How to capture a photo while recording video on iPhone

iPhone Camera

Apple’s iPhone is known for offering high-end photography and videography. The camera app of the iPhone is also good and comes with lots of options to help in photo and video capturing. Although it still misses the Pro mode, there are many useful features. In this article, I will also talk about one of the most notable camera features of the iPhone. While recording a video, you can also capture photos. So, you don’t need to stop recording for capturing a photo. You can keep recording video and capturing photos at the same time. If you don’t know how to do this, keep reading.

This feature is also available in several Android phones. So, this isn’t a feature iPhone users can boast about.

Also see: How To Capture Photos In Burst Mode On An iPhone

Capture photo while recording video on iPhone

Open the camera app, go to video mode and start video recording. You will see a shutter icon at the top right corner of the camera app.

Tap on this shutter icon while the recording is still on. It will capture the photo and save it to Photos. You can capture as many photos as you want without stopping the video recording.

Also see: How To Turn Off The Camera Sound On An iPhone

This option is helpful but it also has a drawback. Photos you capture while recording a video aren’t of the same quality as regular photos. I compared the resolution of the photos. In regular photo mode, iPhone captures photos of 4032 x 3024 pixels. Photo resolution drops to 3840 x 2160 pixels if you capture photos while recording a video. It further drops top 1280 × 720 pixels if you capture photos while shooting a slo-mo video.

Wrap Up

Now you know how to capture a photo while shooting a video using iPhone’s camera. This option works well and it also available in several Android phones. I have also added several camera tricks of iPhone in this article. So, do not forget to explore more articles on UseThisTip. I am sure you will find useful knowledge about gadgets and other tools.



Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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