The AX100 is 74% smaller and 66% lighter than the recently announced FDR-AX1 model, but despite its small size, the new 4K camcorder houses the very best digital imaging technology. Sony’s AX100 model is the first 4K Handycam to feature a large, 14.2 effective megapixel back-illuminated 1.0-type Exmor R™ CMOS sensor.

“The innovative new AX100 4K camcorder is a natural extension of our popular ecosystem of 4K products,” said Patrick Huang, director of the camcorder business at Sony Electronics. “With unparalleled performance, it’s the perfect device for enthusiasts, hobbyists and even professionals looking for a more affordable, compact and high performance 4K video solution,” he added.

Sensor, Processor and Lens

The new 4K camcorder realizes incredibly vivid, lifelike footage due to its ultra-powerful BIONZ X processor that employs area-specific noise reduction and detail reproduction technology.

Impressive Video Capture

The FDR-AX100 camcorder records 4K and HD movies in XAVC S, a consumer friendly format based on the XAVC codec developed for 4K/HD and professional use, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for video compression and linear PCM for audio compression, while saving files in a MP4 wrapper.

Electronic Viewfinder, LCD and Manual Control

The camcorder also features a bright, high-contrast 0.39” type OLED Tru-Finder™ which reproduces rich color and deep blacks. A new optical design of the Electronic View Finder, using four dual-surface aspherical lenses, allows for a 33-degree wide angle view for crisp edge-to-edge visibility.

Wi-Fi and Other Convenient Features

The AX100 model has on-board Wi-Fi for easy connection with any iOS or Android smartphone coupled with Sony’s free PlayMemories Mobile app, and features Near Field Communication (NFC) one-touch for simple connection to NFC-enabled Android devices.

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