You can shoot a trailing image of the movement of a subject with long exposure.
Bulb shooting is suitable for shooting trails from stars or fireworks, etc.
Press the Still/Movie/S&Q button to select the still image shooting mode.
MENU → (Camera Settings1) → [Shoot Mode] → [Manual Exposure].
Turn the control wheel counterclockwise until [BULB] is indicated.
Set the aperture value (F-value) by turning the control dial.
Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
Press and hold the shutter button for the duration of the shooting.As long as the shutter button is pressed, the shutter remains open.
- When shooting fireworks, etc., focus at infinity in manual focus mode. If you use a lens whose infinity point is unclear, adjust the focus on the fireworks in the area you want to focus on in advance.
- In order to perform bulb shooting without causing the image quality to deteriorate, we recommend that you start shooting while the camera is cool.
- During bulb shooting, images tend to blur. It is recommended that you use a tripod or a Bluetooth remote commander (sold separately). When using a Bluetooth remote commander, you can start bulb shooting by pressing the shutter button on the remote commander. To stop bulb shooting, press the shutter button on the remote commander again.
- The longer the exposure time, the more noise will be visible on the image.
- When [Long Exposure NR] is set to [On], noise reduction is performed after shooting for the same duration that the shutter was open. You cannot shoot while noise reduction is in progress.
- You cannot set the shutter speed to [BULB] in the following situations:
- [Auto HDR]
- [Picture Effect] is set to [HDR Painting] or [Rich-tone Mono.].
- When [Drive Mode] is set to the following:
- [Cont. Shooting]
- [Cont. Bracket]
- [Silent Shooting]