how to use dual camera on htc m8


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How is the camera on the HTC One M8?

The camera situation on the all new HTC One is a little daunting. The M8 has not one, not two, but three camera lenses built in. First, there's the 5 megapixel selfie machine up front, then around back, there's the new Duo Camera with a refined UltraPixel sensor.

How do I take a picture in camera mode on M8?

The stock camera app on your M8 comes with six camera modes: Selfie, Camera, Dual Capture, Video, Pan 360, and Zoe Camera. From any mode, tap the icon on the bottom right to switch to a different one. Tap the camera icon at the bottom to take a picture in camera mode. If you want, that's all you'll ever need to do.

How good is the camera on the Galaxy M8?

The camera on the M8 is lightning fast. Rather than waiting around for the handset to focus, the M8 is able to take photos almost instantaneously, effectively removing traditional issues like shutter lag from the equation. Manual exposure mode on the M8. (Credit: Lexy Savvides/CNET)

How do I use the volume rocker on the M8 as shutter?

Like many other Android handsets, you can set the volume rocker on the M8 as a shutter button to take an image. Press either end of the rocker and the phone will bring up a menu to ask how you would like to use it — as a shutter or volume control when in the camera app.

How to take a picture in camera mode?

Tap the camera icon at the bottom to take a picture in camera mode. If you want, that's all you'll ever need to do. The software and lightning fast shutter speed do a pretty good job if you leave everything on auto pilot. You can find some great stuff if you dig deeper though, and I'll expand upon that in the next section.

What effects does HTC have?

Foregrounder uses the Duo camera similarly to UFocus, but rather than choose an area of focus, it applies an effects like Sketch, Zoom Blur, Cartoon, and Colorize. They're all solid choices and produce fun results.

How many camera modes does the M8 have?

The stock camera app on your M8 comes with six camera modes: Selfie, Camera, Dual Capture, Video, Pan 360, and Zoe Camera. From any mode, tap the icon on the bottom right to switch to a different one.

How to change Instagram settings?

Tapping the gear icon at the bottom of the drop-down list will let you change even more settings. You can switch from 16:9 wide angle shooting to regular 4:3, or square 1:1 for no-crop Instagram shots. You can switch on and off a review duration, grid, geo-tagging, shutter sound, self-timer, touch to capture, continuous shooting, or auto-smile capture (which tries to take a picture when it detects a smile from your subject).

How to refocus a picture after editing?

When viewing a picture, after tapping Edit and Effects, tap UFocus. The device will prompt you to tap anywhere within the shot to refocus.

How to edit Instagram photos?

Select any photo, tap edit, and you'll see there are four categories of edits you can make. Filters provides you with about a dozen to choose from with Instagram-like results. The frames are pretty basic, but they're nice if you're into that sort of thing. In tools, you can do rotating, cropping, flipping, straightening, as well as draw on your pic with a variety of tools and colors.

What is the first icon on a point and shoot?

The first icon allows you to switch from auto mode to ten other settings. These are similar to the theme settings you'll find on your point-and-shoot. You can shoot in Night Mode, HDR, Sweep Panorama, Anti-Shake, Manual, Portrait, Landscape, Backlight, Text, or Macro.

What does zoom blur mean?

The next, "Zoom Blur," makes everything behind your subject look like it's subtly zooming off into the distance.

What is the simplest way to blur out a picture?

The first option is the simplest. Called UFocus, it's a version of the photography effect known as bokeh, where you can pick a single point of focus and have everything behind it blurred out.

How to edit photos on HTC?

When you open a photo in HTC's Gallery app and tap the "Edit" command, you'll find an option called "Effects." It's limited only to images that were captured with the phone's own dual cameras; you won't be able to use it on anything you've downloaded or already edited because it requires that extra depth-of-field data to work.

What does extra depth data do?

The idea is that the extra depth data can let the phone know what objects are near and far from you and then allow you to play with the focus after the fact in some interesting ways.

Can you tilt your phone to change perspective?

There's also a "Dimension" effect where you can tilt your phone to shift the perspective and make it look like the photo was taken from different angles. The moving 3D version -- which is the most impressive part -- can't actually be shared anywhere outside of the phone, unfortunately. But you can save a still from any altered perspective you create, which ends up looking something like this:

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Can you tap on an image to change the point of focus?

You can tap anywhere on the image to change the point of focus -- if we for some reason wanted to blur our extraordinarily handsome subject and focus on the area behind him, for instance -- but the results seem to be less consistently clean in that scenario:

What is Ultrapixel on HTC?

For those new to the terminology, "ultrapixel" is a word that HTC made up to describe the humble pixels dotting the surface of its backside-illuminated (BSI) sensor. Reducing the effective resolution of the sensor to 4 megapixels means that the physical size of each pixel can be made bigger. This means they are generally more receptive to light and the signal-to-noise ratio is lower, producing cleaner images than sensors where the pixels are smaller and more packed together.

How many megapixels is the M8?

The M8 is about what's inside as much as it is about its seductive exterior. Behind the main lens is essentially the same 4.1-megapixel ultrapixel sensor as the previous One phone (M7).

How to use the volume rocker on an Android phone?

Like many other Android handsets, you can set the volume rocker on the M8 as a shutter button to take an image. Press either end of the rocker and the phone will bring up a menu to ask how you would like to use it — as a shutter or volume control when in the camera app.

Why do my pictures look red on my phone?

Colours are punchy, which is generally a desirable characteristic in mobile phone photos. However, the automatic white balance tends to err slightly on the warm side which can cause some colour casts where images appear warmer (or slightly more red) than they actually are.

Can a Lytro camera make 3D images?

Around the back of the camera you will notice twin lenses, but they are not used for stereo imaging to make 3D photos. Instead, the secondary lens reads depth information from the scene which can later be used to refocus images. Though the methodology is different, the theory is similar to what the Lytro light-field camera achieves, without the need for an entirely new set of hardware.

Can you cover a camera lens accidentally?

It's worth noting that if you cover the smaller lens accidentally, you won't have access to the depth information for refocusing.

Is the M8 the same as the M7?

But, for the most part, the M8 performs much the same as the previous M7 when it comes to overall image quality. It's a real shame because the performance of the handset, apps and the included features (such as UFocus) present a compelling smartphone photography experience.