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Sony FDR-AX100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 539 reviews of Sony FDR-AX100. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The portability and image quality also get good feedback.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony FDR-AX100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony FDR-AX100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sony FDR-AX100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the price and design. The usability and image quality also get good feedback, but the reliability and memory get mixed reviews.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony AX100X 4K Camcorder with 1.0 Type Exmor R CMOS Sensor - BlackSony AX100X 4K Camcorder with 1.0 Type Exmor R CMOS Sensor - Black

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony FDR-AX100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Sony FDR-AX100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the reliability, while some have doubts about the zoom and durability.

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durability, zoom

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony FDRAX100/B Video Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD (Black)Sony FDRAX100/B Video Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD (Black)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Stephen (

A Review of the Sony FDR-AX100/B 4K Video Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD


Sony's FDR-AX100/B 4K video camcorder is one versatile little piece of technology and certainly one of Sony's more interesting consumer market 4K ultra HD video recorder devices. While not a marvel of miniaturization like some models, the AX100...

Excellent video quality ; Pro-level photo processing ; Versatile for photos and video ; EXMOR sensor mostly a powerful performer ; Great remote control features

Not the best low light performer ; Clumsy touchscreen controls ; Slightly imprecise control rings ; A bit heavy ; No waterproofing

All things considered, we highly recommend the Sony FDR-AX100 as a great prosumer camera that’s also very useful for field shooting in a professional setting. It has a few flaws but they’re more than made up for by its better characteristics.

Sep, 2015

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Expert review by: Brendan Nystedt (

Sony Handycam AX100 Camcorder Review


The first true consumer 4K camcorder sets a high bar.

When it was announced, the AX100 was a one-of-a-kind product. In a few ways, it still is. However, its most interesting new trick can be accomplished by less expensive, more flexible devices. Though, the other competitors are both first and foremost...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (

Sony FDR-AX100E: We go hands-on with the 4K HandyCam that could change TV forever - Pocket-lint


Sony has been at the forefront of prosumer camcorders for a while. We've known many a lower-budget TV show to use a three-chip VX1000 in the past and,

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (

Sony FDR-AX100E


Hands-on: A 4K camcorder for under £2k

The Sony FDR-AX100E is set to hit stores in April 2014 at a fraction under £1,800 in the UK or $2,000 in the US.

Jan, 2014

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2014-2015

Expert review by: EISA (

Sony FDR-AX100


EUROPEAN CAMCORDER 2014-2015 - Sony FDR-AX100: Owners of 4K/Ultra HD TVs can create their own 4K content with Sony's feature-packed camcorder. Employing a compact and lightweight design, but offering high-quality components, it provides filmmakers with...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Mark Peters (

Sony 4K Camcorder


Sony FDR-AX100 Ultra HD camcorder : The Sony FDR-AX100 camcorder features a blazingly fast image processor identical to those included in Sony camcorder models for professional use. Because the camcorder can record 4K Ultra HD movies at its full...

The Sony FDR-AX100 price in USD is set at $1,798. Retail prices vary from country to country. The retail sales package contains: Sony AX100 4K Ultra HD camcorder, Sony NP-FV70 rechargeable battery pack, Sony AC-L200 AC adapter, Power cord, Micro HDMI...

Nov, 2014

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Sony FDR-AX100E review

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Sony's FDR-AX100E is a top of the range camcorder with a 12x optical zoom, 3.4-inch monitor and the ability to shoot in ultra-high-definition 4K. For its eye-watering price you'd expect this camcorder to deliver outstanding video, but what does our...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Stephen Fenech (

Sony releases new smaller FDR-AX100E Handycam that shoots 4K


If you already own a 4K television you already know there's not a lot of 4K content around but Sony's new HandyCam lets you create your own.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: majgomboc (

No HDMI out in 4K recording


Beautyfull pictutre! Professional ? No. When i recording in 4K resolution sony disable the HDMI output. I can not use external monitor. The focus ring in zoom mode, not smooth....

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (

Great 4K performance at a reasonable price.


I've had my AX100 for a couple of months now and have thoroughly been enjoying recording with it. Resolution is amazing and low light, relatively noise free recording, is impressive as well. Be careful when panning and moving camcorder too quickly as...

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium
Battery Type:NP-FV50
Number of batteries supported:1


Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
GPS (satellite):N
Image processor:BIONZ X
Minimum illumination:3
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9


Color of product:Black


Built-in display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:3.5
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Touch screen: Yes


Built-in flash:No / Yes
Built-in light: No


Closest Focusing Distance:0.394
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):14.2 / 20
Effective megapixels (movie):14.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:14.2

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.14 - 13.7
Digital Zoom:160
Filter size:2.44
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.14 - 13.7
Focal length range (f-f):0.366 - 4.39
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):13.7
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.14
Optical Zoom:12
Wide angle lens system:Y

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset / Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset / Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow


Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Shock proof: No
Waterproof: No

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video out: No


Camera shutter speed:1/60
Camera shutter type:Electronic

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:5968 x 3352
Still image resolution(s):5968 x 3352, 3840×2160, 1920x1080, 1440 x 1080, 1280x720 / 5968 x 3352, 4464 x 3352


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No

Technical Details

Dust-resistant: No
USB charging: Yes


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Video compression format:AVC, H.264
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Outdoor