Sony Handycam FDR-AX100B 4K Flash Memory Camcorder

  • Model #: FDRAX100B
  • Web Code: 10292920
  • Release Date: 05-16-2014
$1,999.99

Overview

The Sony FDR-AX100B camcorder offers an impressive 4K ultra HD video resolution for cinematic, razor-sharp images. Capture grand landscapes and 20MP still shots, even in low-lit situations, or get close to the action with the 12x optical zoom. Enjoy recording your special moments in fine, realistic detail with this versatile and compact handy cam.

More Information

  • Camcorder delivers 4K ultra HD video that's 4x higher than full HD resolution so you can capture fine details and realistic images at 3840 x 2160 resolution
  • 1-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor with back-illuminated technology improves low-light sensitivity so you can shoot at night or at dimly lit indoor locations
  • Capture high-quality 14MP videos and 20MP still images
  • Record full HD videos in three formats, XAVC-S, AVCHD or MP4 codec, for added versatility
  • 29mm wide-angle Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T lens with 12x optical zoom and 24x (HD)/18x (4K) Clear Image zoom is great for shooting grand landscapes and clear close-ups
  • BIONZ X image processor delivers lifelike footage with less noise and more vivid detail, while allowing for high-speed 120 fps recording
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with active mode helps correct camera shake for clearer images while walking or zooming
  • High-contrast 0.39" OLED EVF for high-resolution images and vivid colour reproduction on the viewfinder
  • 3.5" XtraFine LCD (921K) screen offers sharp and bright displays
  • WiFi/NFC (near-field communication) capability allows you to connect to your compatible mobile device for remote, one-touch image sharing
  • Connectivity options include USB 2.0 and HDMI ports

What's in the Box?

  • Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Manual
  • Micro HDMI
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • Remote
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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4.8 / 5
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  • from Delta, BC
5.0

Best small camcorder I have owned.

Coming from a professional world where camcorders were big, heavy and expensive, I wanted to get into the 4K workflow, and not be tied down to limitations imposed by DSLR cameras. I needed a camera that would shoot in both HD and 4K, and also offered long recording times, as some of the shooting I do is long form recording of events and meetings where the recording needs to be continuous. Still cameras and SLR with video typically stop at 29:59 and then you have to start them again. (This is to avoid the VAT in Europe that is charged on video cameras but not still cameras. By definition is it records 30 minutes or more it is a video camera and is taxed) I looked at several cameras and settled on the FDR-AX100. It is a simple camera to use, and is fully automatic, but also has manual override with 2 separate dials, so focus, exposure, gain, shutter speed ect can me manually set. It also features 3 built in ND filters for bright outdoor shooting, and believe me these make a huge difference, and ports a large 1" CMOS sensor and an equally large Zeiss lens in front of it. Image quality is fantastic, the 4K videos I have produced are razor sharp, and colors spot on. Another huge benefit is the OLED eyepiece, which is most useful when shooting outdoors. It gives an exact representation of what the resulting video will look like, unlike the LCD screen which is useful for framing, but doesn't have the dynamic range that the sensor captures. For shot evaluation the OLED viewfinder is a must. I give this camera 5 out of 5 stars. I am just about to buy a second one. I have had my camera for 2 years now, and I am about to buy another one. Why, because it outperforms the newer cheaper replacements by country mile.


  • from Saskatoon, SK
4.0

Great video quality but with limitations

Stunning picture quality! But there're still cons need to be mentioned: 1, touch screen not responsive enough, 2, no 5.1 audio while filming 4k, 3, no pictures can be taken while filming 4k at 100M


  • from Surrey, BC
4.0

Gorgeous UHD Video

4K results at 60mb and 100mb are excellent. Great colour saturation and tons of detail. 1080 modes are just average though. Significantly softer than down-converted 2160P. Low light sensitivity is great. You can take sharp high-res videos at night with subdued lighting and there is almost no noise in the results. Very impressive, and the first of my many many camcorders that can do that. Steady shot is OK but certainly not anywhere near the equal of the AX33B with BOSS. This is a pretty chunky camcorder. It weighs all of 2 pounds and feels like it. The viewfinder and screen are both good and are usable even outside on a sunny day. The larger 1" sensor allows pretty good background blurring and the many manual controls give you all the adjustability you could ask for. The one thing missing, that I wish was included, is adjustable settings for sharpness and colour saturation, although of course, you can do that in POST but how many people actually ever get around to that (or have the compatible software and powerful enough computer)? Still, bottom line is that the 4K videos are jaw-droppingly gorgeous - loaded with lots of detail and colour. This is my first camcorder manufactured in China. The quality seems very high though. My 4 previous Sony camcorders were all made in Japan. If I was judging the camcorder purely on 4K video quality, I would rate it a solid 5 stars!!


  • from Brampton, ON
5.0

4K Video is awesome quality amazing product

I am a hobbyist, planning to record at my niece's wedding, there are many camcorders on the market far cheaper than this one, but i wanted to get the features like the 1" sensor and 4K Quality, the fact that the camera can be controlled by my smart phone remotely is a good option too. Later planning to travel to Europe and other places so will be using this one for sure.


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