Sony Handycam FDR-AX700 Wi-Fi 4K HD Video Camera Camcorder - Refurbished
Capture it the way you see it.
Designed for professional performance and ease of use, the Sony Handycam FDR-AX700 Wi-Fi 4K HD Camcorder captures life just as you see it in true-to-life 4K HDR (HLG) images with the 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor. The unrivalled performance of Fast Hybrid AF ensures that autofocus and AF tracking are exceptionally precise, responsive, and reliable, so you'll have every chance to take fantastic shots of fleeting action. With such professional-caliber capabilities so conveniently at your command, there are no limits to how far this Handycam can take your shooting ambitions.
Create amazing high-resolution 4K videos and still images with pin-sharp detail to every corner, thanks to the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom. If you are feeling unsteady or it's a windy day don't worry, the Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode will keep your video and pictures blur-free. See clear, vivid images and select an autofocus point by tapping the the 3.5" XtraFine LCD (1,555K) screen. Share memories instantly with Wi-Fi connectivity and connect to another mobile device using NFC. Get the best quality possible with the enhanced BIONZ X Processor for 120 fps recording and high contrast 0.39" OLED EVF.
4K HDR (HLG) movie quality:
High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology puts a visual revolution on display by revealing far wider ranges of color and brightness, fully realizing the exceptional quality of high-resolution 4K images. Moreover, with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) recording capability, the FDR-AX700 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.
XAVC S for high-bitrate recording:
The XAVC S format is used for 4K and HD recording. High bitrates of up to 100 Mbps for 4K, and 50 Mbps for full-HD recording, ensure beautifully detailed movies with minimal compression noise. Since 100 Mbps recording is possible even at the highest rate of 120fps in Full HD, high-quality slow-motion sequences can be created during post-processing.
1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor:
A large 14.2-megapixel (effective) 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor delivers beautiful background bokeh defocus effects and superior sensitivity for capturing high-quality images with less noise, even under dark or bright conditions. This sensor integrates up to 273 phase-detection AF points that densely cover approx. 84% of the image area, for precise tracking of subjects throughout the shooting frame.
Enhanced BIONZ X image processing engine:
The enhanced BIONZ X image processing engine is optimized for faster processing, to drive focusing speeds, stunning 4K HDR (HLG)19 capture, and incredible slow motion recording at up to 960(NTSC)/1000(PAL)fps.
|1.0-TYPE EXMOR RS CMOS SENSOR
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ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens w/ 12x optical zoom:
Custom ZEISS optics are fine-tuned to deliver the full beauty of 4K, with pin-sharp detail to every corner, thanks to the use of both advanced aspherical (AA) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements. The 29 mm wide angle means grand landscapes can be captured, or you can get a closer view with up to 12x optical and 24x Clear Image zoom.
The Fast Hybrid AF system enables data readout from a wide autofocus coverage area via the phase-detection AF sensor, while the enhanced BIONZ X image processor realizes high-speed data processing for accurate AF tracking on fast-moving subjects.
Click here to view a sample video: Sony FDR-AX700 - Fast Hybrid AF
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Incomparable AF performance:
An extraordinarily accurate AF system with 273 phase-detection auto-focus points can tenaciously lock onto and track fast subjects such as moving trains, and unpredictable ones such as nimble animals anywhere within the frame. With its powerful high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine and advanced new movie AF algorithm, the FDR-AX700 achieves focus with speed, precision, and flexibility unprecedented in the Handycam lineup.
Wide AF coverage:
Up to 273 phase-detection AF points cover approx. 84% of the entire image area. This makes AF coverage widespread and dense enough to quickly capture subjects, such as fast-moving ones that are otherwise difficult to focus on.
Adjustable AF Tracking Depth Range:
Select an AF tracking depth configuration within a range from "1" to "5" -- from the narrowest setting for relatively little movement to the widest setting for relatively dynamic movement. This lets you take advantage of specific ways to track subjects according to your expressive intentions, subject movement, and shooting conditions.
Reliable subject tracking:
Subject tracking performance is optimized by combining high-speed readout and processing of AF data, plus a new algorithm developed specially for movies. After focus is achieved, wide AF area coverage helps the camcorder to maintain and track focus on a moving subject with reliable tenacity and precision.
AF area indication and adjustment:
Easily keep track of your focus areas with phase-detection AF frames around in-focus subjects. Switching between focus points is seamless as well, with a simple touch on the screen to select a new focus target.
Adjustable AF Subject Switching Sensitivity:
Five levels of AF Subject Switching Sensitivity range from "1" [LOCKED ON] to stay on a single subject, to "5" [RESPONSIVE] for quickly shifting among subjects as you recompose.
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Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization w/ Active Mode:
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode is an advanced optical image stabilization technology that corrects camera shake to capture scenes with phenomenal smoothness and stability. Active Mode analyzes video frames and provides compensation with assistance from the enhanced BIONZ X image processing engine. Whether recording movies while strolling on vacation, shooting while chasing a child, or zooming in to capture faraway subjects, Handycam's simple solution smoothly reproduces the scene with a higher level of stability.
Designed for advanced movie production:
Take command of movie production with a wide range of manual controls, ergonomic button and grip design, plus a large zoom seesaw lever for fluid handheld shooting. A high-resolution electronic viewfinder and LCD touch panel make it easy to preview and monitor shots in precise detail. Dual memory card slots are versatile and convenient for extended relay recording or simultaneous backup recording.
High-precision OLED Tru-Finder:
The 2359 dots OLED Tru-Finder reproduces images with extraordinary precision and accurate color. This high-contrast electronic viewfinder (EVF) lets you confidently, easily monitor composition, shooting and playback of footage even in bright sunlight.
Large 3.5 Xtra Fine LCD (921K):
The 3.5" Extra Fine LCD screen lets you monitor high-resolution images of approximately 1,555k dots, so it's very convenient and comfortable on the eyes as it reproduces moving pictures with subtle gradations of detail intact, allowing you to focus accurately on subjects in the shooting frame. Moreover, its touch panel feature allows you to select an autofocus point with ease.
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Professional menu operation:
Adapted from Sony professional camcorders, access to desired menu selections is prompt and efficient, thanks to the menu's shallow hierarchy design. Furthermore, the semi-transparent menu is overlaid on the live image, so you can conveniently change or check settings while monitoring the image.
The lens ring with increased depth enables easy, natural adjustment of either focusing or zooming, depending on which mode you select via a convenient switch.
Built-in ND filters:
Choose among Clear, 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 Neutral Density filters to adjust the light level entering the lens. This gives video makers the freedom to precisely control shutter speed and aperture for greater creative possibilities. In conjunction with the camcorder's large image sensor, it allows creation of beautifully smooth bokeh background defocus effects without increasing shutter speed, even if you're shooting outdoors in sunny conditions.
The manual dial and buttons on the side of the body allow swift, easy adjustment of IRIS (aperture), GAIN/ISO and shutter speed.
Dual slots for SD card and SD card/Memory Stick support both simultaneous and relay recording. Use Relay mode where long recording sessions need to span across both cards or, for critical recordings, the simultaneous recording mode provides a backup, for improved flexibility in client and production workflows.
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Grip shaped for easy holding:
The grip is shaped to conform to various kinds of hands, so the camera is easy for anyone to hold. This makes handheld shooting especially steady, even on extended shoots under tough conditions.
Large zoom seesaw lever:
The large zoom seesaw lever gives you complete control over your focal length and entire zoom range. Zoom as slowly, or quickly, as needed with smooth, precisely controlled results every time.
Highly compatible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe:
The MI Shoe is compatible with various general-purpose accessories and further expands the camcorder's shooting capabilities in a range of situations.
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The built-in LANC port allows connection to a LANC-compatible accessory, so you can control the camcorder remotely with ease.
High-quality output via 4K HDMI:
Send clean 4K video to external monitors and even off-board recorders, or simply enjoy your recordings on a TV, with the HDMI output. The full-size (Type-A) HDMI terminal reduces strain on the cable and minimizes damage or accidental disconnection.
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Versatile, professional-style functions:
A wide range of gamma and color space customization includes S-log2 and S-log3 profiles that professionals use for creative flexibility in post-production workflows. Also, with variable frame-rate recording at up to 960(NTSC)/1000(PAL) fps, you can see extraordinary detail in playback of slow-motion movies.
S-Gamut and S-Log shooting:
S-Gamut and S-Log shooting gives you flexibility to make more expressive movies by performing color grading in post-production. S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma provides wide dynamic range shooting (1300%) to minimize blown highlights and black crush.
| VIDEO LEVEL (%)  RELATIVE STOPS FROM 18% GREY
[A] 18% GREY [B] 90% WHITE [C] 1300% of 90% WHITE
Tailor the look of your movies or make adjustments to meet the needs of post-production, with ten customizable Picture Profile settings. Full adjustments of gamma, gradation and color spaces can be saved for immediate recall and more efficient shot matching.
Especially useful for shooting in S-log gamma settings, where it can be difficult to accurately judge exposure, zebra metering indicates areas of overexposure using clear stripes on the image preview. An adjustable level lets you accurately dial in the ideal exposure for everything from skin tones to sunlit landscapes.
Super Slow Motion and Slow & Quick Motion:
Enjoy creative ways to express time's passage. The Super Slow Motion and Slow & Quick Motion let you capture motion in the blink of an eye, at up to 960(NTSC)/1000(PAL)fps (40x super slow motion), or in compelling time-lapse sequences, captured at 1fps for playback at up to 60x natural speed.
Speed up your editing and delivery with the option of onboard proxy recording. Lower-resolution proxy files are captured alongside full-resolution 4K video, for easy sharing and online collaboration, as well as more efficient editing on under-powered computers. When you're ready, simply substitute the proxy files with the full-resolution ones to finalize your video.
Time Code / User Bit:
For professional workflows and multi-camera editing requirements, standard SMPTE Time Code and User Bit can be included with your recordings. With embedded Time Code, synchronizing multiple cameras for editing is incredibly simple, while custom eight-digit User Bit codes allow fast indexing and media management on larger projects.
Connectivity with smartphones for One-touch sharing/One-touch remote has been simplified with Wi-Fi/NFC control. In addition to Wi-Fi support for connecting to smartphones, the FDR-AX700 also supports NFC (near field communication) providing "touch connection" convenience when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required. Moreover, when using Smart Remote Control -- a feature that allows shutter release to be controlled by a smartphone -- connection between FDR-AX700 and the smartphone can be established by simply touching devices.