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This guide explains how to use the camera and its features in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn about what filters can be used with the camera, how to add a date and time to pictures, and more.

How to Use the Camera and Camera Controls

How to use camera

First, open up the NookPhone App

Open up the NookPhone App and choose camera to start taking pictures.

Camera Controls

Button Function
X Button / Y Button Zoom in or Zoom out
R Button Change Eyes
L Button Change Frame
ZR Change Emote
ZL Change Filter
Directional Buttons Move Camera
+ Button Take Picture
B Button Quit

Photos taken appear in the Switch album

Photos taken using the NookPhone App will be saved to your Nintendo Switch album, so be sure to have free space on your device storage to store your photos. You can also use a microSD card to add extra storage if you want to take lots of photos without having to worry about using up your console memory.

List of Camera Features

1. Zoom in and Zoom out.
2. Add frame and date to a photo, or use Cinema cropping.
3. Add Filters to a phoot.
4. Change the expressions of the characters.

Zoom-In and Zoom-Out

Zoom-In Zoom-Out
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Adding frames and dates

With Frame added With Frame and Date
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With Date added With Cinema cropping
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Add various filters

Sharp Pop
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Soft Dramatic
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Film Monochrome
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Antique Normal
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Express emotions with your reactions

When taking pictures you can use reactions or emotes depending on your mood.

Use Photopia to Take Photos with Villagers

Use amiibos to take unique pictures in various places

You can take pictures with your very own Amiibo in Photopia. You can invite all your Animal Crossing amiibo and take various pictures with them in photopia.

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19 Anonymous2 months

>>17 I think that's a great idea! We can share our photography skills here. haha

18 Anonymous2 months

This is so fun! I love taking pictures and having it with filter gives it more flavor. <3

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