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What are the specifications of popular Sony Handycams?

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The Sony FDR-AX100 features a rechargeable battery pack, USB charging, Wi-Fi capabilities for communication with smartphones, and 3840 by 2160 4K recording capabilities. The FDR-AX100 garners positive reviews and is popular among consumers as of 2015.

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Sony lists the FDR-AX100 Handycam for about $1,700 on its website. Sony produces three 4K-capable Handycam models as of 2015. The FDR-AX100 falls in the middle of the price range for these products with the FDR-AX1 listed at about $4,500 as the top-line model and the less expensive FDR-AX33 listed at about $1,000.

In addition to other features, the FDR-AX100 boasts a 29-millimeter wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens, the BIONZ X image processing engine, and the ability to record at 120 frames per second to capture high definition slow-motion video. These features allow the FDR-AX100 to be used in a variety of applications while still capturing high-quality video.

The camcorder also features Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound recording capabilities. Users can also capture sound in two-channel stereo format. Additionally, the latest model of the FDR-AX100 has voice cancelling capabilities to reduce the volume of the operator's speaking voice.

This model of the Handycam also allows easy sharing between devices. Users can transfer files to external hard drives quickly using the USB 2 interface. Additionally, in an effort to limit file sizes for easy sharing, the FDR-AX100 can simultaneously record in MP4 format, producing a smaller data file at a lower quality, while also recording in the higher quality AVCHD and XAVC formats.

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