Movie Recording

Autoexposure Movie Recording

Exposure is controlled automatically to suit the brightness.

  1. Set the Mode dial to Movies.

  2. Select [Shooting: Shooting mode].

  3. Select [Movie auto exposure].

  4. Focus on the subject.

    • Before recording a movie, focus with AF () or manually ().
    • By default, [Shooting: Movie Servo AF] is set to [Enable] so that the camera always keeps focusing ().
    • Pressing the shutter button halfway focuses using the current AF method.
  5. Record the movie.

    • Press the movie shooting button to start recording a movie.
    • While the movie is being recorded, the [REC] icon will be displayed in the upper right of the screen.
    • Sound is recorded by the built-in microphone ().
    • To stop recording the movie, press the movie shooting button again.

ISO Speed in [Movies] Mode


  • You can lock the exposure (AE lock) by pressing the AE Lock button (). To cancel AE lock, press the AE Lock button again.
  • Exposure compensation in manual exposure movie recording can be set in a range of up to ±3 stops.
  • ISO speed, shutter speed, and aperture value are not recorded in movie Exif information.

Manual Exposure Movie Recording

You can manually set the shutter speed, aperture value, and ISO speed for movie recording.

  1. Set the Mode dial to Movies.

  2. Select [Shooting: Shooting mode].

  3. Select [Movie manual exp.].

  4. Set the ISO speed.

    • Press Left key.

      The ISO speed setting screen is displayed.

    • Set with the Dial dial or Left keyRight key keys.
  5. Set the shutter speed and aperture value.

    • Press the shutter button halfway and check the exposure level indicator.
    • Press the Up key key to select the shutter speed or aperture value, then turn the Dial dial to set a value.
    • Shutter speed can be set in a range of 1/4000–1/8 sec.
  6. Focus and record the movie.


  • During movie recording, avoid changing the shutter speed, aperture value, or ISO speed, which may record changes in the exposure or create more noise at high ISO speeds.
  • When recording a movie of a moving subject, a shutter speed of approx. 1/25 sec. to 1/125 sec. is recommended. The faster the shutter speed, the less smooth the subject's movement will look.
  • Flickering shown on the screen when recording under fluorescent or LED lighting may be recorded if you change the shutter speed.


  • With ISO Auto, exposure compensation can be set in a range of ±3 stops ().
  • To lock the ISO speed when ISO Auto is set, press the AE Lock button. Press the AE Lock button again to cancel ISO speed locking.
  • If you press the AE Lock button and recompose the shot, you can see the exposure level difference on the exposure level indicator compared to when the AE Lock button was pressed.

ISO Speed in Manual Exposure Recording

You can set the ISO speed manually or select [AUTO]. For details on ISO speed, see ISO Speed in Movie Recording.

Still Photo Shooting

Still photos cannot be taken during movie recording. To shoot still photos, turn the Mode dial to switch to another shooting mode.

Information Display (Movie Recording)

For details on the icons on the movie recording screen, see Movie Recording Screen.