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 the DRIVE () button to display drive mode options.
Highlight (MOVIE) and press MENU/OK to enter movie recording standby mode.
Press the shutter button to start recording.
The indicator lamp lights while movies are being recorded.
Press the button again to end recording. Recording ends automatically when the maximum length is reached or the memory card is full.
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.
The viewfinder automatically switches to the EVF display when (MOVIE) is selected for drive mode.
During recording, exposure compensation can be adjusted by up to ±2 EV.
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.
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.
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 > MIC.