Sony FDR-AX700 4K HDR Camcorder
- 4K HDR (HLG) recording
- 29.0mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens
- Up to 273-point phase-detection AF
- Versatile manual settings
- Up to 960(NTSC)/1000(PAL)fps super slow motion
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Record exactly what you see as you like it
Capture life just as you see it in true-to-life 4K HDR (HLG) images with 1.0 – type stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensor. The unrivalled performance of Fast Hybrid AF ensures that autofocus and AF tracking are exceptionally precise, responsive and reliable, so you’ll have every chance to take fantastic shots of fleeting action. With such professional-calibre capabilities so conveniently at your command, there are no limits to how far this Handycam® can take your shooting ambitions.
Incomparable AF performance
An extraordinarily accurate AF system with 273 phase-detection auto-focus points can tenaciously lock onto and track such fast subjects as moving trains and such unpredictable ones as nimble animals anywhere within the frame. With its powerful high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine and advanced new movie AF algorithm, the FDR-AX700 achieves focus with speed, precision, and flexibility unprecedented in the Handycam® lineup.
Wide AF coverage
With up to 273 phase-detection AF points densely covering approx. 84% of the image area, the stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor allows precise subject tracking throughout the shooting frame.
Fast AF response
The Fast Hybrid AF system with the BIONZ X imaging engine efficiently processes data from the wide-area phase-detection AF sensor for high-speed focus on even fast-moving subjects.
Reliable subject tracking
A combination of high-speed data readout and processing performance, plus a new AF algorithm designed especially for movie recording ensures precise, reliable rapid subject tracking.
AF Tracking Depth Range
Choose one of five AF Tracking Depth Range settings from “1” [NARROW] to track slow-moving subjects without switching to subjects nearby to “5” [WIDE] for tracking fast-moving subjects.
AF Subject Switching Sensitivity
Five levels of AF Subject Switching Sensitivity range from “1” [LOCKED ON] to stay on a single subject, to “5” [RESPONSIVE] for quickly shifting among subjects as you recompose.
Capture the cutting edge of reality
High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology represents a visual revolution, revealing a dramatically wider colour and brightness range to match the high-resolution image quality of 4K. The FDR-AX700 makes taking these astonishing HDR images easy with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) recording – no extra processing is required. Simply connect the camcorder to an HLG-compatible Sony TV via a USB cable to immediately enjoy.
Designed for advanced movie production
Take command of movie production with a wide range of manual controls, ergonomic button and grip design, plus a large zoom seesaw lever for fluid handheld shooting. A high-resolution electronic viewfinder and LCD touch panel make it easy to preview and monitor shots in precise detail. Dual memory card slots are versatile and convenient for extended relay recording or simultaneous backup recording.
High-resolution OLED viewfinder
The 2359k dots high-resolution OLED Tru-Finder™ electronic viewfinder provides high contrast, accurate colour, and excellent visibility even in bright sunlight.
Extra Fine LCD
The 3.5-type Extra Fine LCD touch panel (1555k dots) offers clear, vivid images and lets you select an autofocus point by tapping the screen.
More functional, enhanced menu
Adapted from Sony professional camcorders, the menu system offers faster access to advanced controls and a live settings preview.
Versatile, professional-style functions
A wide range of gamma and colour space customisation includes S-log2 and S-log3 profiles that professionals use for creative flexibility in post-production workflows. Also, with variable frame-rate recording at up to 960(NTSC)/1000(PAL)fps, you can see extraordinary detail in playback of slow-motion movies.
S-log2 / S-log3
S-log2 and S-log3 gamma curves allow far wider ranges of brightness and colour to be captured, enhancing post-processing potential. LUTs (Look Up Tables) are also available for free4. Video Level (%)  Relative Stops from 18% Grey [A] 18% Grey [B] 90% White [C] 1300% of 90% White
You can use pre-configured and customisable picture profiles to save time and trouble when adjusting colour, detail, and gamma to quickly achieve a particular look or production requirement.
This handy tool indicates areas of correct- and over-exposure with an adjustable zebra stripe pattern, even when you’re shooting with S-log gamma.
Express your vision beyond realtime motion
The Super Slow Motion and Slow & Quick Motion let you record within a vast range of speeds, from the most fleeting action at up to 40x super slow motion, to up to 60x quick motion videos shot at as little as 1fps.
What's in the box?
- 1 x Sony FDR-AX700 4K HDR Camcorder
- 1 x Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70A)
- 1 x AC Adaptor
- 1 x Power Cord
- 1 x Operating Guide
- 1 x Remote Commander(RMT-835 with Battery(CR2025))
- 1 x Lens Hood
- 1 x Lens Cap
- 1 x Large Eyecup
- Image Processor
BIONZ X image processor
- Power Requirements
- 7.4V (battery pack), 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
- Power Consumption
- 4K:5.1W (LCD); 4K:4.8W (Viewfinder)
- Recording Format Video
- AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264, XAVC S format: MPEG4-AVC/H264, XAVC S Proxy: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
- Recording Format Audio
- Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch, MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit)
- Recording Frame Rate
- XAVC S 4K : Approx.100Mbps, 60Mbps, XAVC S HD: Approx.100Mbps (1920 x 1080/120p,100p), 60Mbps (1920 x 1080/120p,100p), 50Mbps, 25Mbps, 16Mbps/ AVCHD FX: Approx. 24Mbps, FH: Approx.17Mbps, LP: Approx. 5Mbps, XAVC S Proxy: Approx.9Mbps (1280×720)/Approx.3Mbps (640×360)
About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times
Forwad:1/5 speed, Reverse:1/2 speed
- Still Image Format
JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant)
STILL IMAGE SIZE (PHOTO MODE)
12.0 megapixels 3:2 (4240x2824), 14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5024x2824)
- Zoom Ratio
- OPTICAL ZOOM 12x ; CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM 4K : 18x, HD : 24x ; DIGITAL ZOOM 192x
Auto, Flexible Spot(Touch Panel), Manual(Dial/Menu)
AE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
LOW LUX MODE
AUTO IRIS CONTROL
MANUAL IRIS CONTROL
MANUAL EXPOSURE ASSIST
Zebra Pattern Display
[NTSC] Standard:3 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed), Low Lux 1.7lux(1/30 Shutter Speed), NightShot:0 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed), [PAL] Standard:3 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed), Low Lux 1.7lux(1/25 Shutter Speed), NightShot:0 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed)
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*
FOCAL LENGTH (35MM EQUIVALENT) (VIDEO)
FOCAL LENGTH (35MM EQUIVALENT) (STILL IMAGE)
MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE
Approx.13/32inch(Wide),Approx.39 3/8inch(Tele), Approx.1cm(Wide),Approx.100cm(Tele)
OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor
EFFECTIVE PIXELS (VIDEO)
EFFECTIVE PIXELS (STILL IMAGE)
Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9)/Approx.12.0M pixels(3:2)
Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
AF DRIVE SPEED
AF SUBJECT TRACK SET
Yes(AF Tracking Depth(5steps), AF Subject Switching Sensitivity(5steps))
PHASE AF FRAMES
FAST INTELLIGENT AF
MANUAL FOCUS ASSIST
Magnified display for precise manual focus (x4/x8), Peaking Display
- Image Stabilization
- Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
- Advanced Features
Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach
NIGHTSHOT INFRARED SYSTEM
TIME CODE/USER BIT
Face Detection, Intelligent Auto(Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light)
- Shutter Speed
- [NTSC] 1/8-1/10000 [PAL] 1/6-1/10000
- Hdmi Output
1.0cm(0.39type) OLED/ Color 2,359,296dots equivalent
FIELD OF VIEW
- 8.8cm(3.5 type) Xtra Fine LCD™ display(1555K) Wide(16:9)
- Media Type
- XAVC S 4K(100Mbps) : SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I U3), XAVC S 4K(60Mbps) : SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher), XAVC S HD : SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher), AVCHD,Still: Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD/SDHC
- Wi Fi Nfc
Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band))
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
- Main Unit Only: 116×89.5×196.5mm (Approx. 121×104×274.5mm (including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup)