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Relive your favourite memories. Add effects to make 4K movies more fun and fascinating. Keep the action alive for everyone, forever.


AX40 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

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New software is now available.

Power up your camera to further enhance shooting ease.

Friendly features for fascinating movies

The top-flight 4K Handycam® makes movies more magical. Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ and Fast Intelligent AF are reassuringly responsive. Surround sound recording enhances natural dimension. High-speed recording, Time-lapse Capture and other effects make movies more expressive. So many of the camcorder’s sophisticated functions are all so user-friendly.

The keys to extraordinary image quality
The keys to extraordinary image quality

Advanced lens and image sensor capabilities enhance high-precision depiction, sensitivity and power.

Balanced Optical SteadyShot™
Balanced Optical SteadyShot™

Superior image stabilisation lets you shoot steadily throughout the zoom range even as you walk.

Fast Intelligent Autofocus (AF)
Fast Intelligent Autofocus (AF)

Extra-efficient lens drive and AF range prediction can shift focus from far to near subjects very quickly. 

High-quality sound recording
High-quality sound recording

New mic structure captures sound from five directions with approximately 40% less noise for realistic ambience. 

Have fun during and after shooting
Have fun during and after shooting

Get creative with High Speed REC and Time-lapse Capture to make an impressive movie.

The brilliant true-to-life quality of 4K

A newly developed lens and image sensor enhance the spectacular definition  4K resolution, with particular sensitivity for capturing high-quality movies in low light. 

New ZEISS 20x zoom 4K-compatible lens
New ZEISS™ 20x zoom 4K-compatible lens

ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 26.8mm widest angle allows more of a subject to fit in frame. 

New Exmor R™ CMOS sensor for 4K
New Exmor R™ CMOS sensor for 4K

Bigger size of pixels improves sensitivity for shooting movies with less noise, even in darkness.

Witness the world of high-bitrate 4K
The wonder of high-bitrate 4K and HD

High-bitrate recording in XAVC S format clearly captures even changing scenes with a lot of motion.

See 4K movies in HD on non-4K devices
Super-sampled Full HD Playback on non-4K TV or device
Super-sampled Full HD Playback on non-4K TV or device

4K movies automatically down-convert to Full HD to play on an HD TV.

Trimming Playback trims movie frame on TV at a touch
Trimming Playback trims movie frame on TV at a touch

Trace a finger on the LCD to trim frame of 4K movie playing on TV in Full HD. 

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Extra-steady shooting on the move

The short movie below shows the camera shake compensation effects of Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ (right) and optical image stabilisation (left), respectively.

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Less image shake within a broad zoom range
Less image shake within a broad zoom range

For extra-stable movie shooting from wide to telephoto. In HD shooting mode, 5-axis Intelligent Active mode further compensates for camera shake, even when shooting while running.

Focus with stunning speed

Fast Intelligent AF autofocuses not only with exceptional speed, but with uncanny precision, as well.

Fast Intelligent AF speeds up smartly
Fast Intelligent AF speeds up smartly

A new AF algorithm optimises communication between lens and image processor for extra-fast AF, and a state-of-the-art AF range prediction system keeps the subject in sharp focus.

Capture real-life sound

The new microphone structure is designed to capture high-quality sound that conveys fuller ambience with approximately 40% less noise

More fun, start to finish

The fun of using Handycam® continues even after shooting is done, as you refine, transform and edit the footage into a movie to remember.

Special effects add impact to movies
High-speed REC for slow-motion movies

Record a movie at a high frame rate such as 120fps in Full HD. Slow motion movie will reveal startling image quality in every instance of action.

See times change with 4K time-lapse movies

With Time-lapse Capture, shoot stills of a scene over a period of time with a chosen interval between each shot and edit the sequence into a high-quality 4K time-lapse movie.

Advanced features for editing like a pro
Advanced features for editing like a pro

Record Time Code and User Bit data         

These functions are indispensable for advanced editing. Optional remote commanders can make editing more convenient, as well.

Wide-ranging accessories meet every need

Professional level options open up new possibilities.

Further expand your shooting pleasure and give your image output a professional edge with accessories specially designed for this model.

Specifications & Features

Relive great memories with the 4K camcorder that records spectacular 4K Ultra HD detail. Minimise image shake with Balanced Optical SteadyShot™. Autofocus with extra-precise Fast Intelligent AF. The beautiful results that the 4K-compatible optical 20x zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 26.8mm widest angle captures are unforgettable.
  • 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) recording

  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode

  • 26.8mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens 

  • 20x optical zoom with 30x/40x (4K/HD) Clear Image Zoom   

  • 4K Time-lapse Capture

Sensor Type
1/2.5 type(7.20mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video)
approx. 8.29 Megapixels(16:9)
Lens Type
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*
Optical Zoom
Clear Image Zoom
4K : 30x HD : 40x
Screen Type
7.5cm(3.0 type) Clear Photo LCD display (460 800 dots) Wide(16:9)

What's in the Box

Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70) (1), AC Adaptor (1), Power Cord (1), Operating Guide (1), HDMI(micro) Cable (1), Micro USB Cable (1)

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