S&Q Settings

movie, slow&quick motion

You can record a moment that cannot be captured by the naked eye (slow-motion recording), or record a long-term phenomenon into a compressed movie (quick-motion recording). For example, you can record an intense sports scene, the moment when a bird starts to fly, a blooming flower, and a changing view of clouds or a starry sky. Sound will not be recorded.

  1. Press the Still/Movie/S&Q button to select the slow-motion/quick-motion recording mode.
  2. MENU (Shooting) → [Shooting Mode][Shoot Mode] → and select the desired setting of slow-motion/quick-motion (Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual Exposure).
  3. Select MENU (Shooting) → [Image Quality/Rec][S&Q Settings] → Select an item to set, and then select the desired setting.
  4. Press the MOVIE (movie) button to start recording.
    • Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.

Menu item details

Rec Frame Rate:
Selects the frame rate of the movie.
Frame Rate:
Selects the shooting frame rate.

  • The format of the recorded movie will be locked to [XAVC S HD] regardless of the [File Format] setting.

Playback speed

The playback speed will vary as below depending on the assigned [Rec Frame Rate] and [Frame Rate].

When [NTSC/PAL Selector] is set to NTSC

Frame Rate Rec Frame Rate: 24p Rec Frame Rate: 30p Rec Frame Rate: 60p
120fps 5 times slower 4 times slower Unavailable
60fps 2.5 times slower 2 times slower Normal playback speed
30fps 1.25 times slower Normal playback speed 2 times quick
15fps 1.6 times quick 2 times quick 4 times quick
8fps 3 times quick 3.75 times quick 7.5 times quick
4fps 6 times quick 7.5 times quick 15 times quick
2fps 12 times quick 15 times quick 30 times quick
1fps 24 times quick 30 times quick 60 times quick

When [NTSC/PAL Selector] is set to PAL

Frame Rate Rec Frame Rate: 25p Rec Frame Rate: 50p
100fps 4 times slower Unavailable
50fps 2 times slower Normal playback speed
25fps Normal playback speed 2 times quick
12fps 2.08 times quick 4.16 times quick
6fps 4.16 times quick 8.33 times quick
3fps 8.33 times quick 16.66 times quick
2fps 12.5 times quick 25 times quick
1fps 25 times quick 50 times quick
  • When [Frame Rate] is set to [120fps]/[100fps], you cannot set [Rec Frame Rate] to [60p]/[50p].


  • For an estimation of recordable time, refer to “Recordable movie times.”
  • The bit rate of recorded movies differs depending on the settings for [Frame Rate] and [Rec Frame Rate].


  • In slow-motion/quick-motion recording, the actual shooting time differs from the time recorded in the movie. The recordable time displayed toward the top of the monitor shows the remaining recording time for the movie, not the remaining recording time on the memory card.
  • In slow-motion recording, the shutter speed becomes faster and you may not be able to obtain the proper exposure. If this happens, decrease the aperture value or set the ISO sensitivity to a higher value.