Nokia n8-take or view a picture


Follow these instructions to take and view pictures on your Nokia N8.

1. Activate the camera

    Press the Camera key
  • If the video recorder is activated:
  • Press Options
  • Press Image mode


2. Take a picture

    Point the camera lens at the required object
  • Press the Camera key to take the picture
  • If required, press Back to return to the camera


3. Select option

    Besides taking pictures as described in 2, you have a number of other options
  • Choose one of the following options:
  • Zoom in or out, go to 3a
  • Activate or deactivate flash, go to 3b
  • Select scene mode setting, go to 3c
  • Activate or deactivate viewfinder grid, go to 3d
  • Take a picture using self-timer, go to 3e
  • Change colour tone, go to 3f
  • Select white balance setting, go to 3g
  • Select brightness, go to 3h
  • Select light sensitivity, go to 3i
  • Select contrast, go to 3j
  • Select sharpness, go to 3k


3a - Zoom in or out

    Press anywhere on the display to see an indicator line for zoom
  • Drag the indicator line up or down to zoom in or out


3b - Activate or deactivate flash

    Press the flash icon
  • Press Off or the required setting


3c - Select scene mode setting

    Press the menu icon
  • Press Scene mode
  • Press the required setting
  • Press Exit


3d - Activate or deactivate viewfinder grid

    Press the menu icon
  • Press Grid to activate or deactivate viewfinder grid
  • Press Exit


3e - Take a picture using self-timer

    Press the menu icon
  • Press Self-timer
  • Press the required delay
  • Press Activate
  • Press Activate again
  • The countdown begins and the picture is taken after the selected delay


3f - Change colour tone

    Press the menu icon
  • Press Colour tone
  • Press the required setting
  • Press Exit


3g - Select white balance setting

    Press the menu icon
  • Press Wh. balance
  • Press the required setting
  • Press Exit


3h - Select brightness

    Press the menu icon
  • Press Exposure
  • Press the required setting
  • Press OK
  • Press Exit


3i - Select light sensitivity

    Press the menu icon
  • Press Light sensit
  • Press the required setting
  • Press Exit


3j - Select contrast

    Press the menu icon
  • Press Contrast
  • Press the required setting
  • Press OK
  • Press Exit


3k - Select sharpness

    Press the menu icon
  • Press Sharpness
  • Press Hard, Normal or Soft
  • Press Exit


4. Exit

    Press the Menu key to return to standby mode

View a picture

Follow these instructions to see the pictures you have taken.

1. Find All

    Press the Menu key
  • Press Photos
  • Press All


2. View picture

    Press the required picture
  • Press Back to return to the list of pictures


3. Exit

    Press the Menu key to return to standby mode

See more helpful tips on how to do clever things on your Nokia N8 >

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