Changing the Image Quality


You can choose between three image quality settings.

Choose the image quality setting.

After pressing the 

m button, press the 

op buttons or turn the – dial to choose 

, then press the 

m button.

Choose an option.

Press the 

op buttons or turn the – dial 

to choose an option, then press the 



The setting will appear on the screen.

Image Quality Table

Estimated Shooting Time

Changing the Image Quality

Image Quality 

(Recording Pixels/Frame Rate)


1280 x 720 pixels, 30 frames/sec. For shooting high-definition movies.

640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec. For shooting standard quality movies.

320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.

Since the number of the recording pixels is smaller, 
the image quality will appear coarse when 
compared with 

, but you can record three times 

the length.

Image Quality

Shooting Time

4 GB

16 GB

20 min. 43 sec.

1 hr. 24 min. 54 sec.

43 min. 43 sec.

2 hrs. 59 min. 3 sec.

1 hr. 58 min. 19 sec.

8 hrs. 4 min. 30 sec.

Based on Canon’s testing standards.

Recording will automatically stop when the clip file size reaches 4 GB, or when the 

recording time reaches approximately 10 minutes when shooting in 

, and 

approximately 1 hour when shooting in 



Recording may stop even if the maximum clip length has not been reached on some 

memory cards.

SD Speed Class 4 or higher memory cards are recommended.