How do I use the Movie Digest function to shoot and to play back movies made with it? (PowerShot SX230 HS / SX220 HS)

Article ID: ART110024 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


You can make a short movie of a day just by taking still images.

Each time you take a picture, the scene just before taking your shot (about two to four seconds) will be automatically recorded as a movie. All the movies recorded on the same day will be saved as a single file.


  • Since you are also shooting movies when you shoot still images, the battery will be depleted more quickly than in [AUTO] () mode.
  • The image quality will be fixed at () for movies shot in [Movie Digest] () mode.
  • In the following cases, movies will be saved as separate files even if they were shot on the same day with [Movie Digest] () mode.

- If the clip file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches approximately 1 hour

- If the movie is protected

- If the Time Zone setting is changed

- When a new folder is created


1. Turn on the camera.

2. Set the <Mode Dial> to <Movie Digest> ().

3. Shoot.


  • If you operate the camera while shooting a movie, the sounds made will be recorded in the movie.
  • The camera will not play sounds, such as when pressing the <Shutter Button> halfway, using the controls or the self-timer.
  • If you take a picture just after turning on the camera, choosing [Movie Digest] () mode or otherwise operating the camera, a movie may not be recorded.

Playing Back

You can select movies made in [Movie Digest] () mode by date for viewing.

1. Press the <Playback> () button on the camera.

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

3. The following screen appears.

Operate the <directional button> up or down to select [Movie Digest Playback] ().

After the settings are completed, press the <FUNC./SET> () button.

4. The following screen appears.

Operate the <directional button> up or down to select the date of the movie that you wish to play back.

5. Press the <FUNC./SET> button () to play back the movie.



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