Shutter Priority

By adjusting the shutter speed, you can shoot still images with different effects for moving objects, or record movies with natural movement.

  1. Set the Still/Movie/S&Q dial to the desired shooting mode.
    • If you select S&Q (slow-motion/quick-motion), you can select [S&Q Motion] or [Time-lapse] on the [ Shoot Mode] screen.
  2. Set the mode dial to S (Shutter Priority).
  3. Select the desired value by turning the front dial/rear dial L.
    • If proper exposure cannot be obtained after setup, the aperture value on the shooting screen blinks. If this happens, change the shutter speed.
  4. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
    The aperture is automatically adjusted to obtain proper exposure.


  • Use a tripod to prevent camera-shake when you have selected a slow shutter speed.
  • When you shoot indoor sports scenes, set the ISO sensitivity to a higher value.


  • The SteadyShot warning indicator does not appear in [Shutter Priority] mode.
  • When [Long Exposure NR] is set to [On] and the shutter speed is 1 second(s) or longer with a [Shutter Type] other than [Electronic Shutter] is set, noise reduction after shooting is performed for the same amount of time that the shutter was open. However, you cannot shoot any more while noise reduction is in progress.
  • The brightness of the image on the screen may differ from the actual image being shot.