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Sony FDRAX100E

£410.08
Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product reviewed.com Editor's Choice Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star
A multi award winning 14.2MP 1 video camera with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
14.2MP 1" Yes 790g Jul 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony FDR-AX100 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony FDR-AX100 number 41 across all camcorders.
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632 Reviews + 7 Awards
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Good Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
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Why Has it Scored 68?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 91% of buyers recommending this camcorder 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. Canon video cameras 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 camcorders 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is easy to use and it is robust.
The FDR-AX100 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big total megapixels
Quite large display diagonal
Very small optical zoom
Not waterproof

Should You Buy it Now?

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Sony FDR-AX100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

Amongst camcorders, this video camera is one of the most highly awarded.

This camcorder received a "Recommended" award from both review sites Lydogbillede.dk and Digitaltrends.com, both of which concluded that this video camera was very good.

The experts at websites Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbilde.no both strongly endorse this Sony video camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This video camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Reviewed.com who thought that this Sony video camera was fantastic.

The editors of two additional expert review sites both said that this camcorder was very good. This was from Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com who gave it an "5 Star".

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this video camera is 88 out of 100 based on 10 expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Digitaltrends.com, lydogbillede.dk and ljudochbild.se. This puts this Sony video camera in the top 11% of all the video cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 622 owner reviews the average owner rating of this video camera is 88%. 317 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 91% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Superior Product Quality

42 people said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

35 owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use, nine customers said that it was easy to use the menus and seven people wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. three customers wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was easy to setup.

Very Good Brand

Based on 6,133 user and expert reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its camcorders. 89% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Robust

15 people mentioned in their reviews that the Sony FDR-AX100 was well made, 13 customers reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress and three owners who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. two people considered that this camcorder was reliable.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Six customers said in their reviews that it was thin, six people who reviewed it considered that it was lightweight and four owners who reviewed it thought it was compact.

Users Report Excellent Design

25 owners thought it was good looking, two owners who bought it concluded that it was well designed and two people who bought it thought it was ergonomic.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

15 owners who purchased the product concluded that it had good features.

  • He likes the added features, especially the phone notifications…
    Trod (Bestbuy.com) - February 2016
  • The smart watch features are a bonus for me…
  • It has many smart watch features and it really motivates me to get out…
  • This is a great camera for a novice who wants a point and shoot camcorder that takes great video with enough features for more advanced shooters…
  • Reviews indicated that certain features were lost over time…
  • This is the only camera that has all these features, with a caveat…
  • All in all a very good laptop with excellent features, let down by the awful sound…
  • It has some nice features you wouldn't expect to find on a typical consumer video camera…
  • Everyone is worried about the most features or the best looking screen…
  • They seem to over look battery life! No one wants to recharge a watch every night! This fitness smart watch has amazing battery life and still as a ton of great features! Is it the best smart watch? No…

Customers Report Great Battery Life

21 owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Good Connectivity

Two people thought it was easy to sync.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed the Sony FDR-AX100 considered that it was quiet.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

20 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money.

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus, five customers said in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser and four people who reviewed it said that it had a good lens.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eight people who reviewed it thought it had a good screen and three people who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good viewfinder.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £410.08 it is more expensive than 64% of video cameras.

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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 £410.08 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,597.99 (£2,100.24).

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Features

Average Digital Zoom

The FDR-AX100's digital zoom of 160x is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 49% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Big Total Megapixels

The smallest total megapixels of video cameras is 0.3MP, the biggest is 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP. The total megapixels of the FDR-AX100 of 14.2MP is in the biggest 17% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the video cameras the display diagonals range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3". The FDR-AX100's display diagonal of 3.5" is in the largest 11% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony FDR-AX100 has a maximum maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all video cameras the worst resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 6528 x 3672 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FDR-AX100 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The FDR-AX100 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 77% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The FDR-AX100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of video cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Built-In Flash

The FDR-AX100 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. 86% of video cameras do not have a built-in flash.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony FDR-AX100 supports HDMI, as do 67% of video cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of video cameras is 1x, the biggest is 78x, and the average optical zoom is 26x. The FDR-AX100's optical zoom of only 12x is fairly small compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 24% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Not Waterproof

Like most other video cameras, the FDR-AX100 is not waterproof. 89% of video cameras are not waterproof.

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Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.41MP to 5,100,000MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 23,000MP. The effective megapixels (movie) of the Sony FDR-AX100 of 14.2MP is very high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 4% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the FDR-AX100 of 2.8 is fairly high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 18% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The minimum aperture numbers of video cameras range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of the FDR-AX100 of 20MP is in the highest 3% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.1MP to 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The FDR-AX100 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not have a handheld remote control.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony FDR-AX100 features wi-Fi. 77% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Full HD

Full HD

The FDR-AX100 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Heavy

The lightest video camera is 50g weight, the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g. The weight of the FDR-AX100 of 790g is in the heaviest 17% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony video camera has been on the market since July 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony fdrax100b64gb, sony fdrax100bbdl, sony fdrax100biv, sony handycam

Barcodes:

00027242877542, 00083922915768, 00616348050661, 00617689595279, 00636983056453, 04056572579686, 04905524968712, 05013493246171, 05054230862612, 05554442396788

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