Excerpt: I am amazed by the quality of this camera and I have shot some simply stunning stuff with it but BEWARE this camera does NOT have a par focal lens. What I mean by this is the following: if you zoom in on a subject, then manually focus to get it nice and sharp, it will go soft as you zoom out.
Excerpt: I purchased the SONY AX1 in January mostly for nature and scenery. I was a TV photojournalist for 23 years for ABC and FOX NEWS and shot for high-end independent films. I have always used SONY's broadcast line of equipment and been very pleased.To say I am disappointed with this camera would be an...
Excerpt: I have just received this camera (the sony FDR-AX1) and I love it. The camera is a lot bigger than I expected but not a problem for me. I have not used this camera very much but I can already tell that the FDR-AX1 has trouble in low light situations.
Pros: 4k Video, Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Battery Life, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: this camera uses the batteries too fast and cards are only 64 gig the sdcard slot is useless cuz u need to wait till sony releases some kind of update not very good in low light however i had no choice i needed a new camera but hdv cameras are on the way out i just wish sony made as good cameras as...
Pros: Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Professional Quality
Fantastic Ergonomics. Quite Noisy Even in Good Light. Buggy.
J. Wilson, Amazon
4 February 2014
Summary: I love the ergonomics of this camera. I really wanted it to work out and I could have lived with the higher than expected level of noise (even with plenty of light). What I couldn't live with was how buggy it was.
Excerpt: I will use this camera primarily for travel and nature video. I may have some corporate applications as well. The AX1 captures stunning images. Video from the AX1 is easily edited on FCP X just like any 1080p video. I hope to sell stock video and UHD videos produced with the AX1.
Pros: Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Improves Performance, Professional Quality
Excerpt: I was most concerned about being able to save the 4K files for future use, while still being able to use a 2K or Hi-Def file for current editing projects. It turns out that it's as simple as dragging the camera files from the XQD card on to any hard drive for archiving.