Sony FDR-AX100E 4K Ultra HD Camcorder (PAL)

Sony FDR-AX100E 4K Ultra HD Camcorder (PAL)

Sony FDR-AX100E 4K Ultra HD Camcorder (PAL)

B&H # SOFDRAX100E MFR # FDR-AX100E
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Product Highlights

  • 4K Ultra HD at 25/24 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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WARNING: This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used with USA/NTSC systems.

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Sony FDR-AX100 overview

  • 1Description

The black Sony FDR-AX100E Full HD Camcorder brings 4K Ultra HD video to the palm of your hand, delivering resolution four times that of Full HD. It is compatible with European broadcast standards and is not compatible with NTSC equipment. 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-AX100E is a versatile camcorder that lets you capture 4K Ultra HD 3840x2160 video at 24 and 25 fps. You can also record Full HD 1920x1080 video in XAVC S, AVCHD, or web-optimized MP4, as well as take high-quality 20MP still images. Media is recorded to SD or Memory Stick Duo memory cards. For XAVC 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.
20MP Still Images
Capture high-quality 20MP still images, as well as 14.2MP (16:9) and 15MP (4:3) images. You can also take 2.1MP images while recording video.
Versatile Shooting with XAVC S, AVCHD, and MP4 Codecs
The FDR-AX100E 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 28 Mbps. 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.
Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Lens with 12x Optical Zoom
The FDR-AX100E 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-AX100E 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 XAVC 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
In the Box
Sony FDR-AX100E 4K Ultra HD Camcorder (PAL)
  • 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 90-Day B&H Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Sony FDR-AX100 specs

    Camera
    Sensor 1 x 1" CMOS
    Backside Illumination Yes
    Pixel Gross Not specified by manufacturer
    Effective Pixels 14.2 MP (16:9 Video)
    14.2 MP (16:9 Photo)
    10.6 MP (4:3 Photo)
    Optics
    Focal Length 9.3 - 111.6mm
    35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 29 - 348 at 16:9 
    35.5 - 426 at 4:3 
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8 - f/4.5
    Zoom Optical: 12x
    Digital: 160x
    Extended: 24x
    Extended: 18x
    Filter Size 62 mm
    Built-In ND Filters Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
    Recording
    System PAL
    Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 24, 25 fps (60 Mbps XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 25, 50 fps (50 Mbps XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 50 fps (28 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 50 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 50 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD)
    1440 x 1080i at 50 fps (9 Mbps AVCHD)
    1440 x 1080i at 50 fps (5 Mbps AVCHD)
    1280 x 720p at 25 fps (AVCHD)
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    4:3
    Slow Motion Mode 120 fps Recorded at 1280 x 720p
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 20 Megapixel, 5968 x 3352 (16:9)
    JPEG: 15 Megapixel, 4464 x 3352 (4:3)
    JPEG: 14.2 Megapixel, 5024 x 2824 (16:9)
    JPEG: 10.6 Megapixel, 3760 x 2824 (4:3)
    JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
    JPEG: .3 Megapixel, 640 x 480 (4:3)
    Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
    Audio Format AAC-LC
    Dolby Digital 2ch
    Dolby Digital 5.1
    LPCM
    Sampling Frequency LPCM: 48.0 kHz
    Bit Rate LPCM: 16.0-Bit
    Display
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3.5"
    Pixel Count 921,000
    Resolution 1920 x 480
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Rotation Opening Angle: 90°
    Turning Angle: 270°
    EVF
    Screen Size .39"
    Pixel Count 1,440,000
    Exposure Control
    Shutter Speed 1/8 - 1/10000 Second ()
    Features
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Scene Modes Preset: Yes
    Lux 6 (Lux at 4K)
    3 (Lux at HD)
    White Balance Modes Auto
    Indoor 1
    Kelvin
    Onepush
    Outdoors
    Creative Effects Yes
    Built-In Mic Yes
    Built-In Speaker Yes
    Built-In Light/Flash Light - No
    Flash - No
    Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n
    Accessory Shoe 1x Multi Interface Shoe
    Tripod Mount Not specified by manufacturer
    Input/Output Connectorsuyxfvcquubwxubcbzbybbxwzyzwzuzdfesyf
    Outputs 1 x Composite Video Requirees cable, not included
    1 x Micro-HDMI (Type-D)
    1 x USB Micro-B
    Microphone Input Yes
    Headphone Jack Yes
    General
    Menu Languages Not specified by manufacturer
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 6.8-8.4 VDC, 2060 mAh
    Charging Method AC Adapter
    USB
    Power Adapter 100 - 240 VAC, 50 / 60Hz
    Power Consumption In LCD Operation: 5.6 W
    In Viewfinder Operation: 5.3 W
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.2 x 3.3 x 7.7" / 81.0 x 83.5 x 196.5 mm
    Weight 1.738 lbs / 790 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 6.5 x 5.4"

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