Selecting Cards for Recording/Playback

Recording is possible when card [Card 1] or [Card 2] is in the camera (except under some conditions). With only one card inserted, there is no need to follow these steps.

With two cards inserted, you can select the recording method and card to use for recording and playback as follows.

Recording Method with Two Cards Inserted

  1. Select [Set-up: Record func+card/folder sel.].

  2. Set the recording method.

    • Shooting/Movie separate

      • Select [Enable] for automatic configuration of the recording method for still photos and movies. Movies are recorded to card [Card 1] and still photos to card [Card 2].
      • Movie recording is not possible if card [Card 1] is full or not inserted.
      • Without card [Card 2] inserted, still photos can be captured but not saved. Still photo shooting is not possible if the card is full.

    Caution

    • Specifying [Enable] will make [Shooting Rec options], [Movie Rec options], [Shooting Record/play], and [Movie Record/play] unavailable.

    Note

    • When set to [Enable], card [Card 1] is used for playback if the Playback button is pressed in movie recording mode. Card [Card 2] is used for playback if the Playback button is pressed in still photo shooting mode.
    • Shooting Rec options

      Set the recording method for still photos.

      • Standard

        Records still photos to the card selected in [Shooting Record/play].

      • Auto switch card

        Same as [Standard], but additionally, the camera switches to the other card when one card becomes full. At this time, a new folder is created.

      • Rec. separately

        Enables you to set a specific image quality for each card (). For each shot, a still photo is recorded to card Card 1 and Card 2 in your specified image quality.

        Note that recording separately to RAW and Compact RAW is not available for RAW images.

      • Rec. to multiple

        For each shot, a still photo is recorded to card Card 1 and Card 2 in the same image quality.

    Caution

    • Maximum burst for [Rec. separately] is lower if you specify different image sizes for cards Card 1 and Card 2 ().

    Note

    • Rec. separately/Rec. to multiple

    • Images are recorded with the same file number to card Card 1 and Card 2.
    • The number of shots available as shown in the viewfinder and on the Quick Control screen is for the card with less free space.
    • [Card* full] is displayed when one of the cards becomes full, and shooting is no longer possible. To continue shooting, either replace the card or set [Shooting Rec options] to [Standard] and select the card with free space.
    • See Folder Settings for details on [Folder] in [Set-up: Record func+card/folder sel.].
    • Movie Rec options

      Set the recording method for movies.

      • Standard

        Records movies to the card selected in [Movie Record/play].

      • Auto switch card

        Same as [Standard], but recording ends when the card becomes full. When you resume recording, the camera switches to the other card for recording. A new folder is created after switching cards.

      • Card 1RAW, Card 2MP4

        For each recording, a RAW movie is recorded to card Card 1 and an MP4 movie to card Card 2, both with the same file number. When one card becomes full, recording is no longer possible.

Recording/Playback Selection with Two Cards Inserted

With [Shooting Rec options]/[Movie Rec options] set to [Standard] or [Auto switch card], select the card for recording and playback.

With [Shooting Rec options] set to [Rec. separately] or [Rec. to multiple], or with [Movie Rec options] set to [Card 1RAW, Card 2MP4], select the card for playback.

Setting size via the menu

  • Standard/Auto switch card

    Select [Record/play].

    • Select [Shooting Record/play] for still photos or [Movie Record/play] for movies.

      • Card 1: Use card 1 for recording and playback
      • Card 2: Use card 2 for recording and playback
  • Rec. separately/Rec. to multiple/Card 1RAW, Card 2MP4

    Select [Play].

    • Select [Shooting Play] for still photos or [Movie Play] for movies.
    • Pressing the Playback button in still photo shooting mode plays images from the card selected in [Shooting Play].
    • Pressing the Playback button in movie recording mode plays images from the card selected in [Movie Play].

Note

  • With [Priority: Card 1] set, the camera switches to the priority card when cards are inserted or removed.