Cont. Shooting

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

  1. Turn the drive mode dial and select the desired mode.
    • Turn the drive mode dial while pressing the drive mode dial lock release button.

Setting item details

Continuous Shooting: Hi+ / Continuous Shooting: Hi / Continuous Shooting: Mid/ Continuous Shooting: Lo

The listed continuous shooting speeds reflect the condition of the camera when shipped from the factory.

Continuous shooting setting Shutter Type: Mechanical Shutter Shutter Type: Auto/Electronic Shutter *1
Continuous Shooting: Hi+ Maximum 10 images/second*2 *4 Maximum 30 images/second*3 *4 *5
Continuous Shooting: Hi Maximum 8 images/second*2 *4 Maximum 20 images/second*4 *5
Continuous Shooting: Mid Maximum 6 images/second*4 Maximum 15 images/second*4
Continuous Shooting: Lo Maximum 3 images/second Maximum 5 images/second*4

*1 This is the speed when [Aperture Drive in AF] is set to [Standard]. When [Aperture Drive in AF] is set to [Focus Priority], the continuous shooting speed may be slower.

*2 When [Flash Sync Spd. Prty.] is set to [On] or [Auto], the maximum speed may decrease.

*3 When shooting in uncompressed RAW or lossless compressed RAW, the maximum speed is 20 images/second.

*4 When [Aperture Drive in AF] is set to [Standard] or [Silent Priority] and the aperture value is larger than F22, the focus is locked to the setting in the first shot.

*5 When the focus mode is AF-C (Continuous AF), the continuous shooting speed varies depending on the lens attached. For details, refer to the lens compatibility information support page.


Number of still images recordable with continuous shooting

These numbers are a guide for the number of recordable images when the drive mode dial is set to (Continuous Shooting: Hi+) or (Continuous Shooting: Hi). The numbers may vary depending on the shooting conditions and the memory card.


Drive mode: [Continuous Shooting: Hi+]

Image Size: [L:50M]

[Shutter Type]: [Auto] or [Electronic Shutter]

File Format Number of images when JPEG is selected Number of images when HEIF is selected
JPEG/HEIF (Fine) Approx. 165 images Approx. 153 images
RAW (Compressed RAW) Approx. 155 images Approx. 155 images
RAW & JPEG/RAW & HEIF (Compressed RAW)*1 Approx. 152 images Approx. 120 images
RAW (Uncompressed RAW)*2 Approx. 82 images Approx. 82 images
RAW & JPEG/RAW & HEIF (Uncompressed RAW)*1 *2 Approx. 78 images Approx. 64 images
RAW (Lossless compression RAW)*2 Approx. 96 images Approx. 96 images
RAW & JPEG/RAW & HEIF (Lossless compression RAW)*1 *2 Approx. 83 images Approx. 64 images

*1 When [JPEG Quality]/[HEIF Quality] is set to [Fine].

*2 The continuous shooting speed and the number of images recordable with continuous shooting become lowered to the same level as in the [Continuous Shooting: Hi] mode when shooting in the uncompressed RAW format or the lossless compressed RAW format.


Drive mode: [Continuous Shooting: Hi]

Image Size: [L: 50M]

[Shutter Type]: [Auto] or [Electronic Shutter]

The numbers listed below reflect the condition of the camera when shipped from the factory. (The continuous shooting speed for [Continuous Shooting: Hi] is 20 images per second at maximum.)

File Format Number of images when JPEG is selected Number of images when HEIF is selected
JPEG/HEIF (Fine) Approx. 400 images Approx. 299 images
RAW (Compressed RAW) Approx. 238 images Approx. 238 images
RAW & JPEG/RAW & HEIF (Compressed RAW)* Approx. 192 images Approx. 164 images
RAW (Uncompressed RAW) Approx. 82 images Approx. 82 images
RAW & JPEG/RAW & HEIF (Uncompressed RAW)* Approx. 78 images Approx. 64 images
RAW (Lossless compression RAW) Approx. 96 images Approx. 96 images
RAW & JPEG/RAW & HEIF (Lossless compression RAW)* Approx. 83 images Approx. 64 images

* When [JPEG Quality]/[HEIF Quality] is set to [Fine].



  • Numbers of recordable images are estimates based on shooting under the following conditions:
    • Ambient temperature: 25°C (77°F)
    • Using a Sony CFexpress Type A memory card (sold separately)
    • Number of memory cards inserted: 1

Hint

  • To continuously adjust the focus and exposure during continuous shooting, set as follows:
    • Focus mode: [Continuous AF]
    • [AEL w/ Shutter]: [Off] or [Auto]
  • When using the electronic shutter, you can select your preferred continuous shooting speed by selecting MENU → (Shooting) → [Drive Mode] [Cont. Shooting Speed].
  • To shoot more images during continuous shooting, set the drive mode to [Continuous Shooting: Mid] (15 images/second at maximum) or slower. You continuously can shoot 1,000 images or more in the JPEG format.

Note

  • During continuous shooting, the focus is locked to the setting in the first shot when the F-value is greater than F22. (However, when [Shutter Type] is set to [Mechanical Shutter] and the [Continuous Shooting: Lo] mode is selected, the camera continuously adjusts the focus during continuous shooting.)
  • The subject is not displayed in real time on the monitor or viewfinder when [Shutter Type] is set to [Mechanical Shutter] or when shooting in [Continuous Shooting: Hi+] mode.
  • The speed of continuous shooting decreases when you shoot with a flash.