How to change camera settings on Windows 10

You can now adjust brightness and contrast, and enable features like Eye Contact, for webcams and network cameras on Windows 10, and here's how.

Windows 10 camera brightness option

On Windows 10, you can now change the brightness, contrast, and rotation settings and enable or disable Video HDR or Eye Contact for webcams and network cameras, and here’s how.

Starting with build 21354 and higher releases, Windows 10 includes the Cameras page in the Devices section of the Settings, which in addition to enable and disable devices, you can also change settings like brightness and contrast.

You can also enable Eye Contact, a feature that uses AI to adjust your gaze on a video call to appear like if you are looking into the camera instead of the display, and “Video HDR” on compatible devices.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to adjust the camera settings on your Windows 10 device.

How to configure camera using Settings on Windows 10

To change the camera brightness, contrast, and rotation, or enable or disable HDR and Eye Contact features, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Devices.

  3. Click on Cameras

  4. Select the webcam or network camera.

  5. Click the Configure button.

    Windows 10 Cameras settings
    Windows 10 Cameras settings
  6. Use the Video rotation option to flip the video right 90, left 90, or 180 degrees.

  7. Use the Brightness slider to lower or increase the video brightness.

    Change camera settings
    Change camera settings
  8. Use the Contrast slider to lower or increase the video contrast.

  9. Enable or disable the “Video HDR” feature (if available).

  10. Enable or disable the “Eye Contact” feature (if available).

Once you complete the steps, Windows 10 will apply the new settings to the camera.

Although you can manage various settings through the Cameras page, only the ones supported for your camera will be available.

If you do not see these settings, you are not using the version of Windows 10 that supports these features. The “Cameras” settings are available starting with build 21354 and higher releases.