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Sony Handycam FDR-AX1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Sony Handycam FDR-AX1. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the price and portability are generally positive. The design and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the image quality.

usability, size, design, portability, price

image quality

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 41 reviews)

3 expert reviews

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Handycam FDR-AX1 from 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 People really like the usability. The portability also gets good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability.

design, portability, usability


50% of the reviews on 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 FDR-AX1 FDRAX1 4K Camcorder Video Camera w/ Two 64GB Cards, Sony 32GB QDN32/T XQD N Series Memory Card

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (

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

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
Smartphone Remote Control: No


Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Duo / Pro Duo
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Product Type:Camcorder


Face Detection Mode: No
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3