4K Camcorder with 1" sensor

4K Camcorder with 1" sensor

4K Camcorder with 1" sensor
Capture your vision in breathtaking 4K Ultra HD with the camcorder that fits in the palm of your hand. Sporting resolution that's four times clearer than HD, this changes everything. Footage is captured with true cinematic depth thanks to the 1" image sensor and video is recorded with total versatility in mind: XAVC S2, AVCHD and MP4. Put one in your hand and tell your story in 4K. 4K Camcorder with 1" sensor


Capture 4k/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution

Capture 4k/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution

Capture the finest details in 4k (Full HD 4x resolution , QFHD: 3840 x 2160). This camcorder allows incredibly high resolution, to produce vibrant and extremely realistic images. What's more, the blazingly fast image processor is the same one employed in professional Sony models, making it possible to record 30p movies at the camera's full resolution for incredibly smooth and sharp playback, with no loss in realism, even when panning the camera and shooting moving subjects.

1" Exmor R® CMOS sensor w/ Direct Pixel Read Out

The camcorder features Sony's first 1.0" Exmor R CMOS sensor. The back-illuminated technology improves low-light sensitivity and combines with Sony's Column A/D Conversion to reduce noise by 50%. This is great when shooting in dimly lit environments such as night landscapes or indoor scenes.
1" Exmor R<sup>®</sup> CMOS sensor w/ Direct Pixel Read Out
14MP resolution video and 20MP still image capture

14MP resolution video and 20MP still image capture

Create cinematic video with 14MP resolution sensor (for video) and high quality 20MP still images.

Versatile shooting w/ XAVC-S, AVCHD and MP4 codecs

The FDR-AX100 records HD movies in the XAVC-S format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for video compression and linear PCM for audio compression, while saving files in a MP42 wrapper. The highly compressed files allow extensive record times. The camcorder also records in AVCHD, ideal for quality video for HDTV and Blu-ray disc burning. Additionally, the camcorder can shoot MP4 HD video, which is ideal for sharing over the internet at up to 28Mbps. Having the ability to switch between all three of three formats makes this camcorder an ideal tool that is versatile for creating content to live in a number of different environments.
Versatile shooting w/ XAVC-S, AVCHD and MP4 codecs
Carl Zeiss<sup>®</sup> Vario Sonnar T* lens w/ 12x optical zoom

Carl Zeiss® Vario Sonnar T* lens w/ 12x optical zoom

The FDR-AX100 comes equipped with a newly developed Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* lens that has cleared a series of tough performance tests. Not only is this 29mm wide-angle lens ideal for capturing grand landscapes, but it covers wide-ranging image expression thanks to maximum 12x optical zoom and 24x Clear Image zoom.

Multi-interface Accessory Shoe for system accessories

Users can expand photographic and movie shooting possibilities by attaching optional accessories via the Multi Interface Shoe, including an electronic viewfinder, powerful external flash and stereo microphone. You can also connect with a compatible remote control via Multi Terminal.
Multi-interface Accessory Shoe for system accessories
BIONZ<sup>®</sup> X Processor enables high Speed rec 120fps

BIONZ® X Processor enables high Speed rec 120fps

The new BIONZ® X image processor enables the camcorder to create more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality, and higher resolution imagery. Notable features of BIONZ X technology include: 1. Detail reproduction technology optimally filters edges and textures differently depending on the scene. 2. Area specific noise reduction swiftly and efficiently analyzes the subject and reduces noise. This new image processing technology achieves an even better balance of exceptional detail and advanced noise control. Its ability to record at 120p enables slow-motion playback at one-fifth the speed in a 24p environment in post-processing.

Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization w/ Active Mode

Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode is an advanced optical image stabilization technology that corrects camera shake to capture scenes with phenomenal smoothness and stability. Intelligent Active Mode analyzes video frames and provides compensation with assistance from the new BIONZ® X image processing engine. Whether recording movies while strolling on vacation, shooting while chasing a child, or zooming in to capture faraway subjects, Handycam's simple solution smoothly reproduces the scene with a higher level of stability.
Optical SteadyShot<sup>™</sup> Image Stabilization w/ Active Mode
High contrast 0.39 OLED EVF for eye-level framing"

High contrast 0.39 OLED EVF for eye-level framing"

The FDR-AX100 employs high contrast a 0.39" OLED Tru-Finder EVF which reproduces rich color and deep black. A new optical design of the EVF, using four dual-surface aspherical lenses, allows for a 33-degree wide angle view that is amazing clear through the edge of the view finder.

Large 3.5 Xtra Fine LCD (921K) "

The 3.5" (16:9) Xtra Fine LCD screen (921K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily - even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene.
Large 3.5 Xtra Fine LCD<sup>™</sup> (921K) "
NFC smartphone linking - Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi<sup>®</sup>

NFC smartphone linking - Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi®

Connectivity with smartphones for One-touch sharing/One-touch remote has been simplified with Wi-Fi®/NFC control. In addition to Wi-Fi® support for connecting to smartphones, the FDR-AX100 also supports NFC (near field communication) providing "touch connection" convenience when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required. Moreover, when using Smart Remote Control - a feature that allows shutter release to be controlled by a smartphone - connection between FDR-AX100 and the smartphone can be established by simply touching devices.

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Camera Type Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor 1" (13.2mm x 8.8mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
Processor BIONZ® X image processor
Pixel Gross Approx.20.9M pixels
Effective Picture Resolution Movie: Approx.14.2 MP (16:9)
Still: Approx.14.2 MP (16:9) / Approx.10.6 MP (4:3)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Media Type XAVC S 4K (100Mbps): SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or Higher)
XAVC S 4K (60Mbps): 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)
Still Image Mode JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution 20.0 megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 Movie Mode: L: 20.0 Megapixels 16:9 (5968 x 3352); M: 14.2 Megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 2824); S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Photo Mode: L: 20.0 Megapixels 16:9 (5968 x 3352); M: 14.2 Megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 2824); S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Still Image Size 4:3 Photo Mode: L: 15.0 Megapixels 4:3 (4464 x 3352); M: 10.6 Megapixels 4:3 (3760 x 2824); S: 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640x480)
Video Format XAVC S format: MPEG4-AVC/H264
AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC/H.264
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Mode XAVC-S: MPEG4-AVC/H264;
AVCHD ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC/H.264;
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution XAVC S 4K: 3840×2160/30p, 24p
XAVC S HD: 1920x1080/60p, 30p, 24p
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/60p(PS), 24p (FX,FH), 60i (FX,FH), 1440 x 1080/60i (HQ,LP)
MP4: 1280x720 30p
Video Actual (Pixel) Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9)
Video Signal 4K (UHDTV), HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
Photo Capture from Movie XAVC S 4K: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160)
XAVC S HD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
AVCHD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Dual Record 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5968x3352)
14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5024x2824)
2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Audio Format MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit) [XAVC S HD or 4K];
Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator [AVCHD];
Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator [AVCHD];
MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch [MP4]
Microphone/Speaker Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoroal Speaker
Dual Video Recording Yes
Mic Level Control Yes (31 steps)
Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR) XAVC S 4K 100Mbps: Approx.100Mbps/ 60Mbps: Approx. 60Mbps
XAVC S HD: Approx. 50Mbps
AVCHD PS: Approx. 28Mbps/ FX: Approx. 24Mbps/ FH: Approx.17Mbps/ HQ: Approx. 9Mbps/ LP: Approx. 5Mbps
MP4: Approx. 3Mbps
Still Image File Format DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Wind Noise Reduction Yes (On/off)
Lens Type ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*
Lens Stabilization Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Aperture F2.8-F4.5
Optical Zoom 12x
Digital Zoom 160x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Movie: f=1 3/16-13 3/4 inch (f=29.0-348.0mm) (16:9)
Photo: f=1 3/16-13 3/4 inch (f=29.0-348.0mm) (16:9); f=1 7/16-16 7/8 inch (f=35.5-426.0mm) (4:3)
Filter Diameter 62mm
Minimum Focus Distance Approx.13/32 inch (1cm) (Wide);
Approx.39 3/8 inch (100cm) (Tele)
Aperture Blade 7 blades
Direct Manual Focus Yes
Clear Image Zoom 4K: 18x; HD: 24x
Focal Distance f=3/8-4 1/2 inch (f= 9.3-111.6mm)
ND Filter OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Type 1.0cm (0.39type) OLED / Color 1,440,000 dots equivalent
Field of View 100%
LCD Display
LCD Type 8.8cm (3.5 type) Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) Wide (16:9)
Angle Adjustment Opening Angle: max.90 deg., Turning Angle: max.270 deg.
Brightness Control Yes (Menu)
Coverage 100%
Grid Display Grid Line
Touch Panel Yes
Focus Control
Focus System Contrast AF
AF Modes Auto / Manual (Touch Panel / Dial)
Focus Area Full range Focus / Spot Focus
Manual Focus Assist Magnified display for precise manual focus (Movie Mode: x2/x4, Photo mode: x6.3/x12.6); Peaking Display
Focus Features Tracking Focus
Exposure System
Metering Modes Multi-segment / Spot
Exposure Compensation AE Shift (Dial / Touch Panel)
Exposure Settings Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel); Manual (Dial / Menu)
Scene Mode(s) Auto / Night Scene / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
D-Range Optimizer Yes
Noise Reduction Yes
White Balance Mode Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor / WB Temp
Minimum Illumination 4K: 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)
Auto Iris Control F2.8-F11
Backlight Compensation Yes (Auto)
Gain Control Auto / Manual
LOW LUX Mode Yes
Manual Exposure Assist Zebra Pattern Display
Manual Iris Control F2.8-F11
WB Shift Yes (G7-M7 15 steps, A7-B7 15 steps)
Drive System
Drive Mode Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
Self-timer Approx. 10sec. (Still Image / Golf Shot)
Shutter Speeds Auto Control Range: 1/8-1/10000
Standard: 1/60-1/10000
Manual lris Control: 1/60-1/10000
Manual Shutter: 1/8-1/10000
Smooth Slow Rec: 1/250-1/10000
Convenience Features
Manual / Auto Lens Cover Lens Cap
S/S & Zoom button on LCD Yes (Touch Panel)
Self Timer Yes
Red-Eye Reduction Yes (w/ Optional Flash Accessory)
Fader Effect(s) White / Black
Date / Time Stamp Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
Erase/Protect Yes / Yes
Media/Battery Indicator Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
Power Save Mode Yes
Still Image Playback Options Slide Show
Video Playback Options Highlight Playback (AVDHD Movie Only); Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase); Hightlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
Built-in USB Cable Yes (USB Charge Available)
Multiple Language Display English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Spanish
Picture Effects Yes
Remote Control Yes
Self Recording Yes
View & Index Event
Advanced Features
Assignable Dial Yes (Exposure / AE Shift / WB Temp. / WB B-A / WB G-M Set)
Tracking Focus Yes
AGC Limit Yes
Airplane Mode Yes
Audio Level Display Yes
CinemaTone Gamma/Color Yes
Face Detection Yes
Golf Shot Yes [AVCHD only]
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Intelligent Auto Portrait / Baby / Walk / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light / Auto Wind Noise Reduction
My Voice Canceling Yes
NightShot® Infrared System Yes
Premium Closer Voice Yes
Priority Setting (for Face Detection) Auto/OFF
S-Master Yes
Smile Shutter technology Dual Capture / Always On / Off
Smooth Slow Rec Yes [AVCHD only]
Wi-Fi Built-In (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band)
Wi-Fi Functionality Remote control with mobile device, send to smartphone, send to PC (with optional wi-fi accessory)
x.v.Color Yes
Memory Card Slot Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD / SDHC / SDXC compatible
NFC Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Wi-Fi Yes
SD Output Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))
HD Output HDMI Out (micro)(supplied)
USB Port(s) TypeA (built-in) / USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
BRAVIA® Sync Yes
PhotoTV HD Yes
Headphone Jack Stereo Minijack
Microphone Input Stereo Minijack
Direct Copy Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)
HDMI Terminal Yes (HDMI micro)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal Yes
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) Approx.3 1/4inch x 3 3/8inch x 7 3/4inch (Approx.81mm x 83.5mm x 196.5mm) with NP-FV50 supplied battery
Weight (Approx.) Approx.1lb 11oz (approx. 790g) unit only; Approx. 2lb (915g) with NP-FV70 supplied battery
Power Consumption (in Operation) In View Finder: 4K: 5.3W
LCD: 4K: 5.6W
Power Requirements 6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adapter)
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
Operating System Compatibility WINDOWS: Play Memories Home: Windows® XP SP3(32-bit version)/Windows Vista®* SP2/Windows® 7 SP1/Windows® 8/Windows® 8.1; Image Data Converter:
Windows® XP SP3(32-bit version)/Windows Vista®* SP2/Windows® 7 SP1/Windows® 8; Remote Camera Control: Windows® XP SP3(32-bit version)/Windows Vista®* SP2/Windows® 7 SP1/Windows® 8/Windows® 8.1
MAC: Play Memories Home: Mac OS X v10.6 – v10.9; Remote Camera Control: Mac OS X v10.6 – v10.9
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What's in the Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70) (1)
  • AC Adapter (1)
  • Power Cord (1)
  • Operating Guide (1)
  • HDMI(micro) Cable (1)
  • USB Connection Support Cable (1)
  • Remote Commander (RMT-835 with Battery (CR2025)) (1)
  • Lens Hood (1)
  • Lens Cap (1)