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Sony a6000 Video Recording Limits

Sony a6000

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Format/Codec Limit
All Formats and Frame Rates 30 minutes or 2GB1

1 If the recording time reaches 29 minutes and 59 seconds or the file size reaches 2GB (whichever occurs first), recording will stop automatically.


From our experiences and testing, the Sony aXXXX cameras are notorious for overheating during movie recording, especially in higher quality settings like 4K or S&Q. If you need assurance that the camera will not overheat during longer recording times, we highly recommend choosing another camera.

Sources: Sony a6000 (ILCE-6000) Instruction Manual (English) - page 36