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.
(h (hour), min (minute))
|File Format||Rec Frame Rate||Record Setting||SD memory card||CFexpress Type A memory card|
|64 GB||128 GB||80 GB||160 GB|
|XAVC HS 8K||30p/25p/24p||520M *||10 min||25 min||15 min||30 min|
|400M||15 min||35 min||20 min||40 min|
|260M *||25 min||55 min||30 min||1 h|
|200M||35 min||70 min||40 min||1 h 25 min|
|XAVC HS 4K||60p/50p||200M||35 min||70 min||40 min||1 h 25 min|
|150M||45 min||1 h 35 min||55 min||1 h 50 min|
|100M||1 h 10 min||2 h 20 min||1 h 20 min||2 h 50 min|
|75M||1 h 30 min||3 h||1 h 40 min||3 h 40 min|
|45M||2 h 20 min||4 h 50 min||2 h 40 min||5 h 40 min|
|XAVC S 4K||60p/50p||200M||35 min||1 h 10 min||40 min||1 h 25 min|
|150M||45 min||1 h 35 min||55 min||1 h 50 min|
|XAVC S HD||60p/50p||50M||2 h 10 min||4 h 30 min||2 h 30 min||5 h 10 min|
|25M||3 h 50 min||7 h 50 min||4 h 30 min||9 h 10 min|
|XAVC S-I 4K||60p/50p||600M/500M||10 min||25 min||10 min||25 min|
|XAVC S-I HD||60p/50p||222M/185M||30 min||1 h 5 min||35 min||1 h 15 min|
*When the camera’s system software (firmware) version is Ver.1.30 or later
The recording times when [Proxy Recording] is set to [Off].
- The times shown are recordable times using a Sony memory card.
- The duration of time available for movie recording varies depending on the file format/recording settings for movies, memory card, ambient temperature, Wi-Fi network environment, condition of the camera before you start recording, and condition of the charging of the battery.
The maximum continuous recording time for a single movie shooting session is approximately 13 hours (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.
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 continuous movie recording when the camera records with the default settings after the power has been turned off for a while is as follows. The values indicate the continuous time from when the camera starts recording until the camera stops recording.
When [Auto Power OFF Temp.] is set to [High]
File Format XAVC S HD XAVC S 4K XAVC HS 8K Ambient temperature: 25°C (77°F) Approx. 120 minutes Approx. 30 minutes Approx. 30 minutes Ambient temperature: 40°C (104°F) Approx. 90 minutes Approx. 10 minutes Approx. 20 minutes
When [Auto Power OFF Temp.] is set to [Standard]
File Format XAVC S HD XAVC S 4K XAVC HS 8K Ambient temperature: 25°C (77°F) Approx. 30 minutes Approx. 10 minutes Approx. 10 minutes Ambient temperature: 40°C (104°F) Approx. 20 minutes Approx. 10 minutes Approx. 10 minutes
XAVC S HD: 60p 50M/50p 50M 4:2:0 8bit, when the camera is not connected via Wi-Fi, when using a CFexpress Type A memory card
XAVC S 4K: 60p 150M/50p 150M 4:2:0 8bit, when the camera is not connected via Wi-Fi, when using a CFexpress Type A memory card
XAVC HS 8K: 30p 200M/25p 200M 4:2:0 10bit, when the camera is not connected via Wi-Fi, when using a CFexpress Type A memory card
- 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 (Overheating warning) 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.