Cont. Shooting

Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the shutter button.

  1. Select / (Drive Mode) of the control wheel → [Cont. Shooting].
    • You can also set the continuous shooting by selecting MENU (Camera Settings1) → [Drive Mode].
  2. Select the desired mode using the right/left side of the control wheel.

Menu item details

Continuous Shooting: Hi+ :
Images are shot continuously at the maximum speed while you press and hold down the shutter button.
Continuous Shooting: Hi /Continuous Shooting: Mid/Continuous Shooting: Lo:
Subjects are easier to track because the subject is displayed in real-time on the monitor or viewfinder during shooting.

Number of still images recordable with continuous shooting

The following table shows estimated numbers of recordable still images with [Drive Mode] set to [Continuous Shooting: Hi+]. The numbers may vary depending on the shooting conditions and the memory card.

[JPEG Image Size]: [L:24M]

File Format/JPEG Quality Number of images
JPEG Fine Approx. 223 images
JPEG Extra fine Approx. 215 images
RAW (Compressed RAW) Approx. 115 images
RAW & JPEG (Compressed RAW)* Approx. 86 images
RAW (Uncompressed RAW) Approx. 45 images
RAW & JPEG (Uncompressed RAW)* Approx. 39 images

* [JPEG Quality] when [RAW & JPEG] is selected: [Fine]


  • To continuously adjust the focus and exposure during continuous shooting, set as follows:
    • [Focus Mode]: [Continuous AF]
    • [AEL w/ shutter]: [Off] or [Auto]


  • The shooting speed during continuous shooting becomes slower when [RAW File Type] is set to [Uncompressed].
  • When the F-value is greater than F11 in [Continuous Shooting: Hi+], [Continuous Shooting: Hi] or [Continuous Shooting: Mid] mode, the focus is locked to the setting in the first shot.
  • The subject is not displayed in real-time on the monitor or viewfinder when shooting in [Continuous Shooting: Hi+] mode.
  • Continuous shooting is unavailable in the following situations:
    • [Picture Effect] is set to one of the following: [Rich-tone Mono.]
    • [DRO/Auto HDR] is set to [Auto HDR].
  • The speed of continuous shooting decreases when you shoot with a flash.