January 6th 2014 8:17 pm

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Engadget Jan 6, 2014

If you're in the market for an affordable 4K camcorder, you probably won't do much better than Sony's FDR-AX100 Handycam. This compact CES model is considerably more portable, with a 74 percent reduction in size and a 66 percent drop in weight.

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The Verge Jan 6, 2014

The camera is clearly targeted toward enthusiasts, though. It has built-in NFC and Wi-Fi, allowing it to stream video to a TV or be controlled from a smartphone. And as consumer camcorders tend to, the FDR-AX100 has a wide-angle lens.

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Ubergizmo Jan 6, 2014

To remain friendly with existing video-editing software, the AX100 records in XAVC S, which is an AVC/H.264 video (+linear PCM audio) stream in an MP4 container. Since it has a lot of processing power, the Sony FDR-AX100 can also record simultaneously in AVCHD and MP4.

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Expert Reviews Jan 9, 2014

It will also shoot Full HD footage, with Sony claiming that it was supersample down from 4K to improve video quality, something we’re interested to test for ourselves.

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garyshooter garyshooter

testing continues, as a broadcast news and tv commercial and corporate video and weddings, this thing is all good. 6.5 hours runtime on one 89buck batt, zebra! fully manual everything, super strong gain that works, never seen it like this. a fully useable zoom that works and looks like an 18 to...

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topher5 topher5

This is no toy its quite the professional level camera, built-in ND filters, Cinema-tone and manual controls make this camera a videographer's dream camera. I can do everything I need without digging into menus. Colour it very good. O yah, it's also a 4K camera!!!!

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