Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera ILCE-5100

Shutter Priority

You can express the movement of a moving subject in various ways by adjusting the shutter speed, for example, at the instant of the movement with high speed shutter, or as a trailing image with low speed shutter. The shutter speed can be changed while recording movies.

  1. MENU(Camera Settings) → [Shoot Mode][Shutter Priority].
  2. Select the desired value by turning the control wheel.
  3. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
    The aperture is automatically adjusted to obtain proper exposure.


  • If proper exposure cannot be obtained after setup, the aperture value on the shooting screen blinks. Although you can shoot as it is, resetting is recommended.
  • Use a tripod to prevent blurring when you use a slow shutter speed.
  • The (SteadyShot warning) indicator does not appear in shutter speed priority mode.
  • When the shutter speed is 1 second(s) or longer, noise reduction will be done after shooting for the same amount of time that the shutter was open. However, you cannot shoot any more while noise reduction is in progress.
  • The brightness of the image on the monitor may differ from the actual image being shot.


  • When a faster shutter speed is used, moving subjects, such as a running person, cars, or sea spray come out as if they are frozen in their movements. When a slower shutter speed is used, a trailing image of the movement of the subject is captured to create a more natural and dynamic image.