It's nice to be the first on the block with a new video toy, but sometimes you want something that's a field tested, tried and true, all bases covered guaranteed ready to work proposition. The Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder is just such a proposition. It was first introduced 4 years ago and has been enhanced since then. There are two higher end models, but this one has all the quality and bells and whistles you need in a smaller form factor:
- Capture 4K/24P/30P video that far exceeds HD resolution
- Zeiss lens w/ balanced optical Steady Shot image stabilization
- Direct Pixel read out for smooth edges and color gradation
- Manual control ring (Iris/shutter/exposure/white balance). manual Iris control: F1. 8-F9. 6, shutter speed: manual Iris control (photo mode) 1/30–1/10000
- Versatile shooting w/ XAVC S3, AVCHD and MP4 codecs
- 0. 27” EVF (201K) and touch screen 3" Extra Fine LCD (921K)
- 5. 1Ch surround sound mic w/ manual audio controls
- Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips
- Connect, control, backup and share wirelessly with NFC2/Wi-Fi
- Broadcast live From your camcorder using upstream live-streaming
The 4K is outstanding thanks to a fast encoding rate, a larger 20.6 megapixel imager, and the incredible Sony BOSS image stabilization, which is the equivalent of a 5-axis gimbal stabilizer, is fantastic. It has a nice built in 5.1 microphone, but also has the very necessary mic input necessary to use shotguns or lavs. And true 4K means additional editing options (lossless zooms, pans) if you're mastering to HD or 2K.
And all of this in a small handheld camcorder format.
Some people get along well with a DSLR format, but recording time limitations and some complication with choosing and changing lenses slows your response to live events or street videography. If you're handling live events or family events to put into your next tribute video, the camcorder format is preferable-- with a good tripod, mic, and maybe a small light on top, you can be ready for anything with the Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder!
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