Monday, 13 January 2014
Sony Unveils 4K (Ultra-HD) Camcorder
If you're looking to produce real 4K video (Ultra-HD videos) on the cheap, look no further than Sony's FDR-AX100 Handycam — a consumer 4K camcorder that costs a mere $1,999.
The new 4K Handycam is also significantly more compact than the previous model — Sony says it's 46% smaller and 67% lighter.
The AX100 captures 4K video (3,840 x 2,160) at 30 frames per second (fps) in the XAVC-S format, but it also can produce a second file, one that's lower-res and more shareable, in MP4 format. It's no slouch in full HD format either, able to capture 1,920 x 1,080 video at up to 120 frames per second for serious slow-motion footage.
Sony's Balanced Optical SteadyShot (BOSS) system reduces hand shake, ensuring the footage you record is as steady as possible, even when you've got the 12x zoom maxed out.
You can pair the camcorder with a phone or tablet, which can act as a remote control via Wi-Fi. You can also transfer files, and the pairing process is painless if your phone has NFC — just tap and you're connected.
The large fold-out LCD screen also includes a projector (not 4K, of course) so you can show off your footage wherever you are. The projector even has automatic keystone correction so you'll still see a nice rectangle even if it's projecting at an angle.
Culled from Mashable!