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Sony Handycam FDR-AX1

Sony Handycam FDR-AX1
alaScore 88

74 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Sony Handycam FDR-AX1. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam FDR-AX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 74 reviews)

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Feb, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:LPCM
Audio system:
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Microphone connectivity:
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz


Battery Type:NP-F970


3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Back light compensation:Y
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Shouldercam
GPS (satellite): No
Minimum illumination:4


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display:Y
Display diagonal:88.9
Display resolution (numeric):1229000
Touch screen:N
Touchscreen: No


Built-in Flash:N
Shoe mounting point:


Face detection:N
Focus adjustment:Manual
Smile detection:

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):8.3
Optical sensor size:1/0.0906
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:18.9

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):4.1 - 82
Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:1.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):590
Minimum aperture number:3.4
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):29.5
Optical Zoom:20
Wide angle lens system:Y

Light exposure

Scene modes:

Other features

Audio recording formats:
Electrical viewfinder:
Integrated USB cable:
Main camera sensor:
Manual Focus:
Night mode:
Power cord included:
USB port:
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:PlayMemories Home
Cables included:AV, HDMI, USB
Lens hood:Y
Memory Card Included:XQD
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
XLR in:Y

Still image

Image formats supported:


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N
Compatible memory cards:XQD
Disc types supported:N
Memory slots:2

Technical Details

Flash exposure compensation:
Lens cover included:
Number of diaphragm blades:


Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:2160p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4


Viewfinder Type:Electrical

Weight & Dimensions

Height :193

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y
Onepush white balance:Y
Outdoor white balance:Y
White Balance:Indoor, Auto