Sony FDR-AX700/B 4K HDR Camcorder w/ 1-inch CMOS Sensor

Item # SNFDRAX700B (Part # FDRAX700/B)
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  • 1” (1.0-type) stacked Exmor RS back illuminated CMOS sensor
  • Incredibly fast, Hybrid AF with 273 points and wide coverage
  • 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) in addition to Full HD
  • ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T* 12x optical zoom lens w/ 29mm wide angle
  • If you've ever been astonished by the depth and beauty of 4K High Dynamic Range, if you've ever longed to achieve these results for your own projects, Sony has the ideal camera. Presenting the FDR-AX700. Small as it is, it packs the most power we've ever built into a palm-sized Handycam camera. With advances like 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, Instant HDR, a generous 1" (1.0-type) image sensor and Fast Hybrid Auto Focus, this is the perfect tool for making unforgettable videos.

    Product Features:

    • 1" (1.0-type) stacked Exmor RS back illuminated CMOS sensor
    • Incredibly fast, Hybrid AF with 273 points and wide coverage
    • 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) in addition to Full HD
    • Instant HDR2 workflow with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) encoding
    • ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 12x optical zoom lens w/ 29mm wide angle
    • XAVC S recording1 up to 100 Mbps; AVCHD recording
    • S-Gamut3/S-Log3 recording, Picture Profile, Proxy Recording
    • Continuous 1 to 120 fps Slow & Quick Motion and up to 960 fps HFR
    • Dual media slots with Relay and Simultaneous recording modes
    • Built-in ND Filters with Clear, 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 positions
    • Bright, high resolution 2,359K dot OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder
    • 3.5" (3.5-type) LCD touchscreen monitor with 1550K dots
    • Multi Interface (MI) Shoe supports Sony's UWP-D Series wireless mics
    • 2.4 GHz wireless streaming with USTREAM service support
    • Wireless remote control and monitoring via Mobile app
    • Clear Image Zoom reaches to 18x in 4K, 24x in Full HD
    • 2x Digital Extender achieves up to 48x zoom in HD
    • Remote control port for Sony RM-1BP, RM-30BP controllers
    • Multi-cam live production with MCX-500 switcher

    Large, 1" back illuminated Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor

    This large 1" (1.0-type) back illuminated Exmor RS stacked image sensor with DRAM chip not only enhances efficiency and speed of A/D conversion through its stacked structure due to more circuit sections; it also realizes super-fast readout speed - thanks to a DRAM chip integrated into the sensor structure. Together with the BIONZ X processing engine and front-end LSI, it allows for stunning 4K1 (3840 x 2160) with fast AF and AE tracking, and super slow-motion HFR2 (High Frame Rate) movie clip recording of up to 960fps (40x), not to mention remarkable low-light low-noise capability. The large sensor makes for more cinematic imagery, with the blurred backgrounds that cinematographers cherish. 

    Incredibly fast, Hybrid Auto Focus

    The FDR-AX700 An extraordinarily accurate AF system Using 273 focus points covering 84% of the frame, the system combines the strengths of both Phase Detection AF and Contrast Detection AF for unsurpassed results. Focus is always important, especially in large-sensor 4K imaging. With its powerful high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine and advanced new movie AF algorithm, the FDR-AX700 can hold focus even on fast-moving subjects such as sports, pets or children at play. Refinements like 4K face detection and object tracking technology make it easy to follow your subject. 

    4K1 movie w/ direct pixel readout, no pixel binning and fast AF

    The FDR-AX700 offers the advantages of 4K1 (QFHD 3840 x 2160) movie recording, with full pixel readout without pixel binning, capturing approximately 1.7x more information than is required for 4K6 movie output ensuring that all the finest details are captured accurately. Utilizing the XAVC S codec to record video at a high data rates, users have the option of shooting at either 24p or 30p in 4K mode up to 100mpbs, or in frame rates of up to 120p in Full HD up to 50mbps.. 

    The detail of 4K, the beauty of HDR2

    4K High Dynamic Range2 astonishes viewers with visual depth and impact that are less like conventional movies and television - and more like real life. With the ability to reproduce images from deep shadows to piercing highlights, 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) is astonishing. With Instant HDR, a first in palm-sized cameras, the FDR-AX700 empowers you to capture High Dynamic Range without complex post production. Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) recording captures HDR, yet plays back beautifully on both HDR and conventional televisions. For added versatility, the camera also provides S-Log3 encoding. 

    ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 12x optical zoom lens

    The FDR-AX700 comes equipped with a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 29-348 (35mm equivalent) lens that delivers corner to corner sharpness with beautiful defocused background bokeh. Not only is this 29mm wide-angle lens ideal for capturing grand landscapes, but it covers wide-ranging image expression thanks to maximum 12x optical zoom and 24x Clear Image zoom (18x in 4k). Lens ring enables smooth, natural adjustment of focus or zoom, depending on mode. 

    Compact size, packed with pro features

    The FDR-AX700 has a variety of features for professional production, including Picture Profiles, S-Log3/S-Gamut3, Gamma Display Assist, Proxy recording, Time Code / User Bit and more, as well as input for external microphone via MI (multi-interface) shoe or mic jack and output for headphone monitoring. Focus and exposure can be monitored for fine control with peaking function and zebra respectfully. You also have the choice of region setting between NTSC and PAL movie frame rates. The AX700 uses XAVC S for detailed recording up to 100 Mbps in 4K or HD and AVCHD recording for HD. 

    Super Slow Motion and Slow & Quick Motion3

    Enjoy creative ways to express time's passage with Super Slow Motion and Slow & Quick Motion3. Super Slow Motion (HFR) high frame rate lets you shoot short bursts of 960fps, 480fps or 240fps capture rates to playback at 1920 x 1080, in either 60p, 30p or 24p for up to 40x super slow motion. Slow & Quick Motion allows you to set continuous recording frames rates from 1 to 120p for time lapse to slow motion in eight selectable steps. 

    Dual media slots with Relay and Simultaneous recording modes

    To extend recording time and flexibility, the camera provides two slots for SDXC and SDHC cards. Slot 1 is also compatible with Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) / PRO-HG Duo cards. To take advantage, Relay mode automatically switches recording to the second memory card when the first is full. Simul mode enables simultaneous recording to two memory cards (for example to create an immediate back-up version). 

    Built-in ND filters

    The FDR-AX700 makes it easy to take advantage of shallow depth of field even in exterior day shoots. There's no need to carry and mount external Neutral Density (ND) filters. Choose among Clear, 1/4 (2 Stops), 1/16 (4 Stops) and 1/64 (6 Stops) Neutral Density filters to adjust the light level entering the lens. 

    2.4 GHz wireless networking

    The FDR-AX700 comes with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi as standard. Simply turn on and log onto your preferred network to enjoy advanced wireless capabilities. Ustream Direct Streaming enables you to share scenes as they happen with high quality picture and sound. No switcher required. Smartphone or tablet remote control. You can operate the camera - and view the image - from a smartphone or tablet using Sony's free Content Browser Mobile app (requires iOS 9.0 - 10.3 or Android 4.4 - 7.1 operating system). You can even connect compatible devices with one-touch NFC authentication. 

    Bright, high resolution 2,359K dot OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder

    For precise manual focus, Sony's 0.39-type OLED viewfinder combines high brightness and contrast with the resolution of 2359K dots. The highly responsive viewfinder also eliminates color breaking. 

    Large 3.5 Xtra Fine LCD (1,550K) 

    The 3.5" (16:9) Xtra Fine LCD screen (1,550K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene. 

    Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

    The FDR-AX700 takes advantage of Sony's flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching to compatible accessories. For example, you can connect and control Sony's 2-channel UWP-D Series wireless microphone systems4. 

    Wired remote interface

    You can control Focus, Zoom, Rec Start/Stop and Rec Review via the LANC wired remote interface and an accessory controller4 like the RM-1BP or RM-30BP, sold separately. With this interface, the camera forms a powerful, yet simple live solution with the RM-30BP and MCX-500 multi camera live producer, both sold separately. 

    Simple live solution

    The FDR-AX700 can also function in professional live production with the MCX-500 multi camera live producer and the companion RM-30BP remote control. In this system, a Tally indicator will automatically appear on each camera's LCD panel and viewfinder. A red icon indicates when the shot is live (PGM) while Green indicates preview mode (NEXT). The MCX-500 supports up to nine video inputs, five stereo inputs including XLR. There are both internal recording and live streaming via Ustream, Facebook Live and YouTube Live. (Facebook Live and YouTube Live require V2.0 firmware.). You can also synchronize timecode among multiple camcorders using our free Content Browser Mobile 3.0 app with optional CBKZ-WTCL upgrade and devices running iOS (9.0 - 10.3) or Android (4.4 - 7.1) operating systems. Sync to your choice of camcorder or to a time that you determine. 

    Technical Specifications:

    Camera:

    Camera Type: Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder

    Imaging Sensor:

    Imaging Sensor: 1.0" (13.2 x 8.8 mm) back-illuminated Exmor RS CMOS sensor

    Processor: BIONZ X image processor

    Pixel Gross: Approx.21.0M pixels

    Effective Picture Resolution: Movie: Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9) * Still: Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9)/Approx.12.0M pixels(3:2) *When "STEADYSHOT" is set to "STANDARD" or "OFF".

    Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters

    Recording:

    Media Type: XAVC S 4K(100Mbps), XAVC S HD(100Mbps), S&Q MOTION : SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I U3) XAVC S 4K(60Mbps), XAVC S HD(60Mbps or less), SUPER SLOW MOTION : SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher, U1 or Higher) AVCHD,Still: Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher, U1 or Higher)

    Still Image Mode: JPEG

    Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 14.2 megapixels

    Video Format: XAVC S format MPEG4-AVC/H264 AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264 XAVC S Proxy: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

    Video Resolution: 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)] XAVC S 4K : 3840×2160/25p 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)] XAVC S 4K : 3840×2160/30p, 24p 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)] XAVC S HD : 1920x1080/100p, 50p, 25p 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)] XAVC S HD : 1920x1080/120p, 60p, 30p, 24p 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)] AVCHD:1920x1080/50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/50i(LP) 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)] AVCHD:1920x1080/60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(LP) 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)] XAVC S Proxy : 1280×720 50p,25p, 640×360 50p,25p 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)] XAVC S Proxy : 1280×720 60p,30p,24p, 640×360 60p,30p,24p

    Video Actual (Pixel): Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9) When "STEADYSHOT" is set to "STANDARD" or "OFF".

    Video Signal: 4K (UHDTV), HDTV, 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)], PAL color, CCIR standards, 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)], NTSC color, EIA standards

    Audio Format: Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit) Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator * MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch(Proxy Recording) ** *Video Mode is AVCHD. **Video Mode is XAVC S HD or 4K.

    Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Stereo Microphone; Monoral Speaker

    Mic Level Control: Yes (31 steps)

    Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): XAVC S 4K 100Mbps:Approx.100Mbps/ 60Mbps:Approx.60Mbps

    Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): XAVC S HD 100Mbps(120p,100p): Approx.100Mbps/ 60Mbps(120p,100p):Approx.60Mbps/ 50Mbps:Approx.50Mbps/25Mbps:Approx.25Mbps/16Mbps:Approx.16Mbps/

    Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): AVCHD FX: Approx.24Mbps / FH: Approx.17Mbps/ LP: Approx.5Mbps

    Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): XAVC S Proxy: Approx.9Mbps(1280×720)/ Approx.3Mbps(640×360)

    Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): S&Q MOTION 4K:Approx.100Mbps,Approx.60Mbps/ HD:Approx.50Mbps,Approx.25Mbps(High Frame Rate"ON")

    Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): SUPER SLOW MOTION: Approx,50Mbps

    Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible

    Still Image Size(Photo Mode): 12.0 megapixels 3:2 (4240x2824) 14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5024x2824)

    Optics/Lens:

    Lens Type: ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*

    Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)

    Aperture: F2.8-F4.5

    Optical Zoom: 12x

    Digital Zoom: 192x

    Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie: f=1 3/16-13 3/4inch(16:9) ; f=29.0-348.0mm(16:9) Photo: f=1 3/16-13 3/4inch(16:9),f=1 5/16-15 1/2inch(3:2); f=29.0-348.0mm(16:9),f=32.8-393.6mm(3:2)

    Filter Diameter: 2 1/2inch (62 mm)

    Minimum Focus Distance: Approx.13/32inch (1 cm) (Wide) Approx.39 3/8inch (100cm) (Tele)

    Aperture Blade: 7 blades

    Clear Image Zoom: 4K: 18x; HD: 24x

    Focal Distance: f=3/8-4 1/2inch (f=9.3-111.6mm)

    ND Filter: OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64

    Viewfinder

    Type: 0.39 type (1.0 cm) OLED/ Color 2,359,296dots equivalent

    Field of View: 100%

    LCD Display

    LCD Type: 3.5 type (8.8 cm) Xtra Fine LCD display(1555K) Wide(16:9)

    Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.

    Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)

    Coverage: 100%

    Histogram: Yes

    Touch Panel: Yes

    Focus Control

    Focus System: Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)

    Focus Points: Max.273 points (phase-detection AF)

    AF Modes: Auto/Manual(Touch Panel/Dial)

    Focus Area: Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot

    Manual Focus Assist: Magnified display for precise manual focus (x4/x8); Peaking Display

    Focus Features: Lock-on AF

    Exposure System

    Metering Modes: Multi-segment/Spot

    Exposure Compensation: AE Shift (Dial/Touch Panel)

    Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel); Manual (Dial / Menu)

    Scene Mode(s): Night Scene/ Sunrise & Sunset/ Fireworks/ Landscape/ Portrait/ Spotlight/ Beach

    Noise Reduction: Yes

    White Balance Mode: Auto/ Onepush A/ Onepush B/ Outdoor/ Indoor/ WB Temp

    Minimum Illumination: 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)] Standard:3 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed, Gain 33dB) 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)] Standard:3 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed, Gain 33dB) 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)] Low Lux 1.7lux(1/25 Shutter Speed, Gain 33dB) 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)] Low Lux 1.7lux(1/30 Shutter Speed, Gain 33dB) NightShot:0 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed)

    Auto Iris Control: F2.8-F11

    Backlight Compensation: Yes(Auto)

    LOW LUX Mode: Yes

    Manual Exposure Assist: Zebra Pattern Display

    Manual Iris Control: F2.8-F11

    WB Shift: Yes (Outdoor -7to+7 15steps)

    Drive System

    Drive Mode: Photo Mode:Single-shot

    Shutter Speeds: Auto Control Range: 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)] 1/6-1/10000 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)] 1/8-1/10000 Standart: 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)] 1/50-1/10000 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)] 1/60-1/10000 Manual Iris Control: 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)] 1/50-1/10000 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)] 1/60-1/10000 Manual Shutter: 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)] 1/6-1/10000 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)] 1/8-1/10000

    Convenience Features

    Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Lens Cap

    Date / Time Stamp: Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)

    Erase/Protect: Yes / Yes

    Media/Battery Indicator: Yes (recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(remaining capacity)

    Multiple Language Display: English; Brazilian Portugese; French; Spanish

    Remote Control: Yes

    On Screen Main Indicators: Intelligent Auto Status/ Zoom Position/ Recording/Playback/Editing Media/ Recording Status/ Recording Mode/ Recording Image Quality/ Photo Size/ Shooting Mode Status

    Advanced Features

    Assignable Dial: Yes (Iris/Gain/Shutter Speed)

    AGC Limit: Yes

    Airplane Mode: Yes

    Audio Level Display: Yes

    Face Detection: Yes

    Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)

    Intelligent Auto: Portrait/ Baby/ Walk/ Tripod/ Backlight/ Landscape/ Spotlight/ Twilight/ Macro/ Low light

    NightShot® Infrared System: Yes

    Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Yes

    Wi-Fi: Built-In; Control with Smartphone

    x.v.Color: Yes

    Interface

    Memory Card Slot: Slot A:Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC cards compatible Slot B:SD/SDHC/SDXC cards compatible

    NFC: Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)

    Wi-Fi: Built-in: Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) ) * *(Configuration method/Access method) WPS or manually /infrastructure mode. When connecting to smartphones, the camera can always work as a base without a wireless access point. (Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK)

    HD Output: HDMI Out (sold separately)

    PhotoTV HD: Yes

    Headphone Jack: Stereo Minijack

    Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack

    Accessory Shoe: Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)

    DC IN: Yes

    HDMI Terminal: Yes (HDMI)

    Multi/Micro USB Terminal: Yes

    Weights and Measurements

    Dimensions (Approx.): 4 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 7 3/4inch, Approx.4 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 10 7/8 in) (116 × 89.5 × 196.5 mm, Approx.121×104×274.5 mm (including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup))

    Weight (Approx.): 2lb 1oz (935 g) (including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup) 2lb 2.7oz (985 g)(NP-FV50A)(including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup) 2lb 4.3oz (1030 g) (NP-FV70A)(supplied battery)(including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup) 2lb 6.1oz (1080 g) (NP-FV100A)(including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup)

    Power

    Power Consumption (in Operation): In View Finder: 4K:4.8 LCD: 4K:5.1W

    Power Requirements: 7.4V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)

    Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)

    Convenience Features(details)

    Fast Playback: About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times

    Image Management File Repair: Yes

    Slow Playback: Forwad:1/5 speed, Reverse:1/2 speed

    General

    Operating Temperature: 32 degrees F. - 104 degrees F. (0 degrees C. - +40 degrees C)

    Storage Temperature: -4 degrees F. - +131 degrees F. (-20 degrees C. - +55 degrees C=

    Imaging Sensor(details)

    Effective (movie, 16:9): Approx. 14 200 000 pixels

    Recording pixels (photo, 16:9): Max. 14 200 000 pixels

    Others(details)

    XLRBox: Yes (w/ optional XLR Adaptor Kit)

    Camera(details)

    Shutter Speed

    Auto (Auto Slow Shutter OFF): 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)] 1/50-1/10000 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)] 1/60-1/10000

    LOW LUX: 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)] 1/25-1/10000 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)] 1/30-1/10000

    Manual Iris Control (Photo Mode): 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)] 1/6-1/1000 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)] 1/8-1/1000

    Manual Shutter Control (Photo Mode): 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)] 1/6-1/1000 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)] 1/8-1/1000

    Scene Selection: 60i/50i Selector: [50i(PAL)] 1/6-1/10000 60i/50i Selector: [60i(NTSC)] 1/8-1/10000

    Convenience Features(details)

    Date&Time, Area Setting

    Date & Time, Summer Time, Area Set: Yes

    In The Box:

    Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70A) (1)

    AC Adaptor (1)

    Power Cord (1)

    USB Cable (1)

    Operating Guide (1)

    Remote Commander(RMT-835 with Battery(CR2025)) (1)

    Lens Hood (1)

    Lens Cap (1)

    Large Eyecup (1)

    Sony FDR-AX700/B 4K HDR Camcorder
    Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70A) (1)
    AC Adaptor (1)
    Power Cord (1)
    USB Cable (1)
    Operating Guide (1)
    Remote Commander(RMT-835 with Battery(CR2025)) (1)
    Lens Hood (1)
    Lens Cap (1)
    Large Eyecup (1)
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