The length of time that you can record for will depend on the quality settings that you choose and how large the SD Card you are using is. The figures below give approximate times based upon an empty SD Card.

 

MP4

Setting 8GB SD Card 16GB SD Card 32 GB SD Card
MP4 - 4Mbps    8 hours 24 minutes 17 hours 16 minutes
MP4 - 17Mbps   2 hours 01 minutes 4 hours 09 minutes 
MP4 - 24Mbps   1 hour 26 minutes 2 hours 57 minutes 
MP4 - 35Mbps   0 hours 58 minutes 2 hours 00 minutes

 

 

AVCHD

Setting 8GB SD Card 16GB SD Card 32 GB SD Card
LP   5 hours 56 minutes

12 hours 11 minutes

FXP   2 hours 02 minutes 4 hours 11 minutes 
MXP   1 hour 26 minutes 2 hours 56 minutes 
50P   1 hours 14 minutes 2 hours 32 minutes