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Sony FDR-AX100

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Sony FDR-AX100 review: specs and price

Sony FDR-AX100

Why is Sony FDR-AX100 better than the average?

  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    20MPvs8.09MP
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs52288.16fps
  • Battery power
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    1960mAhvs1891.39mAh
  • Screen size
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    3.5"vs3.05"
  • Height
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    83.5mmvs102.03mm
  • Width
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    90mmvs92.88mm

Price comparison

Buy used:

$1,199.99

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Design

1.has a touch screen
Sony FDR-AX100
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.height

83.5mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.Has a flip-out screen
Sony FDR-AX100
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
7.volume

1679.6cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

Videography

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony FDR-AX100
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
4.Has timelapse function
Sony FDR-AX100
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
5.has AF tracking
Sony FDR-AX100
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
6.shoots raw
Sony FDR-AX100
A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

Optics

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.has manual ISO
Sony FDR-AX100
This allows you to manually set the ISO level.
3.has a CMOS sensor
Sony FDR-AX100
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
5.has manual exposure
Sony FDR-AX100
This allows you to manually set the exposure.
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
7.has touch autofocus
Sony FDR-AX100
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
8.has a built-in HDR mode
Sony FDR-AX100
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
9.has manual focus
Sony FDR-AX100
This allows you to manually set the focus.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
Sony FDR-AX100
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Sony FDR-AX100
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Sony FDR-AX100
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.has GPS
Sony FDR-AX100
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
3.has an HDMI output
Sony FDR-AX100
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
4.supports Wi-Fi
Sony FDR-AX100
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
5.Is compatible with iOS
Sony FDR-AX100
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
7.has NFC
Sony FDR-AX100
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.
8.Has a hot shoe
Sony FDR-AX100
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
9.has a flash
Sony FDR-AX100
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

Miscellaneous

1.Supports microphones
Sony FDR-AX100
The DJ software supports external microphones hardware and often has a special control section for that.
2.Has a secondary screen
Sony FDR-AX100
A secondary screen complements the main screen, offering an enhanced and improved user experience.

Price comparison

Buy used:

$1,199.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony FDR-AX100 AmazonSony Handycam FDR-AX100/B 4K 14.2 MP Vid...Sony Handycam FDR-AX100/B 4K 14.2 MP Video Camera Camcorder 3.5-Inch LCD (Black) (Renewed)
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$1,384.95
Sony FDR-AX100 AmazonSony Handycam FDR-AX700 4K HD Video Came...Sony Handycam FDR-AX700 4K HD Video Camera Camcorder with 128GB Memory Card + Carrying Case + HDMI Cable and More - Starter Kit
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$1,474.95
Sony FDR-AX100 AmazonSony Handycam FDR-AX700 4K HD Video Came...Sony Handycam FDR-AX700 4K HD Video Camera Camcorder + Extra Battery and Charger + 3 Piece Filter Kit + Wide Angle Lens + Case + Tripod and More - Advanced Bundle
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$1,534.95
Sony FDR-AX100 AmazonSony FDRAX700/B FDR-AX700 4K HDR Camcord...Sony FDRAX700/B FDR-AX700 4K HDR Camcorder, Black
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$1,898.00
Sony FDR-AX100 AmazonSony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Cam...Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black)
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$1,098.00
Sony FDR-AX100 AmazonSony FDR-AX700 4K HDR Camcorder (Renewed...Sony FDR-AX700 4K HDR Camcorder (Renewed)
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$1,498.97
Sony FDR-AX100 AmazonSony HXR-NX100 Full HD NXCAM Camcorder
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$1,498.00

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