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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

    Video resolution

    Adjust the video resolution for different formats. HD refers to High Definition, while FPS refers to Frames Per Second. A higher FPS rate provides a smoother video, at the cost of a larger file size.

    Main camera:

    Full HD (30 fps)

    1920×1080 (16:9)

    Full HD (Full High Definition) format with 30 FPS and 16:9 aspect ratio.

    HD

    1280×720 (16:9)

    HD (High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio.

    VGA

    640×480 (4:3)

    VGA format with 4:3 aspect ratio.

    MMS

    Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of this format is limited so that the video file can fit in a multimedia message.

    Front camera:

    Full HD

    1920×1080 (16:9)

    Full HD (Full High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio.

    HD

    1280×720 (16:9)

    HD (High Definition) format with 16:9 aspect ratio.

    VGA

    640×480 (4:3)

    VGA format with 4:3 aspect ratio.

    MMS

    Record videos suitable for sending in multimedia messages. The recording time of this format is limited so that the video file 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 More > Auto-capturing (video) > Smile Shutter.

    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.

    Torch

    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

    Scene selection

    With the Scene selection feature, you can quickly optimise video camera settings for different situations. Each scene setting is designed to produce the best quality video possible in a specific recording environment.

    Icn sony cam cap mode scene selection

    Off

    The Scene selection feature is turned off.

    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 blur.

    Icn sony camera scene party

    Party

    Use for recording videos indoors under low lighting, such as candlelight. Videos of fast-moving objects may be blurred, so hold the camera steady or use a support.

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