Using the camera - MOTO G 3RD GENERATION

Using the camera - MOTO G 3RD GENERATION

Tip: To enable all features and get optimized performance, visit the Play Store to ensure you are running the latest version of Motorola Camera.

To launch the camera touch  Image or quickly twist your wrist twice at any time.



Touch anywhere on the screen to take the photo.

Burst - Touch and hold the screen to take multiple shots.




Drag up or down with one finger to zoom between 1X - 4X.




Touch Image in the camera screen to switch between front and rear camera.

Touch Image in the camera screen to switch to video camera and start recording.

Touch Image to stop recording. 


Capture a still shot during a video: 
Touch anywhere on the screen while recording to save a photo. 


Camera Settings

When you want something a little different, swipe the screen right to view these camera options.



Image HDR (High Dynamic Range) is best when used for landscapes or outdoor portraits. Not recommended for action shots.   

Note: HDR mode will not work when Flash is set to On.
 Image Flash - Set to On,Off or Auto
 Image Tap to focus - Touch on the screen
 Image Video - HD (1080p) , SloMo (720p)
 Image Panorama - Take a panorama photo
 Image Timer - Choose form 3 seconds or 10 seconds

Location - Tag your photos with a location

Your photos and videos can be tagged with GPS location if this setting is enabled (which requires your permission).  

The Motorola Gallery will use this location information to better organize your photos for Highlight Reels.  

Other 3rd party apps can also use this location information.

 Image Storage location - When a memory card is inserted, you can choose to store images directly to the card.
 Image Resolution - Widescreen (9.7MP, 16:9), Standard (13MP, 4:3)
 Image Shutter Tone - Turn the shutter tone On or Off
 Image Quick Capture - Turn Quick Capture On or Off 

Click here for details on sharing, editing, and deleting your photos or videos.

Click here for details on transferring pictures and videos from your phone to your computer.

Troubleshooting tips

Problems taking pictures

  • 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.

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