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[Question] Let me know about the movie shooting.

You can shoot movies with sound.
You can set the image size to either 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 pixels. You can also set the number of frames shot per second (frame rate) *1 to either 30 or 15.
Each movie you shoot is recorded as an AVI file.

  • The flash cannot be used.
  • While shooting movies, only digital zoom can be used (up to 4.0x).
  • The remaining recording time may not change uniformly because it is recalculated from the remaining memory capacity during movie recording.
  • Depending on the remaining battery level, the battery may become depleted during movie shooting. Use of a battery with adequate remaining power, or an AC adapter (optional), is recommended.
  • Use of a high speed SD memory card with sufficient memory is recommended when shooting for long periods.

The procedures for shooting a movie are shown below.


  • 1 Turn the mode dial to Movie mode.

    Turn the mode dial to movie Movie mode.

  • 2 Press the shutter release button to start recording the movie.
    When the shutter release button is pressed, the camera focuses on the subject.

    Press the shutter release button to start recording the movie.
    During recording, [REC] icon is blinking and the recording time and an available time are displayed. The movie is captured until the next pressing the shutter release button.

  • 3 Press the shutter release button to finish recording the movie.

caution Caution
  • While shooting movies, operating sounds may be recorded.
  • The maximum recording time per shooting depends on the size of your SD memory card. Even if you are within the maximum recording time, recording may end depending on your card.
  • The maximum recording time per shooting is 90 minutes or the equivalent of 4 GB.
  • The camera shake correction function cannot be used in Movie mode. If you turn the mode dial to Movie mode while the camera shake correction function is enabled, the camera shake correction icon camera shake correction icon disappears from the picture display.
  • If you shoot a fast-moving subject, it may be distorted in the recorded image.
  • If you shoot under a fluorescent light, the light flickering may be recorded as a horizontal band.

Image size and frame rate
  • You can set the image size and frame rate *1 of a movie in the shooting menu.
  • The shooting menu items for movie mode differ from those in other modes.

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  • *1[Frame in the movie] A movie consists of many frames whose images appear to be moving displayed at high speed.
    You can set the number of frames shot in one second (frame rate) to [30 Frames/Sec] or [15 Frames/Sec].
    The procedures for setting the frame rate are shown below.
  • 1 Turn the mode dial to Movie mode.
  • 2 Press the [MENU] button to display the shooting menu.

    Press the [MENU] button to display the shooting menu.

  • 3 Press the [ADJ./OK] button Down to select [Frame Rate], and press the button to the right.

    Press the [ADJ./OK] button

    select [Frame Rate]

  • 4 Press the [ADJ./OK] button Up Down to select [30 Frames/Sec] or [15 Frames/Sec], and then press the [ADJ./OK] button.

  • Movie recording time may vary depending on the capacity of the recording destination (internal memory or SD memory card), shooting conditions, and the type and manufacturer of the SD memory card.
  • The estimated total recording time is shown below. The maximum recording time per shooting is 90 minutes or the equivalent of 4 GB.

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Answer ID: EDC09218
Date created: September 4, 2009
Date modified: --
Product: CX2
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware Operations

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