Sony unveils 'world’s smallest, lightest' camcorder
Manama, June 29, 2014
Sony has unveiled its new4K Handycam - FDR-AX100E - which is 75 per cent smaller and lighter than its previous edition, thus making it easy for one-handed use and portability.
The newest 4K Handycam AX100E from Sony is particularly ideal for people who wish to capture and enjoy their special memories on their 4K BRAVIA TV in the highest possible resolution.
It is the first 4K Handycam that features the 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor that is far larger than the sensor in normal consumer camcorders, said a statement from the company.
Capturing flawless 4K Ultra HD images (3840 x 2160 pixels) with four times the detail of Full HD, the sensor also allows beautiful ‘bokeh’ background blur effects – even when shooting outdoors in sunny conditions, it stated.
The pairing of the 4K sensor with the powerful processor enables area-specific noise reduction and detail reproduction technology for incredibly vivid and lifelike footage, said the Sony statement.
Together with the camcorder’s advanced Cinematone Gamma/Colour function, progressive 25p recording gives a rich look to the footage, it added.
In another 4K Handycam first, the dual video feature lets the customer simultaneously record in both formats capturing movies in XAVC S or AVCHD formats to view, edit and enjoy with the highest resolution. At the same time, a more compact lower-resolution copy of the footage is recorded in MP4 format, it stated.
After shooting, with just one touch on the NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet the customers can wirelessly transfer web-friendly MP4 clips from the AX100E for quick online sharing.
The new model also helps capture high speed action in HD quality (1280X720) and enjoy footage edited on the PC in silk-smooth slow motion – just like a TV action replay that shows every moment of that decisive penalty kick, it added.
The new FDR-AX100E 4K camcorder is now available at Ashrafs showrooms and other leading electronics retailers in Bahrain.-TradeArabia News Service