Sound Recording

You can record movies while recording sound with the built-in stereo microphone or an external stereo microphone. You can also freely adjust the sound-recording level.

Use [Shooting: Sound recording] to set sound recording functions.


  • Sounds from Wi-Fi operations may be captured with built-in or external microphones. For best results, avoid using wireless features when recording.
  • If you perform camera operations during movie recording, the camera's built-in microphone may also record sounds of lens or camera operations. If so, it may help reduce these sounds if you use an external microphone equipped with an output plug and position it away from the camera.
  • Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera's external microphone IN terminal.


  • Audio is also output when the camera is connected to televisions via HDMI, unless [Sound recording] is set to [Disable]. In case of feedback from television audio output, move the camera away from the television or turn down the volume.
  • The volume balance between L/R (left/right) cannot be adjusted.

Sound Recording/Sound-Recording Level

  • Auto

    The sound-recording level is adjusted automatically. Auto level control will take effect automatically in response to the sound level.

  • Manual

    You can adjust the sound-recording level as needed. Select [Rec. level] and press the Left key Right key keys while looking at the level meter to adjust the sound-recording level. Look at the peak hold indicator, and adjust so that the level meter sometimes lights up on the right of the “12” (–12 dB) mark for the loudest sounds. If it exceeds “0,” the sound will be distorted.

    You can adjust the recording level during recording by tapping [].

  • Disable

    Sound will not be recorded.

Wind Filter

Set to [Auto] to reduce audio distortion in windy outdoor scenes. Disabled when external microphone is connected to the external microphone IN terminal. When the wind filter function takes effect, part of the low bass sounds will also be reduced.