Recordable time of movies
The table below shows the approximate maximum recording times which can be recorded on the memory card that is formatted with this product. These numbers are the total times of all movie files on the memory card. The recordable time may vary depending on the shooting conditions and the memory card. The values when [File Format] is set to [XAVC S HD] and [AVCHD] are based on shooting with [Dual Video REC] set to [Off].(h (hour), m (minute))
|8 GB||32 GB||128 GB|
|XAVC S HD 120p 50M/100p 50M||15 m||1 h 15 m||5 h 10 m|
|XAVC S HD 60p 50M/50p 50M||15 m||1 h 15 m||5 h 10 m|
|XAVC S HD 30p 50M/25p 50M||15 m||1 h 15 m||5 h 10 m|
|XAVC S HD 24p 50M*||15 m||1 h 15 m||5 h 10 m|
|AVCHD 60i 24M(FX)/50i 24M(FX)||40 m||3 h||12 h 5 m|
|AVCHD 60i 17M(FH)/50i 17M(FH)||55 m||4 h 5 m||16 h 35 m|
|AVCHD 60p 28M(PS)/50p 28M(PS)||35 m||2 h 30 m||10 h 15 m|
|AVCHD 24p 24M(FX)/25p 24M(FX)||40 m||3 h||12 h 5 m|
|AVCHD 24p 17M(FH)/25p 17M(FH)||55 m||4 h 5 m||16 h 35 m|
|MP4 1920x1080 60p 28M/1920x1080 50p 28M||35 m||2 h 35 m||10 h 40 m|
|MP4 1920x1080 30p 16M/1920x1080 25p 16M||1 h||4 h 10 m||16 h 55 m|
|MP4 1280x720 30p 6M/1280x720 25p 6M||2 h 35 m||10 h 55 m||44 h 10 m|
*Only when [NTSC/PAL Selector] is set to NTSC.
- The continuous recordable time for movies is approximately 13 hours at maximum.
- The recordable time of movies varies because the product is equipped with VBR (Variable Bit-Rate), which automatically adjusts image quality depending on the shooting scene.
When you record a fast-moving subject, the image is clearer but the recordable time is shorter because more memory is required for recording.
The recordable time also varies depending on the shooting conditions, the subject or the image quality/size settings.
- The values are defined using Sony standard memory cards for testing.
Notes on continuous movie recording
- It requires a lot of power to perform high quality movie recording or continuous shooting. Therefore, if you continue to shoot, the temperature inside the camera will rise, especially that of the image sensor. In such cases, the camera will turn off automatically because the surface of the camera is heated to a high temperature or the high temperature affects the quality of the images or the internal mechanism of the camera.
- The duration of time available for continuous movie recording is as follows when the camera starts recording after the power of the camera has been turned off for a while. The following values indicate the continuous time from when the camera starts recording until the camera stops recording.
XAVC S HD (60p 50M/50p 50M)
[Auto Pwr OFF Temp.]: [Standard]
Ambient temperature [Ctrl w/ Smartphone]: [Off] [Ctrl w/ Smartphone]: [On] 20°C (68°F) Approx. 45 min. Approx. 20 min. 30°C (86°F) Approx. 25 min. Approx. 15 min. 40°C (104°F) Approx. 25 min. Approx. 15 min.
XAVC S HD (60p 50M/50p 50M)
[Auto Pwr OFF Temp.]: [High]
Ambient temperature [Ctrl w/ Smartphone]: [Off] [Ctrl w/ Smartphone]: [On] 20°C (68°F) Approx. 60 min. Approx. 50 min. 30°C (86°F) Approx. 60 min. Approx. 50 min. 40°C (104°F) Approx. 25 min. Approx. 20 min.
- The duration of time available for movie recording varies with the temperature, file format/record setting for movies, Wi-Fi network environment, or condition of the camera before you start recording. If you frequently recompose or shoot images after the power is turned on, the temperature inside the camera will rise and the recording time available will be shorter.
- If the icon appears, the temperature of the camera has risen.
- If the camera stops recording due to the temperature, leave it for some time with the power turned off. Start recording after the temperature inside the camera drops fully.
- If you observe the following points, you will be able to record movies for longer periods of time.
- Keep the camera out of direct sunlight.
- Turn the camera off when it is not being used.