How do I shoot movies? (PowerShot SX230 HS / SX220 HS).
Article ID: ART109885 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 04/29/2020


Instructions for how to shoot movies on the PowerShot SX230 HS / SX220 HS are included here.


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.
  • You can use the [Optical Zoom] or [Digital Zoom] while shooting movies.

    Shooting standard movies (Standard)

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> ().

If you change the composition of your shot during shooting, the focus, brightness and tone will automatically adjust.

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 number of movies that can be recorded on one memory card, please see .

Changing the movie mode to shoot movies (iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie)

You can change the movie mode to [iFrame Movie] or [Super Slow Motion Movie] to shoot movies.

For details on the movie modes, please see the following table.

Movie Mode Description
() Standard Standard mode
() iFrame Movie You can shoot movies that are to be edited with software*2 or devices that support iFrame*1. The recording pixel count is fixed to ().
() Super Slow Motion Movie You can shoot fast-moving subjects and play back movies in slow motion.
*1 Video type advocated by Apple.
*2 You can quickly edit and save iFrame movies with version 6.7.2 or later of ZoomBrowser EX (no longer available) or ImageBrowser.


  • In [Standard] (), [iFrame Movie] (), and [Super Slow Motion Movie] () modes, you can press the <Shutter Button> to shoot still images when you are not shooting movies.

1. Set the <Mode Dial> to <Movie> (), and then press the <Power> button of the camera.

2. Press the <FUNC./SET> () button.

3. The following screen appears.

Operate the <directional button> up or down or turn the <Control Dial> to select [Movie Mode] (). Then, press the <FUNC./SET> button () or the right <directional button>.

4. Select [iFrame Movie] or [Super Slow Motion Movie].

Operate the <directional button> up or down or turn the <Control Dial> to select [iFrame Movie] or [Super Slow Motion Movie]. (In this case, [iFrame Movie] is selected.)

Then, press the <FUNC./SET> button ().

5. If the following icon appears, the setting is complete.