Connecting to HDMI devices

The camera can be connected to TVs, recorders, and other devices featuring HDMI connectors. Use a third-party HDMI cable (Type D). These items must be purchased separately. Always turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting an HDMI cable.

1HDMI connector for connection to camera
2HDMI connector for connection to external device*
  1. Choose a cable with a connector that matches the connector on the HDMI device.


  • After tuning the TV to the HDMI input channel, turn the camera on and press the K button to view pictures on the television screen.
  • Audio playback volume can be adjusted using the controls on the TV. Camera controls cannot be used.
  • If the camera is paired with a smart device running the SnapBridge app, the device can be used to control playback remotely while the camera is connected to a TV. See the SnapBridge app online help for details.


The camera can record video directly to connected HDMI recorders. Use the [HDMI] item in the setup menu to adjust settings for HDMI output. Some recorders will start and stop recording in response to camera controls.

Output resolution

Choose the format for images output to the HDMI device. If [Auto] is selected, the camera will automatically choose the appropriate format.


Adjust settings for connection to the HDMI device.

[Output range]The RGB video signal input range varies with the HDMI device. [Auto], which matches the output range to the HDMI device, is recommended in most situations. If the camera is unable to determine the correct RGB video signal output range for the HDMI device, you can choose from the following options:
  • [Limited range]: For devices with an RGB video signal input range of 16 to 235. Choose this option if you notice a loss of detail in shadows.
  • [Full range]: For devices with an RGB video signal input range of 0 to 255. Choose this option if you notice that shadows are “washed out” or too bright.
[External recording control]Choosing [On] allows camera controls to be used to start and stop recording when the camera is connected via HDMI to a third-party recorder that supports the Atomos Open Protocol.
  • External recording control is available with Atomos SHOGUN, NINJA, and SUMO-series Monitor recorders. For more information on device features and operation, contact the manufacturer or refer to the documentation provided with the recorder.
  • The camera display will turn off automatically when the time selected for Custom Setting c3 [Power off delay] > [Standby timer] expires, ending HDMI output. When recording videos to an external device, select [Standby timer] and choose [No limit] or a time longer than the anticipated recording time.
  • An icon will be displayed in the camera monitor when [On] is selected: A is displayed during standby, B during video recording. During recording, check the recorder and recorder display to ensure that footage is being saved to the device.
  • If [On] is selected and a memory card is not inserted in the camera, the REC lamp will not light up during video recording on an external recorder.
  • Note that selecting [On] may disrupt the footage output to the device.

No HDMI output

If the video frame size and rate is set to 1920×1080 120p, 1920×1080 100p, or 1920×1080 slow-motion, HDMI output is not available.


If you zoom in on the display during video recording, the video being recorded will be displayed at 1:1 (100%) on HDMI devices. During video recording standby, if you set the frame size to 3840 × 2160 and zoom in on the display, the display on the HDMI devices will be at a frame size of 1920 × 1080.