The Sony FDR AX100E Handycam 4K Video Camera r brings Ultra HD 4K video to the palm of your hand, delivering resolution four times that of Full HD. 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 UHD 4K 3840 x 2160 video. You can also record Full HD 1920 x 1080 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 X-AVC 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. The AX100E 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.
XAVC S was developed for consumer recording of 4K/HD movies, and is based on the professional XAVC 4K/HD format. It also supports HD 50Mbps so that consumers can record high-resolution movies.
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.
The lens ring enables smooth, natural adjustment of focusing or zooming depending on which mode you select via convenient button.
The manual dial on the side of the body allows swift and easy adjustment of the iris, gain (ISO) and shutter speed.
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.
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.
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.
By touching the display panel users can trim the image and display only the section around the touched area as a Full HD movie.
Record two movies at the same time, one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in the MP4 format.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
|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)|