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This section describes how to film movies in auto mode.

  1. Slide the [STILL]/[MOVIE] mode switch to [MOVIE].

  2. Rotate the mode dial to [P].

    [AUTO] will appear in the display.

    Rotate the mode dial only after pressing the dial lock release to release the dial.

  3. Press the shutter button all the way down.

    Recording will start.

    • A recording indicator (V) is displayed while recording is in progress.
    • The borders of the display turn red during movie recording, green during high-speed recording.
    • The time remaining is shown by a countdown display, while another display counts up to show the recording time.

    Time remaining

    Recording time

  4. Press the button again to end recording. Recording ends automatically when the maximum length is reached or the memory card is full.

Sound is recorded via the built-in microphone or an optional external microphone. Do not cover the microphone during recording.

Note that the microphone may pick up lens noise and other sounds made by the camera during recording.

Vertical or horizontal streaks may appear in movies containing very bright subjects. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.

To maximize recording time:

  • keep the camera out of direct sunlight as much as possible, and
  • turn the camera off any time it is not in use.

The indicator lamp lights while recording is in progress (the B[MOVIE SETTING] > [TALLY LIGHT] option can be used to choose the lamp—indicator or AF-assist—that lights during movie recording and whether the lamp blinks or remains steady). During recording, you can change exposure compensation by up to ±2 EV and adjust zoom using the zoom ring on the lens (if available).

To prevent the borders of the display changing color during movie recording, select [OFF] for B[MOVIE SETTING] > F[REC FRAME INDICATOR].

While recording is in progress, you can:

  • Adjust sensitivity
  • Refocus using any of the following methods:

    • Press the shutter button halfway
    • Press a function button to which [AF-ON] is assigned
    • Use touch screen controls
  • Display a histogram or artificial horizon by pressing the button to which [HISTOGRAM] or [ELECTRONIC LEVEL SWITCH] has been assigned

Recording may be unavailable at some settings, while in other cases settings may not apply during recording.

To choose the focus area for movie recording, select G[AF/MF SETTING] > [FOCUS AREA] and use the focus stick (focus lever) and rear command dial (aFocus-Point Selection).

Temperature Warnings

The camera automatically turns off to protect itself when its temperature or the temperature of the battery rises. If a temperature warning is displayed, image noise may increase. Turn the camera off and wait for it to cool before turning it on again.

Using an External Microphone

Sound can be recorded with external microphones that connect using jacks 3.5 mm in diameter; microphones that require plug-in power cannot be used. See the microphone manual for details.

XLR Microphone Adapters

The camera can be used with TEAC TASCAM CA-XLR2d-F XLR microphone adapters. For more information, visit the TASCAM website.


Adjusting Movie Settings

  • Pressing [MENU/OK] when [MOVIE] is selected with the [STILL]/[MOVIE] mode switch displays the movie menu.
  • Settings such as frame rate and frame size can be adjusted using [MOVIE MODE].
  • Use [MEDIA REC SETTING] for such tasks as choosing the file type, bit rate, and the destination card slot.
  • Focus mode is selected using the focus mode selector. Regardless of the option selected, the camera will automatically switch to focus mode [C] (continuous AF) when [FACE DETECTION ON] or [SUBJECT DETECTION ON] is chosen for G[AF/MF SETTING] > g[FACE/EYE DETECTION SETTING] or [SUBJECT DETECTION SETTING]. Note, however, that choosing focus mode [M] when [FACE DETECTION ON] or [SUBJECT DETECTION ON] is selected disables face and subject detection.

The type of memory card supported varies with the option select for B[MOVIE SETTING] > [MEDIA REC SETTING].

  • Record ProRes movies to CFexpress cards.
  • Movies with a bit rate of 720 Mbps can be recorded to CFexpress cards or to cards with a Video Speed Class of V90 or better.
  • Movies with a bit rate of 360 Mbps can be recorded to CFexpress cards or to cards with a Video Speed Class of V60 or better.
  • Movies with a bit rate of 100 or 200 Mbps can be recorded to CFexpress cards or to cards with a UHS Speed Class of 3 or better.

Depth of Field

Choose low f-numbers to soften background details. Aperture can be adjusted when the mode dial is set to [A] (aperture-priority AE) or [M] (manual).