Selecting Cards for Recording/Playback

Recording is possible when card 1 () or 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.

    • Stills/Movie separate

      • Select [Enable] for automatic configuration of the recording method for still photos and movies. Movies are recorded to card 1 and still photos to card 2.
      • Movie recording is not possible if card 1 is full or not inserted.
      • Without 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 [Stills Rec options], [Movie Rec options], [Stills Record/play], and [Movie Record/play] unavailable.

    Note

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

      Set the recording method for still photos.

      • Standard

        Records still photos to the card selected in [Stills 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 size for each card (). For each shot, a still photo is recorded to card 1 and 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 1 and 2 in the same image quality.

        Consider using an SD card with fast writing speeds for card 2, such as a UHS-II card.

    Caution

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

    Note

    • Rec. separately/Rec. to multiple

    • Images are recorded with the same file number to card 1 and 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 [Stills 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 1 and an MP4 movie to card 2, both with the same file number. When one card becomes full, recording is no longer possible.

      • Rec. to multiple

        For each recording, the same movie is recorded to card 1 and 2.

      Caution

      • Rec. to multiple

      • Record to multiple is not available for the following movies.

        • RAW movies
        • 4K 59.94/50.00 fps ALL-I
        • 4K High Frame Rate movies

      Note

      • Rec. to multiple

      • Images are recorded with the same file number to card 1 and 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 [Movie 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.].

Recording/Playback Selection with Two Cards Inserted

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

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

Setting via the menu

  • Standard/Auto switch card

    Select [Record/play].

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

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

    Select [Play].

    • Select [Stills 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 [Stills 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.