted, slowly start panning across the scene. Keep your motion smooth and use a steady speed.
- When you reach the end of your scene, touch .
Use Spot Color
You can take photos images selecting only a certain color to keep to create a pop effect.
- On the viewfinder, touch > Spot Color.
- Touch the area of the image where you want to keep the color.
- Use the slider to adjust how much or how little color you want to keep.
- Then touch .
Swipe left to see your photo.
You'll see these frequently-used settings when you open the Camera:
HDR mode for high contrast
Switch modes: Professional mode to manually control advanced settings like shutter speed, exposure, white balance, ISO, and focus. Add Face Filters, Take Depth Enabled Photos, Panorama, or Use Spot Color. OR while in Video Mode, Slow Motion or Face Filters.
Adjust advanced settings
Swipe right to change these camera settings:
- Shutter Sound: Turn sound on or off.
- Storage: Specify where new photos or videos are stored.
- Quick capture: Enable/disable Twist to open gesture.
- Location: Turn geo-tags on or off.
- Photo size (rear camera): Adjust file size and dimensions.
- Tap anywhere to capture: Touch anywhere on Camera to take pictures instead of .
To refine settings for a particular photo:
1. Frame your subject.
2. Touch > Professional mode.
3. Touch an icon to adjust an individual setting or touch to adjust them all.
4. Drag an icon to adjust its setting:
- Manual focus
- White balance
- Shutter speed
- ISO, the camera's sensitivity to light.
5. Do any of the following:
- To return to default settings, touch .
- To close settings, touch .
- To exit Professional mode and return to normal mode, touch > Photo.
Click here for details on sharing, editing, and deleting your photos or videos.
- To enable all features and get optimized performance, visit the Play Store to ensure you are running the latest version of Motorola Camera.
- Third-party cases can interfere with the camera. Try removing the case if you have image-quality issues with photos.
- Please make sure there is not a protective covering over the camera lens.
- Ensure the camera lens is clean and free from any obstructions. Take a dry cloth and gently clean the camera lens.
- Make sure your finger is not covering or shading the camera lens while taking the photo or video.
- Still experiencing issues? Try clearing the camera cache.
Go to Settings > Apps > See all apps > Camera.
To free up space by removing temporary files, touch Storage > Clear cache. Over time, the cache builds up again, so repeat if a problem occurs.
If problems still occur, then delete all data saved in the app by touching Storage > Clear data. Be careful - there’s no way to undo this.
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