Inputs and Outputs Notes
4K Digital Camcorder: The FDR-AX100 is the latest 4K
consumer camcorder from Sony. With four times the resolution of Full HD, you can record
breathtaking video and audio with professional results. Ultra High Definition/4K
content can be played back on a 4K TV in full resolution (3840 x 2160), or, by
changing the HDMI output setting, in Full High Definition (1920 x 1080) on an
3.5" LCD Screen:
The FDR-AX100 features a 16:9
wide-screen 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD monitor. The high resolution 921,600-dot LCD screen
can swing out 180 degrees, and rotate up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles.
provides sharp and detailed images for monitoring or playback. The screen
automatically switches to Mirror mode
when the screen is rotated 180 degrees (for self-recording), but the image will
still be normal when recorded.
0.39" Color OLED Viewfinder: The FDR-AX100 also
features an adjustable 0.39" wide-screen color OLED viewfinder (1,440,000 dots)
that lets you record and review video and still images when the LCD display is
closed or in Mirror mode. The viewfinder can be pulled out to turn the camcorder
on, and angled up to 45° if desired. The camcorder turns off when the viewfinder
is pushed back in.
Recording Media: The AX100 records Ultra High Definition and
High Definition video in the XAVC S format onto SDXC memory cards only (Class 10
or faster). If recording images in formats other than XAVC S, you can use SD,
SDHC, and SDXC memory cards (Class 4 or faster), as well as Memory Stick PRO Duo
(Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, and Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media. It is
recommended that the memory card be formatted inside the camcorder prior to use.
Optics: The FDR-AX100 has a Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T*
(T-star) wide-angle lens with a
12x optical zoom and a focal length of 9.3-111.6mm (35mm equivalent: 29-348mm
for photos and movies).
The maximum aperture range is F2.8-F4.5. The minimum focus distance is
approximately 3.9" (1 cm) in wide angle and 39.37" (100 cm) in telephoto. A
large lens hood is included to prevent stray light from entering the lens and
causing lens flare. The camcorder has a powered
zoom mechanism with a zoom lever on the right side. The lens also has a manual
Image Sensor: The camcorder has a full 1" (13.2mm x
back-illuminated Exmor-R CMOS
sensor with 20-million total recording pixels and 14.2-million effective pixels
for video and still image recording.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The AX100 has built-in Wi-Fi, enabling you
to connect the camcorder wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet, computer, or
TV. You can load the PlayMemories Mobile app (available for Android on Google
Play or for iOS devices from the App Store) on your smartphone or tablet and
turn your device into a remote control/viewing device. You can also transfer
your MP4 movies and photos to your mobile device wirelessly for instant sharing.
When the camcorder is connected to your network, you can back up your files to
your computer, or watch your videos and photos on your connected TV.
Near-Field Communication (NFC): For Android devices that
support NFC, you can wirelessly connect the camcorder via NFC One-Touch
Connection. By touching the camcorder to the device at the "N" logo near the
hand strap, the wireless connection is made. The PlayMemories Mobile app will
start up on the device within a second or two.
Multi Interface Shoe: The AX100 has a top-mounted Multi
Interface Shoe for mounting a variety of optional accessories, such as video
lights (HVL-LEIR1) or external microphones (ECM-XYST1M).
Wireless Remote Commander: The camcorder includes the
RMT-835 Wireless Remote Commander, which can operate the camcorder's record and
playback functions from a distance.
Video Recording: The Sony FDR-AX100 4K camcorder records Ultra High Definition
and High Definition movies in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 XAVC S format. Audio is recorded in 2-channel
Linear PCM (48 kHz, 16-bit). High Definition movies can also be recorded in
AVCHD format with Dolby Digital 2ch/5.1ch or MP4 with AAC audio. You can choose from the following recording format options:
- XAVC S:
- 3840 x 2160 / 30P, 24P
- 1920 x 1080 / 60P, 30P, 24P
- 1920 x 1080 / 60P (PS), 24P (FX, FH)
- 1440 x 1080 / 60i (HQ, LP)
- MP4: 1280 x 720 / 30P
Dual Video Recording Mode: This mode allows you to record an
XAVC S movie and an MP4 movie simultaneously, or record an AVCHD movie and an
MP4 movie simultaneously. The MP4 movie can easily be transferred to a
smartphone or tablet for sharing or uploading to social media websites.
Still Image Recording: In addition to video, you can record
JPEG still images on the camcorder. You can set the unit to the Still Image mode
or capture a still image while still in Movie mode. The still image recording
- Still Image Mode:
- 16:9: 20M (5968 x 3352), 14.2M (5024 x 2824), 2.1M
(1920 x 1080)
- 4:3: 15M (4464 x 3352), 10.6M (3760 x 2824), VGA
(640 x 480)
- Movie Mode: 14.2M (5024 x 2824), 2.1M (1920 x 1080)
Recording Time: The following indicates the estimated
amount of recording time for 4K and HD movies on a 64 GB SDXC memory card:
- XAVC S:
- 4K: 2 hours 10 minutes
- HD: 2 hours 35 minutes
- 60P PS: 5 hours 5 minutes
- FX: 6 hours
- FH: 8 hours 10 minutes
- HQ: 14 hours 25 minutes
- LP: 24 hours 50 minutes
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization: The camcorder is
equipped with SteadyShot image stabilization technology, compensating for camera
shake, to give you smoother video or blur-free still images when recording in
low light or when zoomed in to a distant object. For movies, you can select
standard or active SteadyShot. For still images, you can select On or Off.
Auto/Manual Focus: The Sony FDR-AX100 allows you to choose
between Auto Focus or Manual Focus. To focus manually, you can set the focus
switch to "manual" and rotate the focus ring around the lens. You can
temporarily use auto focus temporarily, even in Manual mode, by pressing the
Push Auto button. The Focus Magnifier function will magnify the center of the
screen by approximately 2 times to allow you to confirm the focus.
Manual Adjustment Dial: The camcorder offers manual
adjustment to exposure parameters using the programmable manual dial, located
under the lens. By default, the Iris (aperture), gain (ISO), shutter speed, and
exposure are set automatically. You can, however, adjust each manually by
selecting the respective setting and turn the manual dial. While one setting is
being adjusted, the others remain under automatic control.
ND Filter: You can use the ND (neutral density) filter
function when the subject is too bright. You can choose one of four positions to
reduce the light intensity to 1/4", 1/16, 1/64, or turn off the ND filter.
InfoLithium Battery: This unit comes with an NP-FV70 InfoLithium
(Lithium-ion) battery (6.8V, 1960mAh, 13Wh). The
InfoLithium system exchanges data about its actual power consumption with the
camcorder for a more accurate estimate of recording time available. With a
fully-charged battery, you can expect approximately 135 minutes of continuous
recording time, and 65 minutes of typical recording time. Playback time is
estimated at 180 minutes.
Charging: You can charge the NP-FV70 battery in the
camcorder using the
supplied ACL-200D AC adapter. The battery charges in approximately 205 minutes
using the AC adapter, or 555 minutes via USB.
Inputs and Outputs
Micro HDMI: The camcorder has a Micro HDMI (Type D) output
jack for connecting to a HDTV. The HDMI resolution can be set to Auto,
2160p/1080p, 1080p, 1080i, and 720p. With CTRL for HDMI activated, you can
control some functions of the camcorder with the connected TV's remote control.
A 40" Micro HDMI-to-HDMI cable is included.
Built-in USB: The camcorder has a built-in male USB Type A
plug and a 40" USB extension cable (Type A USB female-to-Type A USB male) for
connecting to a PC. Connecting to a PC via USB allows you to download still
images and video files on the memory card. You can edit and save your video
files onto your computer, then make DVDs of them using the downloadable
PlayMemories Home software. You can also charge the camcorder via USB when
connected to a computer.
Multi/Micro USB Terminal: This Micro USB connector can be
used to connect an optional AV cable (VMC-15MR2) to play movies on a
non-HDMI-equipped TV. The terminal is also compatible with some Micro USB
devices, such as the RDP-CA2 portable camcorder speaker, or an external media
Microphone Input: The camcorder features a 3.5mm microphone
input for adding an external microphone.
Headphone Output: The camcorder features a 3.5mm minijack
headphone output for connecting a pair of headphones for listening to
DC In Jack: The DC In Jack is for use with the supplied
ACL-200D AC adapter and charger.
PlayMemories Home: The Sony FDR-AX100 has no built-in software
for importing images and video from the camcorder to your computer. Instead, the
PlayMemories Home software can be downloaded directly to your computer via the
Internet (URLs for Windows and Mac are provided in the supplied Operating
Guide). With PlayMemories Home, you can:
- Easily organize your videos and play them back instantly
- Manage and play back content easily using Calendar View
- Upload to online services simply and easily, including Facebook and
Compatible Operating Systems: PlayMemories Home is
compatible with the following Windows Operating Systems: Windows 8/8.1, Windows
7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows XP (SP3)(32-bit version), and Mac OS X