Shoot Mode: Shutter Priority

still image, movie, slow&quick motion

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 switch to the desired shooting mode.
    • If S&Q (slow-motion/quick-motion) is selected and [Shoot Mode Sel. Screen] is set to [Display], the [ Shoot Mode] screen in Step 2 will be displayed at this point.
  2. MENU (Shooting) → [Shooting Mode][Shoot Mode]/[Shoot Mode]/[ Shoot Mode][Shutter Priority].
  3. Select the desired value by turning the control wheel.
    • 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.


  • Keep the camera secured 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.