Sony FDR-AX100 vs Sony PXW-X70

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Sony FDR-AX100
Sony PXW-X70

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
14% lighter Edit
The Sony FDR-AX100 has a weight of 790g, however the Sony PXW-X70 is a 900g weight camcorder (110g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Cheaper by £1,262
The Sony FDR-AX100 costs £1,262 less than the Sony PXW-X70.
7 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony FDR-AX100 is 91%, however the average rating of the Sony PXW-X70 is 80% (based on 2 reviews).
2 Reasons For
1.3lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a minimum illumination of 1.7lx, however the Sony FDR-AX100 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder (1.3lx bigger).
More popular
The Sony PXW-X70 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 182495 by sales volume in our camcorders, however the Sony FDR-AX100 ranks No. 278794.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony FDR-AX100 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1.3lx bigger than the Sony PXW-X70 (1.7lx).
Less popular
The Sony FDR-AX100 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 278794 by number of sales in our camcorders, however the Sony PXW-X70 ranks No. 182495.
5 Reasons Against
13% heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 900g weight camcorder. That's 110g heavier than the Sony FDR-AX100 (900g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

£1,262 more expensive
The Sony PXW-X70 is more expensive than the Sony FDR-AX100 by £1,262.
Less retailers
Only 10 sellers sells the Sony PXW-X70, whereas 17 sellers sell the Sony FDR-AX100. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Ten months older
The Sony PXW-X70 is older than the Sony FDR-AX100 by ten months.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Sony PXW-X70's average user rating is 80%, however the Sony FDR-AX100's is 91% (based on 54 reviews).

Awards

7 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
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Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

18 months Ago 29 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
14.2MP 14.2MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
14.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
14.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 12x
Digital Zoom
160x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
348mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.8 2.8
Minimum Focal Length
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5 4.5
Filter Size
62mm 62mm
Focal Length
29 - 348 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
9.3 - 111.6 9.3 - 111.6
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
BEST
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Outdoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/60 1/8 - 1/10000
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
3lx 1.7lx
BEST
GPS Function
 GPS function
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Format
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 59.94fps

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 5968 x 3352
BEST
 5968 x 3352

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out port
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
 S-Video out port
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
XLR in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-FV70
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Slot
1 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
790g
BEST
900g
Height
83.5mm 103.5mm
Depth
196.5mm 274.3mm
Width
81mm 120.7mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Freeze-Resistant
 Freeze-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
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