General Camera - can't find auto capture

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shiny_winey, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. shiny_winey

    shiny_winey Member
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    Hi everyone,

    Newbie to both android and Desire HD here - got mine on Tuesday and chuffed to bits with it :) Have been fiddling away and even reasonably satisfied with battery life now. Lots of top tips on, have read and learnt a lot so thank you all.

    On to business: This morning I wanted to take a daft self-portrait of myself (a doddle on the ol' sony erisscon). It's really tricky and I tried self timer etc... So I looked in the big manual. Page 143 and 146 describe an auto capture function - for just such an event as a daft self portrait. Only problem is I can't find it!

    I'm in camera - definitely photo not video - and then menu which brings up settings. All the settings are there except that one.

    Any ideas? Would be handy to know where my "auto capture" option has gone!

    Thanks.
     

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  2. Sereniity

    Sereniity Well-Known Member
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    Camera > Menu > Self-portrait.

    It's the top option, I really dunno how you can miss it.
     
  3. sonesh

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    I've tried the self portrait option, except it takes the picture before I get a chance to turn the phone around, or if I do turn it quick enough, its not focused on me.

    Any instructions on how to actually use it?
     
  4. heybankrobber

    heybankrobber New Member
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    I've never had an issue:

    Camera
    Menu
    Self-portrait
    Select 1 FACE/2 FACE (as appicable)

    Takes a little while to focus on a target, then takes the picture no probs.
     
  5. Fretnoise

    Fretnoise New Member
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    You don't need to press the shutter button when using the self-portrait mode. Just choose the mode, and then point the phone at yourself - the phone will take the picture itself when it recognises that there's a face in the frame.

    :)
     
  6. sonesh

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    Not pressing the shutter does the trick. For some reason I felt I needed to tell the camera I was ready for it to take the picture
     
  7. Sereniity

    Sereniity Well-Known Member
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  8. ScarfaceNinja

    ScarfaceNinja Active Member
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    Big manual...? Mine only came with a quick start guide lol
     
  9. shiny_winey

    shiny_winey Member
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  10. Xannetic

    Xannetic Member
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    there is a full manual inside the 8GB MicroSD :cool:
     

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