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Using the Camera on Your Galaxy Tab S2

Your device features both front and rear-facing cameras, which lets you capture photos and videos in a variety of modes. Edit photos and videos directly on your device, and share them on social media with other devices, and more.

Opening the Camera

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

  2. You can also open the camera by:

    • Quickly pressing the Home key twice. You can turn the Quick launch feature on or off in the camera settings.

    • Swipe Camera icon on the lock screen, unless you have changed the App shortcuts in the Lock screen and security settings to another application.

    The features on your screen may vary depending on the camera mode selected.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Camera

Switch Between Cameras

From the camera, touch to switch between the front and rear-facing cameras.

To take selfies, you can either touch on the screen or touch the heart rate monitor on the back of the device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Camera

Capture Photos

Capture Photos

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

  2. If you want to change the camera mode, touch MODE and select an option. Touch INFO to read about each mode. The steps that follow apply only to Auto mode; follow the on-screen instructions for other modes.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Camera
  3. Aim your device at the subject, and touch the screen to focus on a specific area. Touch and drag the slider to adjust the brightness.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Camera
  4. Touch Capture to take a photo.

    Touch and hold Capture to take a burst of up to 100 shots.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Camera

        

  5. Review Photos After Capture

    You can set your device to display photos immediately after you capture them.

    To activate this feature:

    1. From the camera, touch SETTINGS.

      Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Camera
    2. Scroll to and touch the slider next to Review pictures to turn it on  .

      Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Camera
    3. When you capture a photo, it will display briefly with options to Delete. You can also touch Gallery to view all your photos, as well as access editing features.

      Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Camera

Record Videos

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

  2. If you want to change the camera mode, touch MODE and select an option. Touch INFO to read about each mode. Some modes may not apply to videos, such as Selective focus, Panorama, Virtual shot, and Food.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Camera
  3. Aim your device at the subject and touch Record.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Camera
  4. Touch the screen to focus on a specific area. Touch and drag the slider to adjust the brightness.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Camera
  5. Touch Capture to take a still photo while shotting the video.

  6. Touch Pause to temporarily stop recording, or touch Stop to finish recording.

  7. When you are finished, touch Gallery to view your videos.

Share Photos and Videos

You have the option to share your photos and videos when you view them in the Gallery.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps  > Gallery.

  2. Open the photo or video you want to share.

  3. Touch Share.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Camera
  4. Share the photo using one of the available options. Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on.

    Swipe to the left or right to reveal more sharing options.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Camera

Camera Settings

The five most commonly used settings display on the camera viewfinder screen:

Filter effects Change the mood of your photos by adding a filter effect. Touch the icon to select a filter effect for your photo and to Manage and Download additional filters.
Timer Touch the icon to select a time delay between touching the Camera shutter button and taking the photo.
Picture size Choose the proportion and resolution of your photos.

Access the following camera settings by touching:

  • Video size (rear): Change the video capture resolution. Note that choosing a video size larger than 1:1 will make certain features unavailable, such as HDR, filter effects, and video stabilization.

  • Video stabilization: Reduces jitter when holding the device to capture video. Touch the slider  next to Video stabilization to turn it on . Video stabilization will be unavailable if Tracking AF is on.

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

  • Grid lines: Touch to turn off or change the grid lines displayed on the screen. Display 3x3 grid lines or grid lines for a Square photo.

  • Location tags: Tags your photos with the location where they were taken. Touch the slider next to Location tags to turn it on.

    The first time you open the camera, you have the option of turning on location tags, so this feature may already be turned on.

  • Review pictures: Lets you view photos and videos immediately after you take them. Touch the slider next to Review pictures to turn it on.

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

  • Volume keys function: Touch to choose how the Volume keys are used when the camera is open. You can use them to Take pictures, Record video, or Zoom.

  • Reset settings: Returns your camera settings to the factory default.

  • Help: Get additional assistance using the camera.

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