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Sony FDRAX40TI

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Sony FDRAX40TI

$1,179.55
$903.30 $276 cheaper than 8 days ago
Sony FDR-AX40
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A good spec but only average value for money 20x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera
20x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 8.57MP 1" May 2016
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Sony FDR-AX40 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony FDR-AX40 number 155 across all camcorders.
67
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

At over a year old this camcorder is slightly out of date, and newer camcorders with more up to date technology are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has an image stabilizer
Super-sampled full HD playback on non-4k TV or device
See times change with 4k time-lapse movies
Special effects add impact to movies
Fun of using handycam continues even after shooting is done, as you refine, transform and edit the footage into a movie to remem
More fun, start to finish
Capture real-life sound
Fast intelligent AF speeds up smartly
Focus with stunning speed
Less image shake within a broad zoom range
Short movie below shows the camera shake compensation effects of balanced optical steadyshot (right) and optical image stabilisation (left), respectiv
Extra-steady shooting on the move
Trimming playback trims movie frame on TV at a touch
The wonder of high-bitrate 4k and HD
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
New exmor R CMOS sensor for 4k
New ZEISS 20x zoom 4k-compatible lens
The brilliant true-to-life quality of 4k
Have fun during and after shooting
High-quality sound recording
Fast intelligent autofocus (af)
Balanced optical steadyshot
The keys to extraordinary image quality
Friendly features for fascinating movies
Advanced features for editing like a pro
Higher than average minimum aperture number
Heavier than average

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Sony FDR-AX40 Video Reviews

Sony FDR-AX40 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $903.30 it is in the most expensive 33% of video cameras.

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Features

Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the FDR-AX40 of 8.57MP is relatively standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 63% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the FDR-AX40 of 0.4" is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 65% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony FDR-AX40's optical zoom of 20x is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 56% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest camcorder is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The weight of the Sony FDR-AX40 of 610g is heavier than 78% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the Sony FDR-AX40 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This Sony video camera also has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all camcorders the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FDR-AX40 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony FDR-AX40 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Average Digital Zoom

The FDR-AX40's digital zoom of 250x is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 63% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The FDR-AX40's display diagonal of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 39% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (image)

The Sony FDR-AX40's effective megapixels (image) of 8.29MP is in the highest 29% of all camcorders when ranked 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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Has a Built-In Microphone

The FDR-AX40 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The FDR-AX40 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 87% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Full HD

Full HD

The FDR-AX40 is Full HD. 70% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the FDR-AX40 of only 26.8mm is shorter than 87% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 10mm and 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 33mm.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The FDR-AX40 has a handheld remote control. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Microphone in

The FDR-AX40 has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

Camcorders have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The minimum aperture number of the FDR-AX40 of 2 is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 30% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Wi-Fi

The FDR-AX40 features wi-Fi, unlike 76% of video cameras which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Sony FDR-AX40 has a built-in flash, unlike 86% of camcorders which do not have a built-in flash.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The FDR-AX40's effective megapixels (movie) of 8.29MP is in the highest 19% 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony fdrax40tic, sony fdrax40bc

Barcodes:

04548736021242, 04548736021259

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