Sony FDR-AX40

Sony FDR-AX40

Sony FDR-AX40 review: specs and price

Sony FDR-AX40

Why is Sony FDR-AX40 better than the average?

  • Megapixels (main camera)

  • Video recording (main camera)

    2160 x 25fpsvs52288.16fps
  • Weight

  • Thickness

  • Continuous shooting at high resolution

  • Height

  • Volume

  • Width


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1.has a touch screen
Sony FDR-AX40
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.


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
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.


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.
With a dedicated bike mount you can attach the device to your handlebars, making it easier to see and to change the settings.


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
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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
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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.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has a serial shot mode
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The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.
7.has AF tracking
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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.
The higher the movie recording bitrate the better the movie quality with more and crispier details and less compression artifacts.
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.


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 a BSI sensor
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A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
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.
4.has manual ISO
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This allows you to manually set the ISO level.
5.has a CMOS sensor
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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.
6.has manual exposure
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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.
8.has touch autofocus
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The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.


1.has a microphone input
Sony FDR-AX40
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
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.


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.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.


1.has GPS
Sony FDR-AX40
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
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
4.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
5.Has a remote control
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A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
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
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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.
The device comes with a built-in USB male connector and doesn't need a separate USB cable to connect with the computer.
9.Has USB Type-C
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The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.


1.Has a secondary screen
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A secondary screen complements the main screen, offering an enhanced and improved user experience.

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