Sony FDR-AX100 4K Expert Handycam

    Capture your vision in breathtaking 4K Ultra HD with the camcorder that fits in the palm of your hand. Sporting resolution that's four times clearer than HD, this changes everything. Footage is captured with true cinematic depth thanks to the 1" image sen ...  Show More
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    Manufacturer part FDRAX100/B | Dell part A7836719 | Order Code a7836719 | Sony

    AX100 4K Expert Handycam®

    FDR-AX100 4K Handycam® with a 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor, ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* optics, NFC, and Wi-Fi
    AX100 4K Expert Handycam<sup>®</sup>

    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.
It supports HD 50Mbps so that consumers can record high-resolution movies even in a heavily movement shot.

    Support for HD high bit-rate

    XAVC S is the format for recording 4K/HD movies, which was developed for consumer usage based on the professional XAVC 4K/HD format.
It supports HD 50Mbps so that consumers can record high-resolution movies even in a heavily movement shot.The use of MP4 playback devices and software does not guarantee that data can be played back in all modes.

    High-frame-rate shooting at 120p* and HD resolution

    The FDR-AX100 supports high-frame-rate shooting at HD image quality (1280 x 720 pixels). Its ability to record at 120p enables slow-motion playback at one-fifth the speed in a 24p environment when post-processing is applied. This capability opens the door to various uses, such as checking the form of rapidly moving athletes.Only available when recording movies in the XAVC S format.

    Easy TV viewing via single HDMI cable

    4K movies recorded on the FDR-AX100 can be played on a 4K monitor or Full HD monitor* by simply connecting the camera via bundled HDMI cable. 4K monitors support up to 4K resolution at 30p.Requires 1920 x 1080 setting in HDMI output settings menu.

    Lens Ring

    The lens ring enables smooth, natural adjustment of focusing or zooming depending on which mode you select via convenient button.

    Manual Dial

    The manual dial on the side of the body allows swift and easy adjustment of the iris, gain (ISO) and shutter speed.

    Built-in ND Filters

    A choice of selectable Clear, 1/4 filter, 1/16 filter or 1/64 ND (Neutral Density) filters adjusts light levels 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.

    Full HD playback on Full HD TV

    You can also enjoy Super-sampled Full HD playback on your HD TV which automatically down-converts 4K footage to very high quality 2K (Full HD), using the enormous amounts of 4K data.

    TRILUMINOS Colour. A breathtaking way to relive your fondest memories.

    The supports Sony's "TRILUMINOS Colour," allowing you to view photos and movies in rich, natural colours on any TV equipped with a "TRILUMINOS Display." The expanded colour gamut lets you immerse yourself once again in those unforgettably colourful moments, from the complex shades in a shimmering blue sky to the natural tones of a rosy complexion.

    Trimming playback of 4K movies on TVs

    By touching the display panel users can trim the image and display only the section around the touched area as a Full HD movie.

    Simultaneously record maximum-quality movies and ready-to-share MP4 movies

    Record two movies at the same time ―one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in the MP4 format. The XAVC S format is available in the FDR-AX100 and HDR-CX900. The FDR-AX100 can record 4K movies in the XAVC S format.

    Simple wireless connectivity with smartphones and more

    Connect wirelessly with your phone, tablet or TV Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC lets you wirelessly transfer movie clips and photos from Handycam® to your smartphone or tablet at a single touch. To get started, just download the free PlayMemories Mobile app for your iOS or Android device. Touching Handycam® with your NFC-enabled mobile device also activates Smart Remote Control. Start and stop recording with your mobile – it's ideal for nightscape shooting that you want to avoid blur caused by operation button pressing, group scenes or solo performances when you don't want to run from the camcorder back into the scene once recording's started. Wi-Fi also allows wireless playback of content stored on Handycam® on your networked TV (DLNA renderer compatible TV and access point are required: not compatible with XAVC S format).

    Picture Effect

    Creativity comes easy with FDR-AX100 thanks to Picture Effect with 7 total effects - such as Toy Camera, Soft high key, Pop Colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Partial Colour, High contrast monochrome
- which give you the means to transform everyday photos into impressive works of art. As you apply effects, results are shown in real-time on the LCD screen. There is some function like Face detection that cannot be used while using Picture effect.

    5.1ch Dolby

    5.1ch surround sound recording capabilities let you create professional-level soundtracks that bring out the full potential of your movies. So viewers feel they are part of the action. Notes: Dolby Digital 5.1ch and stereo 2ch recording are supported in the AVCHD format. PCM recording is supported in the XAVC S format.


    Optional accessories expand shooting enjoyment and creative possibilities.

    My Voice canceling

    This convenient new feature significantly reduces the intensity of your voice as you shoot, while maintaining the volume of your subject's voice and other sounds in your surroundings. It accomplishes this feat by detecting where sounds originate and suppressing sound coming from behind the camcorder.
Even when you become excited while capturing sporting events or your children, your loud cheers will be reduced to a whisper.


    Sensor Type 1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor
    Effective Pixels (Video) Approx. 14.2 M pixels (16:9)1
    Effective Pixels (Still Image) Approx. 14.2 M pixels (16:9)/Approx. 10.6 M pixels (4:3)
    Image Processor BIONZ X image processor
    Lens Type ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*
    Filter Diameter 62mm
    Lens Cover Lens Cap
    Aperture F2.8-F4.5
    Focal Distance f=9.3-111.6mm
    Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Video) f=29.0-348.0 mm (16:9)1
    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 Distance Approx. 1 cm (Wide), Approx. 100 cm (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: 24x2
    Digital Zoom 160x3
    Viewfinder Type 1.0 cm (0.39 type) OLED/ Colour 1,440,000 dots equivalent
    Field of View 100%
    Screen Type 3.5" (3.5 type) Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) Wide (16:9)
    Touch Panel Yes
    Brightness Control Yes (Menu)4
    Marker/Grid Display Grid Line5
    Angle Adjustment Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
    Image Stabilization
    Image Stabilization Type Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
    Focus Type Contrast AF
    Focus Mode Auto/Manual(Touch Panel/Dial)
    Focus Area Full range Focus/Spot Focus
    Manual Focus Assist Magnified display for precise manual focus (Movie Mode: x2/x4, Photo mode: x6.3/x12.6), 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 4K: 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 Range 1/8-1/10000
    Standard 1/60–1/10000
    Manual Iris Control (Photo mode) 1/60–1/10000
    Manual Shutter 1/8-1/10000
    Smooth Slow 1/250–1/10000
    White Balance
    White Balance Modes Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp
    White Balance Shift Yes (G7-M7 15 steps, A7-B7 15 steps)
    Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL6
    Flash Compensation Yes (3 steps)6
    Flash Mode Auto/On/Off6
    Storage Media
    Media Type XAVC 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 Resolution XAVC 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 Mbps7, XAVC S HD Approx. 50 Mbps7, AVCHD PS: Approx. 28 Mbps/FX: Approx. 24 Mbps/FH: Approx. 17 Mbps/HQ: Approx. 9 Mbps/LP: Approx. 5 Mbps7, 8, MP4: Approx.3Mbps7
    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)9, 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)10, XAVC S HD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080)10, 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)9, 11, 12, 14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5,024 x 2,824)11, 12, 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080)11, 12
    Microphone Built-in Zoom Microphone
    Audio Recording Format MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch (48 kHz/16 bit)13, Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator14, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator14, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch15
    Mic Level Control Yes (31 steps)
    Auto Wind Noise Reduction Yes(On/Off)
    My Voice Canceling Yes
    Speaker Monoral Speaker
    Advanced Feature
    High Speed Rec Yes16, 17
    Scene Selection Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
    NightShot Infrared System Yes
    Other Features Face Detection, Cinematone, Golf Shot (Yes)14, Smooth Slow Rec (Yes)14, Fader Effect(s) (White/Black)18, Intelligent Auto (Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction), Smile Shutter (Off/Dual Capture/Always On)12, Red Eye Reduction (Yes (w/ Optional Flash Accessory)), Direct Copy (Yes )10
    Fast Playback About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times
    Slow Playback Forwad:1/5 speed, Reverse: 1/2 speed
    Trimming Playback Yes
    Highlight Movie Maker Highlight Playback14, Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase), Highlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
    Slide Show (Still Image) Slide Show
    Wireless Function
    Wi-Fi® Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))19
    NFC™ Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
    Terminal / Shoe
    Accessory Shoe Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)
    HDMI Terminal Yes (HDMI micro)20
    Multi/Micro USB Terminal Yes21
    Remote Terminal integrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal21
    STD Output Composite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately))
    Microphone Input Stereo Minijack
    Headphone Jack Stereo Minijack
    Memory Card Slot Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
    DC IN Yes
    Battery Type InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)22
    Power Consumption (LCD) 4K: 5.6 W23
    Power Consumption (Viewfinder) 4K: 5.3 W23
    Power Requirements 6.8 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)24
    USB Charging DC 5V 1500mA
    USB Power Supply Yes (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))25, 26, 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))25, 26
    Weight (main unit only) Approx. 790 g, Approx. 1 lb 11 oz
    Weight (including supplied battery) Approx. 870 g (NP-FV50A)27, Approx. 915 g (NP-FV70)/Approx. 910 g (NP-FV70A)(supplied battery)27, Approx. 965 g (NP-FV100A)27, Approx. 1 lb 14.7 oz (NP-FV50A)27, Approx. 2lb 0.3 oz (NP-FV70)/Approx. 2 lb 0.1 oz (NP-FV70A)(supplied battery)27, Approx. 2 lb 2 oz (NP-FV100A)27

    What's in the Box

    • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70/NP-FV70A) (1)28, AC Adaptor (1)28, Power Cord (1)28, "Operating Guide" (1)28, HDMI (micro) Cable (1)28, USB Connection Support Cable (1)28, Remote Commander (RMT-835 with Battery (CR2025)) (1)28, Lens Hood (1)28, Lens Cap (1)28

    Capture your vision in breathtaking 4K Ultra HD with the camcorder that fits in the palm of your hand. Sporting resolution that's four times clearer than HD, this changes everything. Footage is captured with true cinematic depth thanks to the 1" image sensor and video is recorded with total versatility in mind: XAVC S, AVCHD and MP4. Put one in your hand and tell your story in 4K.

    Quick Specs

    Product Type
    Camcorder - 4K - widescreen
    Lens Included
    Carl Zeiss
    Media Type
    Flash card
    Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
    Image Processor
    Wireless Interface
    Wi-Fi, NFC
    Sensor Resolution
    20.9 MP
    Effective Sensor Resolution
    Video: 14.2 MP - Photo: 20.0 MP
    Lens System
    Zoom lens - 12x zoom f/2.8-4.5
    Focus Adjustment
    Automatic, manual
    Min Focus Distance
    1 cm
    Digital Zoom
    Image Stabiliser
    Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
    Electronic - 0.39" - colour - OLED
    LCD display - 3.5"
    Supported Battery
    1 x Sony NP-FV70 Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0
    Microsoft Certification
    Compatible with Windows 7
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    8.1 cm x 19.65 cm x 8.35 cm
    790 g
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1-year warranty


    Product Type
    Camcorder - 4K
    Lens Included
    Carl Zeiss
    Enclosure Colour
    Camcorder Type
    Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    20.9 MP
    Sensor Qty
    1 CMOS
    Effective Video Resolution
    14.2 MP
    Effective Photo Resolution
    20.0 MP
    Widescreen Video Capture
    Camcorder Media Type
    Flash card
    Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
    Optical Sensor Size
    Optical Zoom
    Digital Zoom
    Image Processor
    White fader, black fader
    Image Stabiliser
    Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
    Built-in Optical Image Stabiliser
    Face Detection
    Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator
    Zebra pattern
    Print Standard
    Exif Print support
    Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
    AE/AF Control
    Subject-tracking AF
    Face Detection
    Smile Shutter
    Digital Video Format
    Image Recording Format
    Audio Signal Format
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel), Linear PCM, Dolby Digital AC-3 (5.1 channel)
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, NFC (Near Field Communication)
    Connectivity Features
    Remote control via mobile devices

    Exposure & White Balance

    Exposure Metering
    Multi-segment, spot
    Exposure Modes
    Programme, automatic
    Shooting Programs
    Spotlight, landscape, portrait mode, macro, backlight, low light, twilight mode, tripod, baby, walk
    White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
    White Balance Presets
    Indoor, outdoor
    Built-in ND Filters
    1/4, 1/64, 1/16

    Lens System

    Carl Zeiss zoom lens - 12x zoom f/2.8-4.5
    Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    29 - 348mm
    Focus Adjustment
    Automatic, manual
    Min Focus Distance
    1 cm
    Filter Size
    62 mm

    Additional Features

    Self-Timer Delay
    Low Lux / Night Mode
    Additional Features
    Built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, date/time stamp, takes photos while film recording, Golf Shot function, USB charging, auto backlight compensation, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, x.v.Colour technology, CinemaTone technology, BRAVIA Sync function, PhotoTV HD


    Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - OLED
    Viewfinder Colour Support
    Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    Viewfinder Resolution
    1,440,000 pixels


    3.5" LCD display
    Display Format
    921,000 pixels
    Display Form Factor
    Rotating (270°)
    Touch Screen
    Display Features
    Display brightness control


    Microphone Operation Mode
    Microphone Features
    Zoom, wind noise reduction, sensitivity control


    Connector Type
    • USB 2.0
    • Composite video/audio output
    • HDMI output (19 pin micro HDMI Type D)
    • Headphones (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
    • Microphone (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
    • DC power input


    Compatible with Windows 7
    "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
    Included Accessories
    Lens hood, lens cap, AC power adaptor, USB cable, remote control, HDMI cable


    Battery Type
    Sony NP-FV70 Lithium Ion - manufacturer-specific
    1 x Sony NP-FV70 Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)

    Memory / Storage

    Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
    Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2, SDHC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
    Image Storage
    JPEG 5024 x 2824
    Video Capture
    • XAVC S - 3840 x 2160 - 30 fps
    • XAVC S - 3840 x 2160 - 25 fps
    • XAVC S - 3840 x 2160 - 24 fps
    • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps
    • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 - 50 fps
    • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps
    • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 - 25 fps
    • XAVC S - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps
    • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps
    • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 50 fps
    • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps
    • AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 - 60 fps
    • AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 - 50 fps
    • MPEG-4 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps
    • MPEG-4 - 1280 x 720 - 25 fps

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Service & Support
    • Limited warranty - parts - 1 year
    • Limited warranty - labour - 90 days

    Dimensions & Weight

    8.1 cm
    19.65 cm
    8.35 cm
    790 g

    Environmental Parameters

    Min Operating Temperature
    0 °C
    Max Operating Temperature
    40 °C

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