SONY FDRAX100B 4K Camcorder with 1 Inch Sensor


Capture your vision in breathtaking 4K Ultra HD with the camcorder that fits in the palm of your hand. Sporting resolution that€™s four times clearer than HD, this changes everything. Footage is captured with true cinematic depth thanks to the 1€ image sensor and video is recorded with total versatility in mind: XAVC S2, AVCHD and MP4. Put one in your hand and tell your story in 4K.


  • Capture 4k/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution
    Capture the finest details in 4k (Full HD 4x resolution , QFHD: 3840 x 2160). This camcorder allows incredibly high resolution, to produce vibrant and extremely realistic images. What’s more, the blazingly fast image processor is the same one employed in professional Sony models, making it possible to record 60p movies at the camera’s full resolution for incredibly smooth and sharp playback, with no loss in realism, even when panning the camera and shooting moving subjects.


  • 1€ Exmor R® CMOS sensor w/ Direct Pixel Read Out
    The world€™s first 1.0€ CMOS sensor featuring an Exmor R® CMOS image sensor technology. With this back-illuminated technology, the sensor doubles light sensitivity and combines with Sony’s Column A/D Conversion to reduce noise by half — a great help when photographing in dimly lit environments. Markedly reduced noise is evident even when high-sensitivity settings are used for capturing night landscapes or indoor scenes.


  • 14MP resolution video and 20MP still image capture
    Create cinematic video with 14MP resolution sensor (for video) and high quality 20MP still images.


  • Versatile shooting w/ XAVC S, AVCHD and MP4 codecs
    The FDR-AX100 records HD movies in the XAVC S format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for video compression and linear PCM for audio compression, while saving files in a MP42 wrapper. The highly compressed files allow extensive record times. The camcorder also records in AVCHD, ideal for quality video for HDTV and Blu-ray disc burning. Additionally, the camcorder can shoot MP4 HD video, which is ideal for sharing over the internet at up to 28Mbps. Having the ability to switch between all three of three formats makes this camcorder an ideal tool that is versatile for creating content to live in a number of different environments.


  • Carl Zeiss® Vario Sonnar T* lens w/ 12x optical zoom
    The FDR-AX100 comes equipped with a newly developed Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* lens that has cleared a series of tough performance tests. Not only is this 29mm wide-angle lens ideal for capturing grand landscapes, but it covers wide-ranging image expression thanks to maximum 12x optical zoom and 24x Clear Image zoom


  • Multi-interface Accessory Shoe for system accessories
    Users can expand photographic and movie shooting possibilities by attaching optional accessories via the Multi Interface Shoe, including an electronic viewfinder, powerful external flash and stereo microphone. You can also connect with a compatible remote control via Multi Terminal.


  • BIONZ® X Processor enables high Speed rec 120fps
    The new BIONZ® X image processor enables the camcorder to create more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality, and higher resolution imagery. Notable features of BIONZ X technology include: 1. Detail reproduction technology optimally filters edges and textures differently depending on the scene. 2. Area specific noise reduction swiftly and efficiently analyzes the subject and reduces noise. This new image processing technology achieves an even better balance of exceptional detail and advanced noise control. Its ability to record at 120p enables slow-motion playback at one-fifth the speed in a 24p environment in post-processing.


  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization w/ Active Mode
    Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode is an advanced optical image stabilization technology that corrects camera shake to capture scenes with phenomenal smoothness and stability. Intelligent Active Mode analyzes video frames and provides compensation with assistance from the new BIONZ® X image processing engine. Whether recording movies while strolling on vacation, shooting while chasing a child, or zooming in to capture faraway subjects, Handycam’s simple solution smoothly reproduces the scene with a higher level of stability.


  • High contrast 0.39" OLED EVF for eye-level framing
    The FDR-AX100 employs high contrast a 0.39 OLED Tru-Finder EVF which reproduces rich color and deep black. A new optical design of the EVF, using four dual-surface aspherical lenses, allows for a 33-degree wide angle view that is amazing clear through the edge of the view finder.


  • Large 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD (921K)
    The 3.5 (16:9) Xtra Fine LCD screen (921K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene.


  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi®/NFC
    Connectivity with smartphones for One-touch sharing/One-touch remote has been simplified with Wi-Fi®/NFC control. In addition to Wi-Fi® support for connecting to smartphones, the FDR-AX100 also supports NFC (near field communication) providing €œtouch connection€ convenience when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required. Moreover, when using Smart Remote Control — a feature that allows shutter release to be controlled by a smartphone — connection between FDR-AX100 and the smartphone can be established by simply touching devices.
  • Camera Type: Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder
Imaging Sensor
  • Imaging Sensor: 1" (13.2mm x 8.8mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
  • Processor: BIONZ® X image processor
  • Pixel Gross: Approx.20.9M pixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Movie: Approx.14.2 MP (16:9) Still: Approx.14.2 MP (16:9) / Approx.10.6 MP (4:3)
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
  • Media Type: XAVC S 4K (100Mbps): SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or Higher) 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 / SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 20.0 megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9: Movie Mode: L: 20.0 Megapixels 16:9 (5968 x 3352); M: 14.2 Megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 2824); S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080) Photo Mode: L: 20.0 Megapixels 16:9 (5968 x 3352); M: 14.2 Megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 2824); S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
  • Still Image Size 4:3: Photo Mode: L: 15.0 Megapixels 4:3 (4464 x 3352); M: 10.6 Megapixels 4:3 (3760 x 2824); S: 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640x480)
  • Video Format: XAVC S format: MPEG4-AVC/H264 AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Video Mode: XAVC-S: MPEG4-AVC/H264; AVCHD ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC/H.264; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Video Resolution: XAVC S 4K: 3840×2160/30p, 24p XAVC S HD: 1920x1080/60p, 30p, 24p AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/60p(PS), 24p (FX,FH), 60i (FX,FH), 1440 x 1080/60i (HQ,LP) MP4: 1280x720 30p
  • Video Actual (Pixel): Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9)
  • Video Signal: 4K (UHDTV), HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Photo Capture from Movie: XAVC S 4K: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160) XAVC S HD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080) AVCHD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
  • Dual Record: 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5968x3352) 14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5024x2824) 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
  • Audio Format: MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit) [XAVC S HD or 4K]; Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator [AVCHD]; Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator [AVCHD]; MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch [MP4]
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoroal Speaker
  • Dual Video Recording: Yes
  • Mic Level Control: Yes (31 steps)
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): XAVC S 4K 100Mbps: Approx.100Mbps/ 60Mbps: Approx. 60Mbps
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): XAVC S HD: Approx. 50Mbps
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): AVCHD PS: Approx. 28Mbps/ FX: Approx. 24Mbps/ FH: Approx.17Mbps/ HQ: Approx. 9Mbps/ LP: Approx. 5Mbps
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): MP4: Approx. 3Mbps
  • Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes (On/off)
  • Lens Type: ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*
  • Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Aperture: F2.8-F4.5
  • Optical Zoom: 12x
  • Digital Zoom: 160x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie: f=1 3/16-13 3/4 inch (f=29.0-348.0mm) (16:9) Photo: f=1 3/16-13 3/4 inch (f=29.0-348.0mm) (16:9); f=1 7/16-16 7/8 inch (f=35.5-426.0mm) (4:3)
  • Filter Diameter: 62mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: Approx.13/32 inch (1cm) (Wide); Approx.39 3/8 inch (100cm) (Tele)
  • Aperture Blade: 7 blades
  • Direct Manual Focus: Yes
  • Clear Image Zoom: 4K: 18x; HD: 24x
  • Focal Distance: f=3/8-4 1/2 inch (f= 9.3-111.6mm)
  • ND Filter: OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
  • Type: 0.39type (1.0 cm) OLED / Color 1,440,000 dots equivalent
  • Field of View: 100%
LCD Display
  • LCD Type: 3.5 type(8.8 cm) Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921K) Wide (16:9)
  • Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle: max.90 deg., Turning Angle: max.270 deg.
  • Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Grid Display: Grid Line
  • Touch Panel: Yes
Focus Control
  • Focus System: Contrast AF
  • AF Modes: Auto / Manual (Touch Panel / Dial)
  • Focus Area: Full range Focus / Spot Focus
  • Manual Focus Assist: Magnified display for precise manual focus (Movie Mode: x2/x4, Photo mode: x6.3/x12.6); Peaking Display
  • Focus Features: Tracking Focus
Exposure System
  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment / Spot
  • Exposure Compensation: AE Shift (Dial / Touch Panel)
  • Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel); Manual (Dial / Menu)
  • Scene Mode(s): Auto / Night Scene / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
  • D-Range Optimizer: Yes
  • Noise Reduction: Yes
  • White Balance Mode: Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor / WB Temp
  • Minimum Illumination: 4K: Standard: 6 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed) HD: Standard:3 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed) 4K: Low Lux 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed) HD: Low Lux 1.7 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed) NightShot: 0 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed)
  • Auto Iris Control: F2.8-F11
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)
  • Gain Control: Auto / Manual
  • LOW LUX Mode: Yes
  • Manual Exposure Assist: Zebra Pattern Display
  • Manual Iris Control: F2.8-F11
  • WB Shift: Yes (G7-M7 15 steps, A7-B7 15 steps)
Drive System
  • Drive Mode: Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
  • Shutter Speeds: Auto Control Range: 1/8-1/10000 Standard: 1/60-1/10000 Manual lris Control: 1/60-1/10000 Manual Shutter: 1/8-1/10000 Smooth Slow Rec: 1/250-1/10000
Convenience Features
  • Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Lens Cap
  • S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes (Touch Panel)
  • Self Timer: Yes
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Yes (w/ Optional Flash Accessory)
  • Fader Effect(s): White / Black
  • Date / Time Stamp: Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
  • Erase/Protect: Yes / Yes
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
  • Power Save Mode: Yes
  • Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show
  • Video Playback Options: Highlight Playback (AVDHD Movie Only); Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase); Hightlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
  • Built-in USB Cable: Yes (USB Charge Available)
  • Multiple Language Display: English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Spanish
  • Picture Effects: Yes
  • Remote Control: Yes
  • Self Recording: Yes
  • View & Index: Event
Advanced Features
  • Assignable Dial: Yes (Exposure / AE Shift / WB Temp. / WB B-A / WB G-M Set)
  • Tracking Focus: Yes
  • AGC Limit: Yes
  • Airplane Mode: Yes
  • Audio Level Display: Yes
  • CinemaTone Gamma/Color: Yes
  • Face Detection: Yes
  • Golf Shot: Yes [AVCHD only]
  • Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Intelligent Auto: Portrait / Baby / Walk / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light / Auto Wind Noise Reduction
  • My Voice Canceling: Yes
  • NightShot® Infrared System: Yes
  • Premium Closer Voice: Yes
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto/OFF
  • S-Master: Yes
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Dual Capture / Always On / Off
  • Smooth Slow Rec: Yes [AVCHD only]
  • Wi-Fi: Built-In (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band)
  • Wi-Fi Functionality: Remote control with mobile device, send to smartphone, send to PC (with optional wi-fi accessory)
  • x.v.Color™: Yes
  • Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD / SDHC / SDXC compatible
  • NFC: Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • SD Output: Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))
  • HD Output: HDMI Out (micro)(supplied)
  • USB Port(s): TypeA (built-in) / USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • Headphone Jack: Stereo Minijack
  • Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack
  • Direct Copy: Yes
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)
  • DC IN: Yes
  • HDMI Terminal: Yes (HDMI micro)
  • Multi/Micro USB Terminal: Yes
Weights and Measurements
  • Dimensions (Approx.): Approx.3 1/4inch x 3 3/8inch x 7 3/4inch (Approx.81mm x 83.5mm x 196.5mm) with NP-FV50 supplied battery
  • Weight (Approx.): Approx.1lb 11oz (approx. 790g) unit only; Approx. 2lb (915g) with NP-FV70 supplied battery
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): In View Finder: 4K: 5.3W LCD: 4K: 5.6W
  • Power Requirements: 6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adapter)
  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
  • Operating System Compatibility: WINDOWS: Play Memories Home: Windows® XP SP3(32-bit version)/Windows Vista®* SP2/Windows® 7 SP1/Windows® 8/Windows® 8.1; Image Data Converter: Windows® XP SP3(32-bit version)/Windows Vista®* SP2/Windows® 7 SP1/Windows® 8; Remote Camera Control: Windows® XP SP3(32-bit version)/Windows Vista®* SP2/Windows® 7 SP1/Windows® 8/Windows® 8.1 MAC: Play Memories Home: Mac OS X v10.6 – v10.9; Remote Camera Control: Mac OS X v10.6 – v10.9
  • Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image / Golf Shot)
  • Lifestyle: SEL-asset-424038
In The Box
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70) (1)
  • AC Adapter (1)
  • Power Cord (1)
  • Operating Guide (1)
  • HDMI(micro) Cable (1)
  • USB Connection Support Cable (1)
  • Remote Commander (RMT-835 with Battery (CR2025)) (1)
  • Lens Hood (1)
  • Lens Cap (1)