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    Video camera settings

    To adjust the video camera settings

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. Tap one of the settings icons on the screen.
    3. To display all settings, tap Icn sony key menu.
    4. Select the setting that you want to adjust, then make your changes.

    Video camera settings overview

    Video resolution

    Adjust the video resolution for different formats.

    VGA
    640×480(4:3)
    VGA format with 4:3 aspect ratio.
    QVGA
    320×240(4:3)
    QVGA format with 4:3 aspect ratio.
    MMS
    Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of this video format is limited so that the video file can fit in a multimedia message.

    Self-timer

    With the self-timer you can record a video without holding the device. Use it to record group videos where everyone can be in the video. You can also use the self-timer to avoid shaking the camera when recording videos.

    On (10 s.)
    Set a 10-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the video begins to record.
    On (2 s.)
    Set a 2-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the video begins to record.
    Off
    The video begins to record as soon as you tap the camera screen.

    Smile Shutter™(video)

    Use the Smile Shutter™ function to determine what kind of smile the camera reacts to before recording a video.

    Focus mode

    The focus setting controls which part of a video should be sharp. When continuous autofocus is on, the camera keeps adjusting focus so that the area within the white focus frame stays sharp.

    Single auto focus
    The camera automatically focuses on the selected subject. Continuous autofocus is on.
    Face detection
    The camera automatically detects up to five human faces, indicated by frames on the screen. The camera automatically focuses on the nearest face. You can also select which face to focus on by tapping it on the screen. When you tap the camera screen, a yellow frame shows which face is selected and in focus. Face detection cannot be used for all scene types. Continuous autofocus is on.
    Object tracking
    When you select an object by touching it in the viewfinder, the camera tracks it for you.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

    HDR video

    Use the video HDR (High-Dynamic Range) setting to record a video against strong back light or in conditions where the contrast is sharp. Video HDR compensates for the loss of detail and produces a picture that is representative of both dark and bright areas.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

    Metering

    This function automatically determines a well-balanced exposure by measuring the amount of light striking the image you want to capture.

    Centre
    Adjusts the exposure to the centre of the image.
    Average
    Calculates the exposure based on the amount of light striking the whole image.
    Spot
    Adjusts the exposure in a very small part of the image that you want to capture.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

    SteadyShot™

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

    Microphone

    Select whether to pick up the surrounding sound when recording videos.

    Flash

    Use the flash light to record videos when lighting conditions are poor or when there is a backlight. The video flash icon Icn sony camera photo light is only 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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