Recordable movie times

The table below shows the approximate total recording times using a memory card formatted with this camera. The values may vary depending on the shooting conditions and the type of memory card used.

The recording times for when [File Format] is set to [XAVC S 4K] and [XAVC S HD] are recording times when shooting with [Proxy Recording] set to [Off].

(h (hour), m (minute))

8 GB 32 GB 64 GB 256 GB
XAVC S 4K 30p 100M/25p 100M 9 m 35 m 1 h 15 m 5 h 15 m
XAVC S 4K 30p 60M/25p 60M 10 m 1 h 2 h 5 m 8 h 35 m
XAVC S 4K 24p 100M*/– 9 m 35 m 1 h 15 m 5 h 15 m
XAVC S 4K 24p 60M*/– 10 m 1 h 2 h 5 m 8 h 35 m
XAVC S HD 120p 100M/100p 100M 9 m 35 m 1 h 15 m 5 h 15 m
XAVC S HD 120p 60M/100p 60M 10 m 1 h 2 h 5 m 8 h 35 m
XAVC S HD 60p 50M/50p 50M 15 m 1 h 15 m 2 h 35 m 10 h 25 m
XAVC S HD 60p 25M/50p 25M 30 m 2 h 25 m 5 h 20 h 10 m
XAVC S HD 30p 50M/25p 50M 15 m 1 h 15 m 2 h 35 m 10 h 25 m
XAVC S HD 30p 16M/25p 16M 50 m 3 h 50 m 7 h 45 m 31 h 30 m
XAVC S HD 24p 50M*/– 15 m 1 h 15 m 2 h 35 m 10 h 25 m
AVCHD 60i 24M(FX)/50i 24M(FX) 40 m 2 h 55 m 6 h 24 h 15 m
AVCHD 60i 17M(FH)/50i 17M(FH) 55 m 4 h 5 m 8 h 15 m 33 h 15 m

*Only when [NTSC/PAL Selector] is set to NTSC.

Continuous movie shooting is possible for a maximum of approximately 29 minutes at a time with the camera’s default settings and an ambient temperature of approximately 25°C (77°F).

(a product specification limit)


  • The recordable time of movies varies because the camera 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 times shown are recordable times using a Sony memory card.

Notes on continuous movie recording

  • High-quality movie recording and high-speed continuous shooting require large amounts of power. 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 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 movie recording due to a high 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.
  • When [File Format] is set to [AVCHD], the file size of movies is limited to approx. 2 GB. If the movie file size reaches approx. 2 GB during recording, a new movie file will be created automatically.