There's been lots of talk here at CES 2014 about 4K video and TVs. You can shoot 4K (3840x2160) video yourself, with the Sony 4K Handycam FDR-AX100, which gives you a completely new level of definition. This isn't Sony's first 4K camcorder (the AX1 was introduced in the summer), but it is the first for only $2,000. Or, as one of the Sony executives joked about on stage at the Sony press conference, it's 4K for $2K! Watch our video of the Sony 4K Handycam FDR-AX100 at CES below.
One question hung uncomfortably in the air after the announcement: Don't most people shoot video with their phones now? You can now capture decent HD video on a mobile device, instead of lugging around a big bulky camcorder. That question remains unanswered for now, mainly because phones don't capture 4K—yet.
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The AX100 is loaded with great features, including a large 3.5-inch LCD and a high-quality viewfinder. Here are some other features—besides 4K, of course—that you'll find on the AX100 that may persuade you to consider buying a full-sized camcorder.
Unlike the large, pricier 4K camcorders, though, this model captures video at only 30 frames per second, instead of 60 fps. That may adversely affect the smoothness of the video in some action shots. The Sony 4K Handycam FDR-AX100 will be available in March.
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