Sony FDR-AX700 4K Camcorder

Overview

4K and HDR are now available in an easy-to-use camcorder format with the Sony FDR-AX700 4K Camcorder. Using the HLG format, HDR (High Dynamic Range) images can be recorded and processed for playback on HDR screens. Compared to SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) formats, HDR offers increased color and contrast representation that is immediately noticeable. Dual SD card slots, an LCD and viewfinder, manual controls, a 12x zoom range, and a comfortable form factor make the AX700 an all-around camera for anything from family events to professional filmmaking and videography.

4K recording has made focusing more difficult. Missed focus becomes exponentially more obvious with the increase in resolution over HD formats. Sony's phase detection autofocus uses 273 points to lock onto and track subjects as they move through the frame. Focus speed and tracking can be adjusted to fit your project. So, whether you're tracking fast-moving vehicles or actors moving through the frame, the AX700 will be able to keep up and maintain sharp focus.

For more advanced users, Sony included S-Log2 and S-Log3 picture profiles alongside their S-Gamut color space. Enabling this functionality grants you greater control over the final image through post-production processing.

Recording in HDR using Hybrid-Log Gamma (HLG) enables you to record and display wider ranges of exposure and color than normally available in SDR media. Without extra processing, HDR recordings can be enjoyed by simply connecting the camera to an HLG-compatible Sony TV using a USB cable. The XAVC S format is used for 4K and HD recording. Bit rates of up to 100 Mb/s for 4K, and 50 Mb/s for Full HD recording, ensure detailed video with minimal compression noise. 100 Mb/s recording is also available at 120 fps in Full HD, so high-quality slow-motion sequences can be created during post-processing. Speed up your editing and delivery with the option of onboard proxy recording. Lower-resolution proxy files are captured alongside full-resolution 4K video, for easy sharing and online collaboration, as well as more efficient editing on under-powered computers. When you're ready, simply substitute the proxy files with the full-resolution ones to finalize your video. Enjoy creative ways to express time's passage. The Super Slow Motion and Slow & Quick Motion let you capture motion in the blink of an eye, at up to 960 fps in NTSC or 1000 fps in PAL (40x super slow motion), or in compelling time-lapse sequences, captured at 1 fps for playback at up to 60x natural speed.


Key Features
  • 4K HDR Video Recording
  • 1"-Type Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 273-Point Phase Detection Autofocus
  • Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Lens
  • 12x Optical Zoom & 18x Clear Image Zoom
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 0.39" OLED EVF / 3.5" XtraFine LCD
  • High-Speed 120 fps Recording
  • S-Log & S-Gamut Picture Profiles
In the Box
  • Sony FDR-AX700 4K Camcorder
  • Sony NP-FV70A V-Series Battery Pack for Handycam Camcorders (1900mAh)
  • AC Adapter with Power Cord
  • Remote Control with Battery
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Large Eyecup
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Memory Cards (Not Included)