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Use the Camera Modes on Your Galaxy Note9

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Whether you're exploring a beautiful place you've never been before, or you are enjoying everyday fun, your Note9 has a brilliant camera to help you capture every moment. And its special camera modes, like Panorama or Hyperlapse, give you the power to make those memories even more epic. Learn about the different modes, so you can unleash your camera's full potential.

Live Focus

With Live Focus, you can create a beautiful background blur to give your photos the feel of a professional DSLR camera. Just point your camera and hold still until "Live focus ready" is displayed. Then, adjust the background blur level with the slider. 

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Next Level Slow-Motion: Super Slow-Mo

Take a funny moment and slow it down. As the name suggests, the Slow Motion or Super Slow-Mo mode on your phone lets you record in slow motion. That hilarious moment will transform from the blink of an eye to an extended, slow-motion masterpiece.

Note: This camera mode is only on S9, S9+, Note9 or newer. Super Slow-mo only supports HD resolution andthe  frames per second differs depending on the model.

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AR Emoji

Spice up your shots with fun frames, stickers, and emojis. Choose an AR filter and the camera will work its magic. Or turn yourself into your very own emoji to send to friends.

Navigate to Camera, and then touch AR Emoji. Choose a filter to use on yourself or a friend. To make your own emoji, touch + Create My Emoji.

Note: This camera mode is only on select phones.

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Capture It All with Panorama

Create a linear image by taking pictures in either a horizontal or vertical direction. Perfect for catching a sunset or rainbow, or when you want to look extra tall! All you need is a great landscape that extends to the edges of the horizon or amazing architecture with great details that you want to capture.

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Start a Food Blog

Don’t hide a stunning dish from the camera. Make food look even tastier simply by switching to Food mode on the Camera app. Add radial blurs around your food or even add warmth to your photo by adjusting the color temperature.

Note: Food mode is not one of the default camera modes on Galaxy Note9. You can add it from Camera settings > Camera modes > Edit mode list

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Speed Up Slow Events

Create your own time lapse video by setting your phone on Hyperlapse. The camera alternates the number of shots per second by slowing them down and then speeding them up again—also known as the frame rate. It does all the work for you! The frame rate is automatically adjusted depending on the scene being recorded and the phone’s movement. Perfect for catching those ocean waves at the beach or starry nights.

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Pro Mode

Are you a professional photographer in the making? If so, you can use Pro mode to manually adjust the camera's settings, such as shutter speed, exposure levels, filters and white balance. Just navigate to Pro mode and touch the different icons at the bottom of the screen. From there, choose or adjust your desired settings. You'll be a pro at Pro mode in no time.

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