Loop recording mode

The loop recording mode keeps recording according to the set time. The camera continuously keeps shooting in the shooting time set by the loop recording time.

  1. Press the (on/standby) button to turn on the power.
  2. Press the MENU button.
  3. Press the UP button or DOWN button to select * (shooting mode) - (Loop recording mode), then press the REC/ENTER button.

    * The icon of the current selected shooting mode is displayed.

  4. Press the REC/ENTER button to start shooting.

To stop shooting

Press the REC/ENTER button during shooting.


  • The movies and still images shot before starting loop recording cannot be deleted.
  • On the recording media life and the write time
    • If you keep long time recording at a high bit rate in the loop recording mode, the memory card life may be shorter significantly.
      If you lower the recording bit rate in long recording, you may minimize bad effects on the memory card life.
    • If you record movies for a long time in the loop recording mode, data fragmentation may occar in the memory card. The camera may take time to write data and automatically stop recording.
      Formatting a memory card may improve the recording conditions.
      Also, you may minimize bad effects of the data fragmentation by formatting a memory card in advance to increase the free space of memory.
  • Loop recording cannot be started if the free space of the media could not secured. In that case, a warning [05-04] appears on the screen.
  • When an SDHC memory card is inserted into the camera and the movie format is set to (FDR-X3000) or of XAVC S recording, loop recording is disabled. Use an SDXC memory card or set the movie format to .