Sony has just been showing off its new 4K, AX100E camcorder on stage in Las Vegas at CES 2014It’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 sensorThe 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 compatibilityWi-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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