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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.

Movies are recorded to the card in the first slot. Be sure a card is inserted in the first slot before proceeding.

  1. Press the movie-record (Fn1) button to start recording.

    Recording indicator

    Time remaining

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

Zoom can be adjusted while recording is in progress.

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

During movie recording, you can press the shutter button halfway to refocus using autofocus.

During recording, exposure compensation can be adjusted by up to ±2 EV.

The indicator lamp lights while movies are being recorded.

If the lens is equipped with an aperture mode switch, 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.

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

Adjust aperture before recording begins. Choose low f-numbers to soften background details.

Using an External Microphone

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

A confirmation dialog will be displayed when a microphone is connected to the microphone/remote release connector. Press MENU/OK and select MIC/REMOTE RELEASE > MIC.