Assuming your computing device has a built-in webcam, you
can use that camera to take photos and videos. You can use
settings in the Camera app of Windows 8 to choose which
mode to use, camera or video, and to select from a small set of
Change Camera and Camera Mode
Sometimes you want to take still photos, and at other
times you want to record a video, and if you have a
device that has both front-facing and back-facing cameras,
you need to choose which camera mode to use.
Changing between the photo and video modes is a
simple matter of a mouse click (or, if you’re lucky enough
to have a touchscreen, a tap on the screen).
1 On the Start screen, click the Camera tile.
2 To change between front-facing and back-facing
cameras if your computing device has both, click
the Change Camera button.
3 To switch between video (white background) and
still camera (black background), click the Video