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Sony FDR-AX40 Camcorder

8.57MP 1/2 610g May 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony has good camcorder reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI

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Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

On average Sony medium total megapixels camcorders have good reviews compared to other brands as do all video cameras built by Sony.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The FDR-AX40 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other latest medium total megapixels camcorders.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the FDR-AX40 range from 350mm to 540mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 460mm. When compared to other newly released similar spec video cameras, the FDR-AX40's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 536 millimeters is one of the longest.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The FDR-AX40 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out in the last year. The optical zooms of video cameras that were launched around the same time as the FDR-AX40 range from 20x to 40x.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of latest comparable spec video cameras range from 3.7 to 6.3, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9. The FDR-AX40 has a fairly low maximum aperture number (only 3.8) compared to most of the other new medium total megapixels camcorders.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 250 times zoom factor, the FDR-AX40 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other latest camcorders.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The FDR-AX40 supports HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for the last year also support HDMI.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other latest medium total megapixels camcorders, the FDR-AX40 is Full HD.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sony FDR-AX40 supports a higher video resolution than most medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched in the last year. This video camera supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions, whereas most medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. In addition, this Sony camcorder support a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This video camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec camcorders that were launched in the last year.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of video camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

This video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 3840×2160| 1920x1080| 1440 x 1080| 1280x720, which is the most frequently supported still image resolution(s) on video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The FDR-AX40 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's 18% less maximum image resolution than the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 3680 x 2760 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst maximum image resolution amongst all latest similar spec video cameras.

The best maximum image resolution amongst similar types of camcorder is 6016 x 3384 pixels.

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Other Features

Not Waterproof

The FDR-AX40 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other new medium total megapixels camcorders are also not waterproof.

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Other

Released Twelve Months Ago

Sony released the FDR-AX40 twelve months ago.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the FDR-AX40 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other new video cameras.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 610 grams, the FDR-AX40 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras that came out in the last year.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.5" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders that have been on the market for the last year.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony fdrax40tic, sony fdrax40bc
Barcodes 04548736021242, 04548736021259

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