Hidden Features Revealed
TIPS ON USING THE CAMERA APP
- Take a picture: tap the on-screen shutter button or press either volume button. Pictures are placed into the Photos app Camera Roll. You can even use the volume buttons on the earbuds.
- Burst mode: Hold down the shutter release or a volume button.
- Top Row feature buttons
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- Flash: Auto, On or Off. When should the iPhone’s flash be used? Answer: almost never!
- HDR: tap to turn on or off High Dynamic Range, which takes three quick shots at long, normal and short exposures and blends them into a single, optimal photo.
- Live Photos: On or Off. A snippet of animation is captured in each photo.
- Self-timer: set 3 or 10 Takes a short burst.
- Toggle between rear and front (selfie) cameras.
- Bottom Row formats
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Tap or slide the selector labels above the shutter to select …
- TIME-LAPSE – the camera automatically selects the best frame rate.
- SLO-MO – select 120 or 240 fps in Settings.
- VIDEO – record HD video, tap the record button or a volume button. Tap again to stop recording. Turn the “flash fill light” on and off any time during the capturing of a video.
- PHOTO – rectangular format pictures.
- SQUARE – format pictures (for Facebook and Instagram).
- PANO – Hold the iPhone in the vertical orientation. Tap the shutter release or a volume button and pan left-to-right. The iPhone will automatically create a panoramic picture.
>> When panning left-to-right, keep the arrow centered on the horizontal line. If you pan too fast, a prompt will warn you to slow down.
>> Tap the arrow to change the pan direction right-to-left.
If you have an iPhone 7 Plus, you also have PORTRAIT format, that will blur the background while keeping the subject in sharp focus.