Category : Camera & Lenses

4K opens your eyes to a new era of excitement

The FDR-AX100 supports 4K (3840 x 2160), the superior-definition format that delivers about four times the resolution of Full HD. It lets you capture incredible detail and bring images to vibrant life.

29mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens

ZEISS lens is fine-tuned specifically for the 4K image standard. Ideal for capturing grand landscapes, it also provides up to 12x optical zoom and up to 24x Clear Image Zoom to allow wide-ranging image expression.Definition is even sharp in the corners of the frame, thanks to the 11 group/17 element lens that incorporates AA (advanced aspherical) and ED lens elements.

Exmor R CMOS sensor delivers multifaceted Full HD support

The FDR-AX100 features a large Exmor R CMOS sensor with a light-receiving area that is approximately 4.9 times larger than 1/2.88 type image sensor. This newly employed sensor enhances image clarity, reduces noise even when shooting in dark environments, and enables image expression that takes full advantage of background defocusing. No.1 image sensor manufacturer for digital cameras and video recorders. Based on Sony research-April 2012 to March 2013 (50% market share

Advanced BIONZ X image processing engine for higher speed and peerless quality

The advanced BIONZ X image processing engine features higher technology than in the previous generation of BIONZ to achieve more faithful reproduction, more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality, and higher resolution capabilities. This Handycam model is equipped with several new features that take advantage of the higher speed processing capabilities. These include By Pixel Super Resolution, Motion Shot Video, Optical SteadyShot and Dual Video Recording.

Support for longer recording time of 4K movies in XAVC S format

XAVC S is the format for recording 4K/HD movies, which was developed for consumer usage based on the professional XAVC 4K/HD format.

Sensor Type1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels (Video)Approx. 14.2 M pixels (16:9)
Effective Pixels (Still Image)Approx. 14.2 M pixels (16:9)/Approx. 10.6 M pixels (4:3)
Image ProcessorBIONZ X image processor
Lens TypeZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*
Filter Diameter62mm
Lens CoverLens Cap
Focal Distancef=9.3-111.6mm
Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Video)f=29.0-348.0 mm (16:9)
Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Still Image)f=29.0-348.0 mm (16:9), f=35.5-426.0 mm (4:3)
Minimum Focus DistanceApprox. 1 cm (Wide), Approx. 100 cm (Tele), Approx. 13/32 inch (Wide), Approx. 39 3/8 inch (Tele)
Iris Diaphragm7 blades
ND FilterOFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Optical Zoom12x
Clear Image Zoom4K: 18x HD: 24x
Digital Zoom160x
Viewfinder Type1.0 cm (0.39 type) OLED/ Colour 1,440,000 dots equivalent
Field of View100%
Screen Type3.5" (3.5 type) Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) Wide (16:9)
Touch PanelYes
Brightness ControlYes (Menu)
Marker/Grid DisplayGrid Line
Angle AdjustmentOpening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
Image Stabilization
Image Stabilization TypeOptical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Focus TypeContrast AF
Focus ModeAuto/Manual(Touch Panel/Dial)
Focus AreaFull range Focus/Spot Focus
Manual Focus AssistMagnified display for precise manual focus (Movie Mode: x2/x4, Photo mode: x6.3/x12.6), Peaking Display
ModeAuto, Flexible Spot(Touch Panel), Manual(Dial/Menu)
Metering ModesMulti-segment/Spot
Exposure CompensationAE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
Auto Iris ControlF2.8-F11
Manual Iris ControlF2.8-F11
Manual Exposure AssistZebra Pattern Display
Backlight CompensationYes(Auto)
Gain ControlAuto/Manual
AGC LimitYes
Minimum Illumination4K: 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)
Shutter Speed
Auto Control Range1/8-1/10000
Manual Iris Control (Photo mode)1/60–1/10000
Manual Shutter1/8-1/10000
Smooth Slow1/250–1/10000
White Balance
White Balance ModesAuto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp
White Balance ShiftYes (G7-M7 15 steps, A7-B7 15 steps)
Flash Metering SystemPre-flash TTL
Flash CompensationYes (3 steps)
Flash ModeAuto/On/Off
Storage Media
Media TypeXAVC S 4K (100 Mbps): SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or Higher), XAVC S 4K (60 Mbps): 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)
Recording Format (Video)XAVC S format MPEG4-AVC/H264, AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video ResolutionXAVC S 4K: 3,840 × 2,160/30p, 24p, XAVC S HD: 1,920 x 1,080/60p, 30p, 24p, AVCHD:1,920 x 1,080/60p (PS), 24p (FX, FH), 60i (FX, FH), 1,440 x 1,080/60i (HQ, LP), MP4: 1280x720 30p
Video Recording Rate (ABR/VBR)XAVC S 4K 100 Mbps: Approx.100 Mbps/ 60 Mbps: Approx. 60 Mbps, XAVC S HD Approx. 50 Mbps, AVCHD PS: Approx. 28 Mbps/FX: Approx. 24 Mbps/FH: Approx. 17 Mbps/HQ: Approx. 9 Mbps/LP: Approx. 5 Mbps, MP4: Approx.3Mbps
Recording Format (Still Image)JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline-compliant)
Still Image Size (Photo Mode)L: 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5,968 x 3,352), 15.0 megapixels 4:3 (4,464 x 3,352), M:14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5,024 x 2,824), 10.6 megapixels 4:3 (3,760 x 2,824), S:2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080), 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640 x 480)
Still Image Size (Movie Mode)L: 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5,968 x 3,352), M: 14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5,024 x 2,824), S: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size (Photo Capture)XAVC S 4K: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3,840 x 2,160), XAVC S HD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080), AVCHD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size (Dual Record)20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5,968 x 3,352), 14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5,024 x 2,824), 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080)
MicrophoneBuilt-in Zoom Microphone
Audio Recording FormatMPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch (48 kHz/16 bit), Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Mic Level ControlYes (31 steps)
Auto Wind Noise ReductionYes(On/Off)
My Voice CancelingYes
SpeakerMonoral Speaker
Advanced Feature
High Speed RecYes
Scene SelectionAuto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
NightShot Infrared SystemYes
Other FeaturesFace Detection, Cinematone, Golf Shot (Yes), Smooth Slow Rec (Yes), Fader Effect(s) (White/Black), Intelligent Auto (Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction), Smile Shutter (Off/Dual Capture/Always On), Red Eye Reduction (Yes (w/ Optional Flash Accessory)), Direct Copy (Yes )
Fast PlaybackAbout 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times
Slow PlaybackForwad:1/5 speed, Reverse: 1/2 speed
Trimming PlaybackYes
Highlight Movie MakerHighlight Playback, Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase), Highlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
Slide Show (Still Image)Slide Show
Wireless Function
Wi-FiYes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))
NFCYes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Terminal / Shoe
Accessory ShoeYes (Multi Interface Shoe)
HDMI TerminalYes (HDMI micro)
Multi/Micro USB TerminalYes
Remote Terminalintegrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal
STD OutputComposite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately))
Microphone InputStereo Minijack
Headphone JackStereo Minijack
Memory Card SlotMemory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
Battery TypeInfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
Power Consumption (LCD)4K: 5.6 W
Power Consumption (Viewfinder)4K: 5.3 W
Power Requirements6.8 V/7.3 V (battery pack), 8.4 V (AC Adaptor)
Charge on camcorder (charging time with supplied battery)Yes (Approx. 3 h 25 min)
USB ChargingDC 5V 1500mA
USB Power SupplyYes (1.5 A or more is recommended)
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery)Approx. 81 mm x 83.5 mm x 196.5 mm (Approx. 90 mm x 83.5 mm x 223.5 mm (including Lens Hood)), Approx.3 1/4 inch x 3 3/8 inch x 7 3/4 inch (Approx.3 5/8 inch x 3 3/8 inch x 8 7/8 inch (including Lens Hood))
Weight (main unit only)Approx. 790 g, Approx. 1 lb 11 oz
Weight (including supplied battery)Approx. 870 g (NP-FV50A), Approx. 915 g (NP-FV70)/Approx. 910 g (NP-FV70A)(supplied battery), Approx. 965 g (NP-FV100A), Approx. 1 lb 14.7 oz (NP-FV50A), Approx. 2lb 0.3 oz (NP-FV70)/Approx. 2 lb 0.1 oz (NP-FV70A)(supplied battery), Approx. 2 lb 2 oz (NP-FV100A)

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