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FDR-AX700 4K HDR Camcorder

Sony FDRAX700B

Features

  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology puts a visual revolution on display by revealing far wider ranges of color and brightness, fully realizing the exceptional quality of high-resolution 4K images. Moreover, with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) recording capability, the FDR-AX700 makes it easy to immediately enjoy, without extra processing, HDR images, simply by connecting the camera to a HLG-compatible Sony TV via a USB cable.
  • The XAVC S format is used for 4K and HD recording. High bitrates of up to 100 Mbps for 4K, and 50 Mbps for full-HD recording, ensure beautifully detailed movies with minimal compression noise. Since 100 Mbps recording is possible even at the highest rate of 120fps in Full HD, high-quality slow-motion sequences can be created during post-processing.
  • A large 14.2-megapixel (effective) 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor delivers beautiful background bokeh defocus effects and superior sensitivity for capturing high-quality images with less noise, even under dark or bright conditions. This sensor integrates up to 273 phase-detection AF points that densely cover approx. 84% of the image area, for precise tracking of subjects throughout the shooting frame.
  • The enhanced BIONZ X image processing engine is optimized for faster processing, to drive focusing speeds, stunning 4K HDR (HLG) capture, and incredible slow motion recording at up to 960(NTSC)/1000(PAL)fps.

Quick Specs

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

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Record exactly what you see as you like it

Capture life just as you see it in true-to-life 4K HDR (HLG) images with the 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor. The unrivalled performance of Fast Hybrid AF ensures that autofocus and AF tracking are exceptionally precise, responsive, and reliable, so you'll have every chance to take fantastic shots of fleeting action. With such professional-caliber capabilities so conveniently at your command, there are no limits to how far this Handycam® can take your shooting ambitions.


Incomparable AF performance

An extraordinarily accurate AF system with 273 phase-detection auto-focus points can tenaciously lock onto and track fast subjects such as moving trains, and unpredictable ones such as nimble animals anywhere within the frame. With its powerful high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine and advanced new movie AF algorithm, the FDR-AX700 achieves focus with speed, precision, and flexibility unprecedented in the Handycam® lineup.


Wide AF coverage

With up to 273 phase-detection AF points densely covering approx. 84% of the image area, the stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor allows precise subject tracking throughout the shooting frame.


Fast AF response

The Fast Hybrid AF system with the BIONZ X imaging engine efficiently processes data from the wide-area phase-detection AF sensor for high-speed focus on even fast-moving subjects.


Reliable subject tracking

A combination of high-speed data readout and processing performance, plus a new AF algorithm designed especially for movie recording ensures precise, reliable, and rapid subject tracking.


Capture the cutting edge of reality

High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology represents a visual revolution, revealing a dramatically wider color and brightness range to match the high-resolution image quality of 4K. The FDR-AX700 makes taking these astonishing HDR images easy with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) recording-no extra processing is required. Simply connect the camcorder to an HLG-compatible Sony TV via a USB cable to enjoy immediately.


Designed for advanced movie production

Take command of movie production with a wide range of manual controls, ergonomic button and grip design, plus a large zoom seesaw lever for fluid handheld shooting. A high-resolution electronic viewfinder and LCD touch panel make it easy to preview and monitor shots in precise detail. Dual memory card slots are versatile and convenient for extended relay recording or simultaneous backup recording.


Versatile, professional-style functions

A wide range of gamma and color space customization includes S-log2 and S-log3 profiles that professionals use for creative flexibility in post-production workflows. Also, with variable frame-rate recording at up to 960(NTSC)/1000(PAL) fps, you can see extraordinary detail in playback of slow-motion movies.


Express your vision beyond realtime motion

The Super Slow Motion and Slow & Quick Motion let you record within a vast range of speeds, from the most fleeting action at up to 40x super slow motion, to up to 60x quick motion videos shot at as little as 1fps.

Features

  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology puts a visual revolution on display by revealing far wider ranges of color and brightness, fully realizing the exceptional quality of high-resolution 4K images. Moreover, with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) recording capability, the FDR-AX700 makes it easy to immediately enjoy, without extra processing, HDR images, simply by connecting the camera to a HLG-compatible Sony TV via a USB cable.
  • The XAVC S format is used for 4K and HD recording. High bitrates of up to 100 Mbps for 4K, and 50 Mbps for full-HD recording, ensure beautifully detailed movies with minimal compression noise. Since 100 Mbps recording is possible even at the highest rate of 120fps in Full HD, high-quality slow-motion sequences can be created during post-processing.
  • A large 14.2-megapixel (effective) 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor delivers beautiful background bokeh defocus effects and superior sensitivity for capturing high-quality images with less noise, even under dark or bright conditions. This sensor integrates up to 273 phase-detection AF points that densely cover approx. 84% of the image area, for precise tracking of subjects throughout the shooting frame.
  • The enhanced BIONZ X image processing engine is optimized for faster processing, to drive focusing speeds, stunning 4K HDR (HLG) capture, and incredible slow motion recording at up to 960(NTSC)/1000(PAL)fps.
  • Custom ZEISS optics are fine-tuned to deliver the full beauty of 4K, with pin-sharp detail to every corner, thanks to the use of both advanced aspherical (AA) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements. The 29 mm wide angle means grand landscapes can be captured, or you can get a closer view with up to 12x optical and 24x Clear Image zoom.
  • Up to 273 phase-detection AF points cover approx. 84% of the entire image area. This makes AF coverage widespread and dense enough to quickly capture subjects, such as fast-moving ones that are otherwise difficult to focus on.
  • The Fast Hybrid AF system enables data readout from a wide autofocus coverage area via the phase-detection AF sensor, while the enhanced BIONZ X image processor realizes high-speed data processing for accurate AF tracking on fast-moving subjects.
  • Subject tracking performance is optimized by combining high-speed readout and processing of AF data, plus a new algorithm developed specially for movies. After focus is achieved, wide AF area coverage helps the camcorder to maintain and track focus on a moving subject with reliable tenacity and precision. [1] WIDE [2] NARROW
  • Select an AF tracking depth configuration within a range from "1" to "5" - from the narrowest setting for relatively little movement to the widest setting for relatively dynamic movement. This lets you take advantage of specific ways to track subjects according to your expressive intentions, subject movement, and shooting conditions.
  • Five levels of AF Subject Switching Sensitivity are available. RESPONSIVE setting allows the camera to switch quickly among multiple subjects or focus points, while LOCKED ON setting favor a single subject.
  • Easily keep track of your focus areas with phase-detection AF frames around in-focus subjects. Switching between focus points is seamless as well, with a simple touch on the screen to select a new focus target.
  • Optical SteadyShot (Active mode) lets you shoot stable, beautiful images.
  • The 2359 dots OLED Tru-Finder reproduces images with extraordinary precision and accurate color. This high-contrast electronic viewfinder (EVF) lets you confidently, easily monitor composition, shooting and playback of footage even in bright sunlight.
  • The 3.5-type Extra Fine LCD screen lets you monitor high-resolution images of approximately 1,555k dots, so it's very convenient and comfortable on the eyes as it reproduces moving pictures with subtle gradations of detail intact, allowing you to focus accurately on subjects in the shooting frame. Moreover, its touch panel feature allows you to select an autofocus point with ease.
  • Adapted from Sony professional camcorders, access to desired menu selections is prompt and efficient, thanks to the menu's shallow hierarchy design. Furthermore, the semi-transparent menu is overlaid on the live image, so you can conveniently change or check settings while monitoring the image.
  • The lens ring with increased depth enables easy, natural adjustment of either focusing or zooming, depending on which mode you select via a convenient switch.
  • The manual dial and buttons on the side of the body allow swift, easy adjustment of IRIS (aperture), GAIN/ISO and shutter speed.
  • Choose among Clear, 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 Neutral Density filters to adjust the light level 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.
  • Dual slots for SD card and SD card/Memory Stick support both simultaneous and relay recording. Use Relay mode where long recording sessions need to span across both cards or, for critical recordings, the simultaneous recording mode provides a backup, for improved flexibility in client and production workflows.
  • The grip is shaped to conform to various kinds of hands, so the camera is easy for anyone to hold. This makes handheld shooting especially steady, even on extended shoots under tough conditions.
  • The large zoom seesaw lever gives you complete control over your focal length and entire zoom range. Zoom as slowly, or quickly, as needed with smooth, precisely controlled results every time.
  • The MI Shoe is compatible with various general-purpose accessories and further expands the camcorder's shooting capabilities in a range of situations.
  • The built-in LANC port allows connection to a LANC-compatible accessory, so you can control the camcorder remotely with ease.
  • Send clean 4K video to external monitors and even off-board recorders, or simply enjoy your recordings on a TV, with the HDMI output. The full-size (Type-A) HDMI terminal reduces strain on the cable and minimizes damage or accidental disconnection.
  • For professional workflows and multi-camera editing requirements, standard SMPTE Time Code and User Bit can be included with your recordings. With embedded Time Code, synchronizing multiple cameras for editing is incredibly simple, while custom eight-digit User Bit codes allow fast indexing and media management on larger projects.
  • S-Gamut and S-Log shooting gives you flexibility to make more expressive movies by performing color grading in post-production. S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma provides wide dynamic range shooting (1300%) to minimize blown highlights and black crush.
  • Tailor the look of your movies or make adjustments to meet the needs of post-production, with ten customizable Picture Profile settings. Full adjustments of gamma, gradation and color spaces can be saved for immediate recall and more efficient shot matching.
Sensor Type 1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels (Video) Approx.14.2 M pixels(16:9)
Effective Pixels (Still Image) Approx. 14.2M pixels(16:9)/Approx. 12.0M pixels(3:2)
Image Processor BIONZ X image processor
Lens Type ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T*
Filter Diameter 62 mm
Lens Cover Lens Cap
Aperture F2.8-F4.5
Focal Distance f = 9.3-111.6 mm
Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Video) f=29.0-348.0 mm (16:9)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image) f=29.0-348.0 mm(16:9),f=32.8-393.6 mm(3:2)
Minimum Focus Distance Approx. 0.39 in (Wide), approx. 39.37 in (Tele), Approx. 13/32 inch (Wide), Approx. 39 3/8 inch(Tele)
Iris Diaphragm 7 blades
ND Filter OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Optical Zoom 12x
Clear Image Zoom 4K: 18x, HD: 24x
Digital Zoom 192x
Viewfinder Type 1.0 cm (0.39 type) OLED/Color 2,359,296 dots equivalent
Field of View 100%
Diopter adjustment Yes
Screen Type 8.8 cm(3.5 type) Xtra Fine LCD display (1,555K) Wide (16:9)
Touch Panel Yes
Brightness Control Yes (Menu)
Marker/Grid Display Marker
Angle Adjustment Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Image Stabilization Type Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Points Max. 273 points (phase-detection AF)
AF Drive Speed Yes(7 steps)
AF Subject Track Set Yes(AF Tracking Depth(5 steps), AF Subject Switching Sensitivity(5 steps))
Focus Mode Auto/Manual(Touch Panel/Dial)
Focus Area Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot
Phase AF Frames Yes (On/Off)
Fast Intelligent AF -
Lock-On AF Yes
Manual Focus Assist Magnified display for precise manual focus (x4/x8), Peaking Display
Mode Auto, Flexible Spot(Touch Panel), Manual(Dial/Menu)
Metering Modes Multi-segment/Spot
Exposure Compensation AE Shift (Dial/Touch Panel)
LOW LUX Mode Yes
Auto Iris Control F2.8-F11
Manual Iris Control F2.8-F11
Manual Exposure Assist Zebra Pattern Display
Backlight Compensation Yes (Auto)
Gain Control Auto/Manual
AGC Limit Yes
Minimum Illumination [NTSC] Standard: 3 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed), Low Lux 1.7 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed), NightShot: 0 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed), [PAL] Standard: 3 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed), Low Lux 1.7 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed), NightShot: 0 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed)
Auto Control Range [NTSC] 1/8-1/10000 [PAL] 1/6-1/10000
Standard [NTSC] 1/60-1/10000 [PAL] 1/50-1/10000
Manual Iris Control (Photo Mode) [NTSC] 1/60-1/10000 [PAL] 1/50-1/10000
Manual Shutter [NTSC] 1/8-1/10000 [PAL] 1/6-1/10000
Smooth Slow -
White Balance Modes Auto/Onepush A/Onepush B/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp
White Balance Shift Yes(Outdoor -7 to +7 15 steps)
Flash Metering System -
Flash Compensation -
Flash Mode -
Media Type XAVC S 4K (100 Mbps): SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I U3), XAVC S 4K (60 Mbps): SDXC Memory Card (Class 10 or Higher), XAVC S HD: SDXC Memory Card (Class 10 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)
Internal Media -
Recording Format (Video) AVCHD format ver. 2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC/H.264, XAVC S format: MPEG4-AVC/H264, XAVC S Proxy: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution [NTSC] XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160/30p, 24p XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080/120p, 60p, 30p, 24p AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/60i (FX, FH), 1440 x 1080/60i (LP) XAVC S Proxy: 1280 x 720/60p, 30p, 24p, 640 x 360 60p, 30p, 24p [PAL] XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160/25p XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080/100p, 50p, 25p AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/50i (FX, FH), 1440 x 1080/50i (LP) XAVC S Proxy: 1280x720/50p,25p, 640x360/50p,25p
Slow & Quick Motion (S&Q) [NTST] Rec Format 4K: 30p, 24p/HD: 60p, 30p, 24p Frame Rate 4K: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps Frame Rate HD: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps,15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps [PAL] Rec Format 4K: 25p/HD: 50p, 25p Frame Rate 4K: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps/HD: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps
Super Slow Motion (SS) [NTSC] Rec Format HD: 60p, 30p, 24p Frame Rate HD: 240fps, 480fps, 960fps [PAL] Rec Format HD: 50p, 25p Frame Rate HD: 250fps, 500fps, 1,000fps
Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR) XAVC S 4K: Approx. 100 Mbps, 60 Mbps , XAVC S HD: Approx. 100 Mbps (1,920 x 1,080/120p, 100p), 60 Mbps (1,920 x 1,080/120p, 100p), 50 Mbps, 25 Mbps, 16 Mbps/ AVCHD FX: Approx. 24 Mbps, FH: Approx. 17 Mbps, LP: Approx. 5 Mbps , XAVC S Proxy: Approx. 9 Mbps (1,280 x 720)/Approx. 3 Mbps (640 x 360)
Recording Format (Still Image) JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline-compliant)
Picture Profile Yes (Off/PP1-PP10) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Standard, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709(800%), S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode (Standard, Still, Cinema, Pro, ITU709 Matrix, B/W, S-Gamut, S-Gamut3.Cine, S-Gamut3), Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Color Correction, WB Shift, Detail, Copy, Reset
Proxy Recording Yes
Still Image Size (Photo Mode) 12.0 megapixels 3:2 (4,240 x 2,824), 14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5,024 x 2,824)
Microphone Built-in Stereo Microphone
Audio Recording Format Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator , MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch , MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch (48 kHz/16 bit)
Mic Level Control Yes (31 steps)
Auto Wind Noise Reduction -
My Voice Canceling -
Speaker Monaural Speaker
High Speed Rec -
Scene Selection Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach
NightShot infrared System Yes
Time Code/User Bit Yes
Other Features Face Detection, Intelligent Auto(Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light)
Fast Playback About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times
Slow Playback Forward: 1/5 speed, Reverse: 1/2 speed
Trimming Playback -
Motion Shot Video -
Slide Show (Still Image) -
Light Output -
Resolution Output -
Projected Image Size -
Endurance (Battery Life) -
Projector Input -
Keystone Adjustment -
Wi-Fi® Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))
NFC Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Accessory shoe Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)
HDMI Terminal Yes (HDMI)
Projector Input -
Multi/Micro USB Terminal Yes
Remote Terminal integrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal /Stereo mini-mini jack ( 2.5 mm)
STD Output Composite Video Out(AV Cable(sold separately))
Microphone Input Stereo minijack
Headphone Jack Stereo minijack
Memory Card Slot Slot A:Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC cards compatible, Slot B:SD/SDHC/SDXC cards compatible
DC IN Yes
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
Power Consumption (LCD) 4K:5.1W
Power Consumption (Viewfinder) 4K:4.8W
Power Requirements 7.4V (battery pack), 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Charge on Camcorder (charging time with supplied battery) Yes(Approx. 2h 50min)
USB Charging -
USB Power Supply -
Dimensions (W x H x D) (main unit only) Approx. 116 x 89.5 x 196.5 mm (Approx. 121 x 104 x 274.5 mm (including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup)) , Approx. 4 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 7 3/4 in (Approx. 4 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 10 7/8 in(including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup))
Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery) Approx. 116 x 89.5 x 196.5 mm (Approx. 121 x 104 x 274.5 mm (including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup)) , Approx. 4 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 7 3/4 in (Approx. 4 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 10 7/8 in(including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup))
Weight (main unit only) Approx. 2 lb 1 oz (including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup), Approx. 935 g (including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup)
Weight (including supplied battery) Approx. 1,030 g (NP-FV70A)(supplied battery) , Approx. 1,080 g (NP-FV100A) , Approx. 2 lb 2.7oz (NP-FV50A) , Approx. 2 lb 4.3 oz (NP-FV70A)(supplied battery) , Approx. 2 lb 6.1 oz (NP-FV100A) , Approx. 985 g (NP-FV50A)

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  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Video Camera

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  • Energy Star Rated: No

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