Image quality setting

You can set the image resolution and frame rate for shooting movies and loop recording. Image qualities that can be set depend on the “Movie format” setting.

  1. Press the MENU button.
  2. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select / (Shooting settings) - (Image quality setting) - setting value, then press the REC/ENTER button.

    Hint

    • Setting value

      The display changes according to NTSC/PAL switching setting.

      When NTSC is selected, left side of / is displayed. When PAL is selected, right side of / is displayed.

      (Example) 1080 60p PS (NTSC)/1080 50p PS (PAL)

    When movie format is set to (recording in MP4)

    • /

      Recorded image: Highest resolution (smooth image recorded at 2× frame rate)

      Resolution: 1920×1080

      Imaging frame rate*1: 60p/50p

      Playback frame rate*1: 60p/50p

    • /

      Recorded image: Highest resolution

      Resolution: 1920×1080

      Imaging frame rate*1: 30p/25p

      Playback frame rate*1: 30p/25p

    • /

      Recorded image: High resolution

      Resolution: 1280×720

      Imaging frame rate*1: 30p/25p

      Playback frame rate*1: 30p/25p

    • /*2,*4

      Recorded image: High speed recording (smooth image recorded at 4× frame rate) *3

      Resolution: 1280×720

      Imaging frame rate*1: 120p/100p

      Playback frame rate*1: 120p/100p*5

    • /*4 (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300)

      Recorded image: High speed recording (smooth image recorded at 8× frame rate) *3

      Resolution: 800×480

      Imaging frame rate*1: 240p/200p

      Playback frame rate*1: 240p/200p*5

    When movie format is set to (recording in XAVC S)

    • /

      Recorded image: XAVC S 50 Mbps

      Resolution: 1920×1080

      Imaging frame rate*1: 60p/50p

      Playback frame rate*1: 60p/50p

    • /

      Recorded image: XAVC S 50 Mbps

      Resolution: 1920×1080

      Imaging frame rate*1: 30p/25p

      Playback frame rate*1: 30p/25p

    • (only when switching NTSC/PAL is set to NTSC)

      Recorded image: XAVC S 50 Mbps

      Resolution: 1920×1080

      Imaging frame rate: 24p

      Playback frame rate: 24p

    • /*4 (FDR-X3000)

      Recorded image: XAVC S 100 Mbps High speed recording *3

      Resolution: 1280×720

      Imaging frame rate*1: 240p/200p

      Playback frame rate*1: 240p/200p *5

    • /*4 (FDR-X3000)

      Recorded image: XAVC S 60 Mbps High speed recording *3

      Resolution: 1280×720

      Imaging frame rate*1: 240p/200p

      Playback frame rate*1: 240p/200p *5

    • /*4 (FDR-X3000)

      Recorded image: XAVC S 100 Mbps High speed recording *3

      Resolution: 1920×1080

      Imaging frame rate*1: 120p/100p

      Playback frame rate*1: 120p/100p *5

    • /*4 (FDR-X3000)

      Recorded image: XAVC S 60 Mbps High speed recording *3

      Resolution: 1920×1080

      Imaging frame rate*1: 120p/100p

      Playback frame rate*1: 120p/100p *5


    When movie format is set to (recording in XAVC S) (FDR-X3000)

    • /*4

      Recorded image: XAVC S 100 Mbps

      Resolution: 3840×2160

      Imaging frame rate*1: 30p/25p

      Playback frame rate*1: 30p/25p

    • /*4

      Recorded image: XAVC S 60 Mbps

      Resolution: 3840×2160

      Imaging frame rate*1: 30p/25p

      Playback frame rate*1: 30p/25p

    • *4 (only when switching NTSC/PAL is set to NTSC)

      Recorded image: XAVC S 100 Mbps

      Resolution: 3840×2160

      Imaging frame rate: 24p

      Playback frame rate: 24p

    • *4 (only when switching NTSC/PAL is set to NTSC)

      Recorded image: XAVC S 60 Mbps

      Resolution: 3840×2160

      Imaging frame rate: 24p

      Playback frame rate: 24p

    *1 Frame rate depends on the NTSC/PAL setting.

    *2 SteadyShot is disabled. (HDR-AS50)

    *3 Action Cam Movie Creator allows you to specify the smooth slow-motion playback section for editing.

    *4 The angle of view is fixed to .

    *5 Depending on your device and software, images will play at the standard speed of 60p/50p.

Note

  • Continuous movie shooting time is approximately 13 hours maximum.
    However, when the “Movie format” is set to MP4 and the imaging frame rate is 240p/200p in high speed recording, the continuous movie shooting time is approximately 4 hours 50 minutes maximum, when the imaging frame rate is 120p/100p in high speed recording, the continuous movie shooting time is approximately 9 hours 40 minutes maximum.
  • The times shown are recordable times using a Sony memory card.
  • When you play images recorded in high speed, the frame rate will be 60p/50p, and playback will be standard speed.