Listing the new features vs the AX100:
S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma recording option
new under/over cranking features 1fps to 960fps (120 max on AX100 in 720p, no under cranking option)
1080p120 feature at 100mbps only 720p on AX100
proxy file recording
programable picture profile settings
new menu system
dual SD card slots (only 1 on AX100)
return of LANC port (maybe if you still have your old LANC controllers they'll work with this one)
better hand grip
may have dropped 5.1 audio recording (with AVCH recording, 2 ch only)? I've never used it since I really only use 4K on it.
Other than these features it appears to be the same camera. No 60p! Sony will keep that for their professional line. I wouldn't hold my breath on a future firmware upgrade unless they announce it at launch.
Anything here that would make me upgrade???
The new picture profiles and S-log, maybe but I find full auto fairly good with the AX100 and it's not hard to change to manual settings when needed. Dual SD card slots, I have a 256gb card, that's 5hr 15 minutes of 4K so no, I'm fine there. The rest isn't worth buying a new camera. Same sensor, same lens, same body besides the new hand grip. I don't think the AX100's is that bad. Don't think I'll be upgrading.
I would say, if you haven't bought a 4K camera yet, this would be one to look at as it has some new features so don't bother with the older AX100, but if you've already picked up the AX100 or something else, it's not really an upgrade.
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Last edited by tomtastic; 09-15-2017 at 10:04 PM.