How To: Recording HD Video with the Sony Nex-5n in Aperture Priority Mode & Manual Mode

In this “How To” video tutorial I will go over in great detail how to recording HD Video with the Sony Nex-5n in both Aperture Priority Mode & Manual Mode. It’s very easy to do but there are some features and tricks that you should be aware of to make sure you get the best quality and take advantage of the Power the Nex-5n gives you.

I recorded the video with my Canon 5D Mark II so it’s available in HD!! Be sure to click the full screen button and select 720 in the bottom right of the Youtube Player below.

  1. Thank you for this great overview.
    Could you confrim the following features while shooting video in AF mode?
    1 – Can you modify Aperture, ISO, Shutter while shooting and still retain AF?
    It does not seem to be a possibility on the NEX-7, a65 or a77.
    2 – Can you easily lock you exposure to prevent exposure creep due to scene change? and still retain AF?
    3 – Can you lock your focus while in AF?

    1. Could you confirm the following features while shooting video in AF mode?
      1 – Can you modify Aperture, ISO, Shutter while shooting and still retain AF?
      It does not seem to be a possibility on the NEX-7, a65 or a77.
      Yes you can I just Confirmed it. In Manual Mode you can adjust everything and still retain AF!!
      2 – Can you easily lock you exposure to prevent exposure creep due to scene change? and still retain AF?
      Manual Mode solves this πŸ™‚
      3 – Can you lock your focus while in AF?
      I can’t see any way to lock the focus unfortunately, but you can use manual focus only. It also has object tracking which is a nice feature for moving subjects.
      Best,
      Jay

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