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AX1 4K Professional Handycam®

Sony FDRAX1

Features

  • Meet the video camera that offers 4K recording. Shoot video that displays over 8 million pixels (3840 x 2160)-four times the resolution of Full HD-and capture moments in unrivaled, realistic detail that bursts with vibrant color.
  • Derived from a professional-quality recording format, XAVC S compresses both the video and audio (using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and PCM, respectively) of your movies before saving as an MP4 file. XAVC S also lets you record images at 50 Mbps, enhancing the level of detail associated with Full HD content while reducing the effects of compression noise.
  • Connect the Handycam® to a 4K monitor or TV using the in-pack 4K-ready HDMI cable, and start watching movies in breathtakingly realistic detail. No 4K monitor" No problem. Simply connect the Handycam®, change the HDMI output settings to 1920 x 1080, and play movies on your HD TV.
  • The twin XQD media card slots-compatible with S- and N-Series XQD cards-deliver smooth, high read and write speeds for 4K video. With the option to switch to relay recording*, shoot longer without worrying about the recording stopping when one memory card fills up. (* Video and sound may be cut temporarily in the relay recording process.)

Quick Specs

  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Video Camera
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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Go beyond Full HD with 4K Meet the video camera that offers 4K recording. Shoot video that displays over 8 million pixels (3840 x 2160)-four times the resolution of Full HD-and capture moments in unrivaled, realistic detail that bursts with vibrant color.

XAVC S recording format Derived from a professional-quality recording format, XAVC S compresses both the video and audio (using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and PCM, respectively) of your movies before saving as an MP4 file. XAVC S also lets you record images at 50 Mbps, enhancing the level of detail associated with Full HD content while reducing the effects of compression noise.

Easy playback with HDMI Connect the Handycam® to a 4K monitor or TV using the in-pack 4K-ready HDMI cable, and start watching movies in breathtakingly realistic detail. No 4K monitor" No problem. Simply connect the Handycam®, change the HDMI output settings to 1920 x 1080, and play movies on your HD TV.

XQD media cards The twin XQD media card slots-compatible with S- and N-Series XQD cards-deliver smooth, high read and write speeds for 4K video. With the option to switch to relay recording*, shoot longer without worrying about the recording stopping when one memory card fills up. (* Video and sound may be cut temporarily in the relay recording process.)

XLR sound terminals Outstanding video deserves outstanding sound. In addition to the high-quality internal microphone, two external XLR terminals let you connect high-performance pro microphones to the camera.

Creative control with ASSIGN buttons The seven on-camera ASSIGN buttons are designed for quick, easy navigation between camera settings. Allocate specific functions-including Marker, Zebra, Peaking, Focus Magnifier, Auto Exposure Level, SteadyShot, Color Bars, Rec Lamp [F], Rec Lamp [R], and Thumbnail-to an ASSIGN button to find a setup that works best for you.

Features

  • Meet the video camera that offers 4K recording. Shoot video that displays over 8 million pixels (3840 x 2160)-four times the resolution of Full HD-and capture moments in unrivaled, realistic detail that bursts with vibrant color.
  • Derived from a professional-quality recording format, XAVC S compresses both the video and audio (using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and PCM, respectively) of your movies before saving as an MP4 file. XAVC S also lets you record images at 50 Mbps, enhancing the level of detail associated with Full HD content while reducing the effects of compression noise.
  • Connect the Handycam® to a 4K monitor or TV using the in-pack 4K-ready HDMI cable, and start watching movies in breathtakingly realistic detail. No 4K monitor" No problem. Simply connect the Handycam®, change the HDMI output settings to 1920 x 1080, and play movies on your HD TV.
  • The twin XQD media card slots-compatible with S- and N-Series XQD cards-deliver smooth, high read and write speeds for 4K video. With the option to switch to relay recording*, shoot longer without worrying about the recording stopping when one memory card fills up. (* Video and sound may be cut temporarily in the relay recording process.)
  • Outstanding video deserves outstanding sound. In addition to the high-quality internal microphone, two external XLR terminals let you connect high-performance pro microphones to the camera.
  • The seven on-camera ASSIGN buttons are designed for quick, easy navigation between camera settings. Allocate specific functions-including Marker, Zebra, Peaking, Focus Magnifier, Auto Exposure Level, SteadyShot, Color Bars, Rec Lamp [F], Rec Lamp [R], and Thumbnail-to an ASSIGN button to find a setup that works best for you.
Sensor Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated "Exmor R®" CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video) Approx. 8300K pixels
Lens Type G Lens
Filter Diameter 72mm
Lens Cover Manual
Aperture F1.6 - F3.4
Focal Distance f=4.1 - 82.0 mm
Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Video) f=31.5-630 mm
Minimum Focus Distance Approx. 13/32" (Wide), Approx. 31 1/2"(Tele), Approx. 1 cm (Wide), Approx. 80 cm (Tele)
Iris Diaphragm 6 blades
ND Filter OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Optical Zoom 20x
Viewfinder Type 0.45 type
Field of View 100%
Diopter adjustment Yes (-4.0-+2.0 m -1 )
Screen Type 3.5 type (3.5") Xtra Fine LCD 3D display (1, 229K) Wide (16:9)
Marker/Grid Display Marker
Angle Adjustment Opening Angle: max. 180 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Image Stabilization Type Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Focus Type Contrast AF
Focus Mode Auto/Manual (Ring)
Focus Area Full range Focus
Manual Focus Assist Magnified display for precise manual focus, Peaking Display
Metering Modes Multi-segment
Exposure Compensation AE level/AE Speed (Menu)
Auto Iris Control F1.6 - F11.0
Manual Iris Control F1.6 - F11.0
Manual Exposure Assist Zebra Pattern Display
Gain Control Auto/Manual
AGC Limit Yes
Minimum Illumination 60P: 4 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed) , 50P: 3 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed)
Auto Control Range 1/30 - 1/2000 (NTSC Area) 1/25 - 1/1750 (PAL Area)
Standard 1/30 - 1/2000 (NTSC Area) 1/25 - 1/1750 (PAL Area)
Manual Iris Control (Photo Mode) 1/30 - 1/2000 (NTSC Area) 1/25 - 1/1750 (PAL Area)
Manual Shutter 1/4 - 1/9000 (NTSC Area) 1/3 - 1/9000 (PAL Area)
White Balance Modes Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/Color temp
White Balance Shift Yes
Media Type XQD Memory Card x 2
Recording Format (Video) XAVC S format MPEG4-AVC/H264
Video Resolution 4K: 3840 x 2160 60P (150) 3840 x 2160 30P (100) 3840 x 2160 30P (60) 3840 x 2160 24P (100) 3840 x 2160 24P (60) 3840 x 2160 50P (150) 3840 x 2160 25P (100) 3840 x 2160 25P (60) , HD: 1920 x 1080 60P (50) 1920 x 1080 30P (50) 1920 x 1080 24P (50) 1920 x 1080 50P (50) 1920 x 1080 25P (50)
Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR) 4K 150: Approx. 150 Mbps 100: Approx. 100 Mbps 60: Approx. 60 Mbps , HD 50: Approx. 50 Mbps
Microphone Built-in Stereo Microphone
Audio Recording Format Linear PCM 2ch (48 kHz/16 bit)
Mic Level Control Yes (2steps)
Speaker Monaural Speaker
Other Features Cinematone
Fast Playback About 5 times/10 times/20 times/30 times/60 times
Accessory shoe Yes
HDMI Terminal Yes
Remote Terminal Remote terminal
STD Output Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))
Microphone Input XLR
Headphone Jack Stereo minijack
Memory Card Slot XQD x2 (for XAVC S) Memory Stick Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible x1 (for AVCHD) SD/SDHC/SDXC x1 (Utility SD slot)
DC IN Yes
Battery Type NP-F970
Power Consumption (LCD) 4K: 14.5 W (30P, 60 Mbps) , HD: 15.7 W (60P, 50 Mbps)
Power Consumption (Viewfinder) 4K: 14.2 W (30P, 60 Mbps) , HD: 15.4 W (60P, 50 Mbps)
Power Requirements 7.2 V (battery pack), 12.0 V (AC Adapter)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery) Approx. 7 7/16" (W) x 7 19/32" (H) x 14 1/4" (D) , Approx. 189 mm x 193 mm x 362 mm
Weight (main unit only) Approx. 86.1 oz, Approx. 2440 g
Weight (including supplied battery) Approx. 97.7 oz (NP-F970) , Approx. 2770 g (NP-F970)

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Video Camera

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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