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Sony Handycam HDR-AX2000 AVCHD Camcorder - Black

  • Model: HDRAX2000
  • MPN: HDRAX2000/H
Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
Format
Memory Stick Duo
LCD Screen
3.2" LCD Screen
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer
Viewfinder
Color Viewfinder
Zoom Lens
20X Optical Zoom/30X Digital Zoom
Low Light Recording
Low Light Recording Capability
CCD Total Pixels
1,120k CCD Total Pixels X 3
Audio/Video Computer Output
HDMI
Digital Still Output
USB Digital Still Output
16x9 Wide Mode
Yes
Additional Features
HD broadcast-quality moving images with the convenience of a non-linear recording format. With 24p Progressive Scan Mode, this camcorder's high-quality film-like motion lets you realize brilliant scene reproduction. CinemaTone Gamma and CinemaTone Color provide the HDR-AX2000 with the color and gamma range to give your footage an even more film-like feel. Three 1/3" Exmor CMOS image sensors with Exmor derived technology capture sharp, detailed images.
Included Accessories
Power Adaptor/ In Camera Charger (AC-L100), Lens Hood, Component Video Cable, InfoLITHIUM® Rechargeable Battery (NP-F570), Lens Cap (Built-in Lens Hood, Large Eye Cup, Wireless Remote Commander® Remote Control (RMT-845), Composit A/V Cable
Shipping Weight
5 lbs

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Sony High-Definition Handycam Camcorder
 
4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally the HOLY GRAIL of camcorders!

By chicagovideographer

from West Chicago

Comments about Sony High-Definition Handycam Camcorder:

I've been a Sony guy for a long time and they just keep getting better! I can't say enough good things about the audio controls. Duel XLR, manuel control. Put one channel on internal mic, one on shot gun or wireless. Mic/line switch is handy. Some have said the on board mic is no good but you have to switch the wind noise filter to off and its good. The focal lenght is awesome, it is super wide and zooms in plenty. No need to buy expensive wide angle lens! I love all the manuel controls on the left side of the camera! The touch screen is cool too! Coming from a FX1000 the coolest thing is NEVER running out of tape again. A 32 gig card goes 242 minutes on FH (second best setting)! Plus NO MORE GLITCHES! I am SO done with tape! Another plus coming from the VX2000, PD150 AND FX1000 cameras is all lanc remotes and batteries work with this cam too! I got this for $3200 plus tax and at this price, what an amazing deal! I am ordering another as soon as this one is paid for. Go for the interest free financing and low cost Sony extended warranty too! I love this camera!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent camcorder

By pie1

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony High-Definition Handycam Camcorder:

It records very good with excellent colors. I have had no problems with it at all. Uses up to 32GB SD cards. I am very happy with this camcorder and i might buy another one. Thank You Sony

(44 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Bang for your Buck!

By Digiographer

from L.A.

Comments about Sony High-Definition Handycam Camcorder:

As of today, May 11, 2011 this camera offers the most for your $3,500. I've given it my BIU4 Award (Best Investment Under $4k). There isn't much this camera can't do. Add 2-32GB SD cards and 2 large batteries and you're self contained for 6 hours out on location, in the desert, at the beach, sporting event or wedding. I've already shot 12 projects with it and I don't have a single complaint. Other than the small LCD display I love this camera. Yes...the camera video files (AVCHD) work perfectly with my Final Cut Pro system. The image quality is exceptional under all conditions. Ok so it's not as good as my SONY EX1R ($6,300 camera) but still very good quality. With multiple frame rates and resolutions this will quickly turn into your bread and butter tool. Dual XLR connections with true on board audio level control. Smooth zoom and a killer 20X zoom lens. BTW. No other camera in it's class has a 20X optical zoom. Although the LCD screen is small it's very handy for low or high shots. Small but crystal clear viewfinder. Dual 32GB SD card/slots give me over 6 hours of Full HD recording. Love the HDMI port. Logical button placements and Headphone jack. LANC control for full rear control. There are so many additional features the camera offers I simply impressed with what you get for the price. I'm actually surprised SONY isn't charging more for this camera....wait a minute... They are... did someone say NX5U for $4,599? In all fairness the NX5U does offer a few more options but other than that they are identical. If you're an event videographer then this is an absolute solid investment. You should at least give it a serious consideration prior to purchasing anything else. Happy shooting!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Bang for your Buck!

By Digiographer

from L.A.

Pros

  • 20 x optical zoom
  • Dual SD Card slots
  • Dual XLR
  • Light Weight
  • Multiple frame rates and resolutions.

Cons

  • Small LCD display but manageable.

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony High-Definition Handycam Camcorder:

    As of today, May 11, 2011 this camera offers the most for your $3,500. I've given it my BIU4 Award (Best Investment Under $4k). There isn't much this camera can't do. Add 2-32GB SD cards and 2 large batteries and you're self contained for 6 hours out on location, in the desert, at the beach, sporting event or wedding.

     
    5.0

    Wonderful Camera

    By WestFrontProds

    from Lincroft, NJ

    Pros

    • SD Card Access
    • Spectacular shooting in low-light conditions

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony High-Definition Handycam Camcorder:

      This is a wonderful camera. Also a note for those who have trouble with the audio drops due to the 2GB file size PLEASE READ:

       
      5.0

      Sony HDR AX 2000

      By SonyCamFan

      from Canada

      Pros

      • Great picture and lots of manual controls make this a great professional camcorder

      Cons

      • Too early to tell but none yet

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony High-Definition Handycam Camcorder:

        For anyone out there that is experiencing poor audio quality from their Sony HDR AX 2000 like I did when I first heard mine try this:

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Have four of these ...

        By MerlynLS

        from North Canton, Ohio

        Pros

        • but an L-shaped view finder would be easier on the wrist
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • and do not always work with FCP Suite 3
        • files are long

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony High-Definition Handycam Camcorder:

          Have four of these cameras, and find them adequate for most HD recording, but multiple files can be difficult to sync. Had several Scan Disk chips - same size, and it would not format some. In two cases it formatted the discs, started a recording then gave an error message. When the error message was satisfied with the proper response, it went on to record - alas, nothing was on the chip at the end - an entire parade missed. Am looking for new cameras

           
          5.0

          Excellent Camera for Green Screen!

          By CreativeScience

          from Columbus, OH

          Pros

          • Awesome Lens
          • extensive set of manual controls
          • Solid feel

          Cons

          • Feels fragile
          • hard to remove from my card reader
          • The Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo is very small

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony High-Definition Handycam Camcorder:

            I create training videos and help my aspiring-artist friends create their demo videos to send to potential employers. I use green screen extensively, and the HDR-AX2000 produces superb video for keying. I use Ultra Key in Adobe Premiere CS5 and the results are absolutely amazing (quick too). You do need a reasonably powerful computer to get these kinds of results (Im using a 64-bit Windows 7 box with an Intel Core i7 and 16 GB of RAM), but if you want to produce pro quality video, this camera will do it.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sony ax2000

            By Knowlesvideo

            from Milford, Pa and nyc

            Pros

            • Dual XLR input for audio. Easy of use
            • Low light

            Cons

            • needs to be faster
            • Wish it would not go to 3.5 at full zoom

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony High-Definition Handycam Camcorder:

              Ten years of loyal service, my 3 Sony pd150's.
              Now it's time to go hd. I went with the Sony ax2000. I shoot events. Wanted to stay with Sony.
              Sony ax 2000, excellent in low light.
              Easy of use. Controls. Full manual, full auto. Use of peaking to check focus. Two 16 gig cards gives 180 minutes of 1080i hd video. Awesome. Thanks Sony.
              Well done Sony. An excellent camera for the event Videographer. My tip for best results. Use a monopod with. Lanc control
              Limit ac gain to 12 db.wonderful camera

               
              5.0

              2 Gig limit, video and audio dropped frames

              By FaithfulSon

              from Fredericton, New Brunswick

              Comments about Sony High-Definition Handycam Camcorder:

              To eliminate the frame and audio dropouts with the 2Gig file limit, use Sony's PMB software. It sews 2Gig clips together into one long file with no drops at 2Gig seams.

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