Full Specifications and Features


P 70,999.00


Sensor Type
1/2.5 type (7.20 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video)
approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)
Effective Pixels (Still Image)
approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)/approx. 6.22 Megapixels (4:3)


Image Processor
BIONZ X image processor


Lens Type
Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T*
Filter Diameter
55 mm
Lens Cover
F 2.0-3.8
Focal Distance
f = 4.4-88 mm
Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Video)
f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9)
Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Still Image)
f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9) f=32.8-656.0 mm (4:3)
Minimum Focus Distance
approx. 1 cm (Wide), approx. 80 cm (Tele), approx. 13/32 in (Wide), approx. 31 1/2 in (Tele)
Iris Diaphragm
6 blades


Optical Zoom
Clear Image Zoom
4K: 30x HD: 40x
Digital Zoom


Viewfinder Type
0.6 cm (0.24 type)/Color 1,555,200 dots equivalent
Field of View
Diopter adjustment
Yes (-4.0 to +3.0 m-1)


Screen Type
7.5 cm (3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921x 600 dots) Wide (16:9)
Touch Panel
Brightness Control
Yes (Menu)
Marker/Grid Display
Grid Line
Angle Adjustment
Opening angle: max. 90 °, turning angle: max. 270 °.

Image Stabilization

Image Stabilization Type
Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ w/ Intelligent Active mode (5-axis)


Focus Type
Contrast AF
Focus Mode
Auto/Manual (Touch Panel/Ring)
Focus Area
Full range Focus/Spot Focus
Fast Intelligent AF
Lock-On AF
Manual Focus Assist
Magnified display for precise manual focus, Peaking Display


Auto, Flexible Spot (Touch Panel), Manual (Menu/Ring)
Metering Modes
Exposure Compensation
AE Shift (Touch Panel/Ring)
Auto Iris Control
Manual Iris Control
Manual Exposure Assist
Zebra Pattern Display
Backlight Compensation
Yes (Auto)
Gain Control
AGC Limit
Minimum Illumination
4K: Standard: 9 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed) HD: Standard: 6 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed), 4K: Low Lux 1.8 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed) HD: Low Lux 1.2 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed), NightShot: 0 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed)

Shutter Speed

Auto Control Range
Manual Iris Control (Photo Mode)
Manual Shutter
Smooth Slow

White balance

White Balance Modes
White Balance Shift


Flash Metering System
Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation
Yes (3 steps)
Flash Mode

Storage Media

Media Type
internal Flash Memory, XAVC S 4K (100 Mbps): SDHC Memory Card (4 GB or over, UHS-I U3 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or Higher), XAVC S 4K (60 Mbps): SDHC Memory Card (4 GB or over, Class 10 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card (Class 10 or Higher), XAVC S HD: SDHC Memory Card (4 GB or over, Class 10 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card (Class 10 or Higher), AVCHD, Still: Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (Mark 2), Memory Stick™ PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick™ XC-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
Internal Media
Flash Memory 64 GB


Recording Format (Video)
XAVC S format: MPEG4-AVC / H.264, AVCHD format ver. 2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC / H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution
XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160/30p, 24p, XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080/60p, 30p, 24p, AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/60p (PS), 24p (FX, FH), 60i (FX, FH), 1440 x 1080/60i (HQ, LP), MP4: 1,280 x 720 30p
Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR)
XAVC S 4K: approx. 100 Mbps, XAVC S 4K: approx. 60 Mbps, XAVC S HD: approx. 50 Mbps, AVCHD PS: approx. 28 Mbps/FX: approx. 24 Mbps/FH: approx. 17 Mbps/HQ: approx. 9 Mbps/LP: approx. 5 Mbps, MP4: approx. 3 Mbps
Recording Format (Still Image)
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline-compliant)
Still Image Size (Photo Mode)
L: 16.6 Megapixels 16:9 (5440 x 3056), 12.5 Megapixels 4:3 (4080 x 3056), M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), 6.2 Megapixels 4:3 (2880x2160), S: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920 x 1080), 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640 x 480)
Still Image Size (Movie Mode)
M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920 x 1080)
Still Image Size (Photo Capture)
XAVC S 4K: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), XAVC S HD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), AVCHD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920 x 1080)
Still Image Size (Time-Lapse Capture)
4K: L (8.3M, 3840 x 2160)/HD: S (2.1 M, 1920 x 1080)
Still Image Size (Dual Record)
M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840 x 2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920 x 1080)


Built-in Zoom Microphone
Audio Recording Format
MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch (48 kHz/16 bit), Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Mic Level Control
Yes (31 steps)
Auto Wind noise reduction
Yes (On/Off)
My Voice Canceling
Monaural Speaker

Advanced Feature

High Speed Rec
Yes (120p/1920 x 1080, 100/60 Mbps)
Time-lapse Capture
Yes, Shooting Interval (1/2/5/10/30/60sec), Shot Number (1-999), Capture Image Size (4K:L(8.3M, 3840 x 2160)/HD: S (2.1M, 1920 x 1080)), AE Mode (AE Lock/AE Tracking)
Scene Selection
Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
NightShot Infrared System
Time Code/User Bit
Other Features
Face Detection, Cinematone, Golf Shot, Smooth Slow Rec, Fader Effect(s) (White/Black), Intelligent Auto (Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction), Smile Shutter (Off/Dual Capture/Always On), Red Eye Reduction (Yes), Direct Copy


Fast Playback
About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times
Slow Playback
Forward: 1/5 speed, Reverse: 1/2 speed
Trimming playback
Highlight Movie Maker
Yes, Highlight background music (Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible)
Motion Shot Video
Slide Show (Still Image)


Light Output
Up to 50 lumen
Resolution Output
854 x 480
Projected Image Size
10 type – 200 type
Endurance (Battery Life)
approx.2h25m(Supplied Battery)
Projector input
Yes (HDMI micro)
Keystone Adjustment

Wireless Function

Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Live Streaming
Multi Camera Control

Terminal / Shoe

Accessory shoe
Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)
HDMI terminal
Yes (HDMI micro)
Projector input
Yes (HDMI micro)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Remote Terminal
integrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal
STD output
Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))
Microphone Input
Stereo minijack
Headphone Jack
Stereo minijack
Memory Card Slot
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible


Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
Power Consumption (LCD)
4K: 4.9 W
Power Consumption (Viewfinder)
4K: 4.9 W
Power Requirements
6.8 V/7.3 V (battery pack), 8.4 V (AC Adapter)
Charge on camcorder (charging time with supplied battery)
Yes (approx. 3h 25min)
USB Charging
DC 5 V 1500 mA

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery)
Approx. 77 mm x 80.5 mm x 161 mm (Approx. 77 mm x 80.5 mm x 166.5 mm (NP-FV70)/Approx. 77 mm x 80.5 mm x 173 mm (NP-FV70A) (including supplied battery)), Approx. 3 1/8" x 3 1/4" x 6 3/8" (Approx. 3 1/8" x 3 1/4" x 6 5/8" (NP-FV70)/Approx. 3 1/8" x 3 1/4" x 6 7/8" (NP-FV70A) (including supplied battery))
Weight (main unit only)
Approx. 565 g, Approx. 1 lb 3.9 oz
Weight (including supplied battery)
Approx. 615 g (NP-FV50A), Approx. 660 g (NP-FV70)/Approx. 655 g (NP-FV70A) (supplied battery), Approx. 710 g (NP-FV100A), Approx. 1 lb 5.7 oz (NP-FV50A), Approx. 1 lb 7.3 oz (NP-FV70)/Approx. 1 lb 7.1 oz (NP-FV70A) (supplied battery), Approx. 1 lb 9.0 oz (NP-FV100A)

What's In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70/NP-FV70A) (1), AC Adapter (1), Power Cord (1), Operating Guide (1), HDMI (micro) Cable (1), micro USB Cable (1)


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4K image quality

Shoot 4K footage that contains about four times more detail than Full HD (3840 x 2160 pixels vs. 1920 x 1080), and capture more of the incredible qualities that bring images to vibrant life. 

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New image sensor exclusively for 4K

A newly developed image sensor, with pixels of approximately 1.6 times bigger size, offers superior sensitivity for capturing beautiful high-quality images with less noise under dark as well as bright shooting conditions.

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New ZEISS™ Vario-Sonnar® T* lens for 4K

This new lens helps to depict remarkable details of high-quality 4K images throughout its wide-angle-to-telephoto range. The use of an AA (advanced aspherical) lens not only keeps depiction faithful—it also keeps the lens unit compact. ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens helps to ensure accurate reproduction of color. Multilayer ZEISS T* Coating further enhances image quality by reducing unwanted reflection, such as ghost and flare.

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Up to 26.8 mm wide angle lens

Whether you’re shooting movies or still images, the class-leading wide-angle lens can help you capture more of landscapes and indoor scenes, when you don’t have enough room to step back. Even without a wide conversion lens, the camcorder shoots as wide as 26.8 mm (1.06 in) (16:9 aspect ratio) in movie mode.

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Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ 

Advanced image stabilization suppresses camera shake to stabilize a movie as it is being shot within the wide-angle-to-telephoto zoom range. In HD shooting mode, it further reduces effects of camera shake even under unstable conditions with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode compensating for vibration in five different directions, so you can shoot stable high-quality movies even while running.

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Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments

Fast Intelligent AF achieves very speedy, accurate contrast-detection autofocus by minimizing lens motion, predicting the AF range, and accelerating lens drive, thereby improving response so you can capture more fleeting moments.

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Extensive zoom shooting capabilities 

20x optical zoom lens and Clear Image Zoom of 30x/40x (for 4K/HD) allow you to shoot far away subjects and capture memorable moments.

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Realistic recording of voices, music and other sound

Its new structural design enables the microphone to gather, from five directions, clearer sound with approx. 40% less noise and twice as effective 2ch stereo (for XAVC S shooting) and three times as effective 5.1ch surround (for AVCHD shooting) sound performance. This makes it possible to faithfully reproduce audio with clearly defined separation.

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High Speed REC in Full HD for high-quality slow motion

Shoot in Full HD at 120fps (NTSC/PAL), edit the footage after shooting, and the resulting slow-motion images of the movie will look startlingly smooth and sharp in playback. This is excellent for reviewing, in greater slow-motion detail, sports and everyday action that can occur too quickly in real time for you to see clearly.

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4K Time-lapse Capture

You can capture 4K size still images continuously over an extensive period of time at a selected constant interval from each shot to the next, edit the entire sequence of still images in post-production, and enjoy playback of that series of images as a time-lapse movie.

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Super-sampled Full HD playback

Enhance your viewing experience even without a 4K television. Using super-sampling, the camera automatically down-converts 4K footage to exceptionally detailed Full HD. 

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Trimming playback

You can select a specific portion of the picture and play it back in Full HD, thanks to 4K high resolution. Also, you can change trimming size with the zoom lever or on-screen display icon.

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Advanced shooting features

Enjoy total customization with ergonomic manual controls. Use the intuitive multipurpose manual ring to adjust zoom, focus, exposure, IRIS, shutter speed, AE shift, and white balance shift mode after using the manual button to select the mode. Electronic viewfinder offers accurate image preview.

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Time Code / User Bit

Time Code and User Bit can be added to movies as data elements. Time Code function records hours/minutes/seconds/frames on image data for precise advanced video editing. User Bit function records information such as date/time/scene number, etc. in eight-digit arbitrary numbers, and is useful for editing movies using two or more cameras. 

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Exceptional image quality

By employing XAVC S format, which was developed from the XAVC format for professional use, 4K 100Mbps and Full HD 50Mbps high-bitrate recording realize incredibly high-quality images. Yet, XAVC S data is compressed so that it is more manageable for general consumers.

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Superb night shooting

This feature uses infrared light to take images even in complete darkness. By using NIGHTSHOT, parents can easily capture children’s cute sleeping faces.

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Face Detection and Smile Shutter

Use Face Detection to optimize focus, exposure and color for people who are the most important subject of a shot. You can prioritize a subject’s face by touching it on the LCD. And with Smile Shutter, the camera can also automatically capture still shots of great (but fleeting) smiles, even while recording movies.

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Lock-on AF

Enhances the tracking of moving subjects by using the optimal AF point at all times, and adjusting the target frame size to match your subject’s characteristics. Just touch the subject on LCD to lock on fast-moving targets precisely for shooting. 

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Golf Shot

Analyze your swing without fancy equipment. Golf Shot mode lets you capture video and stills of each step of your swing.

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5.1ch surround sound microphone

Record clear sound that accurately captures the atmosphere of the scene, and enjoy surround sound playback on your home theater system. Level meters on the LCD panel provide visual monitoring of each channel’s levels.

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My Voice Canceling

Reduce the intensity of the voice of a user shooting from close behind the camera, whether the user is talking to subjects or cheering them on.

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Built-in Projector 

Shoot and show footage with the same device. A 50-lumen projector allows you to present your movie ― or other content, using the external input ― on any flat screening surface. 

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Motion Shot Video

This convenient feature allows playback of a dramatic sequence of superimposed images to trace every split second of action, a powerful tool for analyzing sports motion on-screen. During playback, you can adjust the interval between images or pause to capture still images to share with friends.

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Highlight Movie Maker

Versatile function for streamlining movie editing, Highlight Movie Maker offers several time-saving features. Add highlight points to key moments while recording, and let the camcorder automatically sync your transitions to your chosen soundtrack. 

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Dual Video Recording

Record two movies at the same time—one in maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in MP4 format. That way, you get a small file ready for instant sharing, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.

Live Streaming via Ustream (currently IBM Cloud Video)

From performances to sports events, some things are best seen in real time. Share scenes as they happen with high-quality picture and sound. 

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Multi Camera Control

More shots mean more editing opportunities. Easily record footage from a variety of angles, whether using cameras mounted directly to the Handycam® or triggered wirelessly. Multi Camera Control makes it easy to sync shooting settings on compatible Wi-Fi® connected devices.

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One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and One-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing the Imaging Edge Mobile app on your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish a wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

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Xtra Fine LCD with WhiteMagic™

The high-precision Xtra Fine LCD features a WhiteMagic™ display that uses white pixels in addition to RGB pixels to boost screen brightness, allowing you to see subtle details and tones on the screen in all types of shooting environments, including outdoors in bright sunlight.

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Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.