Movie Quality/Movie Size

The larger the size of the movie image, the higher the image quality. The higher the amount of data used per second (average bit-rate), the higher the image quality.
Select a movie recording format by pressing MENU (Settings) (Shooting Settings) [Movie format] in shooting mode. [Details]
If [Movie format] is [AVCHD], select the movie size from [Movie Quality], and if [Movie format] is [MP4], select from [Movie Size].

Movie quality (recording format: AVCHD)

  1. MENU [Movie Quality] desired mode

Movies shot with this camera are recorded in AVCHD format, at approximately 60 fields/sec (for 1080 60i-compatible devices) or 50 fields/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in interlaced mode, with Dolby Digital audio, AVCHD format.

Movie quality
Average bit-rate

24 Mbps
Shoots at the highest picture quality of 1920×1080 (50i/60i) size

17 Mbps
Shoots at a high picture quality of 1920×1080 (50i/60i) size
9 Mbps
Shoots at a standard picture quality of 1440×1080 (50i/60i) size

Movie image size (recording format: MP4)

  1. MENU [Movie Size] desired size

Movies shot are recorded in MPEG-4 format, at approximately 30 frames/sec (for 1080 60i-compatible devices) or approximately 25 frames/sec (for 1080 50i-compatible devices), in progressive mode, with AAC audio, mp4 format.

Movie image size
Average bit-rate
MP4 12M
12 Mbps
Shoots at 1440×1080 size

MP4 6M
6 Mbps
Shoots at 1280×720 size

MP4 3M
3 Mbps
Shoots at VGA size

  • A telephoto image is produced when [MP4 3M] image size is selected.

  • When you create AVCHD discs from movies recorded in[AVC HD 24M (FX)], it will take time as the image quality must be converted. To save or [AVC HD 24M (FX)] movies without converting the image quality, use Blu-ray discs.