Black Friday Gives You £500 off a Sony 4K Camcorder You Probably Don't Need, But are Tempted to Buy Anyway

By Tom Pritchard on at

When every top-tier smartphone lets you record video in 4K 60FPS video, there's rarely any need for a dedicated video camera - let alone one that costs £1,249 (and that's with an existing discount). But Black Friday has knocked £500 off such a device, and that means some of you will be tempted to buy it regardless of how much you actually need it.

The Sony FDR-AX100EB offers 4K/UHD video recording in 'cinema quality' at 30p, has a 12x optical zoom, 160x digital zoom, and can record in an XAV format. Lowering the resolution to 1080p also lets you up the frame-rate to 60 and 120p if you so choose.

So it's better than your smartphone, though it can't do as much - even if it has Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. But Black Friday means it's down to £749, which means it's only more expensive than most smartphones - rather than all of them. That's 40 per cent lower than the usual Amazon price, in case you like bragging about numbers.

If that particular camera isn't for you, Amazon is offering up to 50 per cent off all Sony cameras, lenses, and camcorders. That includes £231 off Sony RX100 VI Advanced Compact Premium Camera (now £739), and £182.38 off Sony SEL2470Z E Zoom Lens (now £519)