Camera screen

Camera screen

Take great photos and videos with the camera.

Open the Camera app and tap to see all controls on the Viewfinder screen.

See a collection of camera scenes when taking photos and videos.
Choose an ISO level or set it back to Auto. Higher ISO works best in low light conditions.
Adjust the exposure settings. Higher exposure settings capture more light for your photos or videos.
Select a white balance setting that matches your current lighting environment.
Modify basic and advanced camera settings.

Choosing a capture mode

HTC One gives you a variety of capture modes to use.
On the Viewfinder screen, tap , and then select a capture mode to use.
Note: Choose Camera mode if you want your photos ready for Duo Effects editing in Gallery. For more details, see Things to remember when using the Duo Camera.


  • Before taking a photo or video, slide two fingers apart to zoom in or together to zoom out.
  • When you're recording video, you can freely zoom in or out while recording.

Turning the camera flash on or off

Tap the flash icon to choose a flash mode.

When using Flash on or Auto flash mode, the camera intelligently sets the best flash brightness for your photo.

Using the volume buttons for taking photos and videos

If you feel more comfortable with using push-buttons when taking photos and videos, you can set HTC One to use the VOLUME buttons as the Camera app's shutter release or zoom controls.
  1. On the Viewfinder screen, tap .
  2. Tap > Volume button options.
  3. Choose how you want to use the volume buttons when you're in the Camera app.

Closing the Camera app

To give you a full view of the Viewfinder screen, HTC One replaces , , and with small dots.
Tap a dot to show these buttons again, and then tap or to close the Camera app and return to the Home screen or the previous screen.
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