Sony has shown us a initial 4K camcorder for a consumer – a Sony FDR-AX100E. It’s directed during those looking to future-proof videos as good as take full advantage of their new pricey 4K sets.
Sony FDR-AX100E: what we need to know
It’s 75% smaller and 66% lighter than final year’s semi-professional Sony FDR-AX1E, that costs some-more than twice a cost during £3,800. While a lot smaller than a large hermit it is still a reasonable distance – nonetheless it carries a Handycam moniker don’t design a pocketable device. Fortunately, it is light adequate and well-balanced for one-handed use.
A far-reaching angle ZEISS lens with 12X visual wizz is upheld by a 20 megapixel 1-inch Exmor R Image sensor for 4K picture recording during 30p and 24p and 1080 during 60p. It also comes with a ability to fire high attraction images with credentials defocus. There are primer controls for dial, lens ring and ND filters, as good as an OLED view-finder and a 3.5-inch LCD shade for checking out what you’re shooting.
With 4K during 60Mbps design it to eat 64GB memory cards for breakfast, though a Sony FDR-AX100E also supports HD 120p (XAVC S Format) Full HD in AVCHD. Dual SD label slots would make a lot of clarity here as 64GB will yield about an hour’s footage 5.1 approximate sound is supported, though we need to rest on a built in microphone for audio as, being a consumer camcorder, a FDR-AX100E doesn’t possess an audio input.
Connectivity consists of Wi-Fi and NFC for discerning pairing with concordant smartphones and tablets.
The Sony FDR-AX100E is set to strike stores in Apr 2014 during a fragment underneath £1,800 in a UK or $2,000 in a US.