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Sony FDR-AX1

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Sony FDR-AX1

$4,498.00
Sony FDR-AX1
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A high image quality and classic 20x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with good features but representing only moderate value for money
20x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 18.9MP 1" Oct 2013
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Sony FDR-AX1 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony FDR-AX1 number 134 across all camcorders.
97
Reviews
4 Reviews
61
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 93%.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This Sony camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Heavier than average
Higher than average minimum aperture number

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Sony FDR-AX1 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $4,498.00 it is in the most expensive 7% of video cameras.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony FDR-AX1 of £3,446.40 ($3,446.40) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $1,051.60.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the FDR-AX1 of 18.9MP is in the biggest 6% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The FDR-AX1 has a maximum maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most common resolution. This video camera also has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The resolution of all video cameras ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the FDR-AX1 of 2.4kg is in the heaviest 4% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The weights of video cameras range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Sony FDR-AX1 of 0.435" is larger than 78% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The optical sensor sizes of camcorders range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".

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Average Optical Zoom

The FDR-AX1's optical zoom of 20x is relatively standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 60% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FDR-AX1 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony FDR-AX1 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

Camcorders have display diagonals of between 1.3" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The display diagonal of the FDR-AX1 of 3.5" is in the largest 12% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The FDR-AX1 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the FDR-AX1 of 3.4 is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is higher than 90% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Across all the camcorders the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony FDR-AX1 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the FDR-AX1 of only 1.6 is very low compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Across all the camcorders the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Sony FDR-AX1 does not have a touchscreen. 59% of camcorders also do not have a touchscreen.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the FDR-AX1 of 8.3MP is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 18% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras range from 0.41MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony fdrax1k2

Barcodes:

00027242865129, 00616320840648, 00617689595262, 04905524922455, 05013493241190, 05054230926680

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