September 4th 2013 10:01 am

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Engadget Sep 4, 2013

Video gets captured by a 1/2.3-type Exmor R CMOS sensor and a 20x optical zoom (31.5-630mm) G lens, which comes equipped with a trio of ND filters and Optical SteadyShot. As you'd expect, there are a plethora of manual controls, powered stereo XLR inputs, a 3.2-inch display and a viewfinder on back.

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Reviewed.com Camcorders Sep 5, 2013

...it might just appeal to videographers who like to take a walk on the cutting-edge side. Proprietary memory, a pared down version of a brand new codec, and promises of future firmware upgrades to mesh with third-party products that aren't on the market yet.

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USA Today Dec 8, 2013

The camera looks and feels like Sony's EX cameras, favored by TV stations. It has a 20X zoom and two XLR inputs for microphones. The AX1 doesn't record to traditional SD cards, but instead the more expensive XQD memory card.

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