Excerpt: I use this camcorder for family and travel video's. While I am not ready to shoot and edit in 4K at this time, the 1080P hi res video is awesome, much better than my Panasonic TM900. The low light performance is also very much better than the Panasonic, even though it is a 3 chip unit.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: Best 4K camera For the price range. My B camera. Excellent HD video quality, large sensor is great for that DSLR look. Easy manual controls. Easy menu set up. Excellent still image. Minor issue need a hot shoe adapter for lights or shotgun mic. No saturation or contrast control. No XLR inputs. Major issue right now is 4k XAVC file type not recognize by FCP.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound
Summary: This is an AMAZING camcorder with IMPRESSIVE video quality - and all accessories are very useful. IMPORTANT: this camcorder requires SD-XC memory cards to record in 4K, as SD-HC memory cards works only if you record in FullHD (1920x1080). Filming in 4K (3840x2160) takes 420MB/min and this kit kindly includes a 64GB Sony SD-XC memory card (enough for 2h30min in 4K).
Summary: The Canon XA10 has been my prosumer studio camera for several years. I waited until 4K camcorders became affordable before upgrading my primary studio camera to 4K. The Sony AX100 may not be considered a "prosumer camcorder" by many but in my opinion it is. You can find my exhaustive review here http://goo.gl/TCzjG4 . The build quality of the camcorder is top-notch. It' not the cheap and lightweight plastic that most "affordable" camcorders are constructed of.
4.5 Stars - Getting Close To Theatrical Film Quality in a Handycam
4 November 2014
Summary: I had a Sony DCR-VX1000 Handycam in the nineties and dreamed of the day there could be a Handycam like the VX1000 with the resolution, cadence and framerate of theatrical film. For the most part I think this camcorder delivers on the dream of having a Panaflex film camera in the palm of your hands, in the form of a hand held camcorder. At least I feel it delivers in the most important ways.
Excerpt: If you need a zoom control for this camera, this is what I did: I got the Acebil RMC-1AVR with the adapter cable (Sony VMCAVM1) and it works perfectly on my new Sony FDR-AX100 4K camcorder, should work well with any new Sony that has the multi function remote port (basically a mini usb).This remote will do fairly slow zooms as well as fast zooms. Does not jump from one speed to another as far as I can tell so far.
Summary: I have only used this camera once. I researched, read reviews, watch review videos, spent about two weeks to find the best for the price and ability. I actually give this camera a 4.9 out of 5 only because of the slow focus on quick movements unclose. But if you're doing that with this camera, I don't think you're using correctly. In my first shoot with the Sony FDRAX100/B, I attempted to pull off a white background Apple like video and it worked!
Excerpt: I am an intermediate image hound aspiring to professional goals. Therefore my observations will not deal with some of the 'dual-overhead-cam' aspects of this camera. Primarily, I shoot music, industrial videos and DVD projects but love to learn about image tech. The good; Sony's 4k darling is power in a pocket. With this trim model Sony has provided folks in intermediate to pro with an incredible arsenal.
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Cons: Complicated To Operate, No Strap Fastener Points, No Zoom Ring Button, Prioritized Hot Shoe, Slow Mode Switching