Recording Voice Memos
Voice memos up to 60 seconds long can be added to photographs.
To add voice memos to selected pictures during playback:
Select the photograph.
Only one voice memo can be recorded per picture; additional voice memos cannot be recorded for pictures already marked with a h icon. The existing voice memo must be deleted before another can be recorded (Deleting Voice Memos).
Hold the Fn3 (C) button.
Recording starts when the button is pressed and ends when it is released.
A C icon is displayed while recording is in progress.
Release the Fn3 (C) button.
Recording will end.
During recording, a flashing C icon and a countdown timer showing the recording time remaining will be displayed in the rear control panel.
Recording can also be initiated by highlighting [i menu and pressing J. To end recording, press the center of the multi selector.] in the playback
A voice memo can be recorded with the most recent photograph during shooting. Recording can be initiated automatically or manually.
If  is selected for [ ] > [ ] in the setup menu, recording will begin automatically when you lift your finger from the shutter-release button after shooting.
The recording time can be selected using .
Automatic recording is not available when  is selected for [ ] in the playback menu.
Voice memos will not be recorded automatically during:
focus shift, or
time-lapse movie recording
Voice memos can be manually added to the most recent photograph.
Before proceeding, select  for [ ] > [ ] in the setup menu.
To record a voice memo, hold the Fn3 (C) button; recording will continue while the button is pressed.
An icon is displayed in the rear control panel when  or [ ] is selected for [ ].
On (Auto and manual)
If a voice memo has been recorded for the most recent photograph, a C icon will be displayed in the rear control panel.
During playback, the presence of a voice memo is indicated by a h icon.
Pressing the shutter-release button or operating other camera controls may end recording. During interval-timer photography, recording ends about two seconds before the next shot is taken; recording also ends when the camera is turned off.
Voice memos for pictures taken with two memory cards inserted and [i menu or manually after shooting.], [ ], or [ ] selected for [ ] in the photo shooting menu are recorded with the copies on both cards. This applies whether the voice memo is recorded from the
Voice memo file names have the form “DSC_nnnn.WAV”. The voice memo has the same file number (“nnnn”) as the picture with which it is associated. For example, the voice memo for the image “DSC_0002.JPG” would have the file name “DSC_0002.WAV.” Voice memo file names can be viewed on a computer.
Voice memos for photos recorded with  selected for [ ] in the photo shooting menu have names of the form “_DSCnnnn.WAV”.
Voice memos for photos recorded with a prefix other than  selected for [ ] in the photo shooting menu will be recorded with the selected prefix in place of [ ].