You can shoot a trailing image of the movement of a subject with long exposure.
Bulb shooting is suitable for shooting trails from stars or fireworks, etc.
- Set the mode dial to M (Manual Exposure).
- Turn the rear dial clockwise until [BULB] is indicated.
- Select the aperture value (F-value) using the front dial.
- Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
- Press and hold the shutter button for the duration of the shooting.As long as the shutter button is pressed, the shutter remains open.
- When shooting fireworks, etc., focus at infinity in manual focus mode. If you use a lens whose infinity point is unclear, adjust the focus on the fireworks in the area you want to focus on in advance.
- In order to perform bulb shooting without causing the image quality to deteriorate, we recommend that you start shooting while the camera is cool.
- Images shot in [BULB] mode tend to be blurry. We recommend that you use a tripod and a remote commander (sold separately) that has a shutter button lock function. Use a remote commander supporting connection via multi/micro USB jack.
- The longer the exposure time, the more noise will be visible on the image.
- After shooting, noise reduction will be done for the same amount of time that the shutter was open. However, you cannot shoot any more while noise reduction is in progress.
- You cannot set the shutter speed to [BULB] in the following situations:
- [Auto HDR]
- [Picture Effect] is set to [Rich-tone Mono.].
- When [Drive Mode] is set to the following:
- [Cont. Shooting]
- [Cont. Bracket]
- [Shutter Type] is set to [Electronic Shut.].
- If you set [Drive Mode] to [Cont. Shooting] and [Shutter Type] to [Auto] or [Electronic Shut.] when the shutter speed is set to [BULB], the shutter speed will be temporarily set to 1/8 seconds.