Sony FDR-AX700 4K Camcorder

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Sony FDR-AX700 4K Camcorder
Key Features
  • 4K HDR Video Recording
  • 1"-Type Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 273-Point Phase Detection Autofocus
HDR and 4K are now available in an easy-to-use camcorder format with the Sony FDR-AX700 4K Camcorder. Using the HLG format, HDR (High Dynamic Range) images can be recorded and processed for playback on HDR screens. Compared to SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) formats, HDR offers increased color and contrast representation that is immediately noticeable. Dual SD card slots, an LCD and viewfinder, manual controls, a 12x zoom range, and a comfortable form factor make the AX700 an all-around camera for anything from family events to professional filmmaking and videography.
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Sony FDR-AX700 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Recording
  • 3Phase-Detection Autofocus
  • 4Features
By B&H Photo's

HDR and 4K are now available in an easy-to-use camcorder format with the Sony FDR-AX700 4K Camcorder. Using the HLG format, HDR (High Dynamic Range) images can be recorded and processed for playback on HDR screens. Compared to SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) formats, HDR offers increased color and contrast representation that is immediately noticeable. Dual SD card slots, an LCD and viewfinder, manual controls, a 12x zoom range, and a comfortable form factor make the AX700 an all-around camera for anything from family events to professional filmmaking and videography.

Recording in 4K has made focusing more difficult. Missed focus becomes exponentially more obvious with the increase in resolution over HD formats. Sony's phase detection autofocus uses 273 points to lock onto and track subjects as they move through the frame. Focus speed and tracking can be adjusted to fit your project. So, whether you're tracking fast-moving vehicles or actors moving through the frame, the AX700 will be able to keep up and maintain sharp focus.

For more advanced users, Sony included S-Log2 and S-Log3 picture profiles alongside their S-Gamut color space. Enabling this functionality grants you greater control over the final image through post-production processing.

Recording
4K HDR Video Recording
Recording in HDR using Hybrid-Log Gamma (HLG) enables you to record and display wider ranges of exposure and color than normally available in SDR media. Without extra processing, HDR recordings can be enjoyed by simply connecting the camera to an HLG-compatible Sony TV using a USB cable.
XAVC S Recording Format
The XAVC S format is used for 4K and HD recording. Bit rates of up to 100 Mb/s for 4K, and 50 Mb/s for Full HD recording, ensure detailed video with minimal compression noise. 100 Mb/s recording is also available at 120 fps in Full HD, so high-quality slow-motion sequences can be created during post-processing.
Proxy Recording
Speed up your editing and delivery with the option of onboard proxy recording. Lower-resolution proxy files are captured alongside full-resolution 4K video, for easy sharing and online collaboration, as well as more efficient editing on under-powered computers. When you're ready, simply substitute the proxy files with the full-resolution ones to finalize your video.
Slow and Quick Motion
Enjoy creative ways to express time's passage. The Super Slow Motion and Slow & Quick Motion let you capture motion in the blink of an eye, at up to 960 fps in NTSC or 1000 fps in PAL (40x super slow motion), or in compelling time-lapse sequences, captured at 1 fps for playback at up to 60x natural speed.
S-Gamut and S-Log Picture Profiles
S-Gamut and S-Log shooting gives you more flexibility to custom-tailor your images by performing color grading in post-production. S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma provide wide dynamic range shooting (1300%), to minimize blown highlights and crushed blacks.

While exposure may be more difficult to judge off the LCD and EVF, exposure zebras are available, indicating areas of overexposure using clear stripes on the image preview. An adjustable level lets you accurately dial in the ideal exposure for everything from skin tones to sunlit landscapes.

Timecode / User Bit
For professional workflows and multicamera editing requirements, standard SMPTE Timecode and User Bit can be included with your recordings. With embedded timecode, synchronizing multiple cameras for editing is incredibly simple, while custom eight-digit User Bit codes allow fast indexing and media management on larger projects.
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Wide Coverage
Up to 273 phase-detection focus points cover over 80% of the entire image area. This makes autofocus coverage widespread and dense enough to quickly capture subjects, such as fast-moving ones that are otherwise difficult to focus on.
Focus Tracking
Easily keep track of your focus areas with phase-detection AF frames around in-focus subjects. Switching between focus points is seamless as well, with a simple touch on the screen to select a new focus target.

Five levels of AF Subject Switching Sensitivity are available. The Responsive setting allows the camera to switch quickly among multiple subjects or focus points, while the Locked-On setting favors a single subject.

Adjustable Tracking Depth Range
Select an AF tracking depth configuration within a range from "1" to "5"—from the narrowest setting for relatively little movement, to the widest setting for relatively dynamic movement. This lets you take advantage of specific ways to track subjects according to your expressive intentions, subject movement, and shooting conditions.
Features
Monitoring
The OLED electronic viewfinder allows for confident compositions. Its wide contrast and color reproduction help accurately represent the image to be recorded.

The 3.5" touchscreen LCD panel provides a convenient way to monitor your compositions. Not only can the touch functionality be used for menu navigation, but focus points can be selected as well.

Manual Lens Ring
Using the switch on the side, the lens ring facilitates smooth and precise manual adjustment of either focus or zoom.
Manual Dial
The manual dial and buttons on the side of the body allow for swift, easy adjustment of iris (aperture), gain/ISO, and shutter speed.
Built-In ND Filters
Choose among Clear, 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64 neutral density filters to adjust the light level entering the lens. This gives video makers the freedom to precisely control shutter speed and aperture for greater creative possibilities. Utilize the ND filters outdoors to open up the lens and create out-of-focus backgrounds.
Dual Memory Card Slots
Dual slots for SD card and SD card/Memory Stick support, with both simultaneous and relay recording. Use relay mode where long recording sessions need to span across both cards; for critical recordings, the simultaneous recording mode provides a backup for improved flexibility in client and production workflows.
LANC Port
The built-in LANC port allows connection to a LANC-compatible accessory, so you can control the camcorder remotely.
4K HDMI Output
Send clean 4K video to external monitors and even off-board recorders, or simply enjoy your recordings on a TV, with the HDMI output. The full-size (Type-A) HDMI terminal provides a more secure connection than commonly-found Mini or micro-HDMI terminals.
MI (Multi-Interface) Accessory Shoe
The MI Shoe is compatible with various general-purpose accessories, and further expands the camcorder's shooting capabilities in a range of situations.
UPC: 027242908475

Sony FDR-AX700 Specs

Key Specs
Image Sensor
1"-Type CMOS
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 14.2 Megapixel
Image Stabilization
Optical
Zoom
Optical: 12x
Clear Image Zoom: 18x 4K
Clear Image Zoom: 24x (in HD)
Digital: 192x
Built-In Mic
Yes
Built-In Speaker
Yes
Built-In Light/Flash
Light - No
Flash - No
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone/Line Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Mic/Line (Plug-in Power) Input
Wireless
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Battery
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Imaging
Image Sensor
1"-Type CMOS
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 14.2 Megapixel
Image Stabilization
Optical
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
1/10000 to 1/8 Second in Video Mode
Exposure Metering
Multi, Spot
Shooting Modes
Auto
M (Manual)
White Balance Modes
Auto
Incandescent
Manual
Onepush
Outdoors
Lens
Focal Length
9.3 to 111.6mm
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length
29 to 348mm at 16:9 (Video/Photo)
32.8 to 393.6mm at 3:2 (Photo)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 to 4.5
Minimum Focus Distance
0.4" / 1.0 cm
Zoom
Optical: 12x
Clear Image Zoom: 18x 4K
Clear Image Zoom: 24x (in HD)
Digital: 192x
Filter Size
62 mm
Built-In ND Filters
Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Recording
System
NTSC/PAL
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Still Image Support
JPEG
14.2 MP (5042 x 2824)
JPEG
12 MP (4240 x 2824)
Channels
2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format
AAC-LC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital AC3
LPCM
Monitor
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Display Size
3.5"
Viewfinder
Size
.39"
Resolution
2,359,296 Dots
Features
Remote Control
RMT-835 (Included)
Scene Modes
Preset: Yes
Environmental Protection
No
Creative Effects
Yes
Built-In Mic
Yes
Built-In Speaker
Yes
Built-In Light/Flash
Light - No
Flash - No
Accessory Shoe
1 x Multi Interface Shoe
Input/Output Connectors
Video I/O
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone/Line Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Mic/Line (Plug-in Power) Input
Power I/O
1x DC Input
Other I/O
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control Input
1x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Video
Wireless
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
General
Color
Black
Battery
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Charging Method
AC Adapter
Charging Time
2.8 Hours
Power Consumption
In LCD Operation: 5.1 W
In Viewfinder Operation: 4.8 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.6 x 3.5 x 7.7" / 116 x 89.5 x 196.5 mm
Weight
2.06 lb / 935 g (With Viewfinder)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.73 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.55 x 7 x 6.95"

Sony FDR-AX700 Reviews

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Is there a way to remotely trigger the recording ...

Is there a way to remotely trigger the recording in super slow motion from a long distance?
Asked by: PST
The Sony FDR AX700 can be triggered at long distance though 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control and the RMT-835 remote that is included can provide a 10 meter range.
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2022-11-15

question

I know HDR capability is available when recording in 4k. Is HDR available when recording at HD 1080? Thank you in advance. I appreciate your help.
Asked by: Kristen
HDR video recording with the Sony FDR-AX700 cancan also be used with Full HD resolution.
Answered by: Whitney H.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Can I put a telephoto lense on this Camcorder?

Can I put a telephoto lense on this Camcorder?
Asked by: Randy
You can only use lenses such as the one listed below; no photo lenses: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1303579-REG/raynox_rayhdp7880es_0_79x_wide_angle_conversion_lens.html
Answered by: Luz
Date published: 2020-08-13

question

Why is the B+W 62mm F-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC Filter listed as an accessory but not the B+W 62mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano?
Asked by: Richard
We list these accessories as suggestions and donot have the space to list every possible item that qualifies as an accessory.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Does this only allow manual setting of one (iris, ...

Does this only allow manual setting of one (iris, shutter, etc.) at a time like the AX33/53/100?
Asked by: Jody
That is correct Jody. After selecting (iris or gain or shutter speed) button, you can turn the manual dial to adjust the value (one at a time).
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-01-25

does the Sony NP-FV70 battery work with this ...

does the Sony NP-FV70 battery work with this camcorder or does it require the -A battery?
Asked by: richard
Hi Richard, both the FV70 and FV70A will work with AX700 camcorder. In addition, FV100A, FV50, and FV50A are also compatible with the camcorder.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-11-11

Does the K2M XLR adaptor work with this camera?

Does the K2M XLR adaptor work with this camera?
Asked by: Robert
Hi Robert, yes the XLR-K2M is fully compatible with Sony FDR-AX700 4K Camcorder.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-02-26

Is the "Multi Interface Shoe" compatible with a ...

Is the "Multi Interface Shoe" compatible with a regular cold shoe attachment, such as a Rode Video Mic or something like a DraCast video light?
Asked by: Mark
Yes it is.
Answered by: Jabari
Date published: 2021-03-12
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