September 20, 2013 | cameras

Sony 4K Prosumer Camcorder FDR-AX1E

Sony representative Bill Drumond gives an overview of new Sony 4K cameras including the prosumer 4K camera. The 4K format refers to 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution which has 4 times the resolution of full HD. The camera uses HDMI 2.0 which is a new industry standard. The FDR-AX1E records videos in the XAVC S format using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264. It is available for pre order for $4,498.00

Some of the features include:

  • Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, professional image processor and high-quality G Lens™ with 20x optical zoom and SteadyShot.
  • Stores 4K video in efficient new XAVC S format, with relay recording with dual XQD media card slots
  • Extensive manual controls for pro-style operation plus XLR audio connector.
  • Two external pro-style XLR connectors
  • Three internal ND filters

4K video captured on the FDR-AX1E can be viewed by connecting the camcorder to a compatible 4K monitor or TV with the single HDMI cable, but if you don’t have a 4K screen, the FDR-AX1E can output 1920×1080 images to a Full HD TV.

To learn more about this camera see the Sony Press Release


Smart Phones Go 4K
Acer is trying to get into the smartphone market with the introduction of the Liquid S2, which is first smartphone capable of shooting 4K video.

4K Screens For Less Than $1000
Seiki Digital SE50UY04 50-Inch 4K LED HDTV

Don’t be discouraged. HD will be the standard in most markets for some time and I’m certainly sticking with my HD gear for a while. I’m still paying it off. It’s too expensive to continually upgrade, unless of course there is a compelling business reason to do so. And as Geoffrey Morrison says in a CNET article Why Ultra HD 4K TVs are Still Stupid. “The flood of TVs with higher resolution than 1080p is inevitable, but at typical TV sizes, quadruple the pixels makes no difference in picture quality and are not worth the extra price.”

So unless your clients are demanding 4K, don’t worry about. But do keep an eye on it.


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