Procedure for using Movie Mode PowerShot SX200 IS

Article ID: ART128951 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Procedure for using Movie Mode PowerShot SX200 IS


Movie Mode

Click here for Changing Movie Modes and Image Quality

Use this mode to shoot movies or video clips.

This camera can also record HD movies at a resolution of 1280 x 720 or 720P at 30 frames per second.

The video is recorded MPEG4 in the .MOV file format using the H.264 video codec for all resolutions.

1. Turn the shooting mode dial to .

The LCD monitor turns on and displays the maximum recording time (in seconds).

2. Press the shutter button halfway to focus and all the way to start shooting.

  • During the shooting a red circle appears in the upper right of the LCD monitor.

3. Press the shutter button all the way to stop recording the movie.

  • The maximum length of individual movie clips is one hour or 4 GB (whichever comes first) for (Standard) and 30 minutes for High Definition movies.
  • * Recording times vary by the memory card.
  • Recording will automatically stop when the maximum is reached or when the SD cards runs out of free capacity. Filming may stop unexpectedly with certain types of SD card (if it is a slow-recording card, if it has been formatted on a different camera or a computer, or if images have been shot and erased repeatedly).

To change Movie Modes and Quality

1. With the command dial set to the (Movie Mode) press the <FUNC./SET> button. Then use the or buttons to select to change the movie mode between Standard, Color Accent and Color Swap.

2. For changing the Image Quality follow the same procedure but, select the current image quality in the Fucntion Menu.

  • You are recommended to use a SD card that has been formatted in your camera to shoot movies. The card supplied with the camera may be used without further formatting.
  • The AE, AF, white balance and zoom settings are set and locked to the settings of the first frame.
  • If the indicator on the left side of the viewfinder blinks green after a shot, this indicates that the movie is being written to the SD card. You cannot shoot again until it stops blinking.
  • There is no way to mute the sound during video recording or to disable the microphone through the camera's settings.



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