Self-timer (movie)

movie, slow&quick motion

You can start shooting with the self-timer when recording a movie.

  1. Press /(Drive Mode) of the control wheel.
    The [Self-timer] setting screen will be displayed.
    • You can also set the drive mode by selecting MENU → (Shooting)[Shooting Option][Self-timer].
  2. Select [On] using the control wheel and set the desired countdown time.
    • Rec Start delay: Sets the count time until the start of movie recording. (3 s/5 s/10 s)

    • Repetition: Sets whether to repeat the movie self-timer. (Repeat/Only Once)

      If you select [Repeat], the movie self-timer will be activated repeatedly even after movie recording is completed. If you select [Only Once], the movie self-timer will be canceled after movie recording is completed, and the camera will return to the normal movie recording standby mode.

  3. Adjust the focus and press the MOVIE (movie) button.
    When the countdown appears on the recording standby screen, the self-timer lamp flashes, a beep sounds, and recording starts after the designated number of seconds has elapsed.
    • Press the MOVIE button again to end recording.

Menu item details

Uses the movie self-timer function.
Does not use the movie self-timer function.


  • To stop the self-timer countdown, press the MOVIE button again or press the button to which the [Self-timer] function is assigned.


  • If you press the MOVIE button in the still image shooting mode to start movie recording, [Self-timer] will not work.