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Sony FDR-AX1

£3,449.00
A classic 18.9 megapixel 1 video camera with average features
18.9MP 1/2.3" Yes 2.4kg Sep 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony FDR-AX1 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Sony FDR-AX1 number 116 across all camcorders.
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Average Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

It has outstanding user reviews with an average user rating of 93%. Panasonic video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use.
This Sony camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high effective megapixels (movie)
3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution
Only 1" optical sensor size
Quite low maximum aperture number

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Sony FDR-AX1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Based on 6,121 expert and owner reviews (including 1,979 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its camcorders. Sony also has very good reviews specifically for its camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Two owners reckoned that it was easy to use.

Customers Report Nice Design

Two people reckoned that the product was good looking.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £3,449.00 it is more expensive than 95% of video cameras.

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Free Next Day Delivery Voucher Available

There is a Wex Photographic voucher for £0 off available. Free Next Day Delivery on all orders over £100. The voucher expires on 31 Jul 2017.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony FDR-AX1 and the United Kingdom price of £3,449.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $4,498.00 (£5,833.91).

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Features

Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the FDR-AX1 of 8.3MP is quite high compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 17% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras is 0.41MP, the highest is 5,100,000MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 23,000MP.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the FDR-AX1 of 20x is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the Sony FDR-AX1 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all camcorders the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3|1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3". The display diagonal of the FDR-AX1 of 3.5" is quite large compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 11% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Sony FDR-AX1 of only 1.6 is very low compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9.

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Fairly Big Total Megapixels

The FDR-AX1's total megapixels of 18.9MP is in the biggest 7% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most other camcorders, the Sony FDR-AX1 does not have a touchscreen. 60% of camcorders do not have a touchscreen.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony FDR-AX1 supports HDMI. 67% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FDR-AX1 has an image stabilizer. 66% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture Number

Camcorders have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2. The minimum aperture number of the Sony FDR-AX1 of 3.4 is quite high compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 8% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The FDR-AX1 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that 86% of camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Heavy

The lightest camcorder is 50g weight, the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g. The FDR-AX1's weight of 2.4kg is in the heaviest 4% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony FDR-AX1 is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera was released in September 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony fdrax1k2
Barcodes 00027242865129, 00616320840648, 00617689595262, 04905524922455, 05013493241190, 05054230926680

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