Record a video with QuickTake
You can use QuickTake to record videos without having to switch out of photo mode. QuickTake is available on iPhone XS, iPhone XR and later.
Hold the shutter to take a video
When you open the Camera app, you will see the default photo mode. Tap the Shutter button to take a photo. Then tap the arrow to adjust various options, including the flash, Live Photos, timer and more.
If you want to capture a QuickTake video, just press and hold the Shutter button .* Release the button to stop recording.
With iOS 14, you can hold one of the Volume buttons to capture a QuickTake video. If you have Use Volume Up for Burst enabled, you can use the Volume down button to capture a QuickTake video.
Slide to the right to lock recording
To keep recording video without having to hold the button, slide the Shutter button to the right, then release it. When video recording is locked, a Shutter button appears to the right. Tap the Shutter button to take a still photo during video recording. When you're ready to stop recording, tap the record button.
Slide to the left for burst mode
Slide the Shutter button to the left and hold it to take a burst of photos, then release it to stop.
With iOS 14, you can capture photos in burst mode by pressing the Volume up button. Just go to Settings > Camera and turn on Use Volume Up for Burst.
* To take videos with customisable resolution, stereo audio and audio zoom, switch to Video mode.
See beyond the frame
On iPhone models with the Ultra Wide (0.5x) lens, the Camera interface shows you what's happening outside of the shot that you're framing. This can help you decide if you need to reframe your shot or switch to a different camera lens on your iPhone for a better photo.
Automatically apply a tailored look to your photos
With Scene Detection, the camera intelligently detects what you're taking a photo of and applies a tailored look to bring out the best qualities in the scene. To turn this feature off, go to Settings > Camera and turn off Scene Detection.
Scene Detection is available on iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Adjust your focus and exposure
Before you take a photo, the camera will set the focus and exposure automatically, and face detection will balance the exposure across many faces. With iOS 14, you can use Exposure Compensation Control to set and lock the exposure precisely for upcoming shots.
Just tap the arrow , then tap and adjust your exposure level. The exposure level is locked until the next time you open the Camera app.
Exposure Compensation Control is available on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and later.
Take a mirrored selfie
With iOS 14, you can take a mirrored selfie that captures the shot as you see it in the camera frame. To turn Mirror Front Camera on, go to Settings > Camera, then turn on the setting.
The Mirror Front Camera is available on iPhone XS, iPhone XR and later, and can capture photos and videos. If you have an iPhone 6s to iPhone X, the setting is called Mirror Front Photos and only captures photos.
Capture photos even faster
With iOS 14, you can use Prioritise Faster Shooting to modify how images are processed, allowing you to capture more photos when you tap the Shutter button rapidly . To turn this off, go to Settings > Camera and turn off Prioritise Faster Shooting.
Prioritise Faster Shooting is available on iPhone XS, iPhone XR and later.
Take portraits to the next level
With Portrait mode, the camera creates a depth-of-field effect, which lets you compose studio-quality photos that keep the subject of your photo sharp while blurring the background.
Enhance your selfies and Ultra Wide photos
With Lens Correction, when you take a selfie with the front-facing camera or a photo with the Ultra Wide (0.5x) lens, it automatically enhances the photos to make them appear more natural. To turn this off, go to Settings > Camera and turn off Lens Correction.
Lens Correction is available on iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.