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What are the different camera modes on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

The Camera application comes with a variety of modes to let you capture every important moment. Use video recording to create slow-motion or time-lapse videos, or broadcast live on YouTube™. Control exposure, shutter speed, and focus when capturing still photos. Touch DOWNLOAD to install additional camera modes from Samsung Galaxy Apps.

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Select a Camera Mode

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Camera.

  3. Touch MODE.

  4. Touch the mode you want to use. Auto is the default. 

Camera Modes

The following camera modes come installed on your mobile device:


Auto Let the device set the exposure and color settings automatically.
Pro Take control of your photos by manually setting the exposure value, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, white balance, focal length, and color tone. 
Selective focus Lets you change the focus in a photo after it's been taken. Focus on subjects up close, in the distance, or both. 
Panorama Lets you pan the camera to capture scenes wider than the standard photo size. 
Video collage Create and group video clips into creative collages, including the ability to play some videos in slow motion.
Live broadcast Broadcast videos live on YouTube.
Slow motion Record videos at a higher frame rate so they play back in slow motion, either in whole or only in parts of the video you select.
Hyperlapse Create time-lapse videos where you control the frame rate. 
Virtual shot Capture multi-directional views of a scene or object. When the photo is viewed, tilt the mobile device to rotate the photo.
Food Optimizes the camera settings to enhance vibrant food colors. 

Manage Camera Modes

Touch MORE to access the following options:

  • Edit: Touch and hold a mode, and then drag it to rearrange the order of the modes. 

  • Add shortcut on Home screen: A mode shortcut lets you quickly open the camera directly in your favorite mode. Mark the checkbox next to the shortcuts you want to add to the Home screen.

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