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Sony FDRAX100B

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Sony FDRAX100B

$449.99
Sony FDR-AX100
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A multi award winning and fully featured 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with an affordable price and a massive 1" optical sensor size
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 14.2MP 1" Jan 2014
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Sony XAV-AX100 Media Receiver with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Steering Wheel Interface and Back Up Camera
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Sony FDR-AX100/B 4K Video Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD (Black)
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Sony FDR-AX100/B 4K Video Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD W/ 64GB SDXC Card
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Sony FDR-AX100 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony FDR-AX100 number 106 across all camcorders.
96
Reviews
715 Reviews + 7 Awards
71
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Has an image stabilizer

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of $1,160.99 at Newegg UK 8 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

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Sony FDR-AX100 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $449.99 it is in the most expensive 29% of video cameras.

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony FDR-AX100 and the United States price of $449.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £649.99 ($649.99).

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the FDR-AX100 of 14.2MP is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 83% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average total megapixels of all video cameras is 7.8MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 50MP.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The weight of the FDR-AX100 of 790g is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 81% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The average optical sensor size of all camcorders is 0.37", with the smallest being 0.12" and the largest being 1.8". The FDR-AX100's optical sensor size of 1" is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 5% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the FDR-AX100 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This video camera also has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The worst resolution of all video cameras is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 6528 x 3672 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the FDR-AX100 of 12x is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 56% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FDR-AX100 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony FDR-AX100's digital zoom of 160x is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 48% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all video cameras is 3", with the smallest being 1.3" and the largest being 9". The FDR-AX100's display diagonal of 3.5" is larger than 90% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The FDR-AX100 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The FDR-AX100's effective megapixels (movie) of 14.2MP is very high compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 4% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.41MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The maximum aperture number of the FDR-AX100 of 4.5 is higher than 71% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The FDR-AX100 has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The FDR-AX100 has a built-in flash, unlike 86% of camcorders which do not have a built-in flash.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the FDR-AX100 of 2.8 is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 82% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The minimum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the FDR-AX100 of only 348mm is shorter than 84% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 58mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm.

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Full HD

Full HD

The FDR-AX100 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The FDR-AX100 has a handheld remote control. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Not Waterproof

Like most other video cameras, the FDR-AX100 is not waterproof. 91% of camcorders are not waterproof.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony FDR-AX100 features wi-Fi. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony FDR-AX100 has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of the FDR-AX100 of 20MP is very high compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 3% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The lowest effective megapixels (image) of camcorders is 0.46MP, the highest is 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The FDR-AX100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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