Bulb shooting

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.

  1. Set the Still/Movie/S&Q switch to (Still) to select the still image shooting mode.
  2. MENU (Shooting) → [Shooting Mode][Shoot Mode][Manual Exposure].
  3. Press the down side of the control wheel to select the shutter speed, and turn the control wheel counterclockwise until [BULB] is indicated.
  4. Press the down side of the control wheel to select the aperture value (F-value), and turn the control wheel to set the value.
  5. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
  6. 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 secure the camera and use the [PC Remote Function] or a Bluetooth remote commander (sold separately) to shoot. When using the 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.
  • You cannot set the shutter speed to [BULB] in the following situations:
    • [Silent Mode] is set to [On].
    • When the drive mode is set to the following:
      • [Cont. Shooting]
      • [Self-timer(Cont)]
      • [Cont. Bracket]
    • [Shutter Type] is set to [Electronic Shutter].
    If you use the above functions when the shutter speed is set to [BULB], the shutter speed is temporarily set to 30 seconds.