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 £719
The Sony FDR-AX100 costs £718.81 less than the Sony PXW-X70.
1 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. 21476 by sales volume in our camcorders, however the Sony FDR-AX100 ranks No. 288696.

Reasons Against

3 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).
Older by eight months
The Sony FDR-AX100 is eight months older than the Sony PXW-X70.
Less popular
The Sony FDR-AX100 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 288696 by number of sales in our camcorders, however the Sony PXW-X70 ranks No. 21476.
4 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.

£719 more expensive
The Sony PXW-X70 is more expensive than the Sony FDR-AX100 by £718.81.
Less retailers
Only 4 shops sells the Sony PXW-X70, whereas 5 stores 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.
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

38 months Ago 30 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
14.2MP 14.2MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
14.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
14.2MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 12x
Digital Zoom
160x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
348mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4.5 4.5
Filter Size
62mm 62mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29 - 348 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
9.3 - 111.6 9.3 - 111.6
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
BEST
Camcorder 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 Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance
 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

Camera Shutter Speed
1/60 1/8 - 1/10000

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
3lx 1.7lx
BEST
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
 H.264
 AVC
 AVCHD
Video Resolutions
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 5968 x 3352
BEST
 5968 x 3352

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-FV70
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature (T-T)
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

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables 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
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
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