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Version: 10.3.1

Change the capture settings

In the Camera app on your BlackBerry device, you can change the scene mode, the shooting mode, choose whether you use your flash, switch between the front camera and rear camera, change the ratio, and more.
  1. Tap The More Actions icon.
  2. Tap the setting that you want to change.

Shooting modes

Shooting modes change the way that the camera takes pictures and records videos. For example, you can use Burst mode to take multiple pictures quickly.

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Description

The Normal mode icon

Normal

This mode is available for the camera and the video camera. Normal mode simulates a regular camera or video camera and allows you to take a single picture or video at one time.

The Burst mode icon

Burst

This mode is available for the camera. Burst mode allows you to take multiple pictures quickly. This is a good shooting mode to use when taking pictures of fast-moving scenes or subjects.

The HDR mode icon

HDR

This mode, also known as High Dynamic Range mode, is available for the camera. HDR mode combines multiple pictures together and can capture the contrast between the light and dark areas of a scene.

The Time Shift mode icon

Time Shift

This mode is available for the camera. Time Shift mode allows you to take a bunch of pictures at once so that you can pick the best one of the set.

The Panorama mode icon

Panorama

This mode is available for the camera. Panorama mode works well for vistas and seamlessly combines multiple images into one photo.

The Turned Off Timer icon

Timer

This mode is available for the camera. Timer mode adds a 3-second or 10-second delay before the camera takes the picture.

Scene modes

Scene modes are designed to improve the quality of the picture or video by changing settings, such as contrast, brightness, and so on.

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Description

The Auto Scene icon

Auto

This mode is the most common mode and is available for the camera, video camera, and Time Shift mode. Use Auto mode to capture a wide variety of everyday scenes.

The Action Scene icon

Action

This mode is available for the camera and Time Shift mode. Action mode can help to take pictures of fast-moving objects. Try this mode when capturing pictures of sports or children.

The Whiteboard Scene icon Whiteboard

This mode is available for the camera and Time Shift mode. Whiteboard mode can help to take pictures of whiteboards by improving the contrast between the whiteboard and any writing on the board.

The Night Scene icon Night

This mode is available for the camera, video camera, and Time Shift mode. Night mode is useful when taking pictures and videos in areas with low light.

The Beach or Snow Scene icon

Beach or Snow

This mode is available for the camera, video camera, and Time Shift mode. Beach or Snow mode can help to compensate for the light levels of the bright sand or snow in a picture or video.

Turn off the Auto Suggest feature

The Auto Suggest feature on your BlackBerry device analyzes the conditions present when you're taking a picture and suggests the scene or mode best suited to those conditions. The Auto Suggest feature is designed to help you select the right scene or mode to take great pictures. By default, the Auto Suggest feature is turned on, but to stop receiving suggestions, you can turn the feature off.

  1. In the Camera app, tap The More Actions icon > Settings.
  2. Turn off the Auto Suggest switch.