AX1E 4K PROFESSIONAL HANDYCAM®

Full Specifications & Features

FDR-AX1E

Sensor

Sensor Type
1/2.3 type back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video)
Approx.8300K pixels

Lens

Lens Type
G™ Lens
Filter Diameter
72mm
Lens Cover
Manual
Aperture
F1.6 - F3.4
Focal Distance
f=4.1 - 82.0mm
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Video)
f=31.5-630mm
Minimum Focus Distance
Approx.1cm(Wide) , Approx.80cm(Tele), Approx.13/32inch(Wide), Approx.31 1/2inch(Tele)
Iris Diaphragm
6 blades
ND Filter
OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64

Zoom

Optical Zoom
20x

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
0.45type
Field of View
100%
Diopter adjustment
Yes(-4.0-+2.0mstyle name="sup"-1/style)

LCD

Screen Type
8.8cm(3.5 type) Xtra Fine LCD™ 3D display(1, 229K) Wide(16:9)
Marker/Grid Display
Marker
Angle Adjustment
Opening Angle:max.180 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.

Image Stabilisation

Image Stabilisation Type
Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilisation

Focus

Focus Type
Contrast AF
Focus Mode
Auto/Manual(Ring)
Focus Area
Full range Focus
Manual Focus Assist
Magnified display for precise manual focus, Peaking Display

Exposure

Metering Modes
Multi-segment
Exposure Compensation
AE level/AE Speed (Menu)
Auto Iris Control
F1.6 - F11.0
Manual Iris Control
F1.6 - F11.0
Manual Exposure Assist
Zebra Pattern Display
Gain Control
Auto/Manual
AGC Limit
Yes
Minimum Illumination
60P : 4lux(1/30 Shutter Speed), 50P : 3lux(1/25 Shutter Speed)

Shutter Speed

Auto Control Range
1/30 - 1/2000(NTSC Area) 1/25 - 1/1750(PAL Area)
Standard
1/30 - 1/2000(NTSC Area) 1/25 - 1/1750(PAL Area)
Manual Iris Control (Photo mode)
1/30 - 1/2000(NTSC Area) 1/25 - 1/1750(PAL Area)
Manual Shutter
1/4 - 1/9000(NTSC Area) 1/3 - 1/9000(PAL Area)

White balance

White Balance Modes
Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor/colour temp
White Balance Shift
Yes

Storage Media

Media Type
XQD Memory Card x 2

Recording

Recording Format (Video)
XAVC S format MPEG4-AVC/H264
Video Resolution
4K: 3840×2160 60P (150) 3840×2160 30P (100) 3840×2160 30P (60) 3840×2160 24P (100) 3840×2160 24P (60) 3840×2160 50P (150) 3840×2160 25P (100) 3840×2160 25P (60), HD: 1920×1080 60P (50) 1920×1080 30P (50) 1920×1080 24P (50) 1920×1080 50P (50) 1920×1080 25P (50)
Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR)
4K 150 : Approx.150Mbps 100 : Approx.100Mbps 60 : Approx.60Mbps, HD 50 : Approx.150Mbps

Audio

Microphone
Built-in Stereo Microphone
Audio Recording Format
Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit)
Mic Level Control
Yes(2steps)
Speaker
Monaural Speaker

Advanced Feature

Other Features
Cinematone

Playback

Fast Playback
About 5 times/10 times/20 times/30 times/60 times

Terminal / Shoe

Accessory Shoe
Yes
HDMI Terminal
Yes
Remote Terminal
Remote terminal
STD Output
Composite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately))
Microphone Input
XLR
Headphone Jack
Stereo Minijack
Memory Card Slot
XQD x2 (for XAVC S) Memory Stick Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible x1 (for AVCHD) SD/SDHC/SDXC x1 (Utility SD slot)
DC IN
Yes

Power

Battery Type
NP-F970
Power Consumption (LCD)
4K : 14.5W (30P, 60Mbps), HD : 15.7W (60P, 50Mbps)
Power Consumption (Viewfinder)
4K : 14.2W (30P, 60Mbps), HD : 15.4W (60P, 50Mbps)
Power Requirements
7.2V (battery pack), 12.0V (AC Adaptor)

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery)
Approx. 189mm(W)×193mm(H)×362mm(D), Approx. 7 7/16 inch × 7 19/32inch × 14 1/4 inch
Weight (main unit only)
Approx. 2440g, Approx. 86.1oz
Weight (including supplied battery)
Approx. 2770g(NP-F970), Approx. 97.7oz(NP-F970)

Colour Options

black

What's In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-F970) (1), AC adaptor(AC-NB12A) (1), Battery Charger(AC-VL1) (1), HDMI Cable (1), USB Cable (1), "Operating Guide"(1), Large eyecup (1), Lens hood (1), A/V connecting cable (1), XQD Card (1), license CD-ROM (1), warranty (1), AC Cable (2)
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Features

Go beyond Full HD with 4K

Meet the video camera that offers 4K recording. You’ll be able to shoot video that displays over 8 million pixels (3840x2160) – four times the resolution of Full HD – and capture moments in unrivalled, realistic detail that burst with vibrant colours.

XAVC S recording format

Derived from a professional-quality recording format, XAVC S compresses both the video and audio (using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and PCM respectively) of your movies before saving as an MP4 file. XAVC S also lets you record images at 50Mbps, enhancing the level of detail associated with Full HD content while reducing the effects of compression noise.

Easy playback with HDMI

Connect the Handycam to a 4K monitor or TV using the in-pack 4K ready HDMI cable, and get ready to watch your movies in breathtakingly realistic detail. No 4K monitor? No problem. Simply connect the Handycam, change the HDMI output settings to 1920x1080 and play your movies on your HD TV.

XQD media cards

The twin XQD media card slots – compatible with S and N-Series XQD cards – deliver smooth, high-speed reading and writing of 4K video. With the option to switch to relay recording*, you’ll be able to shoot longer without worrying about recording stopping when one memory card fills up. (*Video and sound may be cut temporarily in the relay recording process.)

XLR sound terminals

Outstanding video deserves outstanding sound. In addition to the high quality internal microphone, two external XLR terminals let you connect high-performance pro microphones to the camera.

Creative control with ASSIGN buttons

The seven on-camera ASSIGN buttons have been designed for quick, easy navigation between camera settings. By allotting specific functions – including Marker, Zebra, Peaking, Focus Magnifier, Auto Exposure Level, SteadyShot™, Colour Bars, Rec Lamp [F], Rec Lamp [R], and Thumbnail – to an ASSIGN button, you can find a set-up that works best for you.