Sony FDR-AX700 Review

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Sony FDR-AX700 4K HDR camcorder. Record exactly what you see as you like it. Capture life just as you see it in true-to-life 4K2 HDR (HLG) images with 1.0 – type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor. The unrivalled performance of fast hybrid AF ensures that autofocus and AF tracking are precise,…

Last updated on 14th October 2021 7:07 am


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Price history for Sony FDR-AX700 4K HDR Camcorder with 273-point Fast Hybrid autofocus system, Super Slow Motion, and S-Log3 - Black
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  • £1,699.00 - 19th July 2021
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  • £1,699.00 - 12th May 2021
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Since: 1st May 2021
  • Highest Price: £1,699.00 - 12th May 2021
  • Lowest Price: £699.00 - 1st May 2021

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Specification: Sony FDR-AX700 Review

Item Package Dimensions L x W x H 23.8 x 18 x 17.6 cm
Memory Slots Available Memory Card Slot
Item Dimensions L x W x H 19.7 x 11.6 x 8.9 cm
Item Weight (Kilograms) 1.08
Brand Name Sony
Color Name Black
ISO Range 160, 10000
Lens Fixed Focal Length (millimetres) 348
Max Focal Length 348
Package Weight (Kilograms) 2.08
Model Year 2017
Min Focal Length (millimetres) 29
Objective Lens Diameter (millimetres) 62
Part Number FDRAX700BDI.YG
Photo Filter Thread Size (millimetres) 62
Effective Still Resolution (megapixels) 20
Shipping Weight (Kg) 2.1
Item model number FDRAX700BDI.YG
Batteries: 1 CR5 batteries required. (included)
Date First Available 20 Sept. 2017

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  1. Neil

    By far the most complete camcorder I have ever used. Image quality is stunning, stabilization is on point and has so many advanced features to play with. I learn more about it every week and I’ve owned one for a good year.

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  2. David Brindle

    I’ve never owned a camcorder before and have always relied on my increasingly proficient smartphone to capture video of the moments that mattered. Now I can see though, on reviewing the FDR-AX700, camcorders are in a completely different class.Upon arrival I gave the camera the recommended full charge which took around 3 hours. In use the battery has been lasting, after this full charge, for 5 hours of normal use which is excellent. Extra batteries are available for purchase if you need to be recording for longer.The camcorder needs a, to be bought separately and not included, SD card or a memory stick pro duo card to record onto. Yes, it is annoying to have to purchase this as well, but I find that to be fairly common practice with technology these days.In use the camcorder displays what it is seeing on a really sharp 3.5 inch screen and onto a pin sharp electronic viewfinder. Both are clear, bright and display all of the needed information. There is a built in microphone housed at the top of the camcorder which I’ve found to be excellent, especially the built in wind filter which really does cut out the annoying rumble produced by a breeze.Most importantly though, picture wise, the AX700 is outstanding. Format wise the device records in AVCHD, XAVC S 4K and XAVC S HD formats and it can also take still pictures which are captured in .jpg format. There are a host of modes including night mode, but being the amateur I am, I put the camcorder in automatic mode and had excellent results throughout. The recording is image stabilised which means a very steady take, and there’s a superb zoom thumb wheel positioned exactly where you’d want it to be, which gives an optical zoom of 12x. So, without a tripod even, the camcorder produces steady, sharp image, even when at full zoom. Excellent. Of course, the camcorder records 4k video but it can also be stepped down to various lower resolutions too, including 1080p for those of us without 4k equipment. Colours are accurate, skin tone is very natural and motion is captured beautifully. Everything captured has a very professional sheen to it, even in auto mode.There are also a couple of other nifty features that are worth concluding this review with. Firstly, the camera can be controlled using an app on your smartphone and this can also be used to view the images in playback. Really handy. The camera also has built in wi-fi which is a nice and speedy way to playback and transfer what you’ve captured.All in all then, whether you be a professional or a total amateur like me, the FDR-AX700 is a superb camcorder with a host of features and, most importantly, crystal clear recorded video, picture and audio.

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