Sony HDR-AX2000 High Definition Camcorder
- Wide-Angle G Lens with 20x Optical Zoom
- 3 1/3” Exmor CMOS Sensors
- 3.2” Xtra Fine Touch Screen LCD
- Full HD 1920 x 1080 Video Recording
- Dual XLR Inputs
- 3 Built-in ND Filters
- Manual Zoom, Focus and Iris Rings
- Memory Stick PRO Duo and SDHC Card Slots
In addition to 1080/50i recording, the HDRAX2000 offers a 1080/25p Progressive Scan mode that enables shooting with film-like results. Signals scanned at 25p are converted to 50i (using 2-3 pulldown). Recordings are conveniently captured to non-linear Memory Stick PRO Duo™ or SDHC memory cards via selectable dual card slots, making file transfer for editing easy. Featuring, superior low-light ability with high sensitivity, this camcorder enables clear shooting of subjects in light as low as 1.5 lux. And professional quality video requires professional quality audio so it has dual XLR 3-pin audio inputs with +48V phantom power for external microphones.
Additionally the HDRAX2000 boasts Active SteadyShot image stabilisation, a 3.2” Xtra Fine 921k LCD touchscreen, HDMI output, three built-in ND filters, and three independent manual rings (zoom, focus, and IRIS ) for superior control and flexibility while filming.
3x 1/3" Exmor™ 3CMOS Sensors - features three 1/3” Exmor™ 3CMOS Sensors , each having 1,120K total pixels. The 3 independent CMOS sensors each handle one of the color elements – red, green, blue (RGB) – improving the color reproduction of video recordings.
Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilisation w/ Active Mode - improves on existing Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation by allowing the camera lens to shift over a greater range of motion allowing the camera to compensate for greater degrees of camera shake and deliver a stunning level of image smoothness.
3x Manual Rings For
Manual Gain/Shutter/White Balance Adjustment - The ability to manually adjust gain, shutter speed, and white balance makes it possible to fine-tune the HDR-AX2000 model’s settings for near-professional operability and advanced image expression.
Additional Record And Zoom Lever Control On Handle - A record start/stop button is featured on the handle as well as on the side grip. The zoom lever enables easy zooming even when shooting from a low angle.
HDMI™ Connection - HDMI™ connectivity provides a simple, high-quality video and audio connection, with the ability to transmit HD video from the camcorder to compatible HDTVs via a single cable (sold separately).
Picture Profile (up to 6) - Allows the user to set manual adjustments for a scene (color, sharpness, white balance, etc) into any one of 6 customizable presets, so they can be called up at just the touch of a button. This is useful when shooting under the same conditions repeatedly.
Peaking - This feature emphasizes the screen's edge in the LCD and viewfinder, making it easier to adjust the focus.
Fader - To enhance viewing enjoyment, users can create transitions between scenes by using the White fader or Black fader to fade images in and out.
Superior Low-Light (1.5 Lux) Shooting Capabilities - Superior low-light ability with high sensitivity enables clear shooting of subjects in light as low as 1.5 lux (at 1/30 fixed shutter speed with auto iris and auto gain).
Wide Angle G-Lens: 29.5mm Wide to 590mm (20x) Telephoto - The HDR-AX2000 is equipped with a 29.5mm wide-angle “G Lens”. Designed for shooting situations ranging from broad landscape shots to conditions where sufficient distance from the subject is difficult to obtain. The 20x optical zoom lets you zoom in to the subjects you can't get close to.
3x Built-In Neutral Density (Nd) Filters - Gain more color control in extreme settings with three built-in ND filters for adjusting the amount of light entering the Image Sensor through the lens.
Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP) Technology - The EIP processor is able to rapidly process the vast amounts of pixel data read from the "3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor", and record beautiful HD and colorful video.
Assignable Buttons - This feature allows you to assign features you use often to shortcut buttons. The commonly used features can be used quickly without going through a menu selection.
0.45"Xtra Fine View Finder - This camcorder features a high-resolution 0.45” Xtra Fine (1,227K pixels) View Finder that offers extra clear visibility.
Zebra Display - While you are shooting, you can add a striped pattern to bright areas of the video image, and display it in the LCD and viewfinder. You can use this as a rough guide for adjusting brightness, helping to prevent blocked highlights.
Color Bar - Four types of Color Bars are available for use. These are convenient for color adjustment when playing back images on a TV or monitor.
Up to 24Mbps AVCHD video - capture video at up to 24Mbps for amazing clarity and detail, ideal for recording on to Blu-ray® media since the AVCHD2 codec is highly compatible with the Blu-ray format.
Dual XLR Professional Audio Inputs - Featuring dual XLR 3-pin audio jacks, you will be able to provide +48V phantom power to external microphones. Additionally, the grounded connection allows insertion/removal of connectors in live equipment without picking up external signals.
CinemaTone Gamma and CinemaTone Color Control - For extra control over image expression, Cinematone GammaTM technology is used to deepen the color and Cinematone Color to recreate film-like color tones. Cinematone Gamma also allows operators to quickly set up and load a gamma curve with similar contrast characteristics to a film gamma curve.
3.2" Xtra Fine LCD™ display1 (921k pixels) - The 3.2” Wide1 (16:9) Touch Panel Xtra Fine™ LCD screen displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene. With 921K pixels resolution and a wide viewing angle, the XtraFine LCD™ screen is like having a HDTV built into your camcorder.
Minus Auto Gain Control (Minus AGC) - When shooting in overly bright conditions, this feature enables the selection of gain settings in the negative range for satisfying results with minimal noise.
Improved Noise Reduction (w/ Exmor™ col. A/D conversion) - Exmor™ technology captures video with high resolution, high sensitivity, and exceptional detail. Advanced on-sensor A/D conversion and dual noise reduction yields rich tonal reproduction with high signal-to-noise ratio.
Dual Media Slots - Capture still images directly onto one of two selectable Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media or SD/SDHC media slots for easy transfer to PCs for emailing, printing, or sharing with other compatible devices (sold separately).
x.v. Color™ Technology - can capture or display nearly twice as many (1.8x) viewable colors than possible with the traditional RGB color standard. This provides a more accurate and vivid color range, for a more natural, lifelike overall experience.
Centre Marker/Guide-Frame - The LCD and viewfinder feature a Centre Marker that lets users identify the centre of the screen at a glance. Users can also display a Guide-frame grid on the screen that simplifies the vertical and horizontal alignment of shots.
|Media||Primary Video Recording Medium||Memory Stick / SD Card (Dual Slot)|
|Additional Video Recording Medium(s)||-|
|Movie Dubbing (Between Mediums)||-|
|Lens||Lens Type||G Lens|
|f (Focal Distance)||4.1-82mm|
|f (35mm Conversion) in 16:9 "MOVIE" Recposition||29.5-590mm|
|Sensor||Sensor Size & Type||1/3" Exmor 3CMOS|
|No. of Pixels (Approx. Gross)||1120K (x3)|
|No. of Pixels 16:9 "MOVIE" Rec (Effective)||1037K (x3)|
|Camera||Max. Video Resolution||1920 x 1080p (High Definition)|
|Video Format||MPEG-4 AVC/H.264|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 Widescreen|
|Super Steady Shot||Optical Active|
|Shutter Speed||1/50-1/1750 (50i)|
|Focus System||Full Range Auto/ Manual|
|Iris Control/ Gain Control||Yes|
|White Balance||Auto/ Manual|
|Fader Functions||Fade to Black / White (via TouchScreen)|
|Touch Screen||Size||3.2" (16:9 WIDE)|
|No. of Pixels / Resolution||921,600 dots|
|LCD Type||Xtra Fine LCD|
|Recording||2ch Stereo (Dolby Digital)|
|Playback (via camera)||2ch Stereo (Dolby Digital)|
|General||Weight (inc battery)||2.3kg|
|Dimensions (inc battery) (W x H x D)||173 x 187 x 342mm|
|Input/Output||SD Video / Audio Out (via Multi AV RCA Cable)||Yes|
|HD Video Out (via Component RGB RCA Cable)||Yes|
|Component Out Jack||Yes (Mini-D Jack)|
|HDMI Out||Yes (HDMI)|
|XLR Input||Yes (3-pin x2)|
|USB Terminal||Yes (USB2 Mini Jack)|
|Headphones Jack||Yes (3.5mm)|
|Battery Recording Time||NPF570||130 min (continuous recording)|
|NPF770||290 min (continuous recording)|
|NPF970||430 min (continuous recording)|
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
This product comes with a
12 month Australian warranty
from Sony Australia
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