Sony brings UHD 4k recording to consumers without the bulk

Capture your memories in UHD 4k without having to lug around a giant with Sony’s Handycam FDR-AX100

UHD 4K recording might not be new but the equipment for it has always seemed so big; as if you were busy filming your next feature film. The Sony Handycam FDR-AX100 however has gotten rid of the bulk and now you can record every single detail of your less than interesting life with one hand.

The AX100 is tiny compared to its bigger sibling the AX10. With a 75% size and 66% weight reduction, you are going to look a little more discreet when you’re going about recording with it.

Not that Sony has skimped anything when it came to shrinking the camcorder. This relatively pint sized UHD 4K recorder sports a 14.2-megapixel 1-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor and a BIONZ X processor that’ll help record your 4K videos at 24p and 30p.

That’s not all, it also has an optically stabilised Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 12x zoom and a My Voice Canceling feature that’ll minimise all that heavy breathing you do while behind the camera.

And if you’re not a fan of wires, the AX100 also comes with NFC and Wi-Fi that’ll make image transfer much easier and allow you to remotely control the camcorder from your mobile.

The pint sized camcorder is expected to hit the shelves in March and will be retailing at about US$2000 (RM6580).