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Microsoft Surface: Visual QuickStart Guide by Joni Blecher

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11. Camera

The Surface tablet comes with two cameras: a lower-resolution front-facing LifeCam camera and a higher-resolution camera on the back. The LifeCam is intended for taking self-portraits and for having video chats over Skype or other compatible applications. At the time of this writing, the video chat feature isn’t available, but if you download an app such as Skype from the Windows Store, it should work with the LifeCam.

The rear-facing camera is for snapping pictures and shooting videos. In fact, the rear-facing camera is angled so you can use the kickstand to record events hands-free. Tap the Switch Camera button in the app bar and the tablet ...

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