AX1 4K Professional Handycam®


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New software is now available.

Power up your camera with extra features. This update adds: copying clips to USB external storage media, displaying data codes while playing AVCHD format clips, compatibility of AVCHD format clips with PlayMemories Home™.

Your story. In 4K detail.

Introducing the peerless FDR-AX1 Handycam® with professional-caliber XLR mic input and unparalleled image quality. Breaking ground by incorporating new-paradigm 4K/60p video recording and output in an incredibly user-friendly form. Ready to capture the imaginations and eyes of even the most discerning videographers.

Record in 4K

Record in 4K

Capture video with four times the detail of Full HD.

For brighter, clearer shots

1/2.3 inch back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor

G Lens

Powerful G Lens

The G Lens has low-dispersion glass for faithful image results.

4K images open your eyes to a new era of excitement

Experience a new dimension of definition with four times the image quality of Full HD.

See the detail

Other camcorders support formats from SD to Full HD. The FDR-AX1 supports 4K (3840 x 2160), the format that delivers about four times the resolution of Full HD.

XAVC S 4K format

Advancing to the next world of 4K (3840 x 2160) recording

4K/60p recording

4K viewing

4K/60p recording far surpasses Full HD.



Movies are recorded in XAVC S – a format based on 4K professional quality.

XQD™ memory card

XQD card

XQD™ memory cards let you shoot and watch 4K video at high speed.

See 4K in action

4K in action

With four times the detail of Full HD, 4K brings you a picture that’s full of life. If you’re shooting a moving object, your footage remains smooth, precise, and true to life.

Watch your movies on the big screen

Experiment with and explore your movies using the manual controls. Take charge of the exposure, shutter speed, and aperture.

Fine-tune every element

The FDR-AX1 Handycam® has a professional-grade XLR mic input and a host of manual controls—ready to capture the imaginations of even the most discerning videographers.

XLR terminal

Professional-class audio XLR terminal

Connect up to two other microphones for superior audio.

Independent zoom, focus, and iris rings

Fast zooming, swift focusing and easy focus adjustment.

Three ND filters

ND filter terminal

Three ND filters let you adjust the amount of light hitting the image sensor.

Specifications and Features
  • 1/2.3" Exmor R® CMOS sensor

  • Sony G lens with 20x optical zoom

  • 4K Ultra HD recording with 4x more detail than Full HD

  • Linear PCM recording for studio-ready audio

  • Full manual control for creative video capture

Sensor Type
1/2.3 type back-illuminated "Exmor R®" CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video)
Approx. 8300K pixels
Lens Type
G™ Lens
Optical Zoom
Screen Type
3.5 type (3.5") Xtra Fine LCD™ 3D display (1, 229K) Wide (16:9)

What's in the Box

Rechargeable battery pack (NP-F970), AC adapter (AC-NB12A), Battery charger (AC-VL1), HDMI cable, USB Cable, Operating Guide, Large eyecup, Lens hood, A/V connecting cable, XQD card, CD-ROM license, Warranty, AC cable

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