Full Specifications & Features



Sensor Type
1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels (Video)
Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9)
Effective Pixels (Still Image)
Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9)/Approx.12.0M pixels(3:2)


Image Processor
BIONZ X image processor


Lens Type
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*
Filter Diameter
Lens Cover
Lens Cap
Focal Distance
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Video)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image)
Minimum Focus Distance
Approx.13/32inch(Wide),Approx.39 3/8inch(Tele), Approx.1cm(Wide),Approx.100cm(Tele)
Iris Diaphragm
7 blades
ND Filter
OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64


Optical Zoom
Clear Image Zoom
4K : 18x, HD : 24x
Digital Zoom


Viewfinder Type
1.0cm(0.39type) OLED/ Color 2,359,296dots equivalent
Field of View
Diopter adjustment


Screen Type
8.8cm(3.5 type) Xtra Fine LCD™ display(1555K) Wide(16:9)
Touch Panel
Brightness Control
Marker/Grid Display
Angle Adjustment
Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.

Image Stabilisation

Image Stabilisation Type
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)


Focus Type
Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Points
Max.273points(phase-detection AF)
AF Drive Speed
AF Subject Track Set
Yes(AF Tracking Depth(5steps), AF Subject Switching Sensitivity(5steps))
Focus Mode
Auto/Manual(Touch Panel/Dial)
Focus Area
Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot
Phase AF Frames
Fast Intelligent AF
Lock-On AF
Manual Focus Assist
Magnified display for precise manual focus (x4/x8), Peaking Display


Auto, Flexible Spot(Touch Panel), Manual(Dial/Menu)
Metering Modes
Exposure Compensation
AE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
Auto Iris Control
Manual Iris Control
Manual Exposure Assist
Zebra Pattern Display
Backlight Compensation
Gain Control
AGC Limit
Minimum Illumination
[NTSC] Standard:3 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed), Low Lux 1.7lux(1/30 Shutter Speed), NightShot:0 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed), [PAL] Standard:3 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed), Low Lux 1.7lux(1/25 Shutter Speed), NightShot:0 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed)

Shutter Speed

Auto Control Range
[NTSC] 1/8-1/10000 [PAL] 1/6-1/10000
[NTSC] 1/60-1/10000 [PAL] 1/50-1/10000
Manual Iris Control (Photo mode)
[NTSC] 1/60-1/10000 [PAL] 1/50-1/10000
Manual Shutter
[NTSC] 1/8-1/10000 [PAL] 1/6-1/10000
Smooth Slow

White balance

White Balance Modes
Auto/Onepush A/Onepush B/Outdoor/Indoor/WB Temp
White Balance Shift
Yes(Outdoor -7to+7 15steps)


Flash Metering System
Flash Compensation
Flash Mode

Storage Media

Media Type
XAVC S 4K(100Mbps) : SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I U3), XAVC S 4K(60Mbps) : SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher), XAVC S HD : SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher), AVCHD,Still: Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
Internal Media


Recording Format (Video)
AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264, XAVC S format: MPEG4-AVC/H264, XAVC S Proxy: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution
[NTSC] XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160/30p, 24p XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080/120p, 60p, 30p, 24p AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/60i (FX, FH), 1440 x 1080/60i (LP) XAVC S Proxy: 1280 x 720/60p, 30p, 24p, 640 x 360 60p, 30p, 24p [PAL] XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160/25p XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080/100p, 50p, 25p AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/50i (FX, FH), 1440 x 1080/50i (LP) XAVC S Proxy: 1280×720/50p,25p, 640×360/50p,25p
Slow & Quick Motion (S&Q)
[NTSC] Rec Format 4K: 30p, 24p/HD: 60p, 30p, 24p Frame Rate 4K: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps,15fps, 30fps Frame Rate HD: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps,15fps, 30fps, 60fps,120fps [PAL] Rec Format 4K:25p/HD:50p,25p Frame Rate 4K:1fps,2fps,3fps,6fps,12fps,25fps/ HD:1fps,2fps,3fps,6fps,12fps,25fps,50fps,100fps
Super Slow Motion (SS)
[NTSC] Rec Format HD: 60p, 30p, 24p Frame Rate HD: 240fps, 480fps, 960fps [PAL] Rec Format HD:50p,25p Frame Rate HD:250fps,500fps,1000fps
Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR)
XAVC S 4K : Approx.100Mbps, 60Mbps, XAVC S HD: Approx.100Mbps (1920 x 1080/120p,100p), 60Mbps (1920 x 1080/120p,100p), 50Mbps, 25Mbps, 16Mbps/ AVCHD FX: Approx. 24Mbps, FH: Approx.17Mbps, LP: Approx. 5Mbps, XAVC S Proxy: Approx.9Mbps (1280×720)/Approx.3Mbps (640×360)
Recording Format (Still Image)
JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant)
Picture Profile
Yes (Off / PP1-PP10) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Standard, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709(800%), S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode (Standard, Still, Cinema, Pro, ITU709 Matrix, B/W, S-Gamut, S-Gamut3.Cine, S-Gamut3), Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Color Correction, WB Shift, Detail, Copy, Reset
Proxy Recording
Still Image Size (Photo Mode)
12.0 megapixels 3:2 (4240x2824), 14.2 megapixels 16:9 (5024x2824)


Built-in Stereo Microphone
Audio Recording Format
Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch, MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit)
Mic Level Control
Auto Wind Noise Reduction
My Voice Canceling
Monoral Speaker

Advanced Feature

High Speed Rec
Scene Selection
Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach
NightShot infrared System
Time code/User Bit
Other Features
Face Detection, Intelligent Auto(Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light)


Fast Playback
About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times
Slow Playback
Forwad:1/5 speed, Reverse:1/2 speed
Trimming Playback
Motion Shot Video
Slide Show (Still Image)


Light Output
Resolution Output
Projected Image Size
Endurance (Battery Life)
Projector Input
Keystone Adjustment

Wireless Function

Yes(Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)

Terminal / Shoe

Accessory Shoe
Yes(Multi Interface Shoe)
HDMI Terminal
Yes (HDMI)
Projector Input
Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Remote Terminal
integrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal/Stereo mini-mini jack (Φ2.5mm)
STD Output
Composite Video Out(AV Cable(sold separately))
Microphone Input
Stereo Minijack
Headphone Jack
Stereo Minijack
Memory Card Slot
Slot A:Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC cards compatible, Slot B:SD/SDHC/SDXC cards compatible


Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
Power Consumption (LCD)
Power Consumption (Viewfinder)
Power Requirements
7.4V (battery pack), 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Charge on camcorder(Charging time with supplied Battery)
Yes(Approx. 2h 50min)
USB Charging
USB Power Supply

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D) (main unit only)
Approx.116×89.5×196.5mm(Approx.121×104×274.5mm(including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup)), Approx.4 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 7 3/4inch(Approx.4 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 10 7/8 in(including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup))
Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery)
Approx.116×89.5×196.5mm(Approx.121×104×274.5mm(including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup)), Approx.4 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 7 3/4inch(Approx.4 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 10 7/8 in(including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup))
Weight (main unit only)
Approx.2lb 1oz(including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup), Approx.935g(including Lens Hood and Large Eyecup)
Weight (including supplied battery)
Approx.1030g(NP-FV70A)(supplied battery), Approx.1080g(NP-FV100A), Approx.2lb 2.7oz(NP-FV50A), Approx.2lb 4.3oz(NP-FV70A)(supplied battery), Approx.2lb 6.1oz(NP-FV100A), Approx.985g(NP-FV50A)

What's In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70A) (1)
  • AC Adaptor (1)
  • Power Cord (1)
  • "Operating Guide"(1)
  • Remote Commander(RMT-835 with Battery(CR2025)) (1)
  • Lens Hood (1)
  • Lens Cap (1)
  • Large Eyecup (1)


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4K HDR (HLG) movie quality

High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology puts a visual revolution on display by revealing far wider ranges of colour and brightness, fully realising the exceptional quality of high-resolution 4K images. Moreover, with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) recording capability, the FDR-AX700 makes it easy to immediately enjoy, without extra processing, HDR images, simply by connecting the camera to a HLG-compatible Sony TV via a USB cable.

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XAVC S for high-bitrate recording

The XAVC S format is used for 4K and HD recording. High bitrates of up to 100Mbps for 4K, and 50Mbps for full-HD recording, ensure beautifully detailed movies with minimal compression noise. Since 100Mbps recording is possible even at the highest rate of 120fps in Full HD, high-quality slow-motion sequences can be created during post-processing.

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1.0-type Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor

A large 14.2-megapixel (effective) 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor delivers beautiful background bokeh defocus effects and superior sensitivity for capturing high-quality images with less noise, even under dark or bright conditions. This sensor integrates up to 273 phase-detection AF points that densely cover approx. 84% of the image area, for precise tracking of subjects throughout the shooting frame.

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Enhanced BIONZ X image processing engine

The enhanced BIONZ X image processing engine is optimised for faster processing, to drive focusing speeds, stunning 4K HDR (HLG) capture, and incredible slow motion recording at up to 960(NTSC)/1000(PAL)fps.

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ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens

Custom ZEISS optics are fine-tuned to deliver the full beauty of 4K, with pin-sharp detail to every corner, thanks to the use of both advanced aspherical (AA) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements. The 29mm wide angle means grand landscapes can be captured, or you can get a closer view with up to 12x optical and 24x Clear Image zoom.

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Wide AF coverage

Up to 273 phase-detection AF points cover approx. 84% of the entire image area. This makes AF coverage widespread and dense enough to quickly capture subjects, such as fast-moving ones that are otherwise difficult to focus on.

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High-speed AF

The Fast Hybrid AF system enables data readout from a wide autofocus coverage area via the phase-detection AF sensor, while the enhanced BIONZ X image processor realises high-speed data processing for accurate AF tracking on fast-moving subjects.

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Reliable subject tracking

Subject tracking performance is optimised by combining high-speed readout and processing of AF data, plus a new algorithm developed specially for movies. After focus is achieved, wide AF area coverage helps the camcorder to maintain and track focus on a moving subject with reliable tenacity and precision.  [1] WIDE  [2] NARROW

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Adjustable AF Tracking Depth Range

Select an AF tracking depth configuration within a range from “1” to “5” — from the narrowest setting for relatively little movement to the widest setting for relatively dynamic movement. This lets you take advantage of specific ways to track subjects according to your expressive intentions, subject movement, and shooting conditions.

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Adjustable AF Subject Switching Sensitivity

Five levels of AF Subject Switching Sensitivity are available. RESPONSIVE setting allows the camera to switch quickly among multiple subjects or focus points, while LOCKED ON setting favour a single subject.

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AF area indication and adjustment

Easily keep track of your focus areas with phase-detection AF frames around in-focus subjects. Switching between focus points is seamless as well, with a simple touch on the screen to select a new focus target.

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Optical SteadyShot™ (Active Mode)

Optical SteadyShot™(Active mode) lets you shoot stable, beautiful images. 

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High-precision OLED Tru-Finder™

The 2359 dots OLED Tru-Finder reproduces images with extraordinary precision and accurate colour. This high-contrast electronic viewfinder (EVF) lets you confidently, easily monitor composition, shooting and playback of footage even in bright sunlight.

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Extra Fine LCD touch panel

The 3.5-type Extra Fine LCD screen lets you monitor high-resolution images of approximately 1555k dots, so it’s very convenient and comfortable on the eyes as it reproduces moving pictures with subtle gradations of detail intact, allowing you to focus accurately on subjects in the shooting frame. Moreover, its touch panel feature allows you to select an autofocus point with ease.

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Professional menu operation

Adapted from Sony professional camcorders, access to desired menu selections is prompt and efficient, thanks to the menu’s shallow hierarchy design. Furthermore, the semi-transparent menu is overlaid on the live image, so you can conveniently change or check settings while monitoring the image.

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Lens ring

The lens ring with increased depth enables easy, natural adjustment of either focusing or zooming, depending on which mode you select via a convenient switch.

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Manual dial

The manual dial and buttons on the side of the body allow swift, easy adjustment of IRIS (aperture), GAIN/ISO and shutter speed.

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Built-in ND filters

Choose among Clear, 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 Neutral Density filters to adjust the light level entering the lens. This gives video makers the freedom to precisely control shutter speed and aperture for greater creative possibilities. In conjunction with the camcorder’s large image sensor, it allows creation of beautifully smooth bokeh background defocus effects without increasing shutter speed, even if you’re shooting outdoors in sunny conditions.

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Dual slots

Dual slots for SD card and SD card/Memory Stick™ support both simultaneous and relay recording. Use Relay mode where long recording sessions need to span across both cards or, for critical recordings, the simultaneous recording mode provides a backup, for improved flexibility in client and production workflows.

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Grip shaped for easy holding

The grip is shaped to conform to various kinds of hands, so the camera is easy for anyone to hold. This makes handheld shooting especially steady, even on extended shoots under tough conditions.

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Large zoom seesaw lever

The large zoom seesaw lever gives you complete control over your focal length and entire zoom range. Zoom as slowly, or quickly, as needed with smooth, precisely controlled results every time.

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Highly compatible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

The MI Shoe is compatible with various general-purpose accessories and further expands the camcorder’s shooting capabilities in a range of situations.

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LANC port

The built-in LANC port allows connection to a LANC-compatible accessory, so you can control the camcorder remotely with ease.

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High-quality output via 4K HDMI

Send clean 4K video to external monitors and even off-board recorders, or simply enjoy your recordings on a TV, with the HDMI output. The full-size (Type-A) HDMI terminal reduces strain on the cable and minimises damage or accidental disconnection.

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Time Code / User Bit

For professional workflows and multi-camera editing requirements, standard SMPTE Time Code and User Bit can be included with your recordings. With embedded Time Code, synchronising multiple cameras for editing is incredibly simple, while custom eight-digit User Bit codes allow fast indexing and media management on larger projects.

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S-Gamut and S-Log shooting

S-Gamut and S-Log shooting gives you flexibility to make more expressive movies by performing colour grading in post-production. S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma provides wide dynamic range shooting (1300%) to minimise blown highlights and black crush.

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Picture Profile

Tailor the look of your movies or make adjustments to meet the needs of post-production, with ten customisable Picture Profile settings. Full adjustments of gamma, gradation and colour spaces can be saved for immediate recall and more efficient shot matching.

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Zebra function

Especially useful for shooting in S-log gamma settings, where it can be difficult to accurately judge exposure, zebra metering indicates areas of overexposure using clear stripes on the image preview. An adjustable level lets you accurately dial in the ideal exposure for everything from skin tones to sunlit landscapes.

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Super Slow Motion and Slow & Quick Motion

Enjoy creative ways to express time’s passage. The Super Slow Motion and Slow & Quick Motion let you capture motion in the blink of an eye, at up to 960(NTSC)/1000(PAL)fps (40x super slow motion), or in compelling time-lapse sequences, captured at 1fps for playback at up to 60x natural speed.

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Proxy recording

Speed up your editing and delivery with the option of onboard proxy recording. Lower-resolution proxy files are captured alongside full-resolution 4K video, for easy sharing and online collaboration, as well as more efficient editing on under-powered computers.

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Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.