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Sony Announces AX100 compact 4K Handycam Camcorder

Jan 7 2014, 10:32am CST | by , in News | CES

Sony unveils compact 4K resolution camcorder

Sony has sent over a PR announcing its latest camcorder that has been unveiled at CES 2014. The camcorder is called the AX100 and it is Sony's first compact 4K Handycam capable of recording 4K content. Sony says that the AX100 is 74% smaller and 66% lighter than the recently announced FDR-AX1 camcorder.

The AX100 has a large 14.2MP back-illuminated 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor. The sensor is able to capture high quality video at resolution of 3840 x 2160. The camera also allows the user to take advantage of bokeh background defocusing effects in low light conditions.

“The innovative new AX100 4K camcorder is a natural extension of our popular ecosystem of 4K products,” said Patrick Huang, director of the camcorder business at Sony Electronics. “With unparalleled performance, it’s the perfect device for enthusiasts, hobbyists and even professionals looking for a more affordable, compact and high performance 4K video solution.”

The camera is capable of recording 4k resolution video in 24p or 30p formats thanks to the BIONZ X processor inside. The camera uses a ZEISS Vario-sonnar T lens and has 12x optical zoom. Video is recorded in AVCHD format for burning to a Blu-ray disc. Other features include an electronic viewfinder and full manual controls. The AX100 will ship in March for $1999.99.

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