Note the following points when recording movies:

  • Depending on memory card write speed, shooting may end before the maximum length ( Frame Size/Frame Rate and Movie Quality ) is reached.

  • Note that the number of subjects that can be detected in face-detection AF drops during movie recording.

  • A 0 icon indicates that movies cannot be recorded.

  • [Spot metering] is not available during movie recording.

  • Flash lighting cannot be used.

Movie Recording: Shooting Mode
  • If the subject is over- or under-exposed in mode P or S, end live view and start live view again or select mode A and adjust aperture.

  • The following exposure settings can be adjusted during filming:



    Shutter speed

    ISO sensitivity 2

    P, S 1




    — 3




    4 4

    Other shooting modes

    1. Exposure for mode S is equivalent to mode P.

    2. Regardless of the option chosen for [ISO sensitivity settings] > [Maximum sensitivity] or for [ISO sensitivity (mode M)], the upper limit when [On] is selected for [Electronic VR] in the movie shooting menu is ISO 51200.

    3. The upper limit for ISO sensitivity can be selected using the [ISO sensitivity settings] > [Maximum sensitivity] item in the movie shooting menu.

    4. If [On] is selected for [ISO sensitivity settings] > [Auto ISO control (mode M)] in the movie shooting menu, the upper limit for ISO sensitivity can be selected using [Maximum sensitivity].

Adjusting White Balance During Movie Recording

White balance can be adjusted during movie recording by pressing the Q/g (U) button and rotating the main command dial. Options for the selected setting, if any, can be selected by holding the Q/g (U) button and rotating the sub-command dial (Achieving Natural Colors with Different Light Sources (White Balance)).

Recording Movies in Mode M

In mode M shutter speed can be set to values between 1/25 s and 1/8000 s (the slowest available shutter speed varies with the frame rate; Frame Size/Frame Rate and Movie Quality ).

Wireless Remote Controllers and Remote Cords

If [Record movies] is selected for Custom Setting g2 [Custom controls] > [Shutter-release button], the shutter-release buttons on optional wireless remote controllers and remote cords can be pressed halfway to start live view or pressed all the way down to start and end movie recording.

Using an External Microphone

The optional ME-1 stereo microphone or ME-W1 wireless microphone can be used to record sound for movies.