Movie Recording

Movies Autoexposure 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 manual focus ().
    • By default, [Autofocus: Movie Servo AF] is set to [Enable] so that the camera always keeps focusing ().
    • When you press the shutter button halfway, the camera will focus with the current AF method.
  5. Record the movie.

    • Press the movie shooting button to start recording a movie. You can also start recording a movie by tapping [Movie recording] on the screen.
    • While the movie is being recorded, the [Focus indicatorREC] icon (1) will be displayed in the upper right of the screen.
    • Sound is recorded with the movie microphone (2).
    • To stop recording the movie, press the movie shooting button again. You can also stop recording a movie by tapping [Stop movie] on the screen.

ISO Speed in [Movies] Mode

ISO speed is set automatically. See ISO Speed in Movie Recording.

Movie manual exposure Manual Exposure 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 shutter speed, aperture value, and ISO speed.

    • Press the shutter button halfway and check the exposure level indicator.
    • Turn the Main dial dial to set the shutter speed (1), the Quick control dial 1 dial to set the aperture value (2), and the Quick control dial 2 dial to set the ISO speed (3).
    • Available shutter speeds vary by frame rate ().
  5. Focus and record the movie.


  • ISO speed cannot be expanded to L (equivalent to ISO 50) in movie recording.
  • 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.
  • If you change the shutter speed while recording under fluorescent or LED lighting, image flicker may be recorded.


  • Exposure compensation with ISO Auto can be set in a range of ±3 stops.
  • When ISO Auto is set, you can press the AE lock button to lock the ISO speed. After locking the ISO speed during movie recording, you can cancel it by pressing the AF point selection button. (ISO speed lock is maintained until you press the AF point selection button.)
  • 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 [Movie manual exposure] Mode

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

Shutter Speed

Available shutter speeds in [Movie manual exposure] (manual exposure) mode vary depending on the frame rate of your specified movie recording quality.

Frame Rate Shutter Speed (Sec.)
Normal Movie Recording High Frame Rate Movie Recording HDR Movie Recording
119.9fps 1/4000–1/125
100.0fps 1/4000–1/100
59.94fps 1/4000–1/8
29.97fps 1/1000–1/60
25.00fps 1/1000–1/50

Still Photo Shooting

Still photo shooting is not supported in movie recording mode. 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 Information Display.


  • The remaining time displayed for movie recording is only a guideline.
  • Movie recording may stop before the initially displayed recording time elapses if the red [Temperature warning red] icon appears due to high internal camera temperature during recording ().