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Sony FDR-AX100 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

B&H # SOFDRAX100 MFR # FDRAX100/B
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Product Highlights

  • 4K Ultra HD Video at 30 fps/20MP Stills
  • 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Bionz X Processor
  • Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Lens
  • 12x Optical Zoom & 24x Clear Image Zoom
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 0.39" OLED EVF / 3.5" XtraFine LCD
  • High Speed 120 fps Recording
  • Records XAVC S, AVCHD, and MP4
  • Wi-Fi / NFC Connectivity
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The black Sony FDR-AX100 Full HD Camcorder brings 4K Ultra HD video to the palm of your hand, delivering resolution four times that of Full HD. The 1" Exmor R CMOS sensor is approximately 8x larger than that of typical camcorders, allowing you to capture cinematic images with shallow depth-of-field for defocused backgrounds. The camcorder features a wide-angle Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom plus 24x Clear Image digital zoom. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode delivers smooth video, and 3-Way-Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother results.

The FDR-AX100 is a versatile camcorder that lets you capture 4K Ultra HD 3840x2160 video at 24 and 30 fps. You can also record Full HD 1920x1080 video in XAVC S, AVCHD, or web-optimized MP4, as well as take high-quality 20 MP still images. Media is recorded to SD or Memory Stick Duo memory cards. For X-AVC S recording, SDXC Class 10 cards are required.

Frame your shots using either the large 3.5" XtraFine LCD touchscreen, or with the high-contrast 0.39" OLED EVF. For connectivity, the camcorder provides a USB 2.0 port, Micro HDMI output, and a Composite Video output. Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC support lets you use your smartphone or tablet to control the camera, as well as wirelessly transfer files to your mobile device for sharing, and back up data on your computer.

A rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, AC adapter, power cord, HDMI Micro cable, and a USB connection support cable come included. Also included are a lens hood, lens cap, and RMT-835 Remote Commander with battery.

Capture 4K Ultra HD Video
Capture the finest details in 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution. This camcorder allows incredibly high resolution, to produce vibrant and realistic images. In addition, the fast image processor is the same one employed in professional Sony camcorder models, making it possible to record 60p movies at Full HD resolution for incredibly smooth and sharp playback, with no loss in realism, even when panning the camera and shooting moving subjects.
1" Exmor CMOS Sensor
The camcorder features Sony's first 1.0" Exmor R CMOS sensor. The back-illuminated technology improves low-light sensitivity and combines with Sony's Column A/D Conversion to reduce noise by 50%. This is great when shooting in dimly lit environments such as night landscapes or indoor scenes.
20 MP Still Images
Capture high-quality 20 MP still images, as well as 14.2 MP (16:9) and 15 MP (4:3) images. You can also take 2.1 MP images while recording video.
Versatile Shooting with XAVC S, AVCHD, and MP4 Codecs
The FDR-AX100 records Full HD movies in the XAVC S format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec for compression while saving files in a MP4 wrapper. The highly compressed files allow for longer record times. The camcorder also records in AVCHD, providing high-quality video for HDTV playback and Blu-ray disc burning. Additionally, the camcorder can shoot MP4 HD video, which is ideal for sharing over the internet at up to 28Mbps. Having the ability to switch between all three of three formats makes this camcorder a versatile tool content creation. For the greatest flexibility, you can even record AVCHD and MP4 formats simultaneously.
New Firmware 3.00 Options
With the recent firmware upgrade, free to camera owners with firmware below 3.00, the camera can now record 4K at 100 Mb/s when recording 4K video with the XAVC S codec. Please note that an SDXC UHS-I U3 or higher card is required for 4K 100 Mbps recording. The firmware update also brings to the camera the ability to capture images from XAVC S movie, adjustable trimming frame size when using the Trimming Playback function with XAVC S 4K movies, and improved autofocus performance when tracking a person.
Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Lens with 12x Optical Zoom
The FDR-AX100 comes equipped with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens. It features a wide 35mm-equivalent focal length of 29mm, making it suitable for capturing landscapes, as well as 12x optical zoom and 24x Clear Image zoom, for getting close to the action.
BIONZ X Processor Enables High Speed 120 fps Recording
The BIONZ X Image processor enables the camcorder to create more naturally vivid and lifelike images with higher resolutions. Detail reproduction technology optimally filters edges and textures differently depending on the scene. It also features area specific noise reduction which swiftly and efficiently analyzes the subject and reduces noise. The image processor also allows you to record at 120 fps for slow-motion playback at 1/5th the speed when played back at 24 fps after post-processing.
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode is an advanced optical Image stabilization technology that corrects camera shake to capture scenes with smoothness and stability. Intelligent Active Mode analyzes video frames and provides compensation with assistance from the BIONZ X image processing engine. Whether recording movies while walking or zooming, you can capture scenes with a higher level of stability.
High Contrast 0.39" OLED EVF
The FDR-AX100 provides a high contrast 0.39" OLED Tru-Finder EVF which reproduces rich color and deep blacks. The optical design of the EVF utilizes four dual-surface aspherical lenses, allowing for a 33° wide viewing angle that is clear from edge-to-edge of the viewfinder.
Large 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD
The 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD screen features a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 921K dot resolution, delivering sharp, bright, and vivid images. The large screen allows you to compose your shots more easily, even when outdoors.
Simple Connectivity to Smartphones via Wi-Fi/NFC
Built-in Wi-Fi/NFC support enables easy connectivity with smartphones for one-touch sharing and one-touch remote control. NFC (near field communication) provides "touch connection" convenience when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets. You simply touch your NFC-compatible device to the camcorder to establish a connection.
Multi Interface Accessory Shoe
Expand photographic and movie shooting possibilities by attaching optional accessories via the Multi Interface Shoe. Attach an electronic viewfinder, external flash, stereo microphone, or even a compatible remote control via the Multi Terminal.
Additional Features
  • Supports SD/SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick XC-HG Duo / PRO Duo (Mark 2) memory cards
  • SDXC Class 10 cards are required for UHD 4K and HD X-AVC S formats
  • Built-in ND filters: Off, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
  • Manual focus assist: magnified display, peaking, and tracking focus
  • Built-in speaker (monaural)
  • Premium Closer Voice
  • My Voice Cancelling
  • 7 Picture Effects for video and photos
  • LOW LUX mode
  • Manual iris control
  • Self timer
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Black/white fader effects
  • Face detection
  • CinemaTone Gamma/Color
  • NightShot infrared system
  • Airplane mode
UPC: 027242877542
Camera
Sensor 1 x 1" Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor BIONZ X
Color Filter System RGB
Pixel Gross Approx. 20.9 million pixels
Optics
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T*
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29 to 348mm
Maximum Aperture 2.8 - 4.5
Aperture Blade 7 blades
Minimum Focus Distance Wide: 0.4" (1.0 cm)
Telephoto: 39.4" (100.0 cm)
Zoom Optical: 12x
Clear Zoom: 18x (4K), 24x (HD)
Digital: 160x
Filter Size 62 mm
ND Filters OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Memory Stick Pro Duo (Mark 2)
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC: Class 4 or higher; class 10+ SDXC card required for recording XAVC S, SDXC UHS-1 U3 or higher card required for 4K 100 Mb/s recording
Video Format UHD 4K
XAVC S
3840 x 2160p / 30 fps
3840 x 2160p / 24 fps

High Definition
XAVC S
1920 x 1080 / 60 fps
1920 x 1080 / 30 fps
1920 x 1080 / 24 fps
AVCHD
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps
1440 x 1080i / 60 fps

MP4
1280 x 720p / 30 fps
Aspect Ratio 16:9
4:3
Slow Motion 120 fps
Still Image Resolution Max Effective Resolution: 20 Megapixel

JPEG: 14.1 Megapixel, 5024 x 2824 (16:9)
JPEG: 15 Megapixel, 4464 x 3352 (4:3)
Microphone Built-in Zoom Microphone (stereo)
Audio Format MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch 48kHz/16bit (XAVC S 4K only)
Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital 5.1ch
Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator (AVCHD only)
Dolby Stereo Creator (AVCHD only)
Microphone Level Control 31 steps
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size (Diagonal) 3.5"
Pixel Count 921,000
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Rotation Opening Angle: 90°
Turning Angle: 270°
Viewfinder
Screen Size (Diagonal) 0.39"
Features
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Shutter Speed Not specified by manufacturer
White Balance Modes Auto
Indoor
Kelvin temperature
Onepush
Outdoors
Creative Effects Yes
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes, monaural
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
NFC Yes
Accessory Shoe 1x Multi Interface Shoe
Manual Controls Assignable dial:
Exposure
AE Shift
WB Temperature
WB B-A
WB G-M Set
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Input (Jack)
Outputs 1x HDMI D (Micro)
1x Composite Video (out)
1x USB 2.0
1x Bravia Sync
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Output (Jack)
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
General
Languages Brazilian Portuguese
Canadian French
English
Spanish
Battery NP-FV70 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
6.8-7.2 VDC
1960 mAh
Charging Method AC adapter
USB
Power Adapter 5.0 VDC
Dimensions 3.5 x 3.3 x 8.8" / 9.0 x 8.4 x 22.4 cm
Weight Approx. 32.3 oz / 915 g (with NP-FV70 battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.6 x 6.7 x 5.5"
Sony FDR-AX100 4K Ultra HD Camcorder
  • NP-FV70 Rechargeable Battery Pack (1960mAh, 6.8-8.4V)
  • AC-L200 AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Micro HDMI Cable
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • RMT-835 Remote Commander
  • CR2025 Battery for Remote Commander
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Operating Guide
  • Limited Warranty (1-Year Parts, 90-Days Labor)
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