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Model: FDRAX100

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An enriched Full HD experience

Enjoy super-sampled Full HD playback on your HD TV, which uses the surplus of 4K data to automatically down-convert 4K footage to Full HD. To crop a 4K image to Full HD, simply trace your finger on the camcorder's LCD screen to define the area.

Intuitive controls to shape your vision

Features

Image quality is assured with a 1.0 type Exmor R sensor and Zeiss lens. NFC and Wi-fi make it easy to share your work
Image quality is assured with a 1.0 type Exmor R sensor and Zeiss lens. NFC and Wi-fi make it easy to share your work
  • Cinema-quality 4K Ultra HD recording
  • 1.0"-type Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • ZEISS Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom

Key Features

4K opens your eyes to a new era of excitement

The FDR-AX100 supports 4K (3840 x 2160), the superior-definition format that delivers about four times the resolution of Full HD. It lets you capture incredible detail and bring images to vibrant life.

29mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens

ZEISS lens is fine-tuned specifically for the 4K image standard. Ideal for capturing grand landscapes, it also provides up to 12x optical zoom and up to 24x Clear Image Zoom to allow wide-ranging image expression.Definition is even sharp in the corners of the frame, thanks to the 11 group/17 element lens that incorporates AA (advanced aspherical) and ED lens elements.

Exmor R CMOS sensor delivers multifaceted Full HD support

The FDR-AX100 features a large Exmor R CMOS sensor with a light-receiving area that is approximately 4.9 times larger than 1/2.88 type image sensor. This newly employed sensor enhances image clarity, reduces noise even when shooting in dark environments, and enables image expression that takes full advantage of background defocusing. No.1 image sensor manufacturer for digital cameras and video recorders.*Based on Sony research-April 2012 to March 2013 (50% market share

Advanced BIONZ X image processing engine for higher speed and peerless quality

The advanced BIONZ X image processing engine features higher technology than in the previous generation of BIONZ to achieve more faithful reproduction, more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality, and higher resolution capabilities. This Handycam model is equipped with several new features that take advantage of the higher speed processing capabilities. These include By Pixel Super Resolution, Motion Shot Video, Optical SteadyShot and Dual Video Recording.

Support for longer recording time of 4K movies in XAVC S format

XAVC S is the format for recording 4K/HD movies, which was developed for consumer usage based on the professional XAVC 4K/HD format.?It supports HD 50Mbps so that consumers can record high-resolution movies even in a heavily movement shot.

Support for HD high bit-rate

XAVC S is the format for recording 4K/HD movies, which was developed for consumer usage based on the professional XAVC 4K/HD format.?It supports HD 50Mbps so that consumers can record high-resolution movies even in a heavily movement shot.The use of MP4 playback devices and software does not guarantee that data can be played back in all modes.

High-frame-rate shooting at 120p* and HD resolution

The FDR-AX100 supports high-frame-rate shooting at HD image quality (1280 x 720 pixels). Its ability to record at 120p enables slow-motion playback at one-fifth the speed in a 24p environment when post-processing is applied. This capability opens the door to various uses, such as checking the form of rapidly moving athletes.Only available when recording movies in the XAVC S format.

Easy TV viewing via single HDMI cable

4K movies recorded on the FDR-AX100 can be played on a 4K monitor or Full HD monitor* by simply connecting the camera via bundled HDMI cable. 4K monitors support up to 4K resolution at 30p.Requires 1920 x 1080 setting in HDMI output settings menu.

Lens Ring

The lens ring enables smooth, natural adjustment of focusing or zooming depending on which mode you select via convenient button.

Manual Dial

The manual dial on the side of the body allows swift and easy adjustment of the iris, gain (ISO) and shutter speed.

Built-in ND Filters

A choice of selectable Clear, 1/4 filter, 1/16 filter or 1/64 ND (Neutral Density) filters adjusts light levels entering the lens. This gives video-makers the freedom to precisely control shutter speed and aperture for greater creative possibilities. In conjunction with the camcorder's large image sensor, it allows creation of beautifully smooth 'bokeh' background defocus effects without increasing shutter speed even if you're shooting outdoors in sunny conditions.

Full HD playback on Full HD TV

You can also enjoy Super-sampled Full HD playback on your HD TV which automatically down-converts 4K footage to very high quality 2K (Full HD), using the enormous amounts of 4K data.

TRILUMINOS Colour. A breathtaking way to relive your fondest memories.

The supports Sony's "TRILUMINOS Colour," allowing you to view photos and movies in rich, natural colours on any TV equipped with a "TRILUMINOS Display." The expanded colour gamut lets you immerse yourself once again in those unforgettably colourful moments, from the complex shades in a shimmering blue sky to the natural tones of a rosy complexion.

Trimming playback of 4K movies on TVs

By touching the display panel users can trim the image and display only the section around the touched area as a Full HD movie.

Simultaneously record maximum-quality movies and ready-to-share MP4 movies

Record two movies at the same time ?one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in the MP4 format. The XAVC S format is available in the FDR-AX100 and HDR-CX900. The FDR-AX100 can record 4K movies in the XAVC S format.

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC enable Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

Picture Effect

Creativity comes easy with FDR-AX100 thanks to Picture Effect with 7 total effects - such as Toy Camera, Soft high key, Pop Colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Partial Colour, High contrast monochrome?- which give you the means to transform everyday photos into impressive works of art. As you apply effects, results are shown in real-time on the LCD screen. There is some function like Face detection that cannot be used while using Picture effect.

5.1ch Dolby

5.1ch surround sound recording capabilities let you create professional-level soundtracks that bring out the full potential of your movies. So viewers feel they are part of the action. Notes: Dolby Digital 5.1ch and stereo 2ch recording are supported in the AVCHD format. PCM recording is supported in the XAVC S format.

Accessories

Optional accessories expand shooting enjoyment and creative possibilities.

My Voice Cancelling

This convenient new feature significantly reduces the intensity of your voice as you shoot, while maintaining the volume of your subject's voice and other sounds in your surroundings. It accomplishes this feat by detecting where sounds originate and suppressing sound coming from behind the camcorder.?Even when you become excited while capturing sporting events or your children, your loud cheers will be reduced to a whisper.

Direct Copy for fast file transfer

Seamlessly transfer your camera's data to an external hard drive via USB 2.0. Feature also enables convenient playback of files stored on HDD on camera's LCD screen.

Specifications

Sensor

    • Effective Pixels (Video) Approx.14.2M (16:9)
    • Sensor Type 1.0-type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
    • Effective Pixels (Still Image) Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9)Approx.10.6M pixels(4:3)

Stabilization

    • Steadyshot Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation

Storage

    • Internal Memory NO
    • Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD,SDHC,SDXC Memory Card

Shutter

    • Shutter Speed 1/8-1/10000

Video

    • Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image) f=29.0-348.0mm(16:9),f=35.5-426.0mm(4:3)
    • Focal Length (35mm) (Video) f=29.0-348.0mm, 1 3/16-13 3/4inch
    • Effective Pixels (Still Image) Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9)Approx.10.6M pixels(4:3)
    • Backlight Compensation YES(Auto)
    • GPS NO
    • Exposure Modes Auto, Flexible Spot(Touch Panel), Manual(Dial/Menu)
    • Exposure Compensation AE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
    • Progressive Mode XAVC S 4K : 25p,24p Progressive recordingXAVC S HD : 50p,25p,24p Progressive recordingAVCHD : 50p/24p, Progressive recordingMP4: 25p, Progressive recording
    • Effective Pixels (Video) Approx.14.2M (16:9)
    • Recording Format (Still Image) DCF Ver.2.0 compatible;Exif Ver.2.3 compatible;MPF Baseline compatible
    • Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR) XAVC S 4K 100Mbps:Approx.100Mbps/60Mbps:Approx.60MbpsXAVC S HD Approx.50MbpsAVCHD PS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5MbpsMP4: Approx.3Mbps
    • ISO Sensitivity -
    • Minimum Illumination 4K: Standard:6 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed)HD:Standard:3 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed)
    • Video Resolution XAVC S 4K :3840x2160/25P, 24P\XAVC S HD :1920x1080/50P, 25P, 24P\AVCHD:1920x1080/50p(PS),24p(FX,FH),50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ,LP)MP4: 1280x720 25p

Zoom

    • Optical Zoom 12x
    • Digital Zoom 160x
    • Extended Zoom 4K : 18x, HD : 24x

Audio

    • Speaker Monoral Speaker
    • Microphone Built-in Zoom Microphone
    • Wind Noise Reduction YES(On/Off)
    • Audio Recording Format MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit) [XAVC S 4K only]Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator [AVCHD only]Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator [AVCHD only]MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

Exposure

    • Exposure Compensation AE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
    • ISO Sensitivity -
    • Backlight Compensation YES(Auto)
    • Minimum Illumination 4K: Standard:6 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed)HD:Standard:3 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed)
    • Exposure Modes Auto, Flexible Spot(Touch Panel), Manual(Dial/Menu)

Flash

    • Flash Coverage -
    • Flash Compensation -
    • Flash Metering System -
    • Flash Mode -

Focus

    • Focus Mode Auto/Manual(Touch Panel/Dial)
    • Minimum Focus Distance Approx.1cm(Wide),Approx.100cm(Tele)
    • Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image) f=29.0-348.0mm(16:9),f=35.5-426.0mm(4:3)
    • Focal Length (35mm) (Video) f=29.0-348.0mm, 1 3/16-13 3/4inch
    • Focal Length f=9.3-111.6mm
    • Focus Area Full range Focus/Spot Focus
    • Focus Type Contrast AF

Display

    • Screen Type Xtra Fine LCD display
    • Touch Panel YES
    • Power Consumption (LCD Screen) 4K:5.6W

Power

    • Supplied battery Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70)
    • USB charge YES
    • Power Consumption (LCD Screen) 4K:5.6W
    • Power Consumption (Viewfinder) 4K:5.3W

Processor

    • Image Processor BIONZ X image processor
    • Other Shooting Functions My Voice Canceling, AGCLimit, Audio Level Display, Cinematone, Face Detection, Golf Shot, Smooth Slow Rec(AVCHD only)

Viewfinder

    • Viewfinder Type 1.0cm(0.39type) OLED colour 1,440,000dots equivalent

Shooting

    • Image Processor BIONZ X image processor
    • Shockproof NO
    • Waterproof NO
    • Video Light NO
    • Self-Timer Approx.10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)
    • Freezeproof NO
    • Dustproof NO
    • Picture Effect YES
    • Other Shooting Functions My Voice Canceling, AGCLimit, Audio Level Display, Cinematone, Face Detection, Golf Shot, Smooth Slow Rec(AVCHD only)
    • Scene Selection Auto,Night Scene,Sunrise & Sunset,Fireworks,Landscape,Portrait,Spotlight,Beach,Snow

Inputs

    • Input and Output Terminals Microphone JackHeadphone JackComposite Output(AV CABLE sold separately)HDMI Outputmicro-B/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage)

Wireless

    • NFC™ One-touch remote;One-touch sharing
    • Wi-Fi® Send to Smartphone;Control with Smartphone

Inthebox

    • Supplied battery Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70)

Dimensions

    • Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx.81mm x 83.5mm x 196.5mm(Approx.90mm x 83.5mm x 223.5mm(including Lens Hood))
    • Weight Approx.790g (Main unit only)

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