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