Sony Handycam New Models

Sony Handycam l Image Credit: Supplied
Sony Handycam l Image Credit: Supplied

They’re Old But New

Sony, a leader in digital imaging, releases 2 new Handycam models with integrated features that enhance better user experience. Though these may be new, the origin is an old line up, but the once most sought-after camcorder models.

That being said, these kind of camcorders are now being overtaken by these super compact and tiny gadgets like GoPro and other recently launched brands, in terms of popularity.

But the company is adamant in preserving and continuing the legacy of this particular product which was first introduced in 1985, hence Sony Handycam FDR-AXP35 and FDR-AX30, both 4K camcorders, were released. Sony is most likely taking back the lost glory it once had, for their camcorders.

Both cameras are Sony’s 4K and both have “Balanced Optical SteadyShot” or B.O.SS which promises a blur-free footage.

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Sony said, the 2 newly release camcorders are 30% smaller and 20% lighter than the previous model, which gives comfort to users.

One of the many added features worth noting to, especially for the FDR-AXP35, is the built-in projector. With this, sharing the captured memories can be done so easily, anywhere, anytime.

Sony Handycam 4K FDR-AX30

Sony Handycam 4K FDR-AX30 l Image Credit: Supplied

Sony Handycam 4K FDR-AX30 l Image Credit: Supplied

Specs

HD Video Codec XAVC S format:MPEG4-AVC/H.264
Video Mode (Resolution) XAVC S 4K : 3840×2160/25p, 24p; XAVC S HD : 1920×1080/50p, 25p, 24p; AVCHD : 1920×1080/50p(PS),25p(FX,FH),24p(FX,FH),50i(FX,FH), 1440×1080/50i(HQ,LP); MP4: 1280×720 25p
Internal Flash Storage Flash Memory 64GB
Media Storage Type XAVC S 4K(100Mbps) : SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I U3 or Higher) XAVC S 4K(60Mbps) : SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher) XAVC S HD : SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher) AVCHD,Still: Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
Image Sensor 1/2.3 type(7.76mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Image Processor BIONZ X image processor
Lens / Filter Diameter ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* / 52mm
Optical / Digital Zoom Optical Zoom: 10x, Digital Zoom: 120x, Clear Image Zoom: 4K – 15x, HD – 20x
Audio Format MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit), Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Zoom Mic Built-in Zoom Microphone
Maximum Still Image Resolution (Photo Mode) L: 20.6 Megapixels 16:9 (6048×3400),15.4 Megapixels 4:3 (4528×3400) M: 10.3 Megapixels 16:9 (4288×2408),7.7 Megapixels 4:3 (3216×2408) S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920×1080),0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640×480)
Image Stabilisation Balanced Optical SteadyShot
LCD Screen Size & Type 7.5cm(3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD™ display(921 600dots) Wide(16:9)
x.v.Colour Yes
Face Detection Yes
Smile Shutter Yes(3steps)
Intelligent Auto Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction
Smooth Slow Rec 1/215-1/10000
Golf Shot Mode Yes
Backlight Compensation Yes(Auto)
Direct Copy Yes
BRAVIA Sync Yes
HDMI Terminal Yes (HDMI micro)
USB Terminal Yes
Active Interface Shoe Yes(Multi Interface Shoe)
Wifi Yes (built-in)
NFC Yes
Picture Effect Yes
Cinematone Yes
Power Save Yes
My Voice Canceling Yes
Dual Video Recording Yes
External Mic. Input Stereo Minijack
Dimensions (W x H x D including supplied battery) Approx. 71 x 78.5 x 133.5mm
Mass (w/o Tape, Battery, etc.) Approx. 585g
Mass (Total) Approx. 685g(NP-FV70(supplied battery)) Approx. 640g(NP-FV50) Approx. 785g(NP-FV100)

Sony Handycam 4K FDR-AXP35

Sony Handycam 4K FDR-AXP35 l Image Credit: Supplied

Sony Handycam 4K FDR-AXP35 l Image Credit: Supplied

Specs

HD Video Codec XAVC S format:MPEG4-AVC/H.264
Video Mode (Resolution) XAVC S 4K : 3840×2160/25p, 24p; XAVC S HD : 1920×1080/50p, 25p, 24p; AVCHD : 1920×1080/50p(PS),25p(FX,FH),24p(FX,FH),50i(FX,FH), 1440×1080/50i(HQ,LP); MP4: 1280×720 25p
Internal Flash Storage Flash Memory 64GB
Media Storage Type XAVC S 4K(100Mbps) : SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I U3 or Higher) XAVC S 4K(60Mbps) : SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher) XAVC S HD : SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher) AVCHD,Stil l: Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
Image Sensor 1/2.3 type(7.76mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Image Processor BIONZ X image processor
Lens / Filter Diameter ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* / 52mm
Optical / Digital Zoom Optical Zoom: 10x, Digital Zoom: 120x, Clear Image Zoom: 4K – 15x, HD – 20x
Audio Format MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit), Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Zoom Mic Built-in Zoom Microphone
Maximum Still Image Resolution (Photo Mode) L: 20.6 Megapixels 16:9 (6048×3400),15.4 Megapixels 4:3 (4528×3400) M: 10.3 Megapixels 16:9 (4288×2408),7.7 Megapixels 4:3 (3216×2408) S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920×1080),0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640×480)
Image Stabilisation Balanced Optical SteadyShot
LCD Screen Size & Type 7.5cm(3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD™ display(921 600dots) Wide(16:9)
Built-in LED Video Light LED(R/G/B)
x.v.Colour Yes
Face Detection Yes
Smile Shutter Yes(3steps)
Intelligent Auto Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction
Smooth Slow Rec 1/215-1/10000
Golf Shot Mode Yes
Backlight Compensation Yes(Auto)
Direct Copy Yes
BRAVIA Sync Yes
HDMI Terminal Yes (HDMI micro)
USB Terminal Yes
Active Interface Shoe Yes(Multi Interface Shoe)
Wifi Yes (built-in)
NFC Yes
Picture Effect Yes
Cinematone Yes
Power Save Yes
My Voice Canceling Yes
Dual Video Recording Yes
External Mic. Input Stereo Minijack
Dimensions (W x H x D including supplied battery) Approx. 75 x 78.5 x 155mm
Mass (w/o Tape, Battery, etc.) Approx. 625g
Mass (Total) Approx.725g(NP-FV70, Supplied Battery) Approx.680g(NP-FV50) Approx.825g(NP-FV100)

Projector

Light Output Up to 50 lumen
Resolution Output 854 x 480
Screen Coverage 10 type – 200 type
Projection Distance approx. 0.5m (1.6feet) or over
Endurance (Battery Life) Approx. 2h 25min (Supplied Battery)
Projector Input Yes (HDMI micro)
Keystone Adjustment Yes

Both Handycam models are now available in leading electronics stores across United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit Sony MEA.

 

 

 

 

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