4K HDR Video Recording
1"-Type Stacked CMOS Sensor
BIONZ X Image Processor
273-Point Phase Detection Autofocus
Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Lens
12x Optical Zoom & 18x Clear Image Zoom
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
0.39" OLED EVF / 3.5" XtraFine LCD
High-Speed 120 fps Recording
S-Log & S-Gamut Picture Profiles
High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology puts a visual revolution on display by revealing far wider ranges of colour and brightness, fully realising the exceptional quality of high-resolution 4K images. Moreover, with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) recording capability, the FDR-AX700 makes it easy to immediately enjoy, without extra processing, HDR images, simply by connecting the camera to an HLG-compatible Sony TV via a USB cable.
The XAVC S format20 is used for 4K and HD recording. High bitrates of up to 100Mbps for 4K, and 50Mbps for full-HD recording ensure beautifully detailed movies with minimal compression noise. Since 100Mbps recording is possible even at the highest rate of 120fps in Full HD, high-quality slow-motion sequences can be created during post-processing.
A large 14.2-megapixel (effective) 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor delivers beautiful background bokeh defocus effects and superior sensitivity for capturing high-quality images with less noise, even under dark or bright conditions. This sensor integrates up to 273 phase-detection AF points that densely cover approx. 84% of the image area, for precise tracking of subjects throughout the shooting frame.
Custom ZEISS optics are fine-tuned to deliver the full beauty of 4K, with pin-sharp detail to every corner, thanks to the use of both advanced aspherical (AA) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements. The 29mm wide-angle means grand landscapes can be captured, or you can get a closer view with up to 12x optical and 24x Clear Image zoom.
The enhanced BIONZ X image processing engine is optimised for faster processing, to drive focusing speeds, stunning 4K HDR (HLG)19 capture, and incredible slow-motion recording at up to 960(NTSC)/1000(PAL)fps.
Up to 273 phase-detection AF points cover approx. 84% of the entire image area. This makes AF coverage widespread and dense enough to quickly capture subjects, such as fast-moving ones that are otherwise difficult to focus on.
The 2359 dots OLED Tru-Finder reproduces images with extraordinary precision and accurate colour. This high-contrast electronic viewfinder (EVF) lets you confidently, easily monitor composition, shooting and playback of footage even in bright sunlight.
Built-in ND filters
Choose among Clear, 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 Neutral Density filters to adjust the light level entering the lens. This gives video makers the freedom to precisely control shutter speed and aperture for greater creative possibilities. In conjunction with the camcorder’s large image sensor, it allows creation of beautifully smooth bokeh background defocus effects without increasing shutter speed, even if you’re shooting outdoors in sunny conditions.
The manual dial and buttons on the side of the body allow swift, easy adjustment of IRIS (aperture), GAIN/ISO and shutter speed.
Dual slots for SD card and SD card/Memory Stick™ support both simultaneous and relay recording. Use Relay mode where long recording sessions need to span across both cards or, for critical recordings, the simultaneous recording mode provides a backup, for improved flexibility in client and production workflows.
|Sensor||1-Chip 1" CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||14.2 MP (16:9 Video)
14.2 MP (16:9 Photo)
12 MP (3:2 Photo)
|Focal Length||9.3 to 111.6mm|
|35mm-Equivalent Focal Length||29 to 348 at 16:9 (Video/Photo)
32.8 to 393.6 at 3:2 (Photo)
|Maximum Aperture||f/2.8 - f/4.5|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||0.4" / 1.0 cm|
Clear Image Zoom: 18x 4K
Clear Image Zoom: 24x (in HD)
|Filter Size||62 mm|
|Built-In ND Filters||Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64|
|Recording Media||1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Video Format||3840 x 2160 at 24/25/30 fps (100, 60 Mb/s XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 100/120 fps (100, 60 Mb/s XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (50, 16 Mb/s XAVC S)
1280 x 720 at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (9 Mb/s XAVC S)
640 x 360 at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (3 Mb/s XAVC S)
1920 x 1080i at 50/60 fps (24, 17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1440 x 1080i at 50/60 fps (5 Mb/s AVCHD)
|Still Image Resolution||JPEG: 14.2 Megapixel, 5042 x 2824 (16:9)
JPEG: 12 Megapixel, 4240 x 2824 (3:2)
Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital AC3
|Screen Resolution||1,555,000 Dots|
|Rotation||Opening Angle: 90°
Turning Angle: 270°
|EVF Resolution||2,359,296 Dots|
|Shutter Speed||1/8 - 1/10000 Second (Video)|
|Exposure Metering||Multi, Spot|
|Remote Control||RMT-835 (Included)|
|Scene Modes||Preset: Yes|
|White Balance Modes||Auto
|Built-In Light/Flash||Light - No
Flash - No
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)|
|Accessory Shoe||1 x Multi Interface Shoe|
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Microphone
1 x LANC Terminal
1 x Composite Video (Requires separately available cable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone
1 x HDMI Type A
|Battery||Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack|
|Charging Method||AC Adapter|
|Charging Time||2.8 Hours|
|Power Consumption||In LCD Operation: 5.1 W
In Viewfinder Operation: 4.8 W
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||4.6 x 3.5 x 7.7" / 116.0 x 89.5 x 196.5 mm (Body Only)|
|Weight||2.06 lb / 935 g (With Eyecup and Lens Hood)|