The start/stop movie recording function is assigned to the MOVIE (movie) button in the default settings. You can start movie recording from the still image shooting mode by pressing the MOVIE button.
Press the Still/Movie/S&Q button (A) to select the movie recording mode.Each time you press the button, the shooting mode switches in the order of still image shooting mode, movie recording mode, and slow-motion/quick-motion recording mode.
MENU → (Camera Settings2) → [Shoot Mode] → desired shooting mode.
- Press the MOVIE button to start recording.
- Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
- You can assign the start/stop movie recording function to a preferred key. MENU → (Camera Settings2) → [Custom Key] → set [Movie Shooting] to the preferred key.
- When you want to specify the area to be focused on, set the area using [Focus Area].
- To keep the focus on a face, arrange the composition so that the focusing frame and face detection frame overlap, or set the [Focus Area] to [Wide].
- You can focus quickly while shooting movies by pressing the shutter button halfway down. (The sound of auto focus operation may be recorded in some cases.)
- To adjust the shutter speed and aperture value to the desired settings, switch to the movie recording mode and select the desired shooting mode under [Shoot Mode].
- The following settings for still image shooting are applied to the movie shooting:
- White Balance
- Creative Style
- Metering Mode
- Face/Eye Priority in AF
- Face Priority in Multi Metering
- D-Range Optimizer
- Lens Comp.
- You can change the settings for ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, and focus area while shooting movies.
- When shooting movies, ISO values between ISO 100 and ISO 32000 are available. If the ISO value is set to a value larger than ISO 32000, the setting is automatically switched to ISO 32000. When you finish recording the movie, the ISO value returns to the original setting.
- When shooting movies, ISO values between ISO 100 and ISO 32000 are available. If the ISO value is set to a value smaller than ISO 100, the setting is automatically switched to ISO 100. When you finish recording the movie, the ISO value returns to the original setting.
- While shooting movies, the recorded image can be output without the shooting information display by setting [HDMI Info. Display] to [Off].
- The sound of the lens and the product in operation may be recorded during movie recording.
You can turn the sound off by selecting MENU → (Camera Settings2) → [Audio Recording] → [Off].
- To prevent the operating sound of the zoom ring from being recorded during movie recording when a power zoom lens is used, we recommend recording movies using the zoom lever of the lens. When you move the zoom lever of the lens, place your finger lightly on the lever and operate it without flicking.
- An icon indicating that data is being written is displayed after shooting. Do not remove the memory card while the icon is displayed.
- The temperature of the camera tends to rise when shooting movies continuously, and you may feel that the camera is warm. This is not a malfunction. Also, [Internal temp. high. Allow it to cool.] may appear. In such cases, turn the power off and cool the camera and wait until the camera is ready to shoot again.
- If (Overheating warning icon) appears, the temperature of the camera has risen. Turn the power off and cool the camera and wait until the camera is ready to shoot again.
- For the continuous shooting time of a movie recording, refer to “Recordable movie times.” When movie recording is finished, you can record another movie by pressing the MOVIE button again. Recording may stop to protect the product, depending on the temperature of the product or the battery.
- When the movie recording mode or the slow-motion/quick-motion recording mode is selected or during movie recording, you cannot select [Tracking] for [Focus Area].
- In [Program Auto] mode when shooting movies, the aperture value and the shutter speed will be set automatically and cannot be changed. For that reason, the shutter speed may become fast in a bright environment, and the motion of the subject may not be recorded smoothly. By changing the shooting mode and adjusting the aperture value and the shutter speed, the motion of the subject can be recorded smoothly.
In movie shooting mode, the following settings cannot be set in [Picture Effect]. When a movie recording starts, [Off] will be set temporarily.
- Soft Focus
- HDR Painting
- Rich-tone Mono.
The Face Detection function / Eye Detection function is not available in the following situations.
- [File Format] is set to [XAVC S 4K], [Record Setting] is set to [30p 100M]/[25p 100M] or [30p 60M]/[25p 60M], and [4K Output Select] is set to [Memory Card+HDMI].
- [File Format] is set to [XAVC S HD] and [Record Setting] is set to [120p 100M]/[100p 100M] or [120p 60M]/[100p 60M].
- If you point the camera at an extremely strong light source while shooting a movie at low ISO sensitivity, the highlighted area in the image may be recorded as a black area.