Sony HDRAX2000/H - PAL - AVCHD Handycam Camcorder

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Sony HDR-AX2000: Picture 1 regular

About Sony HDR-AX2000

The HDR-AX2000 Handycam camcorder delivers 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 even in lower-light (1.5 LUX) situations. The 29.5mm wide-angle to 590mm telephoto Sony G Lens allows for wider angle shooting and brings the action closer (20X optical). Three built-in neutral density filters and three manual rings provide even more flexibility.

Sony HDR-AX2000 Features

  • Film-like Progressive Recording 24p/30p: In addition to 1080/60i recording, the HDR-AX2000 offers a 1080/24p and 1080/30p Progressive Scan mode that enables shooting with film-like results
  • 3x 1/3" ClearVid CMOS Sensors w/ Exmor technology: The HDR-AX2000 features three 1/3" ClearVid CMOS Sensors, each having 1,120K total pixels. The 3 independent CMOS sensors each handle one of the color elements - red, green, blue (RGB) - improving the color reproduction of video recordings
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode: It improves on existing Optical SteadyShot image stabilization by allowing camera lens to shift over a greater range of motion allowing the camera to compensate for greater degrees of camera shake & deliver a stunning level of image smoothness
  • 3x manual rings for superior control (zoom, focus and iris): The HDR-AX2000 has three independent manual rings (zoom, focus and IRIS ) for superior control and flexibility while filming which make it easier to promptly make adjustments to meet shooting needs.
  • Manual Gain/Shutter/White Balance Adjustment: The ability to manually adjust gain, shutter speed and white balance makes it possible to fine-tune the HDR-AX2000 model's settings for near-professional operability and advanced image expression.
  • Additional record and zoom lever control on handle: A record start/stop button is featured on the handle as well as on the side grip. The zoom lever enables easy zooming even when shooting from a low angle.
  • HDMI Connection: HDMI connectivity provides a simple, high-quality video and audio connection, with the ability to transmit HD video from the camcorder to compatible HDTVs via a single cable.
  • Picture Profile (up to 6): Allows the user to set manual adjustments for a scene (color, sharpness, white balance, etc) into any one of 6 customizable presets, so they can be called up at just the touch of a button
  • Histogram display: When the histogram feature is turned on, a graph of the image's brightness distribution appears. This gives you an objective determination of whether the video image as a whole is bright or dim.
  • Color Bar: Four types of Color Bars are available for use. These are convenient for color adjustment when playing back images on a TV or monitor.
  • Up to 24Mbps AVCHD video: The HDR-AX2000 can capture video at up to 24Mbps for amazing clarity and detail, ideal for recording on to Blu-ray media since the AVCHD2 codec is highly compatible with the Blu-ray format.
  • Dual XLR Professional Audio Inputs: Professional quality video requires professional quality audio. Featuring dual XLR 3-pin audio jacks, you will be able to provide +48V phantom power to external microphones.
  • CinemaTone Gamma and CinemaTone Color: Users seeking extra control over image expression can use "Cinematone Gamma" to deepen the color and "Cinematone Color" to recreate film-like color tones.
  • 3.2" Xtra Fine LCD display (921k pixels): The 3.2" Wide (16:9) Touch Panel Xtra Fine LCD screen displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene
  • Minus Auto Gain Control (Minus AGC): When shooting in overly bright conditions, this feature enables the selection of gain settings in the negative range for satisfying results with minimal noise.
  • Improved Noise Reduction (w/ Exmor col. A/D conversion): Exmor technology captures video with high resolution, high sensitivity and exceptional detail. Advanced on-sensor A/D conversion and dual noise reduction yields rich tonal reproduction with high signal-to-noise ratio.
  • Dual Memory Stick PRO Duo Media Slots: Capture still images directly onto one of two selectable Memory Stick PRO Duo media slots for easy transfer to PCs for emailing, printing, or sharing with other compatible Memory Stick devices (sold separately).
  • x.v. Color Technology: x.v.Color technology can capture or display nearly twice as many (1.8x) viewable colors than possible with the traditional RGB color standard. This provides a more accurate and vivid color range, for a more natural, lifelike overall experience.
  • Peaking: This feature emphasizes the screen's edge in the LCD and viewfinder, making it easier to adjust the focus. You can change the peaking color to white, red, or yellow according to the color of the subject and you can also set the peaking level to high, medium, or low
  • Fader: To enhance viewing enjoyment, users can create transitions between scenes by using the White fader or Black fader to fade images in and out.
  • Superior low-light (1.5 LUX) shooting capabilities: Superior low-light ability with high sensitivity enables clear shooting of subjects in light as low as 1.5 lux (at 1/30 fixed shutter speed with auto iris and auto gain).
  • Wide Angle G-Lens: 29.5mm Wide to 590mm (20x) Telephoto: It is equipped with a 29.5mm wide-angle "G Lens" made from 10 group, 15 element lens including "Extra-low Dispersion glass" which reduces chromatic aberration caused by light refraction and produces video with extremely low color fringing.
  • 3x built-in neutral density (ND) filters: Gain more color control in extreme settings with three built-in ND filters for adjusting the amount of light entering the Image Sensor through the lens. Depending on shooting conditions, the operator can chose from Clear, 1/4, 1/16, or 1/64 filters
  • Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP) Technology: The EIP processor is able to rapidly process the vast amounts of pixel data read from the "3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor" and record beautiful HD and colorful video.
  • Assignable Buttons: This feature allows you to assign features you use often to shortcut buttons. The commonly used features can be used quickly without going through a menu selection (default: Zebra, AE Shift and Record Review).

Sony HDR-AX2000 Specifications

Video Recording System
Real-Time HD Codec Engine, HDV/DV Recording
Video Signal
PAL color
Imaging Device
3x 1/3" Exmor CMOS sensor
EIP (Enhanced Imaging Processor)
Pixel Gross
3x 1,120K each (Red, Green, Blue)
Video Actual
3x 1,1040K (16:9) each (Red, Green, Blue)
Video Resolution
Full HD 1920x1080
Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo Media (sold separately)
Recording and Playback Times
HD: 180 min (32GB FX Mode), 235 min (32GB FH Mode), 435 min (32GB HQ Mode), 750 min (32GB LP Mode); SD: 475min (32GB HQ Mode)
Recording Format
Audio Format
HD: Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz / SD: Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Yes (Built-in)
Multiple Language Display
Remote Control
Yes (RMT-845)
Audio/Video Remote Terminal
Analog Audio/Video Output(s)
Multi AV (Video/S Video/Audio)
Digital Audio/Video Output(s)
Yes (HDMI)
USB Port(s)
Yes (mini B / Hi-Speed)
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s)
Yes (Mini-D jack)
HDMI Connection Output(s)
Yes (HDMI connector)
Headphone Jack
Yes (Stereo-minijack  3.5 mm)
Microphone Input
LANC Terminal
Yes (Stereo Mini)
S-Video Output(s)
Included in A/V Jack
Remote Jack
Yes (Stereo-minijack  2.5 mm)
Active Interface Shoe
Yes (Cold)
Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery (NP-F570)
Power Requirements
7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption (in Operation)
HD: 6.7W (VF/LCD), SD: 5.9W (VF/LCD)
Lens Type
G Lens
35mm Equivalent
29.5 - 590mm (16:9) 36.1 - 722mm (4:3)
Digital Zoom
30x approx. (When Digital Extender "ON")
Filter Diameter
Focal Distance
4.1 - 82mm
Full Range Auto, Manual (Ring), One Touch
Shutter Speed
1/60 - 1/2000 (60i), 1/30 - 1/2000 (30p), 1/48 - 1/2400 (24p)
Minimum Illumination
1.5 lx (lux) (Fixed Shutter Speed 1/25, auto gain, auto iris) F1.6
Optical Zoom
Exposure control assignable to IRIS ring
Manual / Auto Lens Cover
Memory Stick slot
Dual Memory Stick PRO Duo Media slots (2 slots A/B)
S/S & Zoom button on LCD
Yes (Zoom Seesaw/ Ring/ Handle seesaw)
Future model for 2010, U2 added, copy added.
Image Stabilization
Yes (Optical with Active Mode)
Low Light Capability
1.5Lux Minimum Illumination (Fixed shutter speed when 1/30sec, Auto IRIS, Auto GAIN)
Memory Stick PRO Media Compatibility
Tested to support up to 32GB media capacity;
Dual Record
Fader Effect(s)
Black, White
Picture Effect(s)
CinemaTone Gamma , CinemaTone Color
Movie Mode(s)
Scene Mode(s)
Picture Profile (up to 7 pre-set conditions)
Easy Operation
Assignable Buttons, End Search
White Balance
Auto (Intelligent, High, Middle, Low) / outdoor / indoor / One-push (A/B)
LCD Screen
3.2" Wide Xtra Fine Touch Panel LCD display (921k pixels)
0.45" Xtra Fine (16:9) Wide LCD (1,227k pixels) B/W or Color
Dimensions (Approx.)
173 x 187x 342 mm (6-7/8 x 7-3/8 x 13-1/2 inch) including protrusions w/o gripbelt
Weight (Approx.)
4 lb 11 oz (2.1kg) w/ Lens hood with Lens cover
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Reviewed by 3 customers


Simply great!


Great HD video, stabilization out of this world.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Best Bang for your Buck!


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!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great Quality for a Great Price


I recently bought this camera after using a variety of tape based cameras. Several of which were capable of 1080i. None of them match to the quality and user-friendliness of this. Despite the fact that I have not fully tested the audio capabilities of the camera, the video quality is great. I generally shoot for short documentaries, short films, and events ranging from lectures to music groups.


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