As mentioned in this guide, you can launch Galaxy S7 camera app in different ways, including quick launch. But the Galaxy S7 camera preview screen you get is identical.
Understanding Galaxy S7 camera app interface (preview screen) can help you use the camera properly and effectively.
As shown in the screenshot below, in Galaxy S7 camera preview screen, there are several items.
Updated: Galaxy S7 camera app was updated in Android Nougat for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The camera preview screen is different from the screenshot below. Please check Use Galaxy S7 camera app with Android Nougat update in S7 and S7 edge if your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge is running Android Nougat.
1. Camera settings icon
Tap this icon in Galaxy S7 camera preview screen to enter camera settings page.
Please note, Galaxy S7 camera settings page for front camera and for rear camera are different.
If you need change settings for front camera, you need switch to front camera first, then tap camera settings icon.
2. Photo size
You can set photo size in the preview screen without entering Galaxy S7 camera settings page.
Actually, this is the only place to set photo size in Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Samsung removed photo seize settings from Galaxy S7 camera settings page.
Tap the icon to set picture size.
3. Flash on/off
You can tap the icon to turn on or off the LED flash for the rear camera.
For front camera on Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, you can also turn on flash. If the flash is turned on for Galaxy S7 front camera, the screen will light up when tapping shutter button.
You can turn on/off timer for Galaxy S7 camera (both rear and front).
You can set the timer as 2 or 5 or 10 seconds.
If the timer is on, you then have the option to take 3 photos instead of 1.
Tap this icon to turn on or turn off HDR (high-dynamic-range) for Galaxy S7 camera.
6. Camera effects (filter)
You can apply camera effects while taking photos.
The photos shown in the Galaxy S7 camera preview screen will be the final photo (with camera effects applied).
You can tap this icon to select, download and manage Galaxy S7 camera effects.
Please check this guide on using Galaxy S7 camera effects.
7. Hide or show icons from Galaxy S7 camera preview screen
Tap this icon to hide ions in left side as shown below.
Once these Galaxy S7 camera setting icons are hidden, the icon changes to “V”. You can tap it to show these icons.
8. Gallery preview (thumbnail)
By default, the thumbnail of the latest photo will be shown.
Tap the thumbnail to open Gallery app.
Please note, you can swipe from right to left on the screen to enter Gallery app as well.
9. Video recording
Tap this button to start to record video immediately.
In Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, it is not necessary to switch to video mode. You just tap the video recording button to begin the recording.
Once in video recording mode, you will have pause and stop button.
You can also take pictures while recording.
Tap the shutter button in Galaxy S7 camera preview screen to take a photo immediately.
Tap and hold shutter button to use Galaxy S7 camera burst mode. It can take up to 20 photos continuously.
Tap gesture in Galaxy S7 camera preview screen is used to adjust white balance.
Tap and hold gesture in Galaxy S7 camera preview screen is used for focus and exposure lock.
11. Front and rear camera switch
You can tap this button to switch between front and rear camera.
12. Galaxy S7 camera mode
Tap this button to choose, download or manage Galaxy S7 camera modes.
You can also swipe from left yo right on Galaxy S7 camera preview screen to access Galaxy S7 camera modes.
By default, Galaxy S7 camera will use Auto mode.
For detailed guide on Galaxy S7 camera modes, please check this guide.
In addition to the 12 buttons, sometimes, you may see some status icons in the top of the screen.
For example, as shown above, there are three icons:
- A. Micro SD card is being used to save photos.
- B. Battery level.
- C. Low-light condition detected (night mode).
Touch screen gestures in Galaxy S7 camera preview screen
As mentioned above, Galaxy S7 camera preview screen accepts following touch screen gestures:
- Swipe from left to right on the preview screen to access Galaxy S7 camera modes.
- Swipe from right to right on Galaxy S7 camera preview screen to access Gallery app. You can swipe back in Gallery app to return to camera preview screen.
- Tap on the preview screen to call out white balance slider for you to adjust color balance.
- Tap and hold on the preview screen to lock focus and exposure.
- Spread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out
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For other guides on using Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, please check Galaxy S7 online manual page.
For detailed Galaxy S7 how-to guides, please check Galaxy S7 how-to guides page.
For more Galaxy S7 camera guides, please check Galaxy S7 camera guide page.