Sony FDR-AX30 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder
Condition Note: In like new condition with the Sony power adapter without a box.
Compatible with European broadcast standards the Sony FDR-AX30 is a palm-sized Handycam camcorder with 64GB of internal storage that records 4K or HD video. It is equipped with a wide-angle Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens with 10x optical zoom and up to 20x Clear Image zoom and features an Exmor R CMOS sensor with Bionz X image processor that delivers Ultra HD (3840x2160) resolution video using Sony's XAVC S codec. It also records 1080p video in XAVC S or AVCHD and takes up to 20.6MP upscaled (interpolated) still images.
Video and photos are recorded to Memory Stick Duo or SD memory cards. You can monitor and playback footage on the camcorder's 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD touchscreen display with 921K dot resolution, or the high-resolution 0.24" 1,555K dot OLED EVF. An HDMI output port is also provided for connecting to your HDTV to large-screen playback. For enhanced connectivity and remote control, the FDR-AX30 is Wi-Fi and NFC enabled. This lets you use your smartphone or tablet to control the camcorder, as well as wirelessly transfer files to your mobile device and even stream live to Ustream.
- 4K Ultra HD & 20.6MP Stills
- Exmor R CMOS Sensor
- Bionz X Image Processor
- 29.8mm Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Zoom Lens
- 10x Optical Zoom & 20x Clear Image Zoom
- Balanced Optical SteadyShot
- 3.0" LCD Touchscreen / 0.24" Color EVF
- 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Microphone
- Wi-Fi / NFC Connectivity
Capture 4K Ultra HD Video
Capture the finest details in 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution. This camcorder allows incredibly high resolution, to produce vibrant and realistic images. In addition, the fast Bionz X image processor is the same one employed in professional Sony camcorder models, making it possible to record 50p movies at Full HD resolution for incredibly smooth and sharp playback, with no loss in realism, even when panning the camera and shooting moving subjects.
Direct Pixel Read Out
The FDR-AX30 incorporates 'direct pixel readout' utilizing the entire width of the image sensor without line skipping or pixel binning. Therefore in both HD and 4K video acquisition it can read and process data from every one of the sensor's pixels, resulting in smooth edges and color gradation giving you the incredible video from a tiny camera.
Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Lens with 10x Optical Zoom
It comes equipped with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens. It features a wide 35mm-equivalent focal length of 29.8mm (in movie mode) to fit more into your shots, well as 10x optical zoom and 20x Clear Image zoom for getting closer to the action.
XAVC S, AVCHD, and MP4 Codecs
The FDR-AX30 records 4K and 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 MP4 wrapper which allows for extensive record times and easy editing. Additionally, you can chose to record HD in AVCHD (ideal for HDTV and Blu-ray disc burning) or MP4 (ideal for sharing over the internet). This gives you the ability to switch between all three formats or choosing dual record to capture both XAVC S and MP4 simultaneously.
0.24" OLED EVF
The high contrast 0.24" OLED Tru-Finder EVF features a 1,555K-dot resolution and reproduces rich color and deep blacks. The optical design uses four dual-surface spherical lenses, which provides a wide 33-degree viewing angle for clear images from center to the edge of the viewfinder.
3.0" Xtra Fine LCD Touchscreen Display
The 3.0" Clear Photo LCD features 921K dot resolution for sharp, bright, vivid images, enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene. Easily scroll through menus and view footage thanks to WhiteMagic technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight.
5.1 Channel Mic with Audio Record Controls
Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording. Advanced sound features such as Auto Gain Control Limit and Auto Wind Noise Reduction make it even easier to get high-quality sound in various situations. The camcorder records high quality linear PCM (XAVC S) and AAC-LC 2ch (MP4).
Simple Connectivity to Smartphones via Wi-Fi/NFC
Built-in Wi-Fi/NFC support enables easy connectivity with smartphones for one-touch sharing and one-touch remote control. NFC (near field communication) provides "touch connection" convenience when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets. You simply touch your NFC-compatible device to the camcorder to establish a connection.
Share the adventure as it happens via Ustream live streaming. Now your circle of friends and family can share the excitement in real time by simply logging in to UStream from anywhere. You can also link your favorite social accounts with the streaming to notify your friends when you start streaming video.
Intelligent AUTO Mode
Intelligent AUTO mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise reduction. There are 60 different combinations possible: Portrait, Baby, Tripod, Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, and Low light.
Connect to your 1080p HDTV via the camcorder's HDMI output and select a specific portion of the 4K picture for playback; you can move the section using the camcorder's menu toggle, and scale it using the zoom lever.
Manual Control Ring
The manual control ring around the lens opening can be assigned to control zoom, focus, exposure, iris, shutter speed, exposure, or white balance.
- Dual Rec (video and still image recording)
- Photo capture from movie
- Built-in USB charging cable
- Cinematone Gamma/Color
- NightShot infrared system
- Direct Copy
- Event Browse/Share
- Face Detection (Face Touch)
- Motion/Golf Shot
- BRAVIA Sync (CEC)
- Smile Shutter
- Lock-on AF
- Audio rec level
- Audio level meter
- Advanced sound processor
- My Voice Cancelling
- Super Sampled Full HD Playback