Sony Xperia E4g - General camera settings

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General camera settings

Capturing mode settings overview

Auto Scene Recognition

Optimize your settings to suit any scene.


Adjust camera settings manually.

Face in picture

Take photos using the front and rear cameras at the same time.

Multi camera

Record the same scene from multiple angles on a single screen.

Live on YouTube

Broadcast live video to YouTube™.

AR effect

Take photos or videos with virtual scenes and characters.

Creative effect

Apply effects to photos or videos.

Timeshift burst

Find the best photo from a burst of images.

Social live

Broadcast live video to Facebook™.

Sweep Panorama

Take wide-angle and panoramic photos.

Sound Photo

Take photos with background sound.

AR fun

Play with virtual objects in your camera viewfinder and enrich your photos or videos.

Portrait retouch

Take photos with real-time portrait styles.


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Auto scene recognition

Auto scene recognition mode detects the conditions you are shooting in and

automatically adjusts the settings to ensure that you take the best photo possible.

Manual mode

Use Manual mode when you want to manually adjust your camera settings for photos

and videos.

AR effect

You can apply AR (augmented reality) effects to your photos or videos and make them

more fun. When using the camera, this setting lets you integrate 3D scenes into your

photos or videos. Just select the scene you want and adjust its position in the viewfinder.

Creative effect

You can apply different effects on your photos or videos. Add a Nostalgic effect to make

photos look older, or a Sketch effect for a more fun image.

Sweep Panorama

You can take wide-angle and panoramic photos from the horizontal or vertical direction

in an easy press-and-sweep motion.

To take a panoramic photo


Activate the camera.


Tap , then select .


To select a shooting direction, tap



Tap the screen and move the camera slowly and steadily to the direction of

movement indicated on the screen.

Timeshift burst

The camera takes a burst of 31 photos in a window of two seconds—one second before

and after you tap the on-screen camera button. So you can go back and find the perfect


To use Timeshift burst


Activate the camera.


Tap , then select .


Take photos. The photos taken appear in thumbnail view.


Scroll through the thumbnails and select the photo that you want to save, then tap


Social live

Social live is a camera shooting mode that lets you stream video live to your Facebook™

page. You just need to have an active internet connection and be logged into

Facebook™. Videos can be up to 10 minutes long.

To broadcast live video using Social live


Activate the camera.


Tap , then select .


Log in to your Facebook™ account.


Tap to start broadcasting.


To take a photo during the broadcast, tap .


To stop broadcasting, tap .

Face in

You can use the Face in mode to turn on the front and main cameras at the same time,

so you can take a photo of yourself together with the subject.


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Multi-Camera Mode

Multi-Camera mode lets you take a photo that combines images from two different

angles and devices. You see two images in your device's camera viewfinder—one from

your own camera and one from a connected Xperia™ device or a Sony camera that

supports NFC and Wi-Fi direct technology. You can then edit what you see in the

viewfinder before taking a photo.
So if you’re at a concert venue, for example, and you want to capture a photo that

combines a view of the band from one angle and the audience from another, you can

use Multi-Camera mode for the best effect.
You can set up Multi-Camera mode using NFC, which launches the pairing of the two

devices using Wi-Fi direct technology. Both devices must support NFC.

Multi-Camera mode is not available in all markets.

To use Multi camera mode


Turn on the NFC functions on both devices that you want to connect.


Activate the camera on your device.


Tap , then select .


On the screens of both devices, tap .


Touch the NFC detection areas of each device to each other. Both devices should

now connect using Wi-Fi direct technology.


Once the devices are connected, two images appear in the viewfinder of your

device – one from the viewfinder of your camera and another from the viewfinder

of the connected device.


To edit the images in your viewfinder, tap



Edit the images as desired. For example, you can tap and hold an image and drag

it to the other side of the viewfinder to change the order.


When you are finished editing and are ready to capture the final combined image,


Done > .

Portrait retouch

Use this feature to apply touch-up effects to portrait photos as you take them to ensure

the best results.

To use the Portrait retouch feature


Activate the camera.


Tap , then tap .


To display the style selector, swipe upward on the screen, then select a portrait

style for your photos.


To hide the style selector, tap the screen or swipe downward.


To display the frame selector, swipe to the left, then select a decorative frame.


To hide the frame selector, tap the camera screen or swipe to the right.

Downloading camera applications

You can download free or paid camera applications from Google Play™ or other

sources. Before you start downloading, make sure that you have a working Internet

connection, preferably over Wi-Fi® to limit data traffic charges.

To download camera applications


Open the camera application.


Tap , then tap



Select the application that you want to download, and follow the instructions to

complete the installation.

Quick launch

Use Quick launch settings to launch the camera when the screen is locked.

Launch only


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After you drag upward, the main camera is launched from sleep mode.

Launch and capture

After you drag upward, the still camera is launched from sleep mode and a photo is captured.

Launch and record video

After you drag upward, the video camera is launched from sleep mode and starts recording.



Tag photos with details of where you took them.

Touch capture

Identify a focus area, and then touch the camera screen with your finger. The photo is

taken as soon as you release your finger.


Choose to turn on or turn off the shutter sound.

Data storage

You can choose to save your data either to a removable SD card or to your device's

internal storage.

Internal storage

Photos or videos are saved on the device memory.

SD card

Photos or videos are saved on the SD card.

White balance

This function adjusts the color balance according to the lighting conditions. The white

balance setting icon is available on the camera screen.


Adjusts the color balance automatically to suit the lighting conditions.


Adjusts the color balance for warm lighting conditions, such as under light bulbs.


Adjusts the color balance for fluorescent lighting.


Adjusts the color balance for sunny outdoor conditions.


Adjusts the color balance for a cloudy sky.

This setting is only available in

Manual capturing mode.