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Galaxy Tab E - What Features are available in the Camera App on my Samsung Galaxy Tab E?

Take pictures and record videos with the Camera app.

There is no flash on this model (SM-T560)


  • Gallery: Touch to open the Gallery to view photos and videos.

  • Record video: Touch to record a video.

  • Take a picture: Touch to take a picture.

  • Switch cameras: Touch to switch between the rear and front cameras.

  • Shooting mode: Touch to change the shooting mode.

  • Camera settings: Touch to change camera settings.

  • Picture size: Touch to change the picture size (resolution and screen ratio).

  • Timer: Touch to set the camera timer.

  • Effect: Touch to add an effect before taking a photo or video.

Take Pictures

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

  1. From a Home screen, touch Apps > Camera.

  2. Using the display screen as a viewfinder, compose your shot by aiming the camera at the subject. While composing your picture, use the onscreen options or these gestures:

    • Touch the screen with two fingers and pinch or spread them on the screen to zoom in and out.

  3. If desired, before taking the photo, you can tap icons to access various camera options and settings. You can also touch the screen to move the focus field to the area you touch.

  4. Touch Camera icon to take the picture.

    • You can also press the Volume key up or down to take a picture.
    • This is the default function of the Volume key while Camera is active.
    • You can also set the Volume key to act as the video record key or as a zoom key.

Shooting Mode

Several visual effects are available. Modes differ by which camera is active (front or rear facing).

  1. From a Home screen, touch Apps > Camera.

  2. Touch MODE to view the following options. Each section indicates which camera (front or rear) the modes are available for.

    • Both cameras

      • Auto: Take the best possible picture by setting the device to adjust the exposure and color of pictures automatically.

      • Beauty face: Take portrait pictures with an airbrushed effect.

      • Sound & shot: Enrich your pictures by adding a few seconds of background sound.

    • Rear camera only

      • Panorama: Create a linear panorama by taking consecutive pictures in either a horizontal or vertical direction.

      • Continuous shot: Take pictures continuously by pressing and holding the Camera button.

      • Sports: Take clearer pictures of fast moving subjects.

Camera Settings

  1. From a Home screen, touch Apps > Camera.

  2. Quick settings are listed across one side of the camera view finder. Available options vary depending on the camera or recording mode used. Default settings include:

    • Effect: Add special graphical effects.

    • Timer: Take time-delayed pictures or videos.

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

    • Settings: Configure settings for Camera. Available options vary depending on the camera/recording mode used. 

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

      • Effect: Add special graphical effects.

        View mode: Choose between standard and full screen view mode.

      • 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.

      • Storage location: Choose to store your photos to your device or optional memory card.

      • Volume keys function: Use the Volume key as the camera key, the record key, or as a zoom key.

      • Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.

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