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Sony HDR-AX2000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Sony HDR-AX2000. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and price are generally positive. The reliability and portability also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical comments about the memory and durability.

usability, portability, reliability, price, zoom

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-AX2000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Finally the HOLY GRAIL of camcorders!


I've been a Sony guy for a long time and they just keep getting better! I can't say enough good things about the audio controls. Duel XLR, manuel control. Put one channel on internal mic, one on shot gun or wireless. Mic/line switch is handy. Some have...

Audio, long run times on SD cards, zoom range, maual controls

No cons! This thing is perfect

Feb, 2012

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excellent camcorder


It records very good with excellent colors. I have had no problems with it at all. Uses up to 32GB SD cards. I am very happy with this camcorder and i might buy another one.

Does everything you could need


Dec, 2011

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Wonderful Camera


This is a wonderful camera. Also a note for those who have trouble with the audio drops due to the 2GB file size PLEASE READ:

Spectacular shooting in low-light conditions, SD Card Access


Apr, 2011

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Sony HDR AX 2000


For anyone out there that is experiencing poor audio quality from their Sony HDR AX 2000 like I did when I first heard mine try this:

Great picture and lots of manual controls make this a great professional camcorder

Too early to tell but none yet

Mar, 2011

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Have four of these cameras, and find them adequate for most HD recording, but multiple files can be difficult to sync. Had several Scan Disk chips - same size, and it would not format some. In two cases it formatted the discs, started a recording then...

Lightweight, but an L-shaped view finder would be easier on the wrist

files are long, and do not always work with FCP Suite 3

Mar, 2011

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Excellent Camera for Green Screen!


I create training videos and help my aspiring-artist friends create their demo videos to send to potential employers. I use green screen extensively, and the HDR-AX2000 produces superb video for keying. I use Ultra Key in Adobe Premiere CS5 and the...

Solid feel, awesome lens, extensive set of manual controls

The Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo is very small, feels fragile, hard to remove from my card reader

Feb, 2011

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Sony ax2000


Ten years of loyal service, my 3 Sony pd150's. Now it's time to go hd. I went with the Sony ax2000. I shoot events. Wanted to stay with Sony. Sony ax 2000, excellent in low light. Easy of use. Controls. Full manual, full auto. Use of peaking to check...

Low light, Dual XLR input for audio. Easy of use

Wish it would not go to 3.5 at full zoom, needs to be faster

Oct, 2010

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2 Gig limit, video and audio dropped frames


To eliminate the frame and audio dropouts with the 2Gig file limit, use Sony's PMB software. It sews 2Gig clips together into one long file with no drops at 2Gig seams.

Oct, 2010

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Great Camera


I have owned my video business for 25 years and always depended on Sony equipment and still do today. I purchased the AX1000 back in April and I love this camera! I have no idea why others are complaining about a 2 gig limit. I can shoot 3 hours of HD...

This camera is great

I wish the low light was just a tad better

Oct, 2010

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my first video camera


taped 8 Jr. High football games for the team. Camera is great. I have no idea what all the features are, just set it on "auto" and go. Good, clear, well lit video. Again, not much experience at all, so my suggestions are aimed toward people who want...

easy to use, follow directions on screen

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

The HDR-AX2000 Handycam camcorder delivers HD broadcast-quality moving images with the convenience of a non-linear recording format. With 24p progressive scan mode, this camcorder's high-quality film-like motion lets you realize brilliant scene reproduction. CinemaTone Gamma and CinemaTone Color provide the HDR-AX2000 with the color and gamma range to give your footage an even more film-like feel. Three 1/3" Exmor CMOS image sensors with Exmor derived technology capture sharp, detailed images even in lower-light situations. The 29.5mm wide-angle to 590mm telephoto Sony G Lens allows for wider angle shooting and brings the action closer. Three built-in neutral density filters and three manual rings provide even more flexibility.


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

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):2.1
Battery Type:NP-F570

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes


Minimum illumination:1.5


Color of product:Black
Product color:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick PRO Duo / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:3.2

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.16 - 23.2
Filter size:2.83
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.16 - 23.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.161 - 3.23
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.4
Max Focal Length:82mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.1Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.12Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3 / 1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:3 Exmor CMOS
Sensor Qty:3CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Steady Shot)

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.6 - 3.4
Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Video out:1

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:3
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
XLR in: Yes

Pro Camcorder Features


Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/10000


Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo


Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:AVCHD, MPEG2
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MPEG2

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2 / AVCHD
Digital Zoom:30
Media Type:Flash card


Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder screen size:0.57
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes