This Galaxy S20 camera guide explains how to access different Galaxy S20 camera modes, how to add frequently used camera modes to the preview screen so that you can access them quickly. A detailed explanation of all Galaxy S20 camera modes and their usages concludes this guide.
Although the three models of Galaxy S20 phones differ significantly in camera specs, the camera modes on Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra are actually identical. So this guide applies to all these three Galaxy S20 models.
How to access Galaxy S20 camera modes?
By default, when you open the camera app (including using Galaxy S20 camera quick launch), you are in the Photo mode (aka auto mode). This is the default Galaxy S20 camera mode.
Please note, if you open the camera again shortly after you closed it, or from the Recents screen, it may start with the last used camera mode depending on whether the process is stopped completely or not.
By default, there are four buttons. Three of them are for single-take camera mode, Photo mode, and video mode, respectively. The last one is the More button.
You can tap the More button to reveal all other available Galaxy S20 camera modes.
To access or use any of the Galaxy S20 camera modes, you simply tap on the mode. Galaxy S20 camera will change the camera mode to the tapped one instantly.
You can then take photos using that camera mode.
Please some Galaxy S20 camera modes are for the rear camera only. If you choose that mode, Galaxy S20 will switch to the rear camera immediately without warning if you are using the front-facing camera. Unlike that in previous Galaxy phones, Galaxy S20 does not grey out inapplicable camera modes for the front camera.
List of Galaxy S20 camera modes
By default, as shown in the screenshot above, there are 13 Galaxy S20 camera modes (excluding the burst mode):
- Photo mode (auto mode).
- Single-take mode.
- Video mode.
- Pro Mode (rear camera only).
- Pro Video mode (rear camera only).
- Panorama mode (rear camera only).
- Food mode (rear camera only).
- Night mode.