Selecting the shooting mode

You can switch the shooting mode according to the subject or purpose of shooting.

  1. Selecting the shooting mode using the Still/Movie/S&Q button

    Press the Still/Movie/S&Q button to select the desired shooting mode.
    Each time you press the Still/Movie/S&Q button, the shooting mode switches in the order of still image shooting mode, movie recording mode, and slow-motion/quick-motion recording mode, and the following icon is displayed at the upper left on the monitor.

    • Still image shooting mode:

    • Movie recording mode:

    • Slow-motion/quick-motion recording mode:

    Example of icon to be displayed in still image shooting mode

  2. Selecting the shooting mode using the MENU button

    Selecting the still image shooting mode

    MENU → (Camera Settings1) → [Shoot Mode] → desired shooting mode.

    • Auto mode:
      Allows you to shoot still images of any subject under any conditions with good results by setting the values determined appropriate by the camera. Select [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].

    • [Program Auto]:
      Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value (F value)). Also you can select various settings using the menu.

    • [Aperture Priority]:
      Allows you to adjust the aperture and shoot when you want to blur the background, etc.

    • [Shutter Priority]:
      Allows you to shoot fast-moving subjects, etc., by manually adjusting the shutter speed.

    • [Manual Exposure]:
      Allows you to shoot still images with the desired exposure by adjusting the exposure (both the shutter speed and the aperture value (F value)).

    • [Recall Camera Set.]:
      Allows you to shoot an image after recalling often-used modes or numeric settings registered in advance.

    • [Sweep Panorama]:
      Allows you to shoot a panoramic image by compositing the images.

    • Scene Selection:
      Allows you to shoot still images with settings suitable for a subject if you select the mode in accordance with the subject and shooting conditions.

    Selecting the movie recording mode

    MENU → (Camera Settings2) → [ Shoot Mode] → desired shooting mode.

    • [Intelligent Auto]:
      Allows you to shoot movies with automatic scene recognition.

    • [Program Auto]:
      Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value (F value)).

    • [Aperture Priority]:
      Allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture value manually.

    • [Shutter Priority]:
      Allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed manually.

    • [Manual Exposure]:
      Allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (both the shutter speed and the aperture value (F value)) manually.

    • [Recall Camera Set.]:
      Allows you to shoot an image after recalling often-used modes or numeric settings registered in advance.

    Selecting the slow-motion/quick-motion recording mode

    MENU → (Camera Settings2) → [ Shoot Mode] → desired shooting mode.

    • [Program Auto]:
      Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value (F value)).

    • [Aperture Priority]:
      Allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture value manually.

    • [Shutter Priority]:
      Allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed manually.

    • [Manual Exposure]:
      Allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (both the shutter speed and the aperture value (F value)) manually.

    • [Recall Camera Set.]:
      Allows you to shoot an image after recalling often-used modes or numeric settings registered in advance.

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