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Sony FDRAX100E

£649.99
Sony FDR-AX100
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Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product reviewed.com Editor's Choice Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star
A top-quality and multi award winning 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with an enormous 1" optical sensor size but representing only moderate value for money
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 14.2MP 1" Jan 2014
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Sony FDR-AX100 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony FDR-AX100 number 72 across all camcorders and number 83 in best selling camcorders.
95
Reviews
715 Reviews + 7 Awards
64
Value for Money
Good
93
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Age
4 Years Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. This camcorder has received seven awards including a "Recommended" award from Lydogbillede.dk plus one other site and a "Highly Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se plus one other site. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this Sony camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
Customers report good product quality, that it is easy to use and it is robust.
The FDR-AX100 has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Has an image stabilizer

Sony FDR-AX100 Video Reviews

Sony FDR-AX100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Seven Industry Awards

This video camera has received seven awards from experts.

This camcorder was given a "Recommended" award by both websites Lydogbillede.dk and Digitaltrends.com, both of which decided that this video camera was very good.

This Sony video camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both websites Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbilde.no, both of which said that this video camera was great.

The writer at one more expert review site said that this camcorder was superb and gave it their highest award. This was from Reviewed.com who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

Two additional expert review sites both decided that this video camera was very good. This was from Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com who gave it an "5 Star".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 11 expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, ljudochbild.se, 4k.com and Lydogbilde.no the average expert rating of this camcorder is 87 out of 100. This puts this video camera in the top 14% of all the camcorders when ranked by average expert review score.

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Good User Reviews

On average, based on 704 user reviews this video camera has an overall user rating of 89%. Over 90% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Superior Product Quality

53 customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

40 owners reckoned that the product was easy to use, 10 people considered that this camcorder was easy to use the menus and eight customers wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 9,817 user and expert reviews (including 2,796 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its camcorders. 91% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Robust

19 customers who reviewed the Sony FDR-AX100 thought it was well made, 13 customers who reviewed it thought it was good at resisting water ingress and three people who purchased this camcorder mentioned that it was strong and durable. two owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was reliable.

Customers Report Excellent Design

32 owners concluded that the product was good looking, three owners agreed that the product was ergonomic and two people wrote in their reviews that it was well designed.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

16 customers who bought the product mentioned that it had good features.

Users Report Great Battery Life

21 owners who bought the Sony FDR-AX100 thought it had a good battery life.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Seven owners said in their reviews that this camcorder was lightweight, six owners who bought it mentioned that it was compact and six people mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was thin.

Users Report Good Connectivity

Two people thought it was easy to sync.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was quiet.

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

Nine owners reckoned that the product had a good autofocus, six customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens and five customers agreed that the product had a good image stabiliser.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eight customers who purchased the product considered that it had a good screen and six owners considered that this camcorder had a good viewfinder.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

25 owners who bought the product mentioned that it was good value for money.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £649.99 it is in the most expensive 31% of video cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony FDR-AX100 and the United Kingdom price of £649.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,398.00 (£1,926.16).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camcorder was released in January 2014.

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the FDR-AX100 of 14.2MP is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 83% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average total megapixels of all video cameras is 7.8MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 50MP.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The weight of the FDR-AX100 of 790g is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 81% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The average optical sensor size of all camcorders is 0.37", with the smallest being 0.12" and the largest being 1.8". The FDR-AX100's optical sensor size of 1" is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 5% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the FDR-AX100 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This video camera also has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The worst resolution of all video cameras is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 6528 x 3672 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the FDR-AX100 of 12x is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 56% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FDR-AX100 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony FDR-AX100's digital zoom of 160x is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 48% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all video cameras is 3", with the smallest being 1.3" and the largest being 9". The FDR-AX100's display diagonal of 3.5" is larger than 90% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The FDR-AX100 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of the FDR-AX100 of 20MP is very high compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 3% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The lowest effective megapixels (image) of camcorders is 0.46MP, the highest is 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The FDR-AX100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony FDR-AX100 has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony FDR-AX100 features wi-Fi. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

Like most other video cameras, the FDR-AX100 is not waterproof. 91% of camcorders are not waterproof.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The FDR-AX100 has a handheld remote control. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Full HD

Full HD

The FDR-AX100 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The FDR-AX100's effective megapixels (movie) of 14.2MP is very high compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 4% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.41MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the FDR-AX100 of only 348mm is shorter than 84% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 58mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the FDR-AX100 of 2.8 is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 82% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The minimum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The FDR-AX100 has a built-in flash, unlike 86% of camcorders which do not have a built-in flash.

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Has a Microphone in

The FDR-AX100 has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The maximum aperture number of the FDR-AX100 of 4.5 is higher than 71% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony fdrax100b64gb, sony fdrax100bbdl, sony fdrax100biv, sony fdrax100b2, sony fdrax100k2, sony fdrax100k4

Barcodes:

00027242877542, 00083922915768, 00616320846749, 00616320849115, 00616348050661, 00617689595279, 00636983056453, 00636983362288, 04056572579686, 04905524968712, 05013493246171, 05054230862612, 05554442396788

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