How to Use the Camera on an Android Tablet

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Use your tablet's camera to capture video and images using the camera app.
  • Use functions such as flash, timer and more.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your tablet set up and ready.
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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Use your tablet's camera to capture video and images using the camera app.
  • Use functions such as flash, timer and more.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your tablet set up and ready.
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The positions of these icons on the Camera App may also vary depending on the model of your Android device.

Flash
Flash The LED flash gives your photo extra light when you need it. Tap to turn it on or off.
HDR
HDR When you turn on HDR, several photos at different exposures are automatically combined to give you a single beautifully lit photo.
Timer
Timer Tired of always taking the pictures and never being in them? Set your device somewhere sturdy, frame your shot, then tap. Choose a 3 or 10 second countdown, tap the Shutter button, then get into place.
Front Camera
Front camera Take a selfie with your Android's front camera. Tap, find the perfect angle, then tap the Shutter button. On some android devices, you can use the Volume Buttons on the side as the shutter button.
Shutter Button
Image Capture This is the main function button for capturing still images.
Zoom

Zoom Use the Camera app digital zoom feature to make something that's far away seem close by. Before you take the photo, pinch anywhere to make the image in the center of the screen bigger and remove the outside edges

Zoom 1x
Zoom 1x If you want to zoom more than 2x or finely control the image, touch and hold 1x or 2x to get a slider that lets you zoom all the way to the limit of your device's capability.
Panorama
Android panoramic iconThe Camera app can be used to take a panoramic photo, automatically stitching multiple images together while you pan the camera across a scene.
Effects
Android effects iconThe Effect button enables the addition of filters to your photos that gives them a unique look.
  1. Open the Camera App.
    Camera app icon
  2. Touch the Video Recorder icon on the Camera App to start recording a video.
    Camera App
  3. The same button will stop the current video recording operation.
  4. Captured Pictures and Videos are automatically saved after you press the Capture/Record Button.
You can find your captured images and videos by touching the small preview (thumbnail) in the corner of your camera app.
Image preview.
The thumbnail shows the latest picture that you have taken. Scroll left and right to view other the pictures and videos.
  1. Touch the Android App Drawer Icon.
    Apps.
  2. Look for the Camera icon, but don't touch it yet. The icon's look may vary too.
    Camera. 
  3. Touch and hold down the Camera icon and you will see the other icons go away. Keep holding the Camera icon.
  4. At this point you should be back to your main screen. Drag the icon to an empty part of the screen.
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