Grab a video with QuickTake
You can use QuickTake to record videos without switching 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 see the default photo mode. Tap the Shutter button to take a photo. Then tap the arrow to adjust options, like 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 it 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 customizable resolution, stereo audio, and audio zoom, switch to Video mode.
See beyond the frame
The redesigned Camera interface shows you what's happening outside of the shot that you're framing. This can help you decide if you need to re-frame your shot or switch to a different camera on your iPhone for a better photo.
When you're using the Wide (1x) camera, the viewfinder also shows what the Ultra Wide (0.5x) camera sees. Tap the .5 button to switch to the Ultra Wide camera. If you have an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, you can also see the Wide (1x) view outside of the frame when you're using the Telephoto (2x) camera.
Adjust your focus and exposure
Before you take a photo, the camera automatically sets the focus and exposure, and face detection balances the exposure across many faces. With iOS 14, you can use Exposure Compensation Control to precisely set and lock the exposure for upcoming shots.
Just tap the arrow , then tap and adjust your exposure level. The exposure locks 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.
Capture photos even faster
With iOS 14, you can use Prioritize Faster Shooting to modify how images are processed — allowing you to capture more photos when you rapidly tap the Shutter button .
To turn this off, go to Settings > Camera > Prioritize Faster Shooting. Prioritize Faster Shooting is available on iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and later.
Make your photos and videos look just right
The Photos app in iOS 13 and later gives you even more control over editing. Now you can adjust the intensity of all the editing tools and filters. You can also edit videos with the same tools you use for photos — crop, rotate, apply filters, and more.
Take portraits to new places
The camera systems make Portrait mode even better. The new High-Key Light Mono effect gives you studio-style photos, and Portrait mode works with everything you love to take pictures of.