The first consumer 4K camcorder has landed! Sony launched the Sony FDR-AX100, an Ultra HD camcorder, last month. This lightweight camcorder uses a 1″ Exmor R® CMOS sensor with direct pixel readout to capture 4K/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution. The larger sensor improves the HandyCam’s ability to capture noise-free images, especially during low-light conditions.
Compared to the AX100 that was released late last year, the Sony FDR-AX100 is considerably more portable, with a 74 percent reduction in size and a 66 percent drop in weight. Other features include a BIONZ X processor, enabling full-resolution 4K shooting at 24p and 30p with XAVC S encoding, an optically stabilized Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom and a seven-bladed aperture for some significant bokeh and an all new My Voice Canceling feature which reduces vocals from behind the camera.
The Sony FDR-AX100 is set to ship in March for $2000. We can’t wait to get our hands on it. Stay tuned for the full Sony FDR-AX100 review!