Sony 4K Camcorder with 1″ sensor

Sony’s Handycam FDR-AX100 debuted at CES this year with a really affordable price tag. You don’t have to be a pro or have super expensive equipment to get 4k results. Undobutebly 4k is the new standard and we will soon see this in all cameras. Sony plans to ship the Handycam FDR-AX100 in March for $1999.99. Here are some of the specs.

Camera Type : Prosumer 4K Camcorder with 1″ sensor


Imaging Sensor
Pixel Gross : Approx.20.9M pixels
Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
Imaging Sensor : 1″ (13.2mm x 8.8mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
Processor : BIONZ® X image processor


LCD Display
LCD Type : 3.5″ Xtra Fine LCD™ display(921K) (16:9) touch screen
Coverage : 100%
Angle Adjustment : Opening Angle: max.90 deg., Turning Angle: max.270 deg.
Brightness Control : Yes (Menu)
Grid Display : Grid Line


Optical Zoom : 12x
Direct Manual Focus : Yes
Lens Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Minimum Focus Distance : Approx.1cm(Wide),Approx.100cm(Tele)
Lens Type : Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T*
Aperture : F2.8-F4.5
Aperture Blade : 7 blades
Digital Zoom : 160x
Filter Diameter : 62mm
ND Filter : OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Clear Image Zoom : 4K: 18x; HD: 24x

Video Resolution : XAVC-S 4K : 3840×2160/30P, 24P; XAVC-S HD : 1920×1080/60P, 30P, 24P;AVCHD:1920×1080/60p(PS),24p(FX,FH),60i(FX,FH), 1440×1080/60i(HQ,LP); MP4: 1280×720 30p
Audio 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]
Video Mode : XAVC-S: MPEG4-AVC/H264; AVCHD ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Still Image Size 16:9 : Movie Mode: 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 2824); Photo Mode: 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 28242)
Still Image Mode : JPEG
Media Type : SDXC Memory Card(Class 10) [XAVC S]; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2);Memory Stick XC-HG Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2); SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 20.0 megapixels
Still Image Size 4:3 : Photo Mode: 15.0 megapixels 4:3 (4464 x 3352)
Video Actual (Pixel) : Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9)
Video Signal : HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoroal Speaker
Photo Capture from Movie : 2.1megapixels16:9 (1920×1080)
Dual Record : Yes
Mic Level Control : Yes (31steps)
Still Image File Format : DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Wind Noise Reduction : Yes (On/off)
Dual Video Recording : Yes

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