If you are sick of cameras having 30-minute recording limits for video then you are not alone.
Luckily the Sony FDR AX700 is a camcorder designed for video so it doesn’t suffer from this 30-minute time limit.
But this doesn’t mean you can record continuously forever…
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How Long Does The Sony FDR AX700 Record Before Stopping?
The maximum continuously recordable time on the Sony FDR AX700 is 13 hours.
However, it’s unlikely you will actually get to this time limit of 13 hours due to memory card capacity or battery pack capacity.
With the NP-FV70A battery pack that is supplied with the camera, you should get about 190 – 205 minutes of recording time.
With the NP-FV100A battery pack which is sold separately from the camera, you should get about 345-365 minutes of recording time.
You will get close to the higher end of these estimates if you leave the LCD monitor open.
You will get closer to the lower end of these estimates if you use the viewfinder and use the LCD monitor closed.
How To Have Continuous Power On The Sony AX700
You can also use the Sony AX700 with continuous power by using the AC adaptor and plugging it into a wall socket.
Luckily the AC adaptor is included when you buy the camcorder.
This way you don’t have to worry about battery life since you can supply a constant power source.
If you use constant power for a long recording session then your main limit will be the memory capacity on your SD card.
You shouldn’t really run into any overheating issues since the Sony FDR AX700 is designed for video and it does a good job of cooling off.
You should now know that the absolute maximum continuous recording time on the Sony FDR AX700 is approximately 13 hours.
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