Sony FDR-AX1

Ultra-HD 4K images, pro-quality sound, and a full range of manual controls. Create truly life-like footage

Capture 4K video and pro-grade sound

Go beyond Full HD with 4K: Meet the video camera that offers 4K recording. You’ll be able to shoot video that displays over 8 million pixels (3840x2160) – four times the resolution of Full HD – and capture moments in unrivalled, realistic detail that burst with vibrant colours..

XAVC S recording format: Derived from a professional-quality recording format, XAVC S compresses both the video and audio (using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and PCM respectively) of your movies before saving as an MP4 file. XAVC S also lets you record images at 50Mbps, enhancing the level of detail associated with Full HD content while reducing the effects of compression noise..

Easy playback with HDMI: Connect the Handycam to a 4K monitor or TV using the in-pack 4K ready HDMI cable, and get ready to watch your movies in breathtakingly realistic detail. No 4K monitor? No problem. Simply connect the Handycam, change the HDMI output settings to 1920x1080 and play your movies on your HD TV..

XQD media cards: The twin XQD media card slots – compatible with S and N-Series XQD cards – deliver smooth, high-speed reading and writing of 4K video. With the option to switch to relay recording*, you’ll be able to shoot longer without worrying about recording stopping when one memory card fills up. (*Video and sound may be cut temporarily in the relay recording process.).

XLR sound terminals: Outstanding video deserves outstanding sound. In addition to the high quality internal microphone, two external XLR terminals let you connect high-performance pro microphones to the camera..

Creative control with ASSIGN buttons: The seven on-camera ASSIGN buttons have been designed for quick, easy navigation between camera settings. By allotting specific functions – including Marker, Zebra, Peaking, Focus Magnifier, Auto Exposure Level, SteadyShot, Colour Bars, Rec Lamp [F], Rec Lamp [R], and Thumbnail – to an ASSIGN button, you can find a set-up that works best for you..

Technical details

Colour of product 
Approx. 2440g;Approx. 86.1oz
Adjustable angle
Opening Angle:max.180 deg.;Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
Audio recording formats
Linear PCM 2ch (48kHz/16bit)
8.8cm (3.5 type) Xtra Fine LCD display(1229K) Wide(16:9) w/TruBlack
F-number (relative aperture)
F1.6 - F3.4
Flash exposure compensation
AE level / AE Speed (Menu)
Contrast AF
Microphone operation mode
Built-in Stereo Microphone
Optical zoom 
Sensor type 
1/2.3 type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Monaural Speaker
Viewfinder type 
0.45 type
White balance 
Auto, Outdoor, Indoor
Effective pixels (movie)
Approx.8300K pixels (16:9)
Focus area
Full range Focus
Focusing distance
Approx.1cm (Wide), Approx.80cm (Tele)
I/O ports 
Memory Card Slot, HDMI Out (micro), 4K Output, USB Port, Headphone Jack, Line Input (Analog Audio), Microphone Input, DC IN, Remote Termnal
Power consumption (viewfinder)
4K: 14.2W (30P,60Mbps), HD: 15.4W (60P,50Mbps)
Optical SteadyShot
Supplied battery
Power consumption
4K: 14.5W (30P,60Mbps), HD: 15.7W (60P,50Mbps)

Lens system

Number of diaphragm blades

Packaging content

Lens cover included

Other features

Lens system 
Sony G Lens