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What is Light Shaft and how does it work?

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Light Shaft is a PlayMemories™ Camera App that allows you to apply distinctive and stunning light effect on the subject. To use the Light Shaft app, follow the steps below.

NOTE: Before proceeding with the steps, download the Light Shaft app from the PlayMemories Camera App Web site.

  1. Turn on the camera.
  2. Select Menu.
  3. Select Application.
  4. Select Light Shaft and the desired light shapes.
    • Ray - Allows you to enhance the sunbeams striking the earth from the sky between clouds, or light filtering into a room through a window, with stunning effect.
    • Star - Allows you to enhance star-shaped light radiating from a light source, such as the sun or a star.
    • Flare - Allows you to enhance a light, such as that of a setting sun or a candle flame, so that it radiates softly in a circular shape.
    • Beam - Allows you to enhance light that radiates in a straight line from a light source, such as a searchlight beamed at the sky.
  5. Press the Center button to complete.


  • You can adjust the light source position and light direction using the arrow keys under OPTION.
  • You can set the Light Shaft effect while shooting. You cannot add the Light Shaft effect to already shot images.
  • This is only available in P, A, S and M shooting modes.
  • RAW format is not supported by the Light Shaft app.
  • Two images will be saved. The original image and the image with Light Shaft effect.