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This section describes how to film movies in auto mode.

  1. Press the drive button and select FMOVIE.

  2. Adjust settings for program AE.

    A Aperture A (auto)
    B Shutter speed A (auto)
    C Focus mode S (single AF)

    To use the shutter speed dial, press the dial lock release and rotate the dial to the desired setting.

  3. Press the shutter button to start recording. A recording indicator (V) and the time remaining are displayed while recording is in progress.

  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.

The indicator lamp lights while recording is in progress.

Zoom can be adjusted using the zoom ring on the lens (if available).

If the lens is equipped with an aperture ring, select the aperture mode before beginning recording. If an option other than A is selected, shutter speed and aperture can be adjusted while recording is in progress.

During recording, you can change exposure compensation by up to ±2 EV.

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

Using an External Microphone

Sound can be recorded with external microphones that connect using jacks 2.5 mm in diameter; microphones that require plug-in power cannot be used. See the microphone manual for details.

The dialog shown at right will be displayed when a microphone is connected to the microphone/remote release connector. Press MENU/OK and select MIC/REMOTE RELEASE > mMIC.

Adjusting Movie Settings

Frame size and rate can be selected using BMOVIE SETTING > MOVIE MODE.

To choose the card used to store movies, use DSAVE DATA SET-UP > MOVIE FILE DESTINATION.

Focus mode is selected using the focus mode selector; for continuous focus adjustment, select C, or choose S and enable Intelligent Face Detection. Intelligent Face Detection is not available in focus mode M.

Depth of Field

Choose low f-numbers to soften background details.