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CES 2014: Sony launches the World's smallest and lightest 4K Camcorder

4K for $2K

by Mark Hodgkinson Jan 7, 2014 at 1:40 AM


  • Sony has just been showing off its new 4K, AX100E camcorder on stage in Las Vegas at CES 2014
    It’s the first 4K Handycam to feature a large back-illuminated 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor that is a fair bit larger than the sensors deployed in normal consumer camcorders.

    The sensor captures 4K Ultra HD images at 3840 x 2160 pixels and is paired with Sony’s BIONZ X processor that employs area-specific noise reduction and detail reproduction technology.
    First 4K Handycam to feature a large back-illuminated 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor
    The 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' 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. You can capture movies in XAVC S (at up to 4K/60 Mbps or HD/50Mbps) or AVCHD formats


    Options are broadened further with high frame rate recording that captures the action in HD quality (1280x720).

    There's also built-in Wi-Fi and NFC that let you wirelessly transfer movie clips and photos from the camera to your smartphone or tablet.
    WiFi and NFC compatibility
    Wi-Fi also allows wireless playback of content stored on Handycam on your networked TV, provided it is compatible.

    Touching Handycam with your NFC-enabled mobile device also activates Smart Remote Control so you could start and stop recording with your mobile.

    The new FDR-AX100E 4K camcorder will be on sale in Europe from May 2014.

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