Excerpt: Using this as my B cam/backup to my X70. Shooting in 4K with wide framing gives excellent options for re-framing in 1080 in post. Both the AX100 and X70 fit in the same bag with all my other gear, excellent mobile run and gun setup. This combo is saving my back for sure, very lightweight cameras. Low light performance is noisy so having the Neat Video plug-in in your NLE is critical for cleaning up the footage for professional use.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Large Clear LCD
Summary: The bundle is ok. Tripod is too cheap (DONT TRUST IT WITH THIS CAMCORDER MOUNTED)!. The extra lens u dont need. The batteries are horrible but hey I knew it Would cheap! they hold a charge but they die on its own unless i got defected batteries. The bag is okay i say 5 out of 10! camcorder thou is amazing! Unfortunately the item was listed as new! I got a used item with a broken sony box with papers bented and dust on my camera!
Summary: Just a few notes on: As a refurbished, came in a sony box with little padding, but with all accessories They stated warranty for 90 days Everything looks new A separate cable purchase is needed to use video out through minijack to Rca There is an hdmi short cable to connect to hdtv While in 4k the camera stops displaying through hdmi on an hdtv when it records but it does so in standby Has WiFi to transfer photos and mp4 videos to enabled phone , works with galaxy s3 so...
Summary: I declined with this order just because I understood that all the stuff was SONY original make; then I realize that only the camcorder was Sony and everything else were unknown trades for me (batteries, battery charger, lenses, etc.).
Summary: There are ample reviews of the camera itself in other venues. Simply awesome! Overall, this bundle gives you pretty much everything you need to get started. Two extra batteries - for a total of three! Great, fast, big memory card. Essential filters. If the package has a weakness, it's the tripod. Kinda flimsy. But the camera is so lightweight that the tripod will work well for most stationary or limited panning applications.
Summary: The 4K video is simply stunning. The sharpness is unbelievable. The color is rich and accurate and the image is clean even in candle light. The large sensor gives a nice depth of field usually not found in camcorders in this price range. Image clarity blows away the best Canon or Nikon DSR images. Every important manual setting has a dedicated button so you don't have to go menu diving.
The Sony camera in this bundle is great. The bundle is not so great
Eric Buckthal, Amazon
6 January 2015
Summary: The Sony camera in this bundle is great. The bundle is not so great. The tripod cannot support the size and weight of the camera. The two batteries that come with this bundle work but you must buy a charger for them that is not supplied in this bundle the camera card reader is low quality and the card slots are not marked. I would look at other bundles when buying this camera.
Summary: I love this camera! The detail is amazing. I did notice it takes a few seconds to autofocus when first starting up, but changing focus, as in following someone coming towards you, was not a problem once it got going. Low light works well, too, though it looks a little yellow. The accessories and price are mainly why I bought it from this vendor as opposed to my usual source, B&H Photo.