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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.

    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.
    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 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.

    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 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.

    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 that you want to capture.

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

    Video stabiliser

    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.

    Preview

    You can choose to preview videos just after you shoot them.

    On
    The preview of the video appears after you shoot it.
    Edit
    The video opens for editing after you shoot it.
    Off
    The video is saved after you shoot it, and no preview appears.
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