Sony AX1 4K Camorder, records 4K 24p/25p/30p/50p/60p on XQD memory cards in XAVC S codec at 60/100/150mbitps

Posted by juliusaugustus – September 14, 2013

Sony presents their first consumer 4K camcorder. The price is $4500€. Records 3840x2160 in 24p, 30p, 25p, 50p and 60p. Encoding using Sony's new XAVC S codec. XAVC S is a new version of XAVC, used in Sony's higher-end F5 and F55. XAVC S 4K footage is encoded in 3 possible bitrates 60mbit/s, 100mbit/s and 150 Mbit/s on Sony's new XQD memory card format. SD Card is only for 1080p recording, the USB host port might allow for 4K recording to an external hard drive, I am not sure. This new Sony camcorder arrives on the market in November. The end of this video also shows some of the latestSony 4K TVs selling for starting about 4000€ in Europe for Sony's 55" 4K TV and about 5500€ for Sony's 65" 4K TV.