Sony launches world’s smallest and lightest 4K camcorder with Dual Video Recording
Sony’s newest 4K Handycam AX100E is ideal for people who want to capture and enjoy their special memories on their 4K BRAVIA TV in the highest possible resolution. Approx. 75% smaller and approx. 66％ lighter than the FDR-AX1E for comfortable one-handed shooting, its small body is roomy enough to pack in the best of Sony technology. Sony’s newest 4K Handycam AX100E is the first 4K Handycam that features a large back-illuminated 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor. Far larger than the sensor in normal consumer camcorders, this captures flawless 4K Ultra HD images (3840 x 2160 pixels) with four times the detail of Full HD while also allowing beautiful bokeh background blur effects.
The Sony Handycam AX100E uses a newly-developed ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens with 12x optical zoom that’s been fine-tuned for 4K shooting. Definition is finespun right into the corner of the frame, thanks to the 11 group/17 element lens that incorporates AA (advanced aspherical) and ED lens elements. In another 4K Handycam first, Dual Video Recording lets you simultaneously record high quality movie clips and ready-to-share MP4 files.
The 4K sensor is paired with Sony’s ultra-powerful BIONZ X processor that employs area-specific noise reduction and detail reproduction technology for incredibly vivid, lifelike footage that’s closer than ever to reality. Together with the camcorder’s advanced Cinematone Gamma/Colour function, progressive 25p recording gives a sumptuously warm, rich look to your footage. Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC lets you wirelessly transfer movie clips and photos from Handycam to your smartphone or tablet at a single touch. The new Sony FDR-AX100E 4K camcorder will be on sale in Europe from May 2014