The camera now offers Hi-Res Zoom during video recording. Even if you don’t have a zoom lens, you can still zoom in on your subject with no loss in resolution by selecting [ON] for the newly-added [Hi-Res Zoom] item in the video recording menu (“Hi-Res Zoom”).

  • Hi-Res Zoom is available when all the following conditions are met:

    • [FX] is selected for [Image area] > [Choose image area] in the video recording menu,

    • [ProRes 422 HQ 10-bit (MOV)], [H.265 10-bit (MOV)], [H.265 8-bit (MOV)], or [H.264 8-bit (MP4)] is selected for [Video file type] in the video recording menu, and

    • a frame size and rate of from [3840×2160; 30p] to [3840×2160; 24p] or from [1920×1080; 120p] to [1920×1080; 24p] is selected for [Frame size/frame rate] in the video recording menu.

  • To zoom in or out during filming, press 4 or 2 or use buttons to which [Hi-Res Zoom +] and [Hi-Res Zoom −] have been assigned via Custom Setting g2 [Custom controls]. You can zoom in to a maximum of 2.0×.

  • A H icon appears in the display when Hi-Res Zoom is enabled. The zoom position is shown by a bar as you zoom in or out.

  • Hi-Res Zoom can be assigned to the camera [Fn1 button] and [Fn2 button], to the lens Fn ring via [Lens Fn ring (clockwise)] and [Lens Fn ring (counterclockwise)], and via [Lens control ring] to the lens control ring.

    • When Hi-Res Zoom is assigned to the [Fn1 button], [Fn2 button], [Lens Fn ring (clockwise)], or [Lens Fn ring (counterclockwise)], zoom speed can be controlled using Custom Setting g8 [Hi-Res Zoom speed], which offers a choice of [Slower], [Standard], and [Faster].

    • When Hi-Res Zoom is assigned to [Lens control ring], the control ring response can be adjusted using Custom Setting f10 [Control ring response].

    • Instead of using the control ring, users of compatible lenses can employ the focus ring for Hi-Res Zoom by selecting [ON] for Custom Setting f11 [Switch focus/control ring roles].

  • Restrictions apply to some camera features while Hi-Res Zoom is in effect; in particular, enabling Hi-Res Zoom:

    • fixes [Electronic VR] in the video recording menu at [OFF], and

    • fixes the AF-area mode at [Wide-area AF (L)] (the focus area is not displayed).