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    Video camera settings

    To adjust the video camera settings

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Swipe the screen to select Icn sony camera switch video.
    3. To display settings, tap Icn sony menu settings l.
    4. Select the setting that you want to adjust, then make your changes.

    Video camera settings overview

    Scene selection

    The Scene selection feature helps you to quickly set up the camera for common situations using pre-programmed video scenes. Each scene setting is designed to produce the best quality video possible in a specific recording environment.

    Icn sony cam scene auto Auto
    Scene selection is automatic.
    Icn sony cam cap mode scene selection Off
    The Scene selection feature is off and you can shoot videos manually.
    Icn sony camera scene softsnap Soft snap
    Use for shooting videos against soft backgrounds.
    Icn sony camera scene landscape Landscape
    Use for videos of landscapes. The camera focuses on distant objects.
    Icn sony camera scene night scene Night scene
    When turned on, light sensitivity is increased. Use in poorly lit environments. Videos of fast-moving objects may get blurred. Hold your hand steady, or use a support. Turn off night mode when lighting conditions are good to improve the video quality.
    Icn sony camera scene beach snow Beach
    Use for videos of seaside or lakeside scenes.
    Icn sony cam scene snow Snow
    Use in bright environments to avoid overexposed videos.
    Icn sony camera scene sport Sports
    Use for videos of fast-moving objects. The short exposure time minimises motion blurring.
    Icn sony camera scene party Party
    Use for indoor videos in poorly lit environments. This scene picks up indoor background lighting or candlelight. Videos of fast-moving objects may get blurred. Hold your hand steady, or use a support.

    Video resolution

    Adjust the video resolution for different formats.

    Full HD (30 fps)
    Full HD (Full High Definition) format with 30 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio.
    Full HD (60 fps)
    Full HD (Full High Definition) format with 60 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio.
    HD (High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio.
    VGA format with 4:3 aspect ratio.
    Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of this video format is limited so that video files can fit in a multimedia message.

    Auto-capturing (video)

    Turn on auto-capturing to take pictures automatically while recording a video. Using the Smile Shutter™ feature the camera automatically takes snapshots of smiling faces while you continue to record your video.

    To turn on Smile Shutter™ (video)

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Tap Icn sony menu settings l.
    3. Find and tap Auto-capturing (video) > Smile Shutter.


    When recording a video, it can be difficult to hold the device steady. The stabiliser helps by compensating for the small movements of your hand.

    Intelligent active
    Activate to compensate for major and minor camera shakes.
    Activate to remove the high-frequency camera shakes.
    The stabiliser is turned off.


    Use the torch to provide lighting for videos when ambient lighting conditions are poor or when there is a backlight. The video flash icon Icn sony camera photo light is available on the video camera screen. Note that the video quality can sometimes be better without a light even if lighting conditions are poor.

    Icn sony camera photo light On
    Icn sony camera quick settings photo light off Off
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