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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100 review: specs and price

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

Why is Sony Handycam FDR-AX100 better than the average?

  • Megapixels (main camera)
    14MPvs8.66MP
  • Screen size
    ?

    3.5"vs2.81"

Price comparison

Design

1.has a touch screen
?

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
2.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
3.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
4.screen size
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The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

JVC GC-PX100

7.6"

3.5"

5.has an accelerometer
?

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
6.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
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An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display which shows the framed image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image; they can be more compact; it's easier to focus with digital zoom; and they sometimes offer extra info on the display (such as a live histogram).

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
?

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.

Best

JVC GY-LS300

2160 x 150fps

1080 x 30fps

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.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

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4.supports AVCHD format
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AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
5.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.

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Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

14MP

2.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.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
3.has built-in optical image stabilization
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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.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
4.has manual ISO
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This allows to manually set the ISO level.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
5.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.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
6.widest aperture
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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.

Best

JVC Everio GZ-VX815

f/1.20

f/2.80

Audio

1.number of microphones
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Nokia OZO

8

1

2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
3.Has a zoom microphone
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Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

Battery

1.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
2.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
3.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
4.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

Features

1.has a HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
2.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
3.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

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.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
4.Has a remote control
?

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
5.has NFC
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NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
6.Has a hot shoe
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A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

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