SONY AX100 4K EXPERT HANDYCAM - FDR-AX100 (B)

FDR-AX100 (B)

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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 camcorders large image sensor, it allows creation of beautifully smooth bokeh background defocus effects without increasing shutter speed even if youre 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 Sonys 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.

Simple wireless connectivity with smartphones and more

Connect wirelessly with your phone, tablet or TV Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC lets you wirelessly transfer movie clips and photos from Handycam to your smartphone or tablet at a single touch. To get started, just download the free PlayMemories Mobile app for your iOS or Android device. Touching Handycam with your NFC-enabled mobile device also activates Smart Remote Control. Start and stop recording with your mobile its ideal for nightscape shooting that you want to avoid blur caused by operation button pressing, group scenes or solo performances when you dont want to run from the camcorder back into the scene once recordings started. Wi-Fi also allows wireless playback of content stored on Handycam on your networked TV (DLNA renderer compatible TV and access point are required: not compatible with XAVC S format).

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 subjects 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 cameras data to an external hard drive via USB 2.0. Feature also enables convenient playback of files stored on HDD on cameras LCD screen.

Sensor
Sensor Type1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels (Video)Approx. 14.2 M pixels (16:9)
Effective Pixels (Still Image)Approx. 14.2 M pixels (16:9)/Approx. 10.6 M pixels (4:3)
Processor
Image ProcessorBIONZ X image processor
Lens
Lens TypeZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*
Filter Diameter62mm
Lens CoverLens Cap
ApertureF2.8-F4.5
Focal Distancef=9.3-111.6mm
Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Video)f=29.0-348.0 mm (16:9)
Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Still Image)f=29.0-348.0 mm (16:9), f=35.5-426.0 mm (4:3)
Minimum Focus DistanceApprox. 1 cm (Wide), Approx. 100 cm (Tele), Approx. 13/32 inch (Wide), Approx. 39 3/8 inch (Tele)
Iris Diaphragm7 blades
ND FilterOFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Zoom
Optical Zoom12x
Clear Image Zoom4K: 18x HD: 24x
Digital Zoom160x
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type1.0 cm (0.39 type) OLED/ Colour 1,440,000 dots equivalent
Field of View100%
LCD
Screen Type3.5" (3.5 type) Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) Wide (16:9)
Touch PanelYes
Brightness ControlYes (Menu)
Marker/Grid DisplayGrid Line
Angle AdjustmentOpening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
Image Stabilization
Image Stabilization TypeOptical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Focus
Focus TypeContrast AF
Focus ModeAuto/Manual(Touch Panel/Dial)
Focus AreaFull range Focus/Spot Focus
Manual Focus AssistMagnified display for precise manual focus (Movie Mode: x2/x4, Photo mode: x6.3/x12.6), Peaking Display
Exposure
ModeAuto, Flexible Spot(Touch Panel), Manual(Dial/Menu)
Metering ModesMulti-segment/Spot
Exposure CompensationAE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
LOW LUX ModeYes
Auto Iris ControlF2.8-F11
Manual Iris ControlF2.8-F11
Manual Exposure AssistZebra Pattern Display
Backlight CompensationYes(Auto)
Gain ControlAuto/Manual
AGC LimitYes
Minimum Illumination4K: Standard: 6 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed) HD: Standard: 3 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed), 4k: Low Lux 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed) HD: Low Lux 1.7 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed), NightShot: 0 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed)
Shutter Speed
Auto Control Range1/8-1/10000
Standard1/60-1/10000
Manual Iris Control (Photo mode)1/60-1/10000
Manual Shutter1/8-1/10000
Smooth Slow1/250-1/10000
White Balance
White Balance ModesAuto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp
White Balance ShiftYes (G7-M7 15 steps, A7-B7 15 steps)
Flash
Flash Metering SystemPre-flash TTL
Flash CompensationYes (3 steps)
Flash ModeAuto/On/Off
Storage Media
Media TypeXAVC S 4K (100 Mbps): SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or Higher), XAVC S 4K (60 Mbps): SDXC Memory Card (Class10 or Higher), XAVC S HD: SDXC Memory Card (Class10 or Higher), AVCHD, Still: Memory Stick™ PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick™ PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick™ XC-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
Recording
Recording Format (Video)XAVC S format MPEG4-AVC/H264, AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video ResolutionXAVC S 4K: 3,840 × 2,160/30p, 24p, XAVC S HD: 1,920 x 1,080/60p, 30p, 24p, AVCHD:1,920 x 1,080/60p (PS), 24p (FX, FH), 60i (FX, FH), 1,440 x 1,080/60i (HQ, LP), MP4: 1280x720 30p
Video Recording Rate (ABR/VBR)XAVC S 4K 100 Mbps: Approx.100 Mbps/ 60 Mbps: Approx. 60 Mbps, XAVC S HD Approx. 50 Mbps, AVCHD PS: Approx. 28 Mbps/FX: Approx. 24 Mbps/FH: Approx. 17 Mbps/HQ: Approx. 9 Mbps/LP: Approx. 5 Mbps, MP4: Approx.3Mbps
Recording Format (Still Image)JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline-compliant)
Still Image Size (Photo Mode)L: 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5,968 x 3,352), 15.0 megapixels 4:3 (4,464 x 3,352), M:14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5,024 x 2,824), 10.6 megapixels 4:3 (3,760 x 2,824), S:2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080), 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640 x 480)
Still Image Size (Movie Mode)L: 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5,968 x 3,352), M: 14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5,024 x 2,824), S: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size (Photo Capture)XAVC S 4K: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3,840 x 2,160), XAVC S HD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080), AVCHD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size (Dual Record)20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5,968 x 3,352), 14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5,024 x 2,824), 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080)
Audio
MicrophoneBuilt-in Zoom Microphone
Audio Recording FormatMPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch (48 kHz/16 bit), Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Mic Level ControlYes (31 steps)
Auto Wind Noise ReductionYes(On/Off)
My Voice CancelingYes
SpeakerMonoral Speaker
Advanced Feature
High Speed RecYes
Scene SelectionAuto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
NightShot Infrared SystemYes
Other FeaturesFace Detection, Cinematone, Golf Shot (Yes), Smooth Slow Rec (Yes), Fader Effect(s) (White/Black), Intelligent Auto (Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction), Smile Shutter (Off/Dual Capture/Always On), Red Eye Reduction (Yes (w/ Optional Flash Accessory)), Direct Copy (Yes )
Playback
Fast PlaybackAbout 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times
Slow PlaybackForwad:1/5 speed, Reverse: 1/2 speed
Trimming PlaybackYes
Highlight Movie MakerHighlight Playback, Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase), Highlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
Slide Show (Still Image)Slide Show
Wireless Function
Wi-FiYes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))
NFCYes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Terminal / Shoe
Accessory ShoeYes (Multi Interface Shoe)
HDMI TerminalYes (HDMI micro)
Multi/Micro USB TerminalYes
Remote Terminalintegrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal
STD OutputComposite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately))
Microphone InputStereo Minijack
Headphone JackStereo Minijack
Memory Card SlotMemory Stick™ PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
DC INYes
Power
Battery TypeInfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
Power Consumption (LCD)4K: 5.6 W
Power Consumption (Viewfinder)4K: 5.3 W
Power Requirements6.8 V/7.3 V (battery pack), 8.4 V (AC Adaptor)
Charge on camcorder (charging time with supplied battery)Yes (Approx. 3 h 25 min)
USB ChargingDC 5V 1500mA
USB Power SupplyYes (1.5 A or more is recommended)
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery)Approx. 81 mm x 83.5 mm x 196.5 mm (Approx. 90 mm x 83.5 mm x 223.5 mm (including Lens Hood)), Approx.3 1/4 inch x 3 3/8 inch x 7 3/4 inch (Approx.3 5/8 inch x 3 3/8 inch x 8 7/8 inch (including Lens Hood))
Weight (main unit only)Approx. 790 g, Approx. 1 lb 11 oz
Weight (including supplied battery)Approx. 870 g (NP-FV50A), Approx. 915 g (NP-FV70)/Approx. 910 g (NP-FV70A)(supplied battery), Approx. 965 g (NP-FV100A), Approx. 1 lb 14.7 oz (NP-FV50A), Approx. 2lb 0.3 oz (NP-FV70)/Approx. 2 lb 0.1 oz (NP-FV70A)(supplied battery), Approx. 2 lb 2 oz (NP-FV100A)

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