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Sony AX100 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder

Abel Code: SO-FDRAX100/B
Mfr. Code: FDRAX100/B
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This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
The Sony FDR-AX100 supports 4K resolution and Ultra High Definition. This Handycam Camcorder features a 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor, a Bionz X Processor, and a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens. Captures 4K UHD at 30 fps with 20MP stills. Features black camera body.
Key Highlights
  • ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Records XAVC S or AVCHD video
Note: Available via ground or expedited shipping on domestic orders. Please consider picking up this item in-store, as well. Only ships within the United States due to airline restrictions.


Capture 4x the resolution of Full HD with this Sony FDR-AX100 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder. A 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor contributes to the cinematic image quality of this camcorder, which is approximately 8x larger than standard camcorders. The integrated ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens offers 12x optical zoom. The advanced BIONZ X image processer adds to the expert-level recording you can achieve with this palm-held camera.

You can either focus manually or choose autofocus using the on-camera dials and buttons provided. The Handycam offers Manual Focus Assist as well. A magnified display and a peaking display provide adjustments. The manual focus includes Movie Mode: x2/x4 and Photo Mode: x6.3/x12.6.

Features a black camcorder body.

Sensor & Image Processor

The Sony FDR-AX100 includes 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor. The light-receiving area of this sensor is approximately 4.9 times larger than current sensors to produce image clarity, reduce noise, and enable extraordinary background defocusing. 

The evolved BIONZ X image processing engine achieves more lifelike images. It enables the addition of new features to take advantage of faster processing.

Integrated ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens

This Handycam features a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens which is fine-tuned for 4K video. It is ideal for capturing grand landcapes and provides up to 12x optical zoom. It features a 7-bladed iris for beautiful bokeh, a F2.8-F4.5 aperture, and a 12x optical zoom. It also features up to a 24x Clear Image Zoom in HD and 18x in 4K.

NOTE: The Clear Image Zoom specs are only applicable during SteadyShot in Active or Intelligent Active modes.

Intuitive Controls

Lens Ring -Toggle between zoom or focus mode to enable smooth, natural adjustment of settings

Integrated 5.1ch Dolby Surround Sound - 5.1ch surround sound recording capability records professional-quality sound

Manual Controls - On the side of the camera body you will find manual dial and buttons to swifly and quickly adjust Iris/Aperture, GAIN/ISO, and shutter speed

Built-in ND Filters - (4) graduated neutral density filters control light entering the les so you can produce beautiful bokeh, even in sunny conditions. Includes: Off, 1/4, 1/6, 1/64

Tru-Finder OLED Viewfinder - See your shot accurately, even in sunlight, with this advanced high dynamic range viewfinder

NOTE: 5.1ch Dolby Surround Sound is supported in AVCHD format. PCM recording is supported in XAVC S format.

Capture AVCHD to Shoot Cinematically

Not only is Dolby Surround Sound supported on this Handycam in AVCHD, but you can capture cinematic imagery as well. With Full 1080 HD @ 50p or 24p, you can make the aesthetic choice to capture film-like motion in your videos.

The XAVC S Advantage

This Handycam offers support for HD high bit-rate recording. Adapted from the most popular professional format, XAVC S is the consumer standard for recording 4K/HD movies. With support up to HD 50Mbps you can record high-resolution movies during action-packed shots.

LCD Display with Touch Panel

A 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD Display (921K) with 16:9 ratio offers a touch panel and a brightness control. It includes the ability to adjust the angle of the display with an up to 90-degree flip out screen.

Storage Media

The Sony FDR-AX100 accepts SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards in Class 4 or higher. Check out the technical specs for further details.

Recording Formats

You can record:

  • XAVC S format MPEG4-AVC/H254
  • AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible
  • MP4 format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Video Resolutions

XAVC S 4K (3840 x 2160) - @ approx. 100Mbps - 30p, 24p

XAVC S HD (1920 x 1080) [email protected] approx. 50Mbps - 60p, 30p, 24p

AVCHD (1920 x 1080) - 60p (PS), 24p (FX, FH), 

AVCHD (1440 x 1080) - 60i (HQ, LP)

MP4 (1280 x 720) - 30p

Other Features

WiFi - This Handycam is WiFi compatible (IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band). It also includes NFC. 

NP-FV70 Rechargeable Battery Pack - Lithium-Ion/Li-Ion, 1960 mAh, 6.8 to 8.5 V DC

Playback Options - Fast Playback, Slow Playback, Trimming Playback, Slide Show (for still images) and Highlight Move Maker.

Watch Footage on your HD TV - Enjoy super-sampled Full HD playback on your HD TV, which uses the surplus of 4K data to automatically down-convert 4K footage to Full HD. To crop a 4K image to Full HD, simply trace your finger on the camcorder's LCD screen to define the area.

What's in the Box

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty for Parts, 90-Days for labor
  • Operating Guide
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • CR2025 Battery for Remote Commander
  • RMT-835 Remote Commander
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • Micro HDMI Cable
  • Power Cord
  • AC-L200 AC Adapter
  • NP-FV70 Rechargeable Battery Pack - 1960 mAh, 6.8 to 8.5 V DC
  • Sony FDR-AX100 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder


Key Highlights

  • ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Records XAVC S or AVCHD video
  • Captures MP4 stills
  • Bionz X Processor
  • 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Includes WiFi & NFC connectivity

Camera Lens System

ND Filter:
Integrated - Graduated - OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64


Output Connector/Port:
1 x HDMI - D Micro
1 x Composite
1 x USB - 2.0
1 x Headphone Jack - 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo
Input Connector/Port:
1 x Multi-Interface Shoe
1 x Microphone Jack - 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo

Lens Characteristics

Prime or Zoom:
Zoom - 12x Optical Zoom, 18x Clear Image Zoom (4K), 24x Clear Image Zoom (HD) only when set to SteadyShot with Active or Intelligent Active modes set.
Blade Count:
Filter Thread Size:
62mm - (approx. 2.44")
Zoom Range:
Aperture Range:
Minimum Focus Distance:
Approx. 100 cm (Tele)
Approx. 13/32" (Wide)
Approx. 1 cm (Wide)


Power Input:
Battery Pack - (included)
AC - Adapter (included)


Recording Format:
AVCHD - (1920 x 1080) - 60p (PS), 24p (FX, FH) - VIDEO
XAVC S - HD (1920 x 1080) @ 50Mbps - 60p, 30p, 24p - VIDEO
MP4 - (1280 x 720) - 30p - VIDEO
MPEG-4 - Linear PCM 2ch 48kHz/16bit (XAVC S 4K only) - AUDIO
Dolby Digital - 5.1 Creator (AVCHD only) - AUDIO
Dolby Stereo Creator - (AVCHD only) - AUDIO
JPEG - (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline-compliant) - STILL

Recording / Media

Recording Format:
MP4 - MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 - PHOTO
AVCHD - format ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 - VIDEO

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Size:
1" (1.0-type)
Sensor Type:


EVF Screen Type:
OLED - 0.39 type (1.0 cm)/Color 1,440,000 dots equivalent


Media Cards:
SD - Class 4 or higher
SDHC - Class 4 or higher
SDXC - Class 4 or higher
Camera Options:
Camera with a Lens
Camera Features:
4 x ND Filter Built-In
Headphone Jack
Face Detection
Includes a Lens
Image Stabilization - with Optical SteadyShot in Active Mode (Wide to Tele)
On-Camera Controls
White Balance - Modes: Auto, Onepush, Outdoor, Indoor, WB Temp (Kelvin Temp)
LCD / Monitor - Integrated with flip-out. Opening Angle: 90°. Turning Angle: 270°
Focus Assist
Grid - on LCD (Same as Guide Frame)
Integrated Speaker - Monaural
EVF - Included
Imaging Processor:
Portuguese - (Brazilian)
French - (Canadian)
Shutter/Camera Mode:
Auto Control Range - 1/8–1/10000
Manual Iris Control (Photo Mode) - 1/60–1/10000
Manual Shutter - 1/8–1/10000
Smooth Slow - 1/250–1/10000
Standard - 1/60–1/10000
Autofocus Notes:
Focus Area - Full range Focus/Spot Focus
Focus Mode - Auto/Manual (Touch Panel/Dial)
Focus Type - Contrast AF
Manual Focus Assist - Magnified display for precise manual focus (Movie Mode: x2/x4, Photo mode: x6.3/x12.6), Peaking Display
Exposure Mode:
Auto, Flexible Spot (Touch Panel), Manual (Dial/Menu)
Exposure Compensation - AE Shift (Dial/Touch Panel)
Metering Modes - Multi-segment/Spot
Camera Autofocus:


6.7 in
5.5 in
9.6 in
3.55 lb
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