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Sony FDR-AX100 Review
In the last couple of years, manufacturers in the media indstruy have tried to keep up with the emerging technologies and it seems some of them are doing pretty well. In a world where everyone can capture HD content on their portable devices such as smartphones and tablets, the huge cameras are quickly becoming ‘useless' (well, not really for the enthusiast) and that's why Sony had to introduce the Sony FDR-AX100 camcorder.
2014 was the year of UHD popularly known as 4K and from TVs to smartphones. The manufacturers were doing what they would to get something on the market. Sony as always had a sneaky way to go about it and so they introduced the 4K Sony FDR-AX100 camcorder. Ultra High Definition (4K) is here and probably not going anywhere soon and so you will feel the urge to have one of these new babies. Although not cut out for the professional, it would be na•ve to ignore the Sony FDR-AX100 especially if you are always on the move.
I won't go over the specs sheet for you again so I will just highlight what this beast can do and why you need it. First of all, its design is something that will catch your eye. It's a designed to look like the older generation camcorders and it's pretty light. All the controls are easily accessible and the metal frame covered with plastic will make you feel no pinch spending extra for this beauty. So aesthetics and ergonomics; check.
Let's focus on the real deal; where Sony wants you to spend the money. Of course it's the ability to shoot 4K. Although this is the selling point, it also capable of shooting in HD and lower resolutions as well. What's even better you can shoot HD and 4K video simultaneously so you won't have any problem during post production. The 4K video quality output is superb and there's basically nothing to complain about. If you are looking for a portable 4K shooter, then Sony got you sorted. Of course Sony know how to handle their business when it comes to the lens department and so we won't be dwelling much on that.
All in all, this is a great 4K camcorder especially for travelers. It might not be as light as you would expect, but probably lighter than other professional cameras on the market today. If you are in the market for the best quality so far, then shooting in 4K should be out of the question. This means that you have something portable to capture those moments when on vacation or while travelling.
Pro videographers and photographers are always looking for a compact camera that offers the same adjustability and performance as bigger pro cameras and you won't get a better choice than the Sony FDR-AX100 if you are looking for 4K content. However, seeing that 4K content isn't that popular, it isn't a necessity right now to get one of these if the budget doesn't allow. But if you want the best 4K camcorder right now, then, the Sony FDR-AX100 would be a perfect choice.
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- The Sony FDR-AX100 is manufactured by Sony and was added in December 2014 in the Digital Camcorders section
- This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5
- The best price of the Sony FDR-AX100 in Canada is $1,404.00 at S World Electronics
- You can compare prices for the Sony FDR-AX100 and save up to 23% or $411.00
- In Canada this product is available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau
- You can find this product at Best Buy, B&H Photo, S World Electronics