Sony FDR-AX1E HANDYCAM Digital 4K Video Camera

At its press event at IFA, Sony unveiled its new Handycam. What makes this one special is that it is capable of recording videos at 4K ultra HD resolutions. The Handycam, named FDR-AX1E, records videos in the XAVC S format using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Long GOP for video and Linear PCM for audio compression. The end result is a video that can run on almost any system thanks to it being in the MP4 format.The XAVC-S format allows longer recording times, storing almost two hours of 4K video on a 64GB XQD memory card, making 4K recording easier and more convenient.
Switching to full HD recording can store almost 3 hours of 1920×1080 50p footage on a single card. For further compatibility with existing consumer devices, AVCHD format is planned to be updated by the middle of next year.The Handycam's 1/2.3-type Exmor R CMOS sensor captures true 4K resolution (3840×2160) images, containing four times the picture detail of full HD, and has the output speed required by the massive 4K 50 fps data stream. The image processor, identical to those found in professional 4K camcorders, rapidly processes signals transmitted from the CMOS sensor and finalises images in real time at 50p.It is equipped with a Sony G Lens, which is specially tuned to capture high qualities of definition and colour. In addition, the lens offers a broad zoom range from wide-angle to 20x optical (31.5-630mm 35mm equivalent); while Optical SteadyShot keeps footage crisp and stable, even at telephoto mode.