The camera can be used to record short high-definition movies. Sound is recorded in stereo via the built-in microphone; do not cover the microphone during recording.
Press to start recording.
Zoom can be adjusted while recording is in progress.
To end recording, press the button again. Recording ends automatically when the movie reaches maximum length or memory is full.
The indicator lamp lights while movies are being recorded.
Touch zoom is not available during movie recording.
Sensitivity and frame size and rate can be selected using the [MOVIE SET-UP] option.
Use the [MOVIE SET-UP] > [FOCUS MODE] option to choose how the camera focuses during movie recording.
During recording, exposure compensation can be adjusted by up to ±2 EV.
The area recorded when [ON] is selected for [DIGITAL IMAGE STABILIZER] is smaller than that shown in the monitor.
Recording may be unavailable at some settings, while in other cases settings may not apply during recording.
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.
Depth of Field
Manual aperture adjustment is available in shooting modes [A] and [M]; adjust aperture before recording begins. Choose low f-numbers to soften background details. The effect can be heightened by increasing the distance between your subject and the background.