SONY 4K HDR CAMCORDER - FDRAX700/B

Category : Camera & Lenses
SKU : FDRAX700/B

$2,399.99 CAD

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4K HDR (HLG) movie quality

High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology puts a visual revolution on display by revealing far wider ranges of colour 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.

XAVC S for high-bitrate recording

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.

1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor

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.

Enhanced BIONZ X image processing engine

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.

ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens

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.

Wide AF coverage

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.

High-speed AF

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.

Reliable subject tracking

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

Adjustable AF Tracking Depth Range

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.

Adjustable AF Subject Switching Sensitivity

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 favour a single subject.

AF area indication and adjustment

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)

Optical SteadyShot (Active mode) lets you shoot stable, beautiful images.

High-precision OLED Tru-Finder

The 2359 dots OLED Tru-Finder reproduces images with extraordinary precision and accurate colour. This high-contrast electronic viewfinder (EVF) lets you confidently, easily monitor composition, shooting and playback of footage even in bright sunlight.

Extra Fine LCD touch panel

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.

Professional menu operation

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.

Lens ring

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.

Manual dial

The manual dial and buttons on the side of the body allow swift, easy adjustment of IRIS (aperture), GAIN/ISO and shutter speed.

Built-in ND filters

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

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.

Grip shaped for easy holding

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.

Large zoom seesaw lever

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.

Highly compatible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

The MI Shoe is compatible with various general-purpose accessories and further expands the camcorder's shooting capabilities in a range of situations.

LANC port

The built-in LANC port allows connection to a LANC-compatible accessory, so you can control the camcorder remotely with ease.

High-quality output via 4K HDMI

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.

Time Code/User Bit

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, synchronising 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

S-Gamut and S-Log shooting gives you flexibility to make more expressive movies by performing colour grading in post-production. S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma provides wide dynamic range shooting (1,300%) to minimize blown highlights and black crush.

Picture Profile

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 colour spaces can be saved for immediate recall and more efficient shot matching.

Zebra function

Especially useful for shooting in S-log gamma settings, where it can be difficult to accurately judge exposure, zebra metering indicates areas of overexposure using clear stripes on the image preview. An adjustable level lets you accurately dial in the ideal exposure for everything from skin tones to sunlit landscapes.

Super Slow Motion and Slow & Quick Motion

Enjoy creative ways to express time's passage. The Super Slow Motion and Slow & Quick Motion let you capture motion in the blink of an eye, at up to 960 (NTSC)/1000 (PAL) fps (40x super slow motion), or in compelling time-lapse sequences, captured at 1fps for playback at up to 60x natural speed.

Proxy recording

Speed up your editing and delivery with the option of onboard proxy recording. Lower-resolution proxy files are captured alongside full-resolution 4K video, for easy sharing and online collaboration, as well as more efficient editing on under-powered computers.

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

Sensor
Sensor Type1.0-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. 14.2 M pixels (16:9)/Approx. 12.0 M pixels (3:2)
Processor
Image ProcessorBIONZ X image processor
Lens
Lens TypeZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*
Filter Diameter62mm
Lens CoverLens Cap
ApertureF2.8-F4.5
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=32.8-393.6 mm (3:2)
Minimum Focus DistanceApprox. 13/32 inch (Wide), Approx. 39 3/8 inch (Tele), Approx.1cm(Wide),Approx.100cm(Tele)
Iris Diaphragm7 blades
ND FilterOFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Zoom
Optical Zoom12x
Clear Image Zoom4K: 18x, HD: 24x
Digital Zoom192x
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type1.0 cm (0.39 type) OLED/ Colour 2,359,296 dots equivalent
Field of View100%
Diopter adjustmentYes
LCD
Screen Type8.8 cm (3.5 type) Xtra Fine LCD display(1,555K) Wide (16:9)
Touch PanelYes
Brightness ControlYes (Menu)
Marker/Grid DisplayMarker
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
Focus TypeFast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus PointsMax. 273 points (phase-detection AF)
AF Drive SpeedYes (7 steps)
AF Subject Track SetYes (AF Tracking Depth (5 steps), AF Subject Switching Sensitivity (5 steps))
Focus ModeAuto/Manual(Touch Panel/Dial)
Focus AreaWide/Zone/Centre/Flexible Spot
Phase AF FramesYes(On/Off)
Fast Intelligent AF-
Lock-On AFYes
Manual Focus AssistMagnified display for precise manual focus (x4/x8), Peaking Display
Exposure
ModeAuto, Flexible Spot(Touch Panel), Manual (Dial/Menu)
Metering ModesMulti-segment/Spot
Exposure CompensationAE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
LOW LUX ModeYes
Auto Iris ControlF2.8-F11
Manual Iris ControlF2.8-F11
Manual Exposure AssistZebra Pattern Display
Backlight CompensationYes(Auto)
Gain ControlAuto/Manual
AGC LimitYes
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)
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
White Balance ModesAuto/Onepush A/Onepush B/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp
White Balance ShiftYes (Outdoor -7 to +7 15 steps)
Flash
Flash Metering System-
Flash Compensation-
Flash Mode-
Storage Media
Media TypeXAVC S 4K (100 Mbps): SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I U3), XAVC S 4K (60 Mbps): SDXC Memory Card (Class10 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
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: 3,840 x 2,160/30p, 24p XAVC S HD: 1,920 x 1,080/120p, 60p, 30p, 24p AVCHD: 1,920 x 1,080/60i (FX, FH), 1,440 x 1,080/60i (LP) XAVC S Proxy: 1,280 x 720/60p, 30p, 24p, 640 x 360 60p, 30p, 24p [PAL] XAVC S 4K: 3,840 x 2,160/25p XAVC S HD: 1,920 x 1,080/100p, 50p, 25p AVCHD: 1,920 x 1,080/50i (FX, FH), 1440 x 1,080/50i (LP) XAVC S Proxy: 1,280 × 720/50p, 25p, 640 × 360/50p, 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, 1000fps
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 × 720)/Approx. 3 Mbps (640 × 360)
Recording Format (Still Image)JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline-compliant)
Picture ProfileYes (Off/PP1-PP10) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Standard, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 (800%), S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Colour Mode (Standard, Still, Cinema, Pro, ITU709 Matrix, B/W, S-Gamut, S-Gamut3.Cine, S-Gamut3), Saturation, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Colour Correction, WB Shift, Detail, Copy, Reset
Proxy RecordingYes
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)
Audio
MicrophoneBuilt-in Stereo Microphone
Audio Recording FormatDolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch, MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit)
Mic Level ControlYes (31 steps)
Auto Wind Noise Reduction-
My Voice Canceling-
SpeakerMonoral Speaker
Advanced Feature
High Speed Rec-
Scene SelectionNight Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach
NightShot Infrared SystemYes
Time Code/User BitYes
Other FeaturesFace Detection, Intelligent Auto(Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light)
Playback
Fast PlaybackAbout 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times
Slow PlaybackForwad:1/5 speed, Reverse: 1/2 speed
Trimming Playback-
Motion Shot Video-
Slide Show (Still Image)-
PROJECTOR
Light Output-
Resolution Output-
Projected Image Size-
Endurance (Battery Life)-
Projector Input-
Keystone Adjustment-
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)
Projector Input-
Multi/Micro USB TerminalYes
Remote Terminalintegrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal/Stereo mini-mini jack (Φ 2.5 mm)
STD OutputComposite Video Out (AV Cable (sold separately))
Microphone InputStereo Minijack
Headphone JackStereo Minijack
Memory Card SlotSlot A: Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC cards compatible, Slot B: SD/SDHC/SDXC cards compatible
DC INYes
Power
Battery TypeInfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
Power Consumption (LCD)4K:5.1W
Power Consumption (Viewfinder)4K:4.8W
Power Requirements7.4 V (battery pack), 8.4 V (AC Adaptor)
Charge on camcorder (charging time with supplied battery)Yes (Approx. 2 h 50 min)
USB Charging-
USB Power Supply-
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) (main unit only)Approx. 116 × 89.5 × 196.5 mm (Approx. 121 × 104 × 274.5 mm (including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup)), Approx. 4 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 7 3/4 inch (Approx. 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 × 89.5 × 196.5 mm (Approx. 121 × 104 × 274.5 mm (including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup)), Approx. 4 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 7 3/4 inch (Approx. 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 2.7 oz (NP-FV50A), Approx. 2 lb 4.3 oz (NP-FV70A) (supplied battery), Approx. 2lb 6.1 oz (NP-FV100A), Approx. 985 g (NP-FV50A)

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