Sony sheds the weight off UHD 4K recording

Capture your memories in UHD 4K without worrying about losing sensation in your hands with Sony’s Handycam FDR-AX100

UHD 4K recording might not be new, but it is typically filmed with hefty equipment. 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 just one hand.

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

It isn't that Sony has skimped on kitting the camcorder out while shrinking it; 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 unintentional heavy breathing you might 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 easier and also allow you to remotely control the camcorder from your mobile.

The pint-sized camcorder is expected to hit shelves in March and will be retailing at about US$2000 (S$2542).