Camera basics

Camera basics

Whether traveling for business or fun, enjoy taking photos and videos of your trip and encounters with HTC Rhyme.
Important: Be sure to plug in your storage card before you start. Photos and videos captured with the camera will be stored onto your storage card.
To open the camera in photo mode and take photos, tap from the Home screen, and then tap Camera.

Viewfinder screen

You’ll find the following onscreen controls and indicators on the Viewfinder screen:

  • The onscreen controls let you switch between photo and video modes, add effects, and more.
  • The auto focus indicator tells you where the focus is on the shot.
  • The shake detection indicator shows up when your grip is shaky.
  • The zoom bar lets you take anything from a long shot to a close-up of your subject.


Before taking a photo or video, you can first use the onscreen zoom bar to zoom in or out of your subject.
Simply slide your finger on the zoom bar to zoom in or out.

When you're recording video, the zoom bar is always shown onscreen. You can freely zoom in or out while recording.

Auto focusing

Whenever you point the camera at a different subject or location, it shows the auto focus indicator at the center of the Viewfinder screen.

Let the camera auto focus on the center of the screen. Or you can tap another area on the screen that you want to focus on.

Using the front camera

Take a picture or shoot a video of yourself using the front camera.
To switch to the front camera, on the Viewfinder screen, tap , and then slide the selection to Front.
Note: Some camera features are not available when you’re using the front camera, such as auto focusing, zooming, and face detection.
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