Capturing still images while recording movies

If the shutter-release button is pressed all the way while recording a movie, one frame is saved as a still image (JPEG image) (except Movie manual mode). Movie recording continues while the still image is being saved.

Notes about capturing still images during movie recording

  • Still images cannot be saved during movie recording in the following situations:
    • In Movie manual mode
    • When movie recording is paused
    • When the remaining movie recording time is less than five seconds
    • When [Movie options] is set to an HS movie option
  • When the shooting menu [Image quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW + Fine], a still image is captured as [Fine]. When [Image quality] is set to [RAW + Normal], it is captured as [Normal].
  • Up to 20 still images can be saved while recording a single movie when [Movie options] is set to [2160/30p] or [2160/25p]. Still images are captured as [Fine].
  • It may take some time to save the images after shooting.
  • The frames of a movie that were recorded when a still image was being captured may not play back smoothly.
  • The sounds of operating the shutter-release button when saving a still image may be heard in the recorded movie.
  • If the camera moves when the shutter-release button is pressed, the image may be blurred.