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AXP55 4K Handycam + Free Memory Card

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  • Overview

    Free Gift:
    64GB SD Card

    Bring memories to greater life with the 4K camcorder. Record spectacular 4K Ultra HD detail. Minimise image shake with Balanced Optical SteadyShot™. Autofocus with extra-precise Fast Intelligent AF. Capture a range of stunning results using a 4K-compatible optical 20x zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 26.8mm widest angle.

  • Highlight

    4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) recording

    Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode

    26.8mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens

    20x optical zoom with 30x/40x (4K/HD) Clear Image Zoom  

    Versatile manual settings

    Sensor Type

    1/2.5 type(7.20mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor

    Effective Pixels (Video)

    approx. 8.29 Megapixels(16:9)

    Lens Type

    ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*

    Optical Zoom

    20x

    Clear Image Zoom

    4K : 30x HD : 40x

    Screen Type

    7.5cm(3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD™ display(921 600dots) Wide(16:9)

  • Specifications

    Sensor

    Sensor Type

    1/2.5 type(7.20mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor

    Effective Pixels (Video)

    approx. 8.29 Megapixels(16:9)

    Effective Pixels (Still Image)

    approx. 8.29 Megapixels(16:9)/approx. 6.22 Megapixels(4:3)

    Processor

    Image Processor

    BIONZ X image processor

    Lens

    Lens Type

    ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*

    Filter Diameter

    55mm

    Lens Cover

    Auto

    Aperture

    F2.0-3.8

    Focal Distance

    f=4.4-88mm

    Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Video)

    f=26.8-536.0mm(16:9)

    Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image)

    f=26.8-536.0mm(16:9) f=32.8-656.0mm(4:3)

    Minimum Focus Distance

    approx.1cm(Wide), approx.80cm(Tele), approx.13/32inch(Wide), approx.31 1/2inch(Tele)

    Iris Diaphragm

    6 blades

    Zoom

    Optical Zoom

    20x

    Clear Image Zoom

    4K : 30x HD : 40x

    Digital Zoom

    250x

    Viewfinder

    Viewfinder Type

    0.6cm(0.24 type)/Color 1 555 200dots equivalent

    Field of View

    100%

    Diopter adjustment

    Yes (-4.0 to +3.0 m<sup>-1</sup>)

    LCD

    Screen Type

    7.5cm(3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD™ display(921 600dots) Wide(16:9)

    Touch Panel

    Yes

    Brightness Control

    Yes(Menu)

    Marker/Grid Display

    Grid Line

    Angle Adjustment

    Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.

    Image Stabilisation

    Image Stabilisation Type

    Balanced Optical SteadyShot w/ Intelligent Active mode(5-axis)

    Focus

    Focus Type

    Contrast AF

    Focus Mode

    Auto/Manual(Touch Panel/Ring)

    Focus Area

    Full range Focus/Spot Focus

    Fast Intelligent AF

    Yes

    Lock-On AF

    Yes

    Manual Focus Assist

    Magnified display for precise manual focus, Peaking Display

    Exposure

    Mode

    Auto, Flexible Spot(Touch Panel), Manual(Menu/Ring)

    Metering Modes

    Multi-segment/Spot

    Exposure Compensation

    AE Shift(Touch Panel/Ring)

    LOW LUX Mode

    Yes

    Auto Iris Control

    F2.0-F11

    Manual Iris Control

    F2.0-F11

    Manual Exposure Assist

    Zebra Pattern Display

    Backlight Compensation

    Yes(Auto)

    Gain Control

    Auto

    AGC Limit

    Yes

    Minimum Illumination

    4K:Standard:9 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed) HD:Standard:6 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed), 4K:Low Lux 1.8lux(1/25 Shutter Speed) HD:Low Lux 1.2lux(1/25 Shutter Speed), NightShot:0 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed)

    Shutter Speed

    Auto Control Range

    1/6-1/10000

    Standard

    1/50-1/10000

    Manual Iris Control (Photo mode)

    1/25-1/10000

    Manual Shutter

    1/6-1/10000

    Smooth Slow

    1/215-1/10000

    White balance

    White Balance Modes

    Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor

    White Balance Shift

    Yes

    Flash

    Flash Metering System

    Pre-flash TTL

    Flash Compensation

    Yes(3 steps)

    Flash Mode

    Auto/On/OFF

    Storage Media

    Media Type

    internal Flash Memory, XAVC S 4K(100Mbps): SDHC Memory Card(4GB or over, UHS-I U3 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I U3 or Higher), XAVC S 4K(60Mbps): SDHC Memory Card(4GB or over, Class10 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher), XAVC S HD: SDHC Memory Card(4GB or over, Class10 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher), AVCHD, Still: Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)

    Internal Media

    Flash Memory 64GB

    Recording

    Recording Format (Video)

    XAVC S format:MPEG4-AVC/H.264, AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

    Video Resolution

    XAVC S 4K : 3840x2160/25p, 24p, XAVC S HD : 1920x1080/50p, 25p, 24p, AVCHD : 1920x1080/50p(PS), 25p(FX, FH), 24p(FX, FH), 50i(FX, FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ, LP), MP4: 1280x720 25p

    Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR)

    XAVC S 4K: approx.100Mbps, XAVC S 4K: approx.60Mbps, XAVC S HD: approx.50Mbps, AVCHD PS:approx.28Mbps/FX:approx.24Mbps/FH:approx.17Mbps/HQ:approx.9Mbps/LP:approx.5Mbps, MP4: approx.3Mbps

    Recording Format (Still Image)

    JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant)

    Still Image Size (Photo Mode)

    L: 16.6 Megapixels 16:9 (5440x3056), 12.5 Megapixels 4:3 (4080x3056), M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), 6.2 Megapixels 4:3 (2880x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640x480)

    Still Image Size (Movie Mode)

    M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

    Still Image Size (Photo Capture)

    XAVC S 4K: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), XAVC S HD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), AVCHD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

    Still Image Size (Time-Lapse Capture)

    4K:L(8.3M, 3840x2160)/HD:S(2.1M, 1920x1080)

    Still Image Size (Dual Record)

    M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

    Audio

    Microphone

    Built-in Zoom Microphone

    Audio Recording Format

    MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit), Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

    Mic Level Control

    Yes(31steps)

    Auto Wind Noise Reduction

    Yes(On/Off)

    My Voice Canceling

    Yes

    Speaker

    Monaural Speaker

    Advanced Feature

    High Speed Rec

    Yes(100p/1920x1080, 100/60Mbps)

    Time-lapse Capture

    Yes, Shooting Interval(1/2/5/10/30/60sec), Shot Number(1-999), Capture Image Size(4K:L(8.3M, 3840x2160)/HD:S(2.1M, 1920x1080)), AE Mode(AE Lock/AE Tracking)

    Scene Selection

    Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow

    NightShot infrared System

    Yes

    Time code/User Bit

    Yes

    Other Features

    Face Detection, Cinematone, Golf Shot, Smooth Slow Rec, Fader Effect(s)(White/Black), Intelligent Auto(Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction), Smile Shutter(Off/Dual Capture/Always On ), Red Eye Reduction(Yes), Direct Copy

    Playback

    Fast Playback

    About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times

    Slow Playback

    Forward:1/5 speed, Reverse:1/2 speed

    Trimming Playback

    Yes

    Highlight Movie Maker

    Yes, Highlight background music(Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible

    Motion Shot Video

    Yes

    Slide Show (Still Image)

    Slide Show

    Projector

    Light Output

    Up to 50 lumen

    Resolution Output

    854 x 480

    Projected Image Size

    10 type - 200 type

    Endurance (Battery Life)

    approx.2h25m(Supplied Battery)

    Projector Input

    Yes (HDMI micro)

    Keystone Adjustment

    Yes

    Wireless Function

    Wi-Fi®

    Yes(Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )

    NFC™

    Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)

    Live Streaming

    yes

    Multi Camera Control

    yes

    Terminal / Shoe

    Accessory Shoe

    Yes(Multi Interface Shoe)

    HDMI Terminal

    Yes (HDMI micro)

    Projector Input

    Yes (HDMI micro)

    Multi/Micro USB Terminal

    Yes

    Remote Terminal

    integrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal

    STD Output

    Composite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately))

    Microphone Input

    Stereo Minijack

    Headphone Jack

    Stereo Minijack

    Memory Card Slot

    Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible

    DC IN

    Yes

    Power

    Battery Type

    InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)

    Power Consumption (LCD)

    4K:4.9W

    Power Consumption (Viewfinder)

    4K:4.9W

    Power Requirements

    6.8V/7.3V(battery pack), 8.4V (AC Adaptor)

    Charge on camcorder(Charging time with supplied Battery)

    Yes(approx. 3h 25min)

    USB Charging

    DC 5V 1500mA

    Size & Weight

    Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery)

    Approx.77mm x 80.5mm x 161mm(Approx.77mm x 80.5mm x 166.5mm(NP-FV70)/Approx.77mm x 80.5mm x 173mm(NP-FV70A)(including supplied battery)), Approx.3 1/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 6 3/8inch(Approx.3 1/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 6 5/8inch(NP-FV70)/Approx.3 1/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 6 7/8inch(NP-FV70A)(including supplied battery))

    Weight (main unit only)

    Approx.565g, Approx.1lb 3.9oz

    Weight (including supplied battery)

    Approx.615g(NP-FV50A), Approx.660g(NP-FV70)/Approx.655g(NP-FV70A)(supplied battery), Approx.710g(NP-FV100A), Approx.1lb 5.7oz(NP-FV50A), Approx.1lb 7.3oz(NP-FV70)/Approx.1lb 7.1oz(NP-FV70A)(supplied battery), Approx.1lb 9.0oz(NP-FV100A)

  • Features
    4K image quality

    4K image quality

    Shoot 4K footage that contains about four times more detail than Full HD (3840 x 2160 pixels vs. 1920 x 1080) footage, and capture more of the incredible qualities that bring images to vibrant life. 

    New image sensor exclusively for 4K

    New image sensor exclusively for 4K

    A newly developed image sensor, with pixels of approximately 1.6 times bigger size, offers superior sensitivity for capturing beautiful high-quality images with less noise under dark as well as bright shooting conditions.

    New ZEISS™ Vario-Sonnar T* lens for 4K

    New ZEISS™ Vario-Sonnar T* lens for 4K

    This new lens helps to depict remarkable details of high-quality 4K images throughout its wide-angle-to-telephoto range. The use of an AA (advanced aspherical) lens not only keeps depiction faithful — it also keeps the lens unit compact. ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens helps to ensure accurate reproduction of colour. Multilayer ZEISS T* Coating further enhances image quality by reducing unwanted reflection, such as ghost and flare.

    Up to 26.8mm wide angle lens

    Up to 26.8mm wide angle lens

    Whether you’re shooting movies or still images, the class-leading wide-angle lens can help you capture more of landscapes and indoor scenes, when you don’t have enough room to step back. Even without a wide conversion lens, the camcorder shoots as wide as 26.8mm (16:9 aspect ratio) in movie mode.

    Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ 

    Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ 

    Advanced image stabilisation suppresses camera shake to stabilise a movie as it is being shot within the wide-angle-to-telephoto zoom range. In HD shooting mode, it further reduces effects of camera shake even under unstable conditions with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode compensating for vibration in five different directions, so you can shoot stable high-quality movies even while running.

    Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments

    Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments

    Fast Intelligent AF achieves very speedy, accurate contrast-detection autofocus by minimising lens motion, predicting the AF range, and accelerating lens drive, thereby improving response so you can capture more fleeting moments.

    Extensive zoom shooting capabilities 

    Extensive zoom shooting capabilities 

    20x optical zoom lens and Clear Image Zoom of 30x/40x (for 4K/HD) allow you to shoot faraway subjects and capture memorable moments.

    Realistic recording of voices, music and other sound

    Realistic recording of voices, music and other sound

    Its new structural design enables the microphone to gather, from five directions, clearer sound with approx. 40% less noise and twice as effective 2ch stereo (for XAVC S shooting) and three times as effective 5.1ch surround (for AVCHD shooting) sound performance. This makes it possible to faithfully reproduce audio with clearly defined separation.

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    High Speed REC in Full HD for high-quality slow motion

    High Speed REC in Full HD for high-quality slow motion

    Shoot in Full HD at 100fps (NTSC/PAL), edit the footage after shooting, and the resulting slow-motion images of the movie will look startlingly smooth and sharp in playback. This is excellent for reviewing, in greater slow-motion detail, sports and everyday action that can occur too quickly in real time for you to see clearly.

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    4K Time-lapse Capture

    4K Time-lapse Capture

    You can capture 4K size still images continuously over an extensive period of time at a selected constant interval from each shot to the next, edit the entire sequence of still images in post-production, and enjoy playback of that series of images as a time-lapse movie.

    Super-sampled Full HD playback

    Super-sampled Full HD playback

    Enhance your viewing experience even without a 4K television. Using super-sampling, the camera automatically down-converts 4K footage to exceptionally detailed Full HD. 

    Trimming Playback

    Trimming Playback

    You can select a specific portion of the picture and play it back in Full HD, thanks to 4K high resolution. Also, you can change trimming size with the zoom lever or on-screen display icon.

    Advanced shooting features

    Advanced shooting features

    Enjoy total customisation with ergonomic manual controls. Use the intuitive multi-purpose manual ring to adjust zoom, focus, exposure, IRIS, shutter speed, AE shift, or white balance shift mode after using the manual button to select the mode. The electronic viewfinder offers accurate image preview.

    Time Code / User Bit

    Time Code / User Bit

    Time Code and User Bit can be added to movies as data elements. Time Code function records hours/minutes/seconds/frames on image data for precise advanced video editing. User Bit function records information such as date/time/scene number, etc. in eight-digit arbitrary numbers, and is useful for editing movies using two or more cameras. 

    Exceptional image quality

    Exceptional image quality

    By employing XAVC S format, which was developed from the XAVC format for professional use, 4K 100Mbps and Full HD 50Mbps high-bitrate recording realise incredibly high-quality images. Yet, XAVC S data is compressed so that it is more manageable for general consumers.

    Superb night shooting

    Superb night shooting

    This feature uses infrared light to take images even in complete darkness. By using NIGHTSHOT, parents can easily capture children’s cute sleeping faces.

    Face Detection and Smile Shutter

    Face Detection and Smile Shutter

    Use Face Detection to optimise focus, exposure and colour for people who are the most important subject of a shot. You can prioritise a subject’s face by touching it on the LCD. And with Smile Shutter, the camera can also automatically capture still shots of great (but fleeting) smiles, even while recording movies.

    Lock-on AF

    Lock-on AF

    Enhances the tracking of moving subjects by using the optimal AF point at all times, and adjusting the target frame size to match your subject’s characteristics. Just touch the subject on LCD to lock on fast-moving targets precisely for shooting. 

    Golf Shot

    Golf Shot

    Analyse your swing with no need for fancy equipment. Golf Shot mode lets you capture video and stills of each step of your swing.

    5.1ch surround sound microphone

    5.1ch surround sound microphone

    Record clear sound that accurately captures the atmosphere of the scene, and enjoy surround sound playback on your home theatre system. Level meters on the LCD panel provide visual monitoring of each channel’s levels.

    My Voice Canceling

    My Voice Canceling

    Reduce the intensity of the voice of a user shooting from close behind the camera, whether the user is talking to subjects or cheering them on.

    Built-in Projector 

    Built-in Projector 

    Shoot and show footage with the same device. A 50-lumen projector allows you to present your movie ― or other content, using the external input ― on any flat screening surface. 

    Motion Shot Video

    Motion Shot Video

    This convenient feature allows playback of a dramatic sequence of superimposed images to trace every split second of action, a powerful tool for analysing sports motion on screen. During playback, you can adjust the interval between images, or pause to capture still images to share with friends.

    Highlight Movie Maker

    Highlight Movie Maker

    A versatile function to streamline movie editing, Highlight Movie Maker offers several time-saving features. Add highlight points to key moments while recording, and let the camcorder automatically sync your transitions to your chosen soundtrack. 

    Dual Video Recording

    Dual Video Recording

    Record two movies at the same time — one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in MP4 format. That way you’ve got a small file ready for instant sharing, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.

    Live Streaming via Ustream (currently IBM Cloud Video)

    From performances to sports events, some things are best seen in real time. Share scenes as they happen with high-quality picture and sound. 

    Multi Camera Control

    Multi Camera Control

    More shots mean more editing opportunities. Easily record footage from a variety of angles, whether using cameras mounted directly to the Handycam® or triggered wirelessly. Multi Camera Control makes it easy to sync shooting settings on compatible Wi-Fi connected devices.

    One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

    One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

    One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and One-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing Imaging Edge Mobile app to your NFC enable Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

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    Xtra Fine LCD with WhiteMagic™

    Xtra Fine LCD with WhiteMagic™

    The high-precision Xtra Fine LCD features a WhiteMagic display that uses white pixels in addition to RGB pixels to boost screen brightness, allowing users to see subtle details and tones on the screen in all types of shooting environments, including outdoors in bright sunlight.

    Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

    Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

    This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

  • Support
  • Overview
    • Overview

      Free Gift:
      64GB SD Card

      Bring memories to greater life with the 4K camcorder. Record spectacular 4K Ultra HD detail. Minimise image shake with Balanced Optical SteadyShot™. Autofocus with extra-precise Fast Intelligent AF. Capture a range of stunning results using a 4K-compatible optical 20x zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 26.8mm widest angle.

  • highlight
    • Highlight

      4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) recording

      Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode

      26.8mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens

      20x optical zoom with 30x/40x (4K/HD) Clear Image Zoom  

      Versatile manual settings

      Sensor Type

      1/2.5 type(7.20mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor

      Effective Pixels (Video)

      approx. 8.29 Megapixels(16:9)

      Lens Type

      ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*

      Optical Zoom

      20x

      Clear Image Zoom

      4K : 30x HD : 40x

      Screen Type

      7.5cm(3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD™ display(921 600dots) Wide(16:9)

  • specifications
    • Specifications

      Sensor

      Sensor Type

      1/2.5 type(7.20mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor

      Effective Pixels (Video)

      approx. 8.29 Megapixels(16:9)

      Effective Pixels (Still Image)

      approx. 8.29 Megapixels(16:9)/approx. 6.22 Megapixels(4:3)

      Processor

      Image Processor

      BIONZ X image processor

      Lens

      Lens Type

      ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*

      Filter Diameter

      55mm

      Lens Cover

      Auto

      Aperture

      F2.0-3.8

      Focal Distance

      f=4.4-88mm

      Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Video)

      f=26.8-536.0mm(16:9)

      Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image)

      f=26.8-536.0mm(16:9) f=32.8-656.0mm(4:3)

      Minimum Focus Distance

      approx.1cm(Wide), approx.80cm(Tele), approx.13/32inch(Wide), approx.31 1/2inch(Tele)

      Iris Diaphragm

      6 blades

      Zoom

      Optical Zoom

      20x

      Clear Image Zoom

      4K : 30x HD : 40x

      Digital Zoom

      250x

      Viewfinder

      Viewfinder Type

      0.6cm(0.24 type)/Color 1 555 200dots equivalent

      Field of View

      100%

      Diopter adjustment

      Yes (-4.0 to +3.0 m<sup>-1</sup>)

      LCD

      Screen Type

      7.5cm(3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD™ display(921 600dots) Wide(16:9)

      Touch Panel

      Yes

      Brightness Control

      Yes(Menu)

      Marker/Grid Display

      Grid Line

      Angle Adjustment

      Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.

      Image Stabilisation

      Image Stabilisation Type

      Balanced Optical SteadyShot w/ Intelligent Active mode(5-axis)

      Focus

      Focus Type

      Contrast AF

      Focus Mode

      Auto/Manual(Touch Panel/Ring)

      Focus Area

      Full range Focus/Spot Focus

      Fast Intelligent AF

      Yes

      Lock-On AF

      Yes

      Manual Focus Assist

      Magnified display for precise manual focus, Peaking Display

      Exposure

      Mode

      Auto, Flexible Spot(Touch Panel), Manual(Menu/Ring)

      Metering Modes

      Multi-segment/Spot

      Exposure Compensation

      AE Shift(Touch Panel/Ring)

      LOW LUX Mode

      Yes

      Auto Iris Control

      F2.0-F11

      Manual Iris Control

      F2.0-F11

      Manual Exposure Assist

      Zebra Pattern Display

      Backlight Compensation

      Yes(Auto)

      Gain Control

      Auto

      AGC Limit

      Yes

      Minimum Illumination

      4K:Standard:9 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed) HD:Standard:6 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed), 4K:Low Lux 1.8lux(1/25 Shutter Speed) HD:Low Lux 1.2lux(1/25 Shutter Speed), NightShot:0 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed)

      Shutter Speed

      Auto Control Range

      1/6-1/10000

      Standard

      1/50-1/10000

      Manual Iris Control (Photo mode)

      1/25-1/10000

      Manual Shutter

      1/6-1/10000

      Smooth Slow

      1/215-1/10000

      White balance

      White Balance Modes

      Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor

      White Balance Shift

      Yes

      Flash

      Flash Metering System

      Pre-flash TTL

      Flash Compensation

      Yes(3 steps)

      Flash Mode

      Auto/On/OFF

      Storage Media

      Media Type

      internal Flash Memory, XAVC S 4K(100Mbps): SDHC Memory Card(4GB or over, UHS-I U3 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I U3 or Higher), XAVC S 4K(60Mbps): SDHC Memory Card(4GB or over, Class10 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher), XAVC S HD: SDHC Memory Card(4GB or over, Class10 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher), AVCHD, Still: Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)

      Internal Media

      Flash Memory 64GB

      Recording

      Recording Format (Video)

      XAVC S format:MPEG4-AVC/H.264, AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

      Video Resolution

      XAVC S 4K : 3840x2160/25p, 24p, XAVC S HD : 1920x1080/50p, 25p, 24p, AVCHD : 1920x1080/50p(PS), 25p(FX, FH), 24p(FX, FH), 50i(FX, FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ, LP), MP4: 1280x720 25p

      Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR)

      XAVC S 4K: approx.100Mbps, XAVC S 4K: approx.60Mbps, XAVC S HD: approx.50Mbps, AVCHD PS:approx.28Mbps/FX:approx.24Mbps/FH:approx.17Mbps/HQ:approx.9Mbps/LP:approx.5Mbps, MP4: approx.3Mbps

      Recording Format (Still Image)

      JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant)

      Still Image Size (Photo Mode)

      L: 16.6 Megapixels 16:9 (5440x3056), 12.5 Megapixels 4:3 (4080x3056), M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), 6.2 Megapixels 4:3 (2880x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640x480)

      Still Image Size (Movie Mode)

      M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

      Still Image Size (Photo Capture)

      XAVC S 4K: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), XAVC S HD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), AVCHD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

      Still Image Size (Time-Lapse Capture)

      4K:L(8.3M, 3840x2160)/HD:S(2.1M, 1920x1080)

      Still Image Size (Dual Record)

      M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

      Audio

      Microphone

      Built-in Zoom Microphone

      Audio Recording Format

      MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit), Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

      Mic Level Control

      Yes(31steps)

      Auto Wind Noise Reduction

      Yes(On/Off)

      My Voice Canceling

      Yes

      Speaker

      Monaural Speaker

      Advanced Feature

      High Speed Rec

      Yes(100p/1920x1080, 100/60Mbps)

      Time-lapse Capture

      Yes, Shooting Interval(1/2/5/10/30/60sec), Shot Number(1-999), Capture Image Size(4K:L(8.3M, 3840x2160)/HD:S(2.1M, 1920x1080)), AE Mode(AE Lock/AE Tracking)

      Scene Selection

      Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow

      NightShot infrared System

      Yes

      Time code/User Bit

      Yes

      Other Features

      Face Detection, Cinematone, Golf Shot, Smooth Slow Rec, Fader Effect(s)(White/Black), Intelligent Auto(Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction), Smile Shutter(Off/Dual Capture/Always On ), Red Eye Reduction(Yes), Direct Copy

      Playback

      Fast Playback

      About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times

      Slow Playback

      Forward:1/5 speed, Reverse:1/2 speed

      Trimming Playback

      Yes

      Highlight Movie Maker

      Yes, Highlight background music(Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible

      Motion Shot Video

      Yes

      Slide Show (Still Image)

      Slide Show

      Projector

      Light Output

      Up to 50 lumen

      Resolution Output

      854 x 480

      Projected Image Size

      10 type - 200 type

      Endurance (Battery Life)

      approx.2h25m(Supplied Battery)

      Projector Input

      Yes (HDMI micro)

      Keystone Adjustment

      Yes

      Wireless Function

      Wi-Fi®

      Yes(Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )

      NFC™

      Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)

      Live Streaming

      yes

      Multi Camera Control

      yes

      Terminal / Shoe

      Accessory Shoe

      Yes(Multi Interface Shoe)

      HDMI Terminal

      Yes (HDMI micro)

      Projector Input

      Yes (HDMI micro)

      Multi/Micro USB Terminal

      Yes

      Remote Terminal

      integrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal

      STD Output

      Composite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately))

      Microphone Input

      Stereo Minijack

      Headphone Jack

      Stereo Minijack

      Memory Card Slot

      Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible

      DC IN

      Yes

      Power

      Battery Type

      InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)

      Power Consumption (LCD)

      4K:4.9W

      Power Consumption (Viewfinder)

      4K:4.9W

      Power Requirements

      6.8V/7.3V(battery pack), 8.4V (AC Adaptor)

      Charge on camcorder(Charging time with supplied Battery)

      Yes(approx. 3h 25min)

      USB Charging

      DC 5V 1500mA

      Size & Weight

      Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery)

      Approx.77mm x 80.5mm x 161mm(Approx.77mm x 80.5mm x 166.5mm(NP-FV70)/Approx.77mm x 80.5mm x 173mm(NP-FV70A)(including supplied battery)), Approx.3 1/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 6 3/8inch(Approx.3 1/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 6 5/8inch(NP-FV70)/Approx.3 1/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 6 7/8inch(NP-FV70A)(including supplied battery))

      Weight (main unit only)

      Approx.565g, Approx.1lb 3.9oz

      Weight (including supplied battery)

      Approx.615g(NP-FV50A), Approx.660g(NP-FV70)/Approx.655g(NP-FV70A)(supplied battery), Approx.710g(NP-FV100A), Approx.1lb 5.7oz(NP-FV50A), Approx.1lb 7.3oz(NP-FV70)/Approx.1lb 7.1oz(NP-FV70A)(supplied battery), Approx.1lb 9.0oz(NP-FV100A)

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      4K image quality

      4K image quality

      Shoot 4K footage that contains about four times more detail than Full HD (3840 x 2160 pixels vs. 1920 x 1080) footage, and capture more of the incredible qualities that bring images to vibrant life. 

      New image sensor exclusively for 4K

      New image sensor exclusively for 4K

      A newly developed image sensor, with pixels of approximately 1.6 times bigger size, offers superior sensitivity for capturing beautiful high-quality images with less noise under dark as well as bright shooting conditions.

      New ZEISS™ Vario-Sonnar T* lens for 4K

      New ZEISS™ Vario-Sonnar T* lens for 4K

      This new lens helps to depict remarkable details of high-quality 4K images throughout its wide-angle-to-telephoto range. The use of an AA (advanced aspherical) lens not only keeps depiction faithful — it also keeps the lens unit compact. ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens helps to ensure accurate reproduction of colour. Multilayer ZEISS T* Coating further enhances image quality by reducing unwanted reflection, such as ghost and flare.

      Up to 26.8mm wide angle lens

      Up to 26.8mm wide angle lens

      Whether you’re shooting movies or still images, the class-leading wide-angle lens can help you capture more of landscapes and indoor scenes, when you don’t have enough room to step back. Even without a wide conversion lens, the camcorder shoots as wide as 26.8mm (16:9 aspect ratio) in movie mode.

      Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ 

      Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ 

      Advanced image stabilisation suppresses camera shake to stabilise a movie as it is being shot within the wide-angle-to-telephoto zoom range. In HD shooting mode, it further reduces effects of camera shake even under unstable conditions with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode compensating for vibration in five different directions, so you can shoot stable high-quality movies even while running.

      Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments

      Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments

      Fast Intelligent AF achieves very speedy, accurate contrast-detection autofocus by minimising lens motion, predicting the AF range, and accelerating lens drive, thereby improving response so you can capture more fleeting moments.

      Extensive zoom shooting capabilities 

      Extensive zoom shooting capabilities 

      20x optical zoom lens and Clear Image Zoom of 30x/40x (for 4K/HD) allow you to shoot faraway subjects and capture memorable moments.

      Realistic recording of voices, music and other sound

      Realistic recording of voices, music and other sound

      Its new structural design enables the microphone to gather, from five directions, clearer sound with approx. 40% less noise and twice as effective 2ch stereo (for XAVC S shooting) and three times as effective 5.1ch surround (for AVCHD shooting) sound performance. This makes it possible to faithfully reproduce audio with clearly defined separation.

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      High Speed REC in Full HD for high-quality slow motion

      High Speed REC in Full HD for high-quality slow motion

      Shoot in Full HD at 100fps (NTSC/PAL), edit the footage after shooting, and the resulting slow-motion images of the movie will look startlingly smooth and sharp in playback. This is excellent for reviewing, in greater slow-motion detail, sports and everyday action that can occur too quickly in real time for you to see clearly.

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      4K Time-lapse Capture

      4K Time-lapse Capture

      You can capture 4K size still images continuously over an extensive period of time at a selected constant interval from each shot to the next, edit the entire sequence of still images in post-production, and enjoy playback of that series of images as a time-lapse movie.

      Super-sampled Full HD playback

      Super-sampled Full HD playback

      Enhance your viewing experience even without a 4K television. Using super-sampling, the camera automatically down-converts 4K footage to exceptionally detailed Full HD. 

      Trimming Playback

      Trimming Playback

      You can select a specific portion of the picture and play it back in Full HD, thanks to 4K high resolution. Also, you can change trimming size with the zoom lever or on-screen display icon.

      Advanced shooting features

      Advanced shooting features

      Enjoy total customisation with ergonomic manual controls. Use the intuitive multi-purpose manual ring to adjust zoom, focus, exposure, IRIS, shutter speed, AE shift, or white balance shift mode after using the manual button to select the mode. The electronic viewfinder offers accurate image preview.

      Time Code / User Bit

      Time Code / User Bit

      Time Code and User Bit can be added to movies as data elements. Time Code function records hours/minutes/seconds/frames on image data for precise advanced video editing. User Bit function records information such as date/time/scene number, etc. in eight-digit arbitrary numbers, and is useful for editing movies using two or more cameras. 

      Exceptional image quality

      Exceptional image quality

      By employing XAVC S format, which was developed from the XAVC format for professional use, 4K 100Mbps and Full HD 50Mbps high-bitrate recording realise incredibly high-quality images. Yet, XAVC S data is compressed so that it is more manageable for general consumers.

      Superb night shooting

      Superb night shooting

      This feature uses infrared light to take images even in complete darkness. By using NIGHTSHOT, parents can easily capture children’s cute sleeping faces.

      Face Detection and Smile Shutter

      Face Detection and Smile Shutter

      Use Face Detection to optimise focus, exposure and colour for people who are the most important subject of a shot. You can prioritise a subject’s face by touching it on the LCD. And with Smile Shutter, the camera can also automatically capture still shots of great (but fleeting) smiles, even while recording movies.

      Lock-on AF

      Lock-on AF

      Enhances the tracking of moving subjects by using the optimal AF point at all times, and adjusting the target frame size to match your subject’s characteristics. Just touch the subject on LCD to lock on fast-moving targets precisely for shooting. 

      Golf Shot

      Golf Shot

      Analyse your swing with no need for fancy equipment. Golf Shot mode lets you capture video and stills of each step of your swing.

      5.1ch surround sound microphone

      5.1ch surround sound microphone

      Record clear sound that accurately captures the atmosphere of the scene, and enjoy surround sound playback on your home theatre system. Level meters on the LCD panel provide visual monitoring of each channel’s levels.

      My Voice Canceling

      My Voice Canceling

      Reduce the intensity of the voice of a user shooting from close behind the camera, whether the user is talking to subjects or cheering them on.

      Built-in Projector 

      Built-in Projector 

      Shoot and show footage with the same device. A 50-lumen projector allows you to present your movie ― or other content, using the external input ― on any flat screening surface. 

      Motion Shot Video

      Motion Shot Video

      This convenient feature allows playback of a dramatic sequence of superimposed images to trace every split second of action, a powerful tool for analysing sports motion on screen. During playback, you can adjust the interval between images, or pause to capture still images to share with friends.

      Highlight Movie Maker

      Highlight Movie Maker

      A versatile function to streamline movie editing, Highlight Movie Maker offers several time-saving features. Add highlight points to key moments while recording, and let the camcorder automatically sync your transitions to your chosen soundtrack. 

      Dual Video Recording

      Dual Video Recording

      Record two movies at the same time — one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in MP4 format. That way you’ve got a small file ready for instant sharing, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.

      Live Streaming via Ustream (currently IBM Cloud Video)

      From performances to sports events, some things are best seen in real time. Share scenes as they happen with high-quality picture and sound. 

      Multi Camera Control

      Multi Camera Control

      More shots mean more editing opportunities. Easily record footage from a variety of angles, whether using cameras mounted directly to the Handycam® or triggered wirelessly. Multi Camera Control makes it easy to sync shooting settings on compatible Wi-Fi connected devices.

      One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

      One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

      One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and One-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing Imaging Edge Mobile app to your NFC enable Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

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      Xtra Fine LCD with WhiteMagic™

      Xtra Fine LCD with WhiteMagic™

      The high-precision Xtra Fine LCD features a WhiteMagic display that uses white pixels in addition to RGB pixels to boost screen brightness, allowing users to see subtle details and tones on the screen in all types of shooting environments, including outdoors in bright sunlight.

      Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

      Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

      This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

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