Sony FDR-AX100 4K Ultra HD Camcorder (DISCONTINUED)
• 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
Videoing and sharing your hunts in 4K just got easier – The Sony FDR-AX100 is not only smaller and lighter than its bigger brothers, it's also more budget-friendly. "4K for $2K." When you stack up the AX100's full 1" Exmor R CMOS sensor able of capturing cinematic images with a shallow depth-of-field (blurry background) to other handycams they just don't stand a chance. Not to mention the capability of filming super slow-motion at 120fps. This little powerhouse is definitely putting 4K power into the hands of consumers.
Why film in 4K?
• 4 Times the color clarity and detail
• In post you can zoom up to 200% and maintain HD quality
• You can shoot your video wide and then reframe it in post
• The "warp stabilizer" in post has 4x the amount of information to work with, resulting in less shaky footage
For long hunts, the Sony FDR-AX100 includes a 2 to 3 hour battery. Recording in 4K just got easier by keeping the same media that we all love. With all that information that is being recorded with 4K, you will definitely need at least a 64GB SDXC card. And, through in a couple of extra NP-FV70 batteries, you'll have plenty of power to film that recovery after dark!
The Sony FRD-AX100 has a 12x optical zoom that will bring that buck in close, and with the superb optical quality of Sony's lens, he'll look just as good 200 yards out as he will on your wall. Along with its bigger brother, the Sony FDR-AX100 features a manual focus wheel that allows you to manually focus on the buck and not the annoying tree limbs in front! Also, now you have the option to change the function of the wheel from controlling your focus to controlling your zoom. Threads around the lens of the camera allow you to easily extend your zoom capabilities with the addition of a telephoto lens. Don't forget to screw on a UV Filter to protect your lens from scratches and dirt!
This camera features Sony's first 1.0" Exmor R CMOS sensor that is great for shooting in dimly lit environments. And with the Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization, no one will never know how much you were shaking when you released your bow! But if you really need proof, how about slowing down that shot by filming that shot at 120fps. To cut down on movement, you can connect your smartphone via Wi-Fi for one-touch remote control and one-touch sharing.
4K Video allows you more room to adjust the video in post production, but if that's not your thing you can still record MP4 60p Full HD movies that are ideal for sharing over the web. Shoot in Native 24p 4K Mode to give your videos a film-like feel, making it look as if it were shot the same way as your favorite movie! And, with the 1" Exmore R CMOS Sensor , the AX100 gives you the opportunity to shoot spectacular shots with the dramatic look of shallow depth-of-field (subject in focus, background blurred). Not to mention the 3 built-in ND Filters.
Designed with outdoor videographers in mind, the camcorder also comes with a high quality microphone input. This connection makes it possible to get even better audio with the Rode VideoMic mounted to the camera. But for the professional who wants to capture the best audio you will need XLR shoe adapter kit to allow you to use a shotgun microphone and wireless microphone at the same time! And, if you plug in a good set of headphones, you may even hear that bruiser coming before you see him!
After the hunt's over, insert your SDHC card into your computer. A little basic editing with a user-friendly software and you're ready to show the world through Facebook, Youtube, or even DVD. Recording and sharing your adventures has never been easier!
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.
• 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
• Sony FDR-AX100 4K Ultra HD Camcorder
• NP-FV70 V-Series 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)
|Sensor||1 x 1" Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor|
|Color Filter System||RGB|
|Pixel Gross||Approx. 20.9 million pixels|
|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"
Clear Zoom: 18x (4K), 24x (HD)
|ND Filters||OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64|
|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
3840 x 2160p / 30 fps
3840 x 2160p / 24 fps
1920 x 1080 / 60 fps
1920 x 1080 / 30 fps
1920 x 1080 / 24 fps
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps
1440 x 1080i / 60 fps
1280 x 720p / 30 fps
|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|
|Screen Resolution||921,600 Dots|
|Rotation||Opening Angle: 90°
Turning Angle: 270°
|Image Stabilization||Optical SteadyShot with Active mode (wide to tele)|
|White Balance Modes||Auto
|Accessory Show||(1) Multi Interface Shoe|
|Manual Controls||Assignable dial:
WB G-M Set
|Inputs||(1) 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Input (Jack)|
|Outputs||(1) HDMI D (Micro)
(1) Composite Video (out)
(1) USB 2.0
(1) Bravia Sync
(1) 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Output (Jack)
|Battery||NP-FV70 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
|Charging Method||AC Adapter
|Power Adapter||5.0 VDC|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||3.5 x 3.3 x 8.8"|