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Sony FDR-AX1

$4,498.00
A classic 18.9 megapixel 1 video camera with good features
18.9MP 1/2.3" Yes 2.4kg Sep 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony FDR-AX1 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Sony FDR-AX1 number 93 across all camcorders.
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Why Has it Scored 58?

It has terrific 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 camcorders 2017.
This Sony camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high effective megapixels (movie)
3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution
Only 1" optical sensor size
Quite low maximum aperture number

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Sony FDR-AX1 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $4,498.00 it is more expensive than 94% of video cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Sony FDR-AX1 of £3,449.00 ($3,449.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $1,049.00.

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Features

Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.41MP to 5,100,000MP. With an effective megapixels (movie) of 8.3 megapixels, the FDR-AX1 has a fairly high effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the FDR-AX1 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The FDR-AX1 has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most video cameras. Across all camcorders the maximum video resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3|1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of video cameras is 0.24", the largest is 11", and the average display diagonal is 3". At 3.5 inches, the FDR-AX1 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

The FDR-AX1 has a very low maximum aperture number (only 1.6) compared to most of the other camcorders. The lowest maximum aperture number of video cameras is 1.6 and the highest is 38.

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Fairly Big Total Megapixels

Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP. At 18.9 megapixels, the Sony FDR-AX1 has a quite big total megapixels compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Sony FDR-AX1 does not have a touchscreen, unlike most of the other camcorders which have a touchscreen.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The FDR-AX1 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FDR-AX1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of camcorders is 2.2. The Sony FDR-AX1 has a fairly high minimum aperture number (3.4) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The FDR-AX1 does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Heavy

At 2.4 kilograms, the FDR-AX1 is very heavy compared to most of the other camcorders. Video cameras have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony FDR-AX1 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras also are Full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony fdrax1k2

Barcodes:

00027242865129, 00616320840648, 00617689595262, 04905524922455, 05013493241190, 05054230926680

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