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Sony Handycam FDR-AX1

Sony Handycam FDR-AX1
alaScore 88

74 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Sony Handycam FDR-AX1. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam FDR-AX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 74 reviews)

5 expert reviews

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam FDR-AX1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Handycam FDR-AX1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony FDRAX1 4K Camcorder Video Camera with 20x Optical Zoom with 3.5-Inch LCDSony FDRAX1 4K Camcorder Video Camera with 20x Optical Zoom with 3.5-Inch LCD

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Sony FDR-AX1 4K Camcorder

 

The Sony FDR-AX1 is a 4K camcorder that comes in at a low $4498 price tag and is really the first of its kind in bringing affordable 4K to the masses with its lightweight XAVC-S codec.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: LightBrothers (sony.com)

Nice Camera

 

I was chosen to participate in a short film contest at the Napa Valley Film Festival designed to work out the Sony 4k camera. Each filmmaker was given a Sony AX1 and had 55 hours to write and produce a short film using Sony gear. None of us had seen...

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM
Audio system:
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Microphone connectivity:
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz

Battery

Battery Type:NP-F970

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder Type:Shouldercam
Geotagging: No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Minimum illumination:4

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3.5
Display resolution (numeric):1229000
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Flash

Built-in flash: No

Focusing

Face detection: No
Focus adjustment:Manual
Smile detection:

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):8.3
Optical sensor size:1/2.3
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:18.9

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):0.161 - 3.23
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:1.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):23.2
Minimum aperture number:3.4
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.16
Optical Zoom:20
Wide angle lens system:Y

Light Exposure

Scene modes:

Other Features

Audio recording formats:
Backlight:
Electrical viewfinder:
HDMI out:
Integrated USB cable:
Main camera sensor:
Manual focus:
Night mode:
Power cord included:
USB port:
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:PlayMemories Home
Cables included:AV, HDMI, USB
Lens hood: Yes
Memory card included:XQD
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
XLR in: Yes

Still Image

Image formats supported:

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:XQD
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:2

Technical Details

Flash exposure compensation:
Lens cover included:
Number of diaphragm blades: / 6

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:2160p
Video compression format:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,H.264,MPEG4

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electrical
Viewfinder type:Electrical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.3
Height:7.6
Weight:86.1
Width:7.44

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Outdoor, Indoor / Indoor, Auto