Article ID : 00025320 / Last Modified : 08/30/2016

The camera stops recording when the Start/Stop button is released.

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Some camcorder models feature a selection that controls how the START/STOP button behaves when it is pressed. This is controlled by a switch on the camcorder.

IMPORTANT: Refer to the instruction manual provided with your camera for more model specific information about the availability and setting of this feature. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

Each settings changes the way this button behaves:

  • One of the settings starts recording when the button is pressed, and continues recording until the button is pressed a second time.
  • One of the settings starts recording when the button is pressed, and the recording stops automatically after 5 seconds.
  • One of the settings starts recording when the button is pressed, and stops recording when the button is released.