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#1 Drew

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:46 PM

Sony announced their first consumer 4k  camera @ CES 2014, the FDR-AX100 Handycam, which shoots UHD @ 30p in XAVC-S codec.  The 1" sensor (larger than the AX1's 1/ 2.3") is similar to the resolution and dimensions to the RX100 II cybershot camera.  The XAVC-S codec should be 100mbps and records to SDXC cards.  It does not have LANC but it seems to be controllable via wifi/NFC.  This will of course mean new electronic controls for those universal housings.  Specifications aren't laid down yet but the lens is a f2.8 with possibly 9.3-111.6mm focal length (approx 24mm-260mm) and will cost US$1999.99 when it ships in March 2014.  Very interesting entry level into 4k.

Product Specifications

 

  • Software
    • Operating System Compatibility : Windows XP SP3 /Windows Vista SP2 /Windows7 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment.
  • Advanced Features
    • Image Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
    • Wi-Fi : Built-In (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band)
    • NightShot® Infrared System : Yes
    • CinemaTone Gamma/Color : Yes
    • Intelligent Auto : Portrait / Baby / Walk / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light / Auto Wind Noise Reduction
    • x.v.Color™ : Yes
    • Audio Level Display : Yes
    • Assignable Dial : Yes (Exposure /AE Shift / WB Temp. / WB B-A / WB G-M Set)
    • Face Detection : Yes
    • Priority Setting (for Face Detection) : Auto/OFF
    • Smile Shutter™ technology : Dual Capture / Always On / Off
    • AGC Limit : Yes
    • Airplane Mode : Yes
    • Wi-Fi Functionality : Remote control with mobile device, send to smartphone, send to PC (with optional wi-fi accessory)
    • Tracking Focus : Yes
    • Premium Closer Voice : Yes
    • Golf Shot : Yes [AVCHD only]
    • My Voice Canceling : Yes
    • S-Master : Yes
    • Smooth Slow Rec : Yes [AVCHD only]
  • Camera
    • Camera Type : Prosumer 4K Camcorder with 1" sensor
  •  
    • Color : Black
  • Convenience Features
    • Manual / Auto Lens Cover : Lens Cap
    • S/S & Zoom button on LCD : Yes (Touch Panel)
    • Media/Battery Indicator : Yes(recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)
    • Still Image Playback Options : Slide Show
    • Picture Effects : Yes
    • Video Playback Options : Highlight Playback (AVDHD Movie Only); Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase); Hightlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
    • Remote Control : Yes
    • Self Timer : Yes
    • Power Save Mode : Yes
    • Red-Eye Reduction : Yes (On/Off)
    • Date / Time Stamp : Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
    • Erase/Protect : Yes / Yes
    • Built-in USB Cable : Yes (USB Charge Available)
    • Self Recording : Yes
    • Multiple Language Display : English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Spanish
    • Fader Effect(s) : White / Black
  • Drive System
    • Drive Mode : Photo Mode:Single-shot/Self-timer
  • Exposure System
    • Exposure Compensation : AE Shift (Dial/Touch Panel)
    • Exposure Settings : Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel); Manual (Dial / Menu)
    • Metering Modes : Multi-segment / Spot
    • Noise Reduction : Yes
    • White Balance Mode : Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor / WB Temp
    • Manual Iris Control : F2.8-F11
    • Auto Iris Control : F2.8-F11
    • Gain Control : Auto/Manual
    • LOW LUX Mode : Yes
    • Backlight Compensation : Yes (Auto)
    • WB Shift : Yes(G7-M7 15steps, A7-B7 15steps)
    • Manual Exposure Assist : Zebra Pattern Display
  • Focus Control
    • Focus Features : Tracking Focus
    • Manual Focus Assist : Magnified display for precise manual focus; Peaking Display, Tracking Focus
    • Focus Area : Full range Focus / Spot Focus
    • AF Modes : Auto / Manual (Touch Panel / Dial)
    • Focus System : Contrast AF
  • Imaging Sensor
    • Pixel Gross : Approx.20.9M pixels
    • Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
    • Imaging Sensor : 1" (13.2mm x 8.8mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
    • Processor : BIONZ® X image processor
  • Interface
    • NFC : Yes
    • HDMI Terminal : Yes (HDMI micro)
    • DC IN : Yes
    • Memory Card Slot : SDXC Memory Card(Class 10) [XAVC S]; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2);Memory Stick XC-HG Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2); SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
    • HD Output : HDMI Out (micro)(supplied)
    • Wi-Fi : Yes
    • Accessory Shoe : Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)
    • SD Output : Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))
    • PhotoTV HD : Yes
    • Direct Copy : Yes [AVCHD only]
    • USB Port(s) : TypeA (built-in) / USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
    • BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes
    • Headphone Jack : Stereo Minijack
    • Microphone Input : Stereo Minijack
  • LCD Display
    • LCD Type : 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD™ display(921K) (16:9) touch screen
    • Coverage : 100%
    • Angle Adjustment : Opening Angle: max.90 deg., Turning Angle: max.270 deg.
    • Brightness Control : Yes (Menu)
    • Grid Display : Grid Line
  • Optics/Lens
    • Optical Zoom : 12x
    • Direct Manual Focus : Yes
    • Lens Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
    • Minimum Focus Distance : Approx.1cm(Wide),Approx.100cm(Tele)
    • Lens Type : Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T*
    • Aperture : F2.8-F4.5
    • Aperture Blade : 7 blades
    • Digital Zoom : 160x
    • Filter Diameter : 62mm
    • ND Filter : OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
    • Clear Image Zoom : 4K: 18x; HD: 24x
  • Power
    • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
    • Power Requirements : 6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 5.0V (AC Adapter)
  • Recording
    • Video Resolution : XAVC-S 4K : 3840×2160/30P, 24P; XAVC-S HD : 1920x1080/60P, 30P, 24P;AVCHD:1920x1080/60p(PS),24p(FX,FH),60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP); MP4: 1280x720 30p
    • Audio Format : MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit) [XAVC S 4K only]; Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator [AVCHD only]; Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator [AVCHD only]
    • Video Mode : XAVC-S: MPEG4-AVC/H264; AVCHD ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    • Still Image Size 16:9 : Movie Mode: 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 2824); Photo Mode: 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 28242)
    • Still Image Mode : JPEG
    • Media Type : SDXC Memory Card(Class 10) [XAVC S]; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2);Memory Stick XC-HG Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2); SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
    • Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 20.0 megapixels
    • Still Image Size 4:3 : Photo Mode: 15.0 megapixels 4:3 (4464 x 3352)
    • Video Actual (Pixel) : Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9)
    • Video Signal : HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
    • Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoroal Speaker
    • Photo Capture from Movie : 2.1megapixels16:9 (1920×1080)
    • Dual Record : Yes
    • Mic Level Control : Yes (31steps)
    • Still Image File Format : DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
    • Wind Noise Reduction : Yes (On/off)
    • Dual Video Recording : Yes

 

 

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#2 peterbkk

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:45 AM

Be interesting to see if it inherits Sony's crappy colour processor that doesn't work well in an all blue-green world...

 

Regards

Peter

 

PS. Meanwhile, Moody's Cuts Sony Bond Rating to 'Junk'  

 

http://online.wsj.co...1281768972.html

 

That's punishment for not looking after underwater videographers better lately...







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