At CES 2014 Sony have announced a small prosumer 4K camcorder for 2K; the FDR-AX100 camcorder with 1″ sensor.

Sony FDRAX100

Sony 4K FDR-AX100 Camcorder Highlights:

•Capture 4K/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution
•1″ Exmor R® CMOS sensor with direct pixel readout
•14MP video and 20MP still image capture
•XAVC-S, AVCHD and MP4 codecs
•Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom
•BIONZ® X Processor for 120 fps recording
•Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization with Active Mode
•High contrast 0.39″ OLED EVF
•3.5″ XtraFine™ LCD (921K) display
•Smartphone connectivity via Wi-Fi®/NFC

Sony FDRAX100 Camera
Sony FDRAX100 Back

Sony FDR-AX100 Recording:

•Video Resolution : XAVC-S 4K : 3840×2160/30P, 24P; XAVC-S HD : 1920×1080/60P, 30P, 24P;AVCHD:1920×1080/60p(PS),24p(FX,FH),60i(FX,FH), 1440×1080/60i(HQ,LP); MP4: 1280×720 30p
•Audio Format : MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit) [XAVC S 4K only]; Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator [AVCHD only]; Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator [AVCHD only]
•Video Mode : XAVC-S: MPEG4-AVC/H264; AVCHD ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
•Still Image Size 16:9 : Movie Mode: 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 2824); Photo Mode: 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 28242)
•Still Image Mode : JPEG
•Media Type : SDXC Memory Card(Class 10) [XAVC S]; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2);Memory Stick XC-HG Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2); SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
•Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 20.0 megapixels
•Still Image Size 4:3 : Photo Mode: 15.0 megapixels 4:3 (4464 x 3352)
•Video Actual (Pixel) : Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9)
•Video Signal : HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
•Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoroal Speaker
•Photo Capture from Movie : 2.1megapixels16:9 (1920×1080)
•Dual Record : Yes
•Mic Level Control : Yes (31steps)
•Still Image File Format : DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
•Wind Noise Reduction : Yes (On/off)
•Dual Video Recording : Yes

Please see Sony for more on their FDR-AX100 camcorder with 1″ sensor for 2K.

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