Sony FDR AX700

About the product

- 1” (1.0-Type) stacked Exmor RS back Illuminated CMOS sensor.

- Incredibly fast, Hybrid AF with 273 points and wide coverage.

- 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) in addition to full HD, filter diameter 62mm. 

- Instant HDR workflow with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) encoding.

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Sony 4K Handycam camcorder with 1” sensor

If you’ve ever been astonished by the depth and beauty of 4K1 High Dynamic Range, if you’ve ever longed to achieve these results for your own projects, Sony has the ideal camera. Presenting the FDR-AX700. Small as it is, it packs the most power we’ve ever built into a palm-sized Handycam camera. With advances like 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, Instant HDR2, a generous 1” (1.0-type) image sensor and Fast Hybrid Auto Focus, this is the perfect tool for making unforgettable videos.

4K1 movie w/ direct pixel readout, no pixel binning and fast AF

The FDR-AX700 offers the advantages of 4K1 movie recording, with full pixel readout without pixel binning, capturing approximately 1.7x more information than is required for 4K6 movie output ensuring that all the finest details are captured accurately. Utilizing the XAVC S codec to record video at a high data rates, users have the option of shooting at either 24p or 30p in 4K mode up to 100mpbs, or in frame rates of up to 120p in Full HD up to 50mbps.

Incredibly fast, Hybrid Auto Focus

The FDR-AX700 An extraordinarily accurate AF system Using 273 focus points covering 84% of the frame, the system combines the strengths of both Phase Detection AF and Contrast Detection AF for unsurpassed results. Focus is always important, especially in large-sensor 4K imaging. With its powerful high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine and advanced new movie AF algorithm, the FDR-AX700 can hold focus even on fast-moving subjects such as sports, pets or children at play. 

Compact size, packed with pro features

The FDR-AX700 has a variety of features for professional production, including Picture Profiles, S-Log3/S-Gamut3, Gamma Display Assist, Proxy recording, Time Code / User Bit and more, as well as input for external microphone via MI (multi-interface) shoe or mic jack and output for headphone monitoring. Focus and exposure can be monitored for fine control with peaking function and zebra respectfully.

The detail of 4K, the beauty of HDR2

4K High Dynamic Range2 astonishes viewers with visual depth and impact that are less like conventional movies and television – and more like real life. With the ability to reproduce images from deep shadows to piercing highlights, 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) is astonishing. With Instant HDR, a first in palm-sized cameras, the FDR-AX700 empowers you to capture High Dynamic Range without complex post production. 

Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

The FDR-AX700 takes advantage of Sony’s flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching to compatible accessories. For example, you can connect and control Sony’s 2-channel UWP-D Series wireless microphone systems4.

Dual media slots with Relay and Simultaneous recording modes

To extend recording time and flexibility, the camera provides two slots for SDXC and SDHC cards. Slot 1 is also compatible with Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) / PRO-HG Duo cards. To take advantage, Relay mode automatically switches recording to the second memory card when the first is full. Simul mode enables simultaneous recording to two memory cards.

Item Weight

2.06 pounds (0.934 kg)

Product Dimensions 

4.6 x 3.6 x 7.8 inches (11.7 x 9.1 x 19.8 cm)


Optical Zoom
12 x
Display Size
3.5 inch (8.9 cm)
Optical Sensor Technology
1 Lithium ion batteries 
Video Capture Resolution
4 k
Lens Type
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T
Built-in Stereo Microphone
Wireless Function
Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz band)


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