How to shoot movies (PowerShot ELPH 300 HS / 100 HS, IXUS 220 HS / 115 HS)

Article ID: ART109797 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


The details on how to shoot movies are described below.

You can press the movie button, and the camera will start recording movies automatically.

Please note that if movies are shot over a long period of time, the temperature of the camera may increase. This is not a malfunction.

  • Do not touch the <Microphone> during shooting.
  • If buttons other than the <Movie Button> () are operated during shooting, the operation sound will also be recorded.
For information about whether you can use the optical zoom while shooting movies with your camera, please see the table at the end of the page.

1. Press the <Power> button on the camera.

2. The following screen appears.

The maximum shooting duration appears on the [LCD Monitor].

If it does not appear, press the <> button several times.

3. Point the camera at the subject, and turn the <Zoom Lever> to compose the shot.

4. Press the <Movie Button> () to start shooting.

When the camera starts shooting, [Elapsed Time] and [Rec] appear on the [LCD Monitor].

Once shooting begins, take your finger off the <Movie Button> ().

5. Press the <Movie Button> () again to stop shooting.


  • The camera will beep twice and stop shooting the movie.
  • The movie will record to the memory card.
  • Shooting will automatically stop when the memory card fills.
  • Recording may stop even if the maximum clip length has not been reached on some memory cards. SD Speed Class 6 or higher memory cards are recommended.

For details on the length of movies that can be recorded on a memory card, please see the following table.
Model Zooming operation Related links
Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Number of Still Images / Length of Movies That Can Be Recorded on a Memory Card
PowerShot ELPH 100 HS / IXUS 115 HS *1
PowerShot ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS *2 *2
*1 If you change the composition of your shot during shooting, the focus will stay the same, but the brightness and tone will automatically adjust.
*2 If you change the composition of your shot during shooting, the focus, brightness and tone will automatically adjust.



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