Camera and Video

| Galaxy S8 User Manual |

 

 

Camera Shortcut

Open the Camera by quickly pressing the Power key twice.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Advanced features > Quick launch camera, and tap On/Off to enable this feature.

 

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Take Pictures

Take pictures with your device’s front or rear camera.

 

Note: If you have an SD card installed, pictures and videos are stored to the SD card. If no card is installed, pictures and videos are saved to your phone’s memory.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Camera, and use the display screen as a viewfinder by aiming the camera at the subject. While composing your picture, use the available options or these gestures:

 

• To focus the shot, tap the screen. When you tap the screen, a brightness scale is displayed. Slide the light bulb up or down to adjust the brightness.

 

• To add an effects filter, swipe to the left and tap a preview filter to apply it to the screen.

 

• To add a shooting mode, swipe to the right and select a mode.

 

• To quickly switch between the front and rear cameras, swipe the screen up or down.

 

• To add a camera setting, tap a Quick settings icon or Settings.

 

3. Tap Take a picture to take the picture.

 

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Bixby Vision

Turn on Bixby Vision and point your camera at an object or location to search for products online, discover new places nearby, or translate text.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Camera > Bixby Vision and follow the prompts.

 

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Record Videos

Record high-quality videos using your phone.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Camera, and aim the camera at your subject, and then tap Record.

 

3. The following actions are available:

 

• Tap Capture to take a picture while recording.

 

• Tap Pause to pause recording.

 

• Tap Resume to resume recording.

 

• Tap Stop to stop recording.

 

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Video Enhancer

Enhance the image quality of your videos.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Advanced features > Video enhancer.

 

3. Tap On/Off to enable this feature.

 

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Configure Shooting Mode

Several visual effects are available. Some modes are not available when taking self-portraits.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Camera, and swipe to the right for the Mode options. Each section indicates which camera (front or rear) the modes are available for.

 

Rear camera

Auto: Allow the camera to evaluate the surroundings and determine the ideal mode for the picture.

 

Pro: Manually adjust the ISO sensitivity, exposure value, white balance, and color tone while taking pictures.

 

Panorama: Create a linear image by taking pictures in either a horizontal or vertical direction.

 

Slow motion: Record videos at a high frame rate for viewing in slow motion. You can play a specific section of each video in slow motion after recording it.

 

Hyperlapse: Create your own time lapse video by recording at various frame rates. The frame rate is automatically adjusted depending on the scene being recorded and the movement of the device.

 

Food: Take pictures that emphasize the vivid colors of food.

 

Front camera

Selfie: Take selfie shots and apply various effects, such as an airbrushed effect.

 

Wide selfie: Take wide-angle selfie shots to fit more people into your pictures.

 

Common

Selective focus: Change the focus of pictures after they have been taken. You can focus on subjects near to the camera, far away from the camera, or both.

 

Virtual shot: Create multi-directional views of objects.

 

Download: Download additional shooting modes from the Galaxy Apps store.

 

More options: See more options for the camera modes.

 

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Share Pictures and Videos

The Gallery application lets you share pictures and videos on your social networks and messaging apps. You can also send them to another phone or your computer using Bluetooth.

For more information, see “Share Pictures and Videos

 

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Camera Settings

You can adjust your camera’s settings using the icons on the main camera screen and the full camera settings menu.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Camera > Settings to configure settings for the Camera. Available options vary depending on the camera or recording mode used.

 

Rear camera

Picture size: Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. Higher resolution pictures take up more memory.

 

Video size: Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. Higher resolution videos take up more memory.

 

Tracking AF: Focus on and track a subject selected on the preview screen.

 

Shape correction: Correct distortion in pictures automatically.

 

Timer: Take time-delayed pictures or videos.

 

Front camera

Picture size: Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. Higher resolution pictures take up more memory.

 

Video size: Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. Higher resolution videos take up more memory.

 

Save pictures as previewed: Save the self-portrait or self-recording as viewed on the camera screen, not as flipped images.

 

• Ways to take pictures:

 

- Tap screen: Tap the screen to take selfies.

 

- Show palm: Hold your hand out with your palm facing the camera to have your picture taken in a few seconds.

 

- Tap heart rate sensor: Once your face has been recognized, tap the heart rate sensor to take a selfie.

 

Timer: Take time-delayed pictures or videos.

 

Common

Motion photo: Create a short video by taking pictures.

 

Video stabilization: Activate anti-shake. Anti-shake helps to keep the focus steady when the camera is moving.

 

Grid lines: Display viewfinder grid lines to help composition when selecting subjects.

 

Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to the picture.

 

Review pictures: Set to show pictures after taking them.

 

Quick launch: Open camera by pressing the Power key twice in quick succession.

 

Storage location: Select the memory location for storage. This option only appears if an optional memory card (not included) is installed.

 

Voice control: Take pictures by saying “Smile,” “Cheese,” “Capture,” or “Shoot,” or record videos by saying “Record video.”

 

Floating Camera button: Add an extra camera button that you can move anywhere on the screen in Auto and Selfie modes.

 

Volume key function: Use the Volume key as the camera key, the record key, a zoom key, or for system volume.

 

Shutter sound: Play a tone when you take a picture.

 

Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.

 

 

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