If you’re thinking of purchasing Motorola’s Moto G 2015, then you have come to the right place because today we thought we’d share some tips on how the camera works and how to make the best of its features.
- Motorola brought some interesting features to its device, making it motion sensible so that it can detect commands for the flashlight or camera. This makes things a lot faster, as we know that a lot of companies made shortcuts for their camera app as well. We all have those moments when we’re in a hurry and we need to snap a photo as quick as possible. The Moto G 2015 will open your camera by just two twists of your hand, which will seem strange at first, but will come in handy in the long run. Oh, and if you were curious about how to open up the flashlight, you can make a karate chop-like motion and the device will respond.
- If you want to reach the settings of the camera and see all that it has available, just swipe from left to right which will make a wheel appear. When you ‘spin’ the wheel, all of your necessary settings will appear. You will be faced with options like turning off your shutter sound, making a panorama, storage location (memory card or internal memory), focus and exposure control, timer, location geotags, video, flash, HDR and some other ones too.
- You may have noticed we mentioned HDR as one of the camera’s features. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and is used in situations where you don’t want your photo to come out too dark or too light. If you have this feature on, the device will take three different pictures, each with their own exposure level and will combine the three to show off the best possible image. This creates a more dramatic flair to the picture, because it makes it brighter, respectively darker than a normal photo.
When you tap on the HDR feature, you will be faced with three options: ‘On’, ‘Off’ and ‘Auto’. We actually recommend the Auto option because the phone will automatically analyze the scene you’re shooting and decide on its own if HDR is useful or not.
Actually, we recommend keeping the Auto on at all times, because the camera will just know when the feature is necessary and will leave you with beautiful taken pictures.
- If you’re looking to take a picture at night but your screen goes completely dark and there’s no way you can take the photo without flash, find out that the Moto G 2015’s camera actually comes with a ‘low light’ feature which is basically ‘Night Mode’. This feature will modify your ISO (the camera’s speed in taking the picture) so you’ll have a better picture. However, in most devices, the modified ISO will have a grainy effect, which isn’t that bad, it actually might be the effect you’re looking for. Motorola’s device does show a little ‘noise’ on the screen, but it’s way better than other devices.
So, if you want to use the ‘low light’ feature, then you can click on the crescent moon icon from the settings of the camera.