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Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1" Sensor - FDRAX100/B

Abt Model: FDRAX100B | UPC Code: 027242877542
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4K/30p (3840x2160) Video Resolution/ 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor With Direct Pixel Read Out/ 14MP Resolution Video And 20MP Still Image Capture/ Versatile Shooting With XAVC-S, AVCHD And MP4 Codecs/ Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T Lens With 12x Optical Zoom/ Multi-Interface Accessory Shoe For System Accessories/ BIONZ X Processor Enables High Speed Rec 120fps/ Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization With Active Mode/ High Contrast 0.39 OLED EVF For Eye-Level Framing/ 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD Display/ Simple Connectivity To Smartphones Via Wi-Fi/NFC/ Black Finish
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Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1" Sensor - FDRAX100B

Features:

  • Capture 4k/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution
    Capture the finest details in 4k (Full HD 4x resolution , QFHD: 3840 x 2160). This camcorder allows incredibly high resolution, to produce vibrant and extremely realistic images. What’s more, the blazingly fast image processor is the same one employed in professional Sony models, making it possible to record 60p movies at the camera’s full resolution for incredibly smooth and sharp playback, with no loss in realism, even when panning the camera and shooting moving subjects
  • 1” Exmor R® CMOS sensor w/ Direct Pixel Read Out
    The camcorder features Sony's first 1.0" Exmor R CMOS sensor. The back-illuminated technology improves low-light sensitivity and combines with Sony's Column A/D Conversion to reduce noise by 50%. This is great when shooting in dimly lit environments such as night landscapes or indoor scenes
  • 14MP resolution video and 20MP still image capture
    Create cinematic video with 14MP resolution sensor (for video) and high quality 20MP still images
  • Versatile shooting w/ XAVC-S, AVCHD and MP4 codecs
    The FDR-AX100 records HD movies in the XAVC-S format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for video compression and linear PCM for audio compression, while saving files in a MP42 wrapper. The highly compressed files allow extensive record times. The camcorder also records in AVCHD, ideal for quality video for HDTV and Blu-ray disc burning. Additionally, the camcorder can shoot MP4 HD video, which is ideal for sharing over the internet at up to 28Mbps. Having the ability to switch between all three of three formats makes this camcorder an ideal tool that is versatile for creating content to live in a number of different environments
  • Carl Zeiss® Vario Sonnar T* lens w/ 12x optical zoom
    The FDR-AX100 comes equipped with a newly developed Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* lens that has cleared a series of tough performance tests. Not only is this 29mm wide-angle lens ideal for capturing grand landscapes, but it covers wide-ranging image expression thanks to maximum 12x optical zoom and 24x Clear Image zoom
  • Multi-interface Accessory Shoe for system accessories
    Users can expand photographic and movie shooting possibilities by attaching optional accessories via the Multi Interface Shoe, including an electronic viewfinder, powerful external flash and stereo microphone. You can also connect with a compatible remote control via Multi Terminal
  • BIONZ® X Processor enables high Speed rec 120fps
    The new BIONZ® X image processor enables the camcorder to create more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality, and higher resolution imagery. Notable features of BIONZ X technology include: 1. Detail reproduction technology optimally filters edges and textures differently depending on the scene. 2. Area specific noise reduction swiftly and efficiently analyzes the subject and reduces noise. This new image processing technology achieves an even better balance of exceptional detail and advanced noise control. Its ability to record at 120p enables slow-motion playback at one-fifth the speed in a 24p environment in post-processing
  • Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization w/ Active Mode
    Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode is an advanced optical image stabilization technology that corrects camera shake to capture scenes with phenomenal smoothness and stability. Intelligent Active Mode analyzes video frames and provides compensation with assistance from the new BIONZ® X image processing engine. Whether recording movies while strolling on vacation, shooting while chasing a child, or zooming in to capture faraway subjects, Handycam’s simple solution smoothly reproduces the scene with a higher level of stability
  • High contrast 0.39 OLED EVF for eye-level framing
    The FDR-AX100 employs high contrast a 0.39” OLED Tru-Finder EVF which reproduces rich color and deep black. A new optical design of the EVF, using four dual-surface aspherical lenses, allows for a 33-degree wide angle view that is amazing clear through the edge of the view finder
  • Large 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD™ (921K)
    The 3.5” (16:9) Xtra Fine LCD™ screen (921K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi®/NFC
    Connectivity with smartphones for One-touch sharing/One-touch remote has been simplified with Wi-Fi®/NFC control. In addition to Wi-Fi® support for connecting to smartphones, the FDR-AX100 also supports NFC (near field communication) providing “touch connection” convenience when transferring images to Android™ smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required. Moreover, when using Smart Remote Control — a feature that allows shutter release to be controlled by a smartphone — connection between FDR-AX100 and the smartphone can be established by simply touching devices

Specifications:

Imaging Sensor

  • Pixel Gross: Approx.20.9M pixels
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
  • Imaging Sensor: 1" (13.2mm x 8.8mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
  • Processor: BIONZ® X image processor

Recording

  • Video Resolution: XAVC-S 4K: 3840×2160/30P, 24P; XAVC-S HD: 1920x1080/60P, 30P, 24P;AVCHD:1920x1080/60p(PS),24p(FX,FH),60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP); MP4: 1280x720 30p
  • Audio Format: MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit) [XAVC S 4K only]; Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator [AVCHD only]; Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator [AVCHD only]
  • Video Mode: XAVC-S: MPEG4-AVC/H264; AVCHD ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Still Image Size 16:9: Movie Mode: 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 2824); Photo Mode: 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 28242)
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG
  • Media Type: SDXC Memory Card(Class 10) [XAVC S]; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2);Memory Stick XC-HG Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2); SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 20.0 megapixels
  • Still Image Size 4:3: Photo Mode: 15.0 megapixels 4:3 (4464 x 3352)
  • Video Actual (Pixel): Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9)
  • Video Signal: HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoroal Speaker
  • Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1megapixels16:9 (1920×1080)
  • Dual Record: Yes
  • Mic Level Control: Yes (31steps)
  • Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes (On/off)
  • Dual Video Recording: Yes

Optics/Lens

  • Optical Zoom: 12x
  • Direct Manual Focus: Yes
  • Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: Approx.1cm(Wide),Approx.100cm(Tele)
  • Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T*
  • Aperture: F2.8-F4.5
  • Aperture Blade: 7 blades
  • Digital Zoom: 160x
  • Filter Diameter: 62mm
  • ND Filter: OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
  • Clear Image Zoom: 4K: 18x; HD: 24x

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD™ display(921K) (16:9) touch screen
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle: max.90 deg., Turning Angle: max.270 deg.
  • Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)
  • Grid Display: Grid Line

Focus Control

  • Focus Features: Tracking Focus
  • Manual Focus Assist: Magnified display for precise manual focus; Peaking Display, Tracking Focus
  • Focus Area: Full range Focus / Spot Focus
  • AF Modes: Auto / Manual (Touch Panel / Dial)
  • Focus System: Contrast AF

Exposure System

  • Exposure Compensation: AE Shift (Dial/Touch Panel)
  • Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel); Manual (Dial / Menu)
  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment / Spot
  • Noise Reduction: Yes
  • White Balance Mode: Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor / WB Temp
  • Manual Iris Control: F2.8-F11
  • Auto Iris Control: F2.8-F11
  • Gain Control: Auto/Manual
  • LOW LUX Mode: Yes
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)
  • WB Shift: Yes (G7-M7 15steps, A7-B7 15steps)
  • Manual Exposure Assist: Zebra Pattern Display

Drive System

  • Drive Mode: Photo Mode:Single-shot/Self-timer

Convenience

  • Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Lens Cap
  • S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes (Touch Panel)
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes(recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)
  • Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show
  • Picture Effects: Yes
  • Video Playback Options: Highlight Playback (AVDHD Movie Only); Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase); Hightlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
  • Remote Control: Yes
  • Self Timer: Yes
  • Power Save Mode: Yes
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Yes (On/Off)
  • Date / Time Stamp: Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
  • Erase/Protect: Yes / Yes
  • Built-in USB Cable: Yes (USB Charge Available)
  • Self Recording: Yes
  • Multiple Language Display: English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Spanish
  • Fader Effect(s): White / Black

Advanced

  • Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Wi-Fi: Built-In (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band)
  • NightShot® Infrared System: Yes
  • CinemaTone Gamma/Color: Yes
  • Intelligent Auto: Portrait / Baby / Walk / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light / Auto Wind Noise Reduction
  • x.v.Color™: Yes
  • Audio Level Display: Yes
  • Assignable Dial: Yes (Exposure /AE Shift / WB Temp. / WB B-A / WB G-M Set)
  • Face Detection: Yes
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto/OFF
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Dual Capture / Always On / Off
  • AGC Limit: Yes
  • Airplane Mode: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Functionality: Remote control with mobile device, send to smartphone, send to PC (with optional wi-fi accessory)
  • Tracking Focus: Yes
  • Premium Closer Voice: Yes
  • Golf Shot: Yes [AVCHD only]
  • My Voice Canceling: Yes
  • S-Master: Yes
  • Smooth Slow Rec: Yes [AVCHD only]

Interface

  • NFC: Yes
  • HDMI Terminal: Yes (HDMI micro)
  • DC IN: Yes
  • Memory Card Slot: SDXC Memory Card(Class 10) [XAVC S]; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2);Memory Stick XC-HG Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2); SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
  • HD Output: HDMI Out (micro)(supplied)
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)
  • SD Output: Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • Direct Copy: Yes [AVCHD only]
  • USB Port(s): TypeA (built-in) / USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • Headphone Jack: Stereo Minijack
  • Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack

Power

  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
  • Power Requirements: 6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 5.0V (AC Adapter)

Software

  • Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3 /Windows Vista SP2 /Windows7 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment

In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70) (1)
  • AC adapter (AC-L200) (1)
  • Power Cord (1)
  • Operating Guide (1)
  • HDMI(micro) Cable (1)
  • USB Connection Support Cable (1)
  • Remote Commander(RMT-835 with Battery(CR2025)) (1)
  • Lens Hood (1)
  • Lens Cap (1)

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
More reasons to buy the Sony FDRAX100/B from Abt Electronics
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  • The Sony FDRAX100/B is Brand New.
  • The Sony FDRAX100/B Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
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Storage TypeSDXC Memory Card(Class 10) [XAVC S]; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2);Memory Stick XC-HG Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2); SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.5
ViewfinderYes
Total Pixel Count20.9M
Effective Pixel CountApprox. 14.2 Megapixels
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom12x
Digital Zoom160x
Night ModeNo
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor / WB Temp
Built In Video LightNo
Mic InputYes
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still20 Megapixels
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityUSB
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)1.7
Width (inches)3.25
Height (inches)3.4
Depth (inches)7.75
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1" Sensor
 
4.4

(based on 24 reviews)

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The BEST Hanycam Made So Far

This camcorder is well beyond the needs of most users as it borders on the realm of a pro camera in a small body. Yes, for a home unit, it's large. For a...Read complete review

This camcorder is well beyond the needs of most users as it borders on the realm of a pro camera in a small body. Yes, for a home unit, it's large. For a Pro unit, it's small. For video, this thing outperforms any DSLR on the market, including the new 4K DSLRs from the competition, albeit by only a small margin compared to 4K DSLRs. Image quality is tack sharp from corner to corner with absolutely no loss of sharpness and no visible chromatic aberation anywhere in the image. The corners look as crisp as the center. There's also no moire effect when shooting intricate patterns. Details are simply stunning. Even the feathers of birds show every bit of detail in the ribbings. It has a 12x optical zoom, which is darn respectible for a one inch sensor. Digital zoom works flawlessly out to 24x with no visible digital distortion. Beyond 24x the artifacts become visible, and by 160x they make the image useless. The color is rich and lush, but not overly saturated, even in the automatic mode. Skin tones look film like in the correct light. Depth of field is way better than any three chip pro camcorder, but not so shallow that noses look out of focus when the eyes look clear. Everything seems well balanced in the full auto mode. The pro features really shine on this little gem. Every major function like focus, iris, white balance, shutter speed and gain has its own dedicated button on the camera body and is totally independent in its function. They retain their manual settings even when the camera is powered off and back on. Other pro features include video peaking and zebra stripes. XLR inputs are available through an optional adapter that sits in the hot shoe. The eyepiece is so crisp you'll swear you're looking through an optical lens and not at an electronic device. The flip out viewfinder is crisp as well. Low light shots are simply amazing with grain held to a minimum even at 33 dB video gain. At that setting, it sees things brighter than my eyes, and any grain simply is masked when viewing at normal distance from a TV. In good room lighting and obviously outdoors, grain is not even visible in the image. Digital artifacting is barely visible only if you sit too close the TV looking for it. Othewise, you won't see it. The 4K mode looks tack sharp even downsampled on a 2K monitor. The X-AVC 2K mode looks almost as good on a 2K monitor, but lacks that razor sharpness of downconverted 4K. It goes without saying on a 4K monitor, the image is simply breathtaking. Only reality is sharper, and that's only if you have 20-20 vision. Set this thing in Cinema Mode, 24 frames per second at 4K and you'll have an image that will look as crisp and rich in color as an iMax movie. In fact, iMax is 4K. Stills are also very good, approaching the quality level of a mid priced DSLR. 14 megapixel gives the most bang for the buck. The 20 meg setting interpolates more pixels with little added sharpness, so stick to 14. Batteries last a respective 2 hours or more for the small one, four hours for the medium and nearly seven hours for the largest. a 64 GIG card shoots over six hours at the highest AVCHD mode, and over two hours at the 4K mode. The native 4K files import easily into the Sony Vegas editor, even the older version 11. Vegas only outputs the finished project in 2K, however, unless there is some new plugin for that. A quad core machine is enough to handle the high data rate sufficiently to edit 4K on a PC. Bottom line - using this in the full auto mode will get you great video in all regards. Use of the manual controls by a capable user will yield incredible results usable in any feature documentary.

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No Sd cards for this camera

The 4k camera of sonyhandy cam does not accept any sd cards.,even the extreme pro 280 mb per second,the camera does not accept the card. After spending several hondreds of Euro the...Read complete review

The 4k camera of sonyhandy cam does not accept any sd cards.,even the extreme pro 280 mb per second,the camera does not accept the card. After spending several hondreds of Euro the camera isb only working in Hd, and i did not see any 4 k on this camera

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3.0

No HDMI out in 4K recording

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from Serbia

Comments about Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1" Sensor:

Beautyfull pictutre! Professional ? No. When i recording in 4K resolution sony disable the HDMI output. I can not use external monitor. The focus ring in zoom mode, not smooth....

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5.0

Great Video Camera

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from 29302

Comments about Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1" Sensor:

I was a little worried about buying this camera as I didn't see any reviews or test videos on youtube of sporting events. The reason I wanted this was to tape my son's soccer matches and develop recruiting videos for colleges. I will tell you the 4K videos are EXCELLENT. The coach was as shocked as I was with the video quality. The only real downside is the massive size of the file in 4K. HD video file size is slightly smaller but you can see the quality difference. Overall I'm glad i purchased this camera.

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5.0

good camcorder

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from North Hollywood, CA 91602, USA

Comments about Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1" Sensor:

good camcorder, upgraded from a 1080p hd vixia hg20. this one has a clear resolution that allows me to import the footage into tracking programs to do 3d tracking. the deviation is always quite low and the result is good for 3d tracking and compositing applications where computer graphics and animation are needed. this is probably a good stop over camera before upgrading to a red camera for 8k and beyond.

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4.0

I SEE EVERY THING

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from 1391

Comments about Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1" Sensor:

PICTURES ARE GREAT WI FI NEEDS WORK

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5.0

Best bang for the buck.

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Comments about Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1" Sensor:

This is a great piece of gear. Aperture, gain and shutter speed controls at your fingertips. Program AE makes it idiot-proof if you want to hand it to an assistant to use as an extra camera. Variable speed zoom lever, low lux setting makes for great performance in low light, touch screen is precise and f/2.8 seals the deal. WiFi control is a simple setup and allows record on/off, touch focus and zoom. With the optional XLR kit, this is a much better choice for run & gun than XA20. Two small gripes: 1. I searched through menu for 20 minutes for WiFi before I realized system calls it "Ctrl with Smartphone". 2. Closing the flip-out screen turns off the camera unless the eyepiece is pulled out. I would have preferred an on/off switch on the outside of the camera instead of a button under the flip out screen. But I'm so impressed with this camera I'm going to order it's non-4k cousin CX900.

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5.0

Awesome quality and easy to use

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from Cambridge, MA, USA

Comments about Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1" Sensor:

This is a great little 4k jewel. It is super easy to use, the battery lasts forever, and shoots great quality video. Look no further if you want to preserve your memories in 4k and not break your head with settings, though they are there. Expandable memory and features. Good sound too.

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5.0

one secret best purchase

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from Los Angeles

Comments about Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1" Sensor:

Sony created a very serious UHD camcorder for a very good price. In the right hands and with a little knowledge this consumer product reaches deep into prosumer territory! I consider this a secret power tool for most professionals and ambitious filmmakers - used for layouts or second unit or even as first cam for many ideas needing a compact form factor with excellent quality.

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5.0

Great Camera

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Great Camera! 4K is amazing, great indoors in low light. I would recommend this camera to anyone who appreciates great video!

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5.0

It Wow'd Me

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Over cautious I always research as much as possible before purchasing anything. This video camera met all of my criteria and exceeded my expectations . Twice I have let independent film producers use this video camera when we were on film location scouting trips and they were very impressed with the size, weight, ease of use and clarity. A very wise purchase decision on my part. No regrets and I highly recommend it.

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5.0

My Best Camcorder Ever ,

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from Valley Village, CA 91607, USA

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I have Sony 8 mm PRO , Sony Hi 8 , Sony DV - and FDR AX 100 Simple the BEST

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