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    Video camera settings

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    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.

    Full HD
    1980×1080(16:9)
    Full HD (Full High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio. 1980×1080 pixels.
    HD
    1280×720(16:9)
    HD (High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio. 1280×720 pixels.
    MMS
    Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of this video format is limited to fit in a multimedia message.
    NoteThis setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

    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 sec.)
    Set a 10-second delay from when you tap the camera screen until the video begins to record.
    On (2 sec.)
    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.

    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 autofocus
    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.
    NoteThis 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.

    Center
    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.
    NoteThis setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

    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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