Shooting Movies (PowerShot SX60 HS)

Article ID: ART116145 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Shooting Movies (PowerShot SX60 HS)


The procedure for shooting movies is explained below.
You can press the movie button, and the camera will start recording movies automatically.

Recording Movies in [Standard] Mode.

  • Please note that when the camera is used over an extended period, it may become warm. This does not indicate damage.
  • Before shooting a movie, lower the flash with your finger. Be careful not to touch the microphone when shooting a movie. Leaving the flash raised, or blocking the microphone may prevent audio from being recorded or may cause the recording to sound muffled.
  • Avoid touching camera controls other than the <Movie button> () when shooting movies, because sounds made by the camera will be recorded.
  • Once movie recording begins, the image display area changes and subjects are enlarged to allow for correction of significant camera shake. To shoot subjects at the same size shown before shooting, adjust the image stabilization setting.

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

2. 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.
The camera beeps once as recording begins, and [Elapsed Time] and [Rec] appear on the [LCD Monitor].
Once shooting begins, take your finger off the <Movie Button> ( ).
  • Black bars are displayed on the top and bottom edges of the screen, and the subject is slightly enlarged. The black bars indicate image areas not recorded.
  • Frames displayed around any detected faces indicate that they are in focus.
  • To resize the subject, repeat the operations in step 3. However, note that the sound of camera operations will be recorded. Note that movies shot at zoom factors shown in blue will look grainy.]
  • When you recompose shots, the focus, brightness, and colors will be automatically adjusted.

5. Press the <Movie Button> () again to stop shooting.
  • The camera beeps twice as recording stops.
  • Recording will stop automatically when the memory card becomes full.

Audio is recorded in stereo.

Changing the movie mode (Manual, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie)

You can change the movie mode to [Manual] (), [iFrame Movie] (), or [Super Slow Motion Movie] () to shoot movies.
For details on the movie modes, please see the following table.
Movie ModeDescription
StandardStandard mode
ManualSet your preferred shutter speed, aperture value, and ISO speed.
iFrame Movie You can shoot movies that are to be edited with software or devices that support iFrame*1. The recording pixel count is fixed to ( ).
Super Slow Motion MovieYou can shoot fast-moving subjects for playback later in slow motion. Note that sound is not recorded. Maximum clip length is approx. 30 sec. Playback Time (For a 30-sec. Clip) br> 240 fps (320 x 240 Image quality) - Approx. 4 min
120 fps (640 x 480 Image quality) - Approx. 2 min.
*1iFrame is a video format developed by Apple Inc.

  • [Super Slow Motion Movie] () mode:
-Zooming is not available during recording, even if you move the zoom lever.
-Focus, exposure, and color are determined when you press the movie button.
-When you play the movie , it will be played back in slow motion.
-You can change the playback speed of movies by using the software

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

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

3. The following screen appears.

Press the <><> buttons to choose [Movie Mode] ().*
*When selected for the first time, [ ] will be displayed.

4. Press the <><> buttons to choose [Manual], [iFrame], or [Super Slow Motion Movie].
([Super Slow Motion Movie] has been selected in the example image below.)

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

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



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