Your story. In 4K detail.
The FDR-AX100 supports 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels), the high-def format that delivers about 4x the detail of Full HD. That lets you capture the vibrance and incredible detail of real life.
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Keys to supreme 4K
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens
Enjoy 29 mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens fine-tuned for 4K video. Ideal for capturing grand landscapes, it also provides up to 12x optical zoom.
1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor
Light-receiving area of this sensor is approximately 4.9 times larger than current sensors, which enhances image clarity, reduces noise and enables extraordinary background defocusing.
Advanced BIONZ X image processing engine
An evolved BIONZ engine achieves more lifelike images, and enables the addition of new features that take advantage of faster processing.
Intuitive controls to shape your vision
Behold every brilliant detail
Make jaws drop and eyes pop with footage four times clearer than Full HD. Experience the difference using the slider below.
4K: a new era of excitement
Experience the new dimension of definition with four times the image quality of Full HD.
Experience the XAVC S advantage
Support for HD high bit-rate
Adapted from the popular professional format, XAVC S is the supreme consumer standard for recording 4K/HD movies. With support up to HD 50Mbps, you can record high-resolution movies even in a shot with heavy movement.
See the detail on a BRAVIA 4K TV
Experience the full cinematic quality of your 4K movies by connecting your camcorder with a bundled single HDMI cable.
An enriched Full HD experience
Enjoy super-sampled Full HD playback on your HD TV, which uses the surplus of 4K data to automatically down-convert 4K footage to Full HD. To crop a 4K image to Full HD, simply trace your finger on the camcorder's LCD screen to define the area.
Footage fit for the big screen
Uniting 4K capability, intuitive controls, and handheld size for the first time, the FDR-AX100E is a landmark in the enthusiast camcorder market.
The professional-level FDR-AX1 Handycam® offers XLR mic input and unparalleled image quality. With 4K/60p video and output in an incredibly user-friendly form, this camcorder is ready for the most discerning videographers.
Wide-ranging accessories meet every need
Professional level options open up new possibilities.
Further expand your shooting pleasure and give your photography a professional edge with accessories3 specially designed for this model.
|Size & Weight|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx.81mm x 83.5mm x 196.5mm(Approx.90mm x 83.5mm x 223.5mm(including Lens Hood))|
|Weight||Approx.790g (Main unit only)|
|Sensor Type||1.0-type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor|
|Effective Pixels (Video)||Approx.14.2M (16:9)|
|Effective Pixels (Still Image)||Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9), Approx.10.6M pixels(4:3)|
|Lens Type||Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T|
|F-number (Maximum Aperture)||F2.8-F4.5|
|Focal Length (35mm) (Video)||f29.0-348.0mm, 1 3/16-13 3/4inch|
|Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image)||f29.0-348.0mm(16:9),f35.5-426.0mm(4:3)|
|Minimum Focus Distance||Approx.1cm(Wide),Approx.100cm(Tele)|
|Extended Zoom||4K : 18x, HD : 24x|
|Steadyshot||Optical SteadyShot image stabilization|
|Exposure Modes||Auto, Flexible Spot(Touch Panel), Manual(Dial/Menu)|
|Exposure Compensation||AE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)|
|Minimum Illumination||4K: Standard:6 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed), HD:Standard:3 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed)|
|White Balance Modes||Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp|
|Viewfinder Type||1.0cm(0.39type) OLED colour 1,440,000dots equivalent|
|Screen Type||Xtra Fine LCD display|
|Angle Adjustment||Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.|
|Focus Type||Contrast AF|
|Focus Mode||Auto/Manual(Touch Panel/Dial)|
|Focus Area||Full range Focus/Spot Focus|
|Image Processor||BIONZ X image processor|
|Self-Timer||Approx.10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)|
|Scene Selection||Auto,Night Scene,Sunrise & Sunset,Fireworks,Landscape,Portrait,Spotlight,Beach,Snow|
|Other Shooting Functions||My Voice Canceling, AGCLimit, Audio Level Display, Cinematone, Face Detection, Golf Shot, Smooth Slow Rec(AVCHD only)|
|Flash Metering System||-|
|Compatible Recording Media||Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD,SDHC,SDXC Memory Card|
|Recording Format (Video)||XAVC S recording requires SDXC Class.10/ 64GB, MPEG4-AVC/H264|
|Recording Format (Still Image)||DCF Ver.2.0 compatible;Exif Ver.2.3 compatible;MPF Baseline compatible|
|Video Resolution||XAVC S 4K :38402160/25P, 24P, "XAVC S HD :1920x1080/50P, 25P, 24P", AVCHD:1920x1080/50p(PS),24p(FX,FH),50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ,LP), MP4: 1280x720 25p|
|Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR)||XAVC S 4K Approx.60Mbps, "XAVC S HD Approx.50Mbps", HD PS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5Mbps, MP4: Approx.3Mbps|
|Still Image Size (Photo Mode)||L:20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5968 x 3352),15.0 megapixels 4:3 (4464 x 3352), M:14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 2824),10.6 megapixels 4:3 (3760 x 2824), S:2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080),0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480)|
|Still Image Size (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)|
|Still Image Size (Photo Capture)||-|
|Still Image Size (Dual Record)||20.0 megapixels 16:9(5968x3352) [XAVC S 4K only], 14.2 megapixels 16:9(5024x2824), 2.1 megapixels 16:9(1920x1080)|
|Progressive Mode||XAVC S 4K : 25p,24p Progressive recording, XAVC S HD : 50p,25p,24p Progressive recording, AVCHD : 50p/24p, Progressive recording, MP4: 25p, Progressive recording|
|Dynamic Range Optimizer||YES|
|Audio Recording Format||MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit) [XAVC S 4K only], Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator [AVCHD only], Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator [AVCHD only], MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch|
|Microphone||Built-in Zoom Microphone|
|Wind Noise Reduction||YES(On/Off)|
|Input and Output Terminals||Microphone Jack, Headphone Jack, Composite Output(AV CABLE sold separately), HDMI Output, micro-B/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage)|
|Wi-Fi||Send to Smartphone;Control with Smartphone|
|NFC||One-touch remote;One-touch sharing|
|Lens Cover||Lens Cap|
|Playback modes||Slide Show (Still Image), Highlight Playback(AVCHD Movie Only), Highlight Scenario(Save/Playback/Erase), Highlight BGM(Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)|
|Supplied battery||Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70)|
|Power Consumption (Viewfinder)||4K:5.3W|
|Power Consumption (LCD Screen)||4K:5.6W|