Sony FDR-AX700 4K HDR Camcorder


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Sony FDR-AX700 4K HDR Camcorder

  • Sony FDR-AX700 4K HDR Camcorder
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70A)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Operating Guide
  • RMT-835 Remote Commander with Battery
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Large Eyecup

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Sony FDR-AX700 4K HDR Camcorder

The Sony FDR-AX700 is a compact, palm-sized handycam camera that gives you an amazing depth and beauty of 4K High Dynamic Range. It uses a 1-inch back-illuminated Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and enhanced BIONZ X image processing engine that combine to produce crisp, clear videos in 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution. It has a Fast Hybrid AF system with 273 focus points for precise tracking of subjects throughout the shooting frame, while Optical SteadyShot (Active mode) allows for shooting stable, beautiful images. The FDR-AX700 Camcorder is a perfect tool for making unforgettable videos!

Back-Illuminated Exmor CMOS Sensor

The Sony FDR-AX700 HDR Camcorder utilizes a large 14.2-megapixel (effective) 1.0-type back-illuminated stacked CMOS image sensor to deliver beautiful background bokeh defocus effects. The sensor’s superior sensitivity helps capture high-quality images with reduced noise, even varied light conditions. The sensor combined with the powerful BIONZ X image processing engine gives you stunning 4K HDR (HLG) capture and incredible slow motion recording at frame rate up to 960(NTSC)/1000(PAL).

Fast Hybrid Auto Focus System

The FDR-AX700 4K video camera uses a Hybrid AF system that combines Phase Detection AF and Contrast Detection AF for fast, precise focusing that never lets you miss a shot. With a powerful high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine and an advanced movie AF algorithm, this Sony FDR-AX700 camcorder can hold focus even on fast-moving subjects such as sports, pets or children at play. Its 273 focus points densely cover approximately 84% of the image area and features like 4K face detection and object tracking technology help you to easily follow your subject throughout the shooting frame.

Adjustable AF Tracking Depth Range

Subject tracking performance is optimized by combining high-speed readout and processing of AF data. A selectable AF tracking depth configuration from 1 to 5 helps you track subjects according to your expressive intentions, subject movement, and shooting conditions. The narrowest setting allows for tracking relatively little movement and the widest setting helps track relatively dynamic movement.

Capture Beautiful 4K Video

The camcorder lets you record movies in 4K (QFHD 3840 x 2160) resolution with full pixel readout without pixel binning, which is 1.7x more information than is required for 4K movie output ensuring that all the finest details are captured accurately. Plus, the XAVC S codec support helps record videos at high data rates of up to 100 Mbps at either 24p or 30p in 4K mode.

Capture the Cutting Edge of Reality

High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology represents a visual revolution, revealing a dramatically wider color and brightness range to match the high-resolution image quality of 4K. Combined together with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) recording capability, the FDR-AX700 Camcorder makes it easy to immediately enjoy, without extra processing, HDR images, simply by connecting the camera to a HLG-compatible Sony TV via a USB cable.

3.5-Inch LCD Touch Panel

The 3.5-inch 1,555k dots Extra Fine LCD screen lets you monitor high-resolution images, while its touch panel feature allows you to select an autofocus point with ease. The screen reproduces moving pictures with subtle gradations of detail intact, allowing you to focus accurately on subjects in the shooting frame.

Built-In ND Filters

The Sony FDR-AX700 4K has built-in 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 ND filters that adjust the light level entering the lens. This gives you the freedom to precisely control shutter speed and aperture for enhanced creativity. In conjunction with the camcorder’s large image sensor, these filters help create beautifully smooth bokeh background defocus effects without increasing shutter speed, even if you’re shooting outdoors in sunny conditions.

Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 12x Optical Zoom Lens

The FDR-AX700 4K HDR comes with a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens using advanced aspherical (AA) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements. It offers a wide focal length of 29mm, perfect for capturing landscapes! It also offers up to 12x optical and 24x Clear Image zooming for to get a closer view of your subject.


Viewfinder Size0.39 inch
Viewfinder Resolution2,359,296 dots


Built-In ND FilterOff 1/4 1/16 1/64
Memory Card SlotYes


Battery TypeLithium-Ion


Sensor Resolution12 Megapixels


Optical Zoom12x
Maximum Aperturef/4.5
Image StabilizationYes
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Minimum Focus DistanceApprox. 0.39 inch (Wide), Approx. 39.37 inch (Tele)


Recording ModesXAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160/30p, 24p XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080/120p, 60p, 30p, 24p AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/60i (FX, FH) 1440 x 1080/60i (LP) XAVC S Proxy: 1280 x 720/60p, 30p, 24p, 640 x 360 60p, 30p, 24p XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160/25p XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080/100p, 50p, 25p AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/50i (FX, FH), 1440 x 1080/50i (LP) XAVC S Proxy: 1280×720/50p,25p, 640×360/50p, 25p
Variable Frame Rates24p/25p/30p/50p/50i/60i/100p/120p
Audio RecordingYes

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