Sony Handycam® FDR-AX700 Owner's Manual

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FDR-AX700
Digital 4K Video 
Camera Recorder
Operating Guide
“Help Guide” (Web manual)
Refer to “Help Guide” for 
in-depth instructions on the 
many functions of the camera.

Summary of Contents of owner's manual for Sony Handycam® FDR-AX700

  • Page 1: Operating Guide 4-728-598-11(1) Digital 4K Video Getting started Camera Recorder Recording/Playback Saving images Operating Guide Customizing your camcorder “Help Guide” (Web...
  • Page 2 Read this first part of the body, seek immediate medical attention. Before operating the unit, please read this manual...
  • Page 3• Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, • Do not incinerate or dispose of in bracket, or table specified...
  • Page 4 Notice meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) If static electricity or Exposure Guidelines. This equipment electromagnetism causes data has...
  • Page 5 your authority to operate this For Customers in the U.S.A. equipment. If you have any questions about this ...
  • Page 6  Disposal of waste batteries For Customers in Canada and electrical and electronic This device complies with Industry equipment...
  • Page 7For more detailed information about recycling of this product or battery, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste...
  • Page 8 Table of Contents Utilizing the Read this first ............................. 2 Help Guide Utilizing the Help Guide ........... 8 Selecting...
  • Page 9Selecting recording format/image quality 1 Press the MENU button  select (REC/OUT SET)  [REC SET]  [FILE FORMAT] ...
  • Page 10 [REC FORMAT] is [XAVC S 4K] 60i/50i REC FORMAT Bit-rate* Actual movie format SEL 60i 2160/30p 100Mbps 100 Mbps...
  • Page 11[REC FORMAT] is [AVCHD] 60i/50i REC FORMAT*1 Bit-rate Actual movie format SEL 60i 1080/60i FX Max. 24 Mbps 1,920 ×...
  • Page 12Getting started Supplied items • USB cable (1) The numbers in ( ) indicate the supplied quantity. • Camcorder (1)...
  • Page 13Charging the battery pack 1 Turn off your camcorder by closing the LCD monitor, retract the viewfinder, and attach the...
  • Page 14  Estimated time of charging the supplied battery pack (minutes) Battery pack AC Adaptor (supplied) NP-FV70A 170 • The...
  • Page 15 To remove the battery pack Turn off your camcorder. Slide the BATT (battery) release lever () and remove the...
  • Page 16 Turning the power on 1 Open the LCD monitor of your camcorder and turn the power on. • You...
  • Page 17Adjusting the viewfinder When using the viewfinder, extend it and position your eye near it. If you extend the viewfinder...
  • Page 18 Inserting a memory card 1 Open the cover, and insert the memory card until it clicks. Memory card slot...
  • Page 19 Types of memory card you can use with your camcorder Select the type of memory card to use with...
  • Page 20 Notes • The movies recorded will be divided into files of 4 GB when a SDHC memory card is...
  • Page 21 Selecting the memory card slot to be used Press the SLOT SELECT button to change which slot is selected...
  • Page 22Recording/Playback Recording Recording movies Your camcorder records movies on a memory card. The factory setting of recording movies is XAVC...
  • Page 23 turn the power off. The POWER/CHG (charge) lamp flashes while the settings are being stored.  To continue recording on...
  • Page 24 • You can re-combine relay-recorded movies using the application software “PlayMemories Home.” • The maximum continuous recording time for...
  • Page 25Shooting photos 1 Open the LCD monitor and switch the shooting mode to photo mode by selecting  (REC/OUT SET)...
  • Page 26 Using the manual adjustment features Adjusting the focus 1 During recording or standby, press the AF/MF button  to...
  • Page 27Adjusting the iris 1 Set the AUTO/MANUAL switch  to “MANUAL.” Recording/Playback 2 Press • The the IRIS button ....
  • Page 28 Adjusting the gain You can use this if you do not want to increase the gain value by AGC...
  • Page 29 Adjusting the shutter speed You can adjust and fix the shutter speed manually. 1 Set the AUTO/MANUAL switch  to...
  • Page 30 Adjusting the volume of light (ND filter) You can record the subject clearly by using the ND FILTER switch...
  • Page 31Playback 1 Open the LCD monitor and press the THUMBNAIL (playback) button on the camcorder to enter the playback mode....
  • Page 32 3 Touch the playback mode, and select the desired image quality of movies. Playback mode 4 Touch twice the...
  • Page 33Photos  Date and time of shooting  Number of pixels  Image size Notes • You may not be...
  • Page 34  Operations of playing back photos Next Previous • Touch (playback zoom) when playing back a photo. • You...
  • Page 35 To delete the images DELETE  Select the playback mode of the image to delete on the thumbnail screen....
  • Page 36 Viewing images on a TV Playing back images Playable images may be restricted depending on the combination of the...
  • Page 37 How to set the playback images FILE Playback image TV [HDMI] in [VIDEO OUT]* FORMAT quality XAVC S 4K...
  • Page 38 • If your TV does not have an HDMI jack, connect the Multi/Micro USB Terminal of the camcorder to...
  • Page 39Saving images Importing images to your computer What you can do with PlayMemories Home PlayMemories Home allows you to import...
  • Page 40 Saving images on an external media device How to store movies and photos to an external media device is...
  • Page 41 How to connect a device  Recorder without a USB jack Connect a recorder to the Multi/Micro USB Terminal of...
  • Page 42 Using the Wi-Fi • One-touch functions (NFC) are not available with iOS. function Notes • You may not be...
  • Page 43 • Make sure that is displayed Using your smartphone on the LCD monitor of the as a wireless remote...
  • Page 44 3 Select [Scan QR Code of the iPhone/iPad Camera] from the screen of PlayMemories Mobile. Perform the following operations....
  • Page 45  Go back to Home and start up PlayMemories Mobile. 6 Operate the connected smartphone. • Once the QR...
  • Page 46Customizing your camcorder Using the menus 1 Press the MENU button. MENU button 2 Select a menu icon with the...
  • Page 47 IMAGE SIZE*2 Menu lists FILE NUMBER*2 VIDEO OUT CAMERA SET ISO/GAIN SEL*1 AUDIO SET AUTO ISO LIMIT VOLUME AGC...
  • Page 48 *2 UB TIME REC Displayed when the camcorder is in photo mode. NETWORK SET *3 When recording in XAVC...
  • Page 49Others Precautions • Television programs, films, video tapes, and other materials may AC Adaptor be copyrighted. Unauthorized Do not short-circuit...
  • Page 50 LCD monitor Deactivating wireless LAN The LCD monitor is manufactured (Wi-Fi, NFC, etc.) temporarily using extremely high-precision When you...
  • Page 51• Initialize your camcorder (page 48) All settings, including the clock setting, are reset. • Contact your Sony dealer or...
  • Page 52 Specifications Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo SD card (Class 4 or faster, or UHS speed class 1 or faster) System...
  • Page 53Color temperature: Wireless LAN Preset (indoor: 3200K, outdoor: 5600K ±7 steps, color Supported standard: temperature set range: 2300K – IEEE...
  • Page 54 Mass (approx.):  Trademarks 935 g (2 lb 1.0 oz) (with lens • AVCHD and AVCHD logotype are hood...
  • Page 55• The N Mark is a trademark or IN WHICH IT DOES NOT RECEIVE registered trademark of NFC REMUNERATION TO...
  • Page 56 to as “LGPL”) are included in this product. This informs you that you have a right to have access...
  • Page 57Parts and controls Figures in ( ) are reference pages. Others  REMOTE jack To prevent failure, do not use...
  • Page 58  Multi/Micro USB Terminal/ VIDEO OUT jack (41)  MIC jack (PLUG IN POWER)  Power zoom lever (22,...
  • Page 59 Manual lens ring (26) Attaching the lens hood  Lens hood Align the marks on the lens  Lens...
  • Page 60  Lens adjustment dial (17)  Tripod receptacles (1/4 inch)  START/STOP button (22) For 1/4-20 UNC screws ...
  • Page 61 Eye sensor  Battery pack (13)  Viewfinder (17)   (headphones) jack  Large eyecup (17)  SHUTTER...
  • Page 62  SLOT SELECT button (21)  ASSIGN2/STATUS CHECK  THUMBNAIL (playback) button button (31)  ASSIGN3/PICTURE PROFILE  Speaker...
  • Page 63 sensor to operate your Wireless Remote camcorder. Commander • Point the remote sensor away from strong light sources such...
  • Page 64 Index iOS 42 Iris 27 A IRIS button 27 AC Adaptor 13 ISO/GAIN button 28 AF/MF button 26 L...
  • Page 65Recording/playback time for the battery pack 14 Relay recording 23 S SD card 19 Shutter speed 29 SHUTTER SPEED button...
  • Page 66GB 66
  • Page 67Others 67 GB
  • Page 68 GB Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support...
  • Page 69: Spec SheetFDR-AX700/B 4K Handycam® camcorder with 1” sensor If you’ve ever been astonished by the depth and beauty of 4K1 High...
  • Page 70The FDR-AX700 has a variety of features for professional production, including Picture Profiles, S-Log3/S-Gamut3, Gamma Display Assist, Proxy recording, Time...
  • Page 71The FDR-AX700 can also function in professional live production with the MCX-500 multi camera live producer and the companion RM-30BP...
  • Page 72 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit) Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator* Audio Format MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch(Proxy Recording)** *Video Mode...
  • Page 73Exposure System Metering Modes Multi-segment/Spot Exposure Compensation AE Shift (Dial/Touch Panel) Exposure Settings Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel); Manual (Dial...
  • Page 74Face Detection Yes Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele) Portrait/ Baby/ Walk/ Tripod/ Backlight/...
  • Page 75 General Operating Temperature 32 degrees F. - 104 degrees F. (0 degrees C. - +40 degrees C) Storage Temperature...