Sony unveils 4K consumer camcorder

Latest Handycam said to be 75% smaller and 66% lighter than predecessor

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Sony unveils 4K consumer camcorder The new FDR-AX100E camcorder makes it easy for one-handed use and portability.
By  Manda Banda Published  June 30, 2014

Consumer electronics major Sony Middle East has launched a new 4K Handycam, the FDR-AX100E.

According to the company, the new camcorder is said to be 75% smaller and 66% lighter than the previous FDR-AX1E model, making it easy for one-handed use and portability.

The vendor said the latest AX100E is ideal for user who wish to capture and enjoy their special memories on their 4K BRAVIA TV in the highest possible resolution.

Sony said the FDR-AX100E is the first 4K Handycam in its range of consumer camcorders that features the 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor that is far larger than the sensor in normal consumer video cameras. With functionality to capture 4K Ultra HD images (3840 x 2160 pixels), and four times the detail of full HD, the Exmor R CMOS sensor also allows "bokeh" background blur effects even when shooting outdoors in sunny conditions.

The pairing of the 4K sensor with the powerful processor enables area-specific noise reduction and detail reproduction technology for incredibly vivid and lifelike footage, said Sony in statement.

The camcorder's advanced Cinematone Gamma/colour function, progressive 25p recording gives a rich look to footage.

The camcorder uses a newly-developed ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens which works in harmony with the large 1.0-type sensor and the BIONZ X processor assuring flawless movies and still images.

In addition, the video camera comes with dual video recording, a feature that lets users to simultaneously record in two formats capturing footage in XAVC S or AVCHD. In addition, a more compact lower-resolution copy of the footage can be recorded in MP4 format.

The camcorder allows any NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet to wirelessly transfer MP4 clips from the AX100E for quick online sharing.

Sony's latest offering can capture high speed action in HD quality (1280 x 720) and enjoy footage edited on a PC in silk-smooth slow motion just like a TV action replay.

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