These days the new 2014 Handycam models from Sony are available. The star of the new models is the AX100 which is able to record in 4K and leaves a margin for the depth of field with its 1-inch-chip. The picture angle is about 29 mm converted to the 35 mm format. There is a new software for the AX100 and the smaller sister model CX900 with Full HD resolution. The cameras can be controlled via the VMC-AVM1 cable and the LANC2014 software. Thereby it´s possible to control the menu and the whitebalance. The cameras HDR-PJ810E/PJ820/PJ820E can be controlled via the old LANC 2012 and the corresponding adapter cables. Only for the cameras HDR-CX330, CX330E, PJ330E, PJ340, PJ340E, PJ350E and HDR-CX540, CX610E, PJ530E, PJ540, PJ540E, PJ610E there is still no control option. We are engaged in seeking a solution but the cables are not available.
For the AX100, CX900 and the PJ810 the Negev or the Gobi underwater housing are deployed. The universal underwater housings are deployed for a long time and have proofed their reliability many times. Our BS Kinetics underwater housings are made of the high-strength material carbon. It has the strength of steel and advantages of plastic. The standard diving depth is tested 80 m. The diving depth of the underwater housings can be extended to 160 m on request, without getting heavier or changing the geometry. Beside the stability the low weight is one of the advantages which carbon offers. So you don´t need to fear expensive extra bagage costs when you are going on holidays. This means there is nothing to stop the pleasure of diving on the Maldives, the red sea or other dive paradises. BS Kinetics takes the technic of your camcorder into the underwater world, ergonomically controllable and reliably protected at the same time. Just recording unforgettable underwater scenes and capture your memories in brilliant 4K picture quality like the AX100 offers.
It´s not known yet if the new Sony camcorders will fit into the Namib underwater housing because we still have no detailed information about the dimensions of the cameras. So which one will be first?
Important info about Sony’s 4K camcorder FDR AX100
For those who need on a “4K filming” an external additive monitor can not use this camcorder in 4K mode. Sony switches when recording the video outputs off, so that the additional screen (Negev or Gobi) goes dark. In the 2K mode however, everything is ok …
– According to a release from Sony no update is planned for it. –