Sony FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder

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Sony FDR-AX53

Sony FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder

Key Features

  • 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) recording
  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode
  • 26.8mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens
  • 20x optical zoom with 30x/40x (4K/HD) Clear Image Zoom
  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot
  • Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments
  • Extensive zoom shooting capabilities
  • Realistic recording of voices, music and other sound
  • High Speed REC in Full HD for high-quality slow motion
  • 4K Time-lapse Capture
  • Super-sampled Full HD playback
  • Trimming Playback
  • Advanced shooting features
  • Time Code / User Bit
  • Exceptional image quality
  • Superb night shooting
  • Face Detection and Smile Shutter
  • Lock-on AF
  • Motion Shot Video
  • 5.1ch surround sound microphone
  • My Voice Canceling
  • Highlight Movie Maker
  • Dual Video Recording
  • Multi Camera Control
  • Xtra Fine LCD with WhiteMagic
  • One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

The Sony FDR-AX53 is a compact 4K camcorder packed with a newly developed 26.8mm wide-angle lens with 20x optical zoom. Shoot beautiful 4K footage that offers four times more detail than Full HD (3840 x 2160 pixels vs. 1920 x 1080). Sony's unique Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation system and Fast Intelligent AF suppresses camera shake and reduces effects of camera shake.

Sensor
SENSOR TYPE
1/2.5 type(7.20mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
EFFECTIVE PIXELS (VIDEO)
approx. 8.29 Megapixels(16:9)1
EFFECTIVE PIXELS (STILL IMAGE)
approx. 8.29 Megapixels(16:9)/approx. 6.22 Megapixels(4:3)

Processor
IMAGE PROCESSOR
BIONZ X image processor

Lens
LENS TYPE
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*
FILTER DIAMETER
55mm
LENS COVER
Auto
APERTURE
F2.0-3.8
FOCAL DISTANCE
f=4.4-88mm
FOCAL LENGTH (35MM EQUIVALENT) (VIDEO)
f=26.8-536.0mm(16:9)1
FOCAL LENGTH (35MM EQUIVALENT) (STILL IMAGE)
f=26.8-536.0mm(16:9) f=32.8-656.0mm(4:3)
MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE
approx.1cm(Wide), approx.80cm(Tele), approx.13/32inch(Wide), approx.31 1/2inch(Tele)
IRIS DIAPHRAGM
6 blades

Zoom
OPTICAL ZOOM
20x
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM
4K : 30x HD : 40x2
DIGITAL ZOOM
250x3

Viewfinder
VIEWFINDER TYPE
0.6cm(0.24 type)/Color 1 555 200dots equivalent
FIELD OF VIEW
100%
DIOPTER ADJUSTMENT
Yes (-4.0 to +3.0 mstyle name="sup"-1/style)

LCD
SCREEN TYPE
7.5cm(3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD™ display(921 600dots) Wide(16:9)
TOUCH PANEL
Yes
BRIGHTNESS CONTROL
Yes(Menu)4
MARKER/GRID DISPLAY
Grid Line5
ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.

Image Stabilisation
IMAGE STABILISATION TYPE
Balanced Optical SteadyShot w/ Intelligent Active mode(5-axis)6

Focus
FOCUS TYPE
Contrast AF
FOCUS MODE
Auto/Manual(Touch Panel/Ring)
FOCUS AREA
Full range Focus/Spot Focus
FAST INTELLIGENT AF
Yes
LOCK-ON AF
Yes7
MANUAL FOCUS ASSIST
Magnified display for precise manual focus, Peaking Display

Exposure
MODE
Auto, Flexible Spot(Touch Panel), Manual(Menu/Ring)
METERING MODES
Multi-segment/Spot
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
AE Shift(Touch Panel/Ring)
LOW LUX MODE
Yes
AUTO IRIS CONTROL
F2.0-F11
MANUAL IRIS CONTROL
F2.0-F11
MANUAL EXPOSURE ASSIST
Zebra Pattern Display
BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION
Yes(Auto)
GAIN CONTROL
Auto
AGC LIMIT
Yes
MINIMUM ILLUMINATION
4K:Standard:9 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed) HD:Standard:6 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed), 4K:Low Lux 1.8lux(1/25 Shutter Speed) HD:Low Lux 1.2lux(1/25 Shutter Speed), NightShot:0 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed)

Shutter Speed
AUTO CONTROL RANGE
1/6-1/10000
STANDARD
1/50-1/10000
MANUAL IRIS CONTROL (PHOTO MODE)
1/25-1/10000
MANUAL SHUTTER
1/6-1/10000
SMOOTH SLOW
1/215-1/10000

White balance
WHITE BALANCE MODES
Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
WHITE BALANCE SHIFT
Yes

Flash
FLASH METERING SYSTEM
Pre-flash TTL8
FLASH COMPENSATION
Yes(3 steps)8
FLASH MODE
Auto/On/OFF8

Storage Media
MEDIA TYPE
XAVC S 4K(100Mbps): SDHC Memory Card(4GB or over, UHS-I U3 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I U3 or Higher), XAVC S 4K(60Mbps): SDHC Memory Card(4GB or over, Class10 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher), XAVC S HD: SDHC Memory Card(4GB or over, Class10 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card(Class10 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)

Recording
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 : 3840x2160/25p, 24p, XAVC S HD : 1920x1080/50p, 25p, 24p, AVCHD : 1920x1080/50p(PS), 25p(FX, FH), 24p(FX, FH), 50i(FX, FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ, LP), MP4: 1280x720 25p
VIDEO RECORDING RATE (ABR / VBR)
XAVC S 4K: approx.100Mbps9, XAVC S 4K: approx.60Mbps9, XAVC S HD: approx.50Mbps9, AVCHD PS:approx.28Mbps/FX:approx.24Mbps/FH:approx.17Mbps/HQ:approx.9Mbps/LP:approx.5Mbps910, MP4: approx.3Mbps9
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 (5440x3056), 12.5 Megapixels 4:3 (4080x3056), M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), 6.2 Megapixels 4:3 (2880x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640x480)
STILL IMAGE SIZE (MOVIE MODE)
M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
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 (1920x1080)
STILL IMAGE SIZE (TIME-LAPSE CAPTURE)
4K:L(8.3M, 3840x2160)/HD:S(2.1M, 1920x1080)
STILL IMAGE SIZE (DUAL RECORD)
M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160)11, S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)71211

Audio
MICROPHONE
Built-in Zoom Microphone
AUDIO RECORDING FORMAT
MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit)13, Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator14, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator14, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch15
MIC LEVEL CONTROL
Yes(31steps)
AUTO WIND NOISE REDUCTION
Yes(On/Off)
MY VOICE CANCELING
Yes
SPEAKER
Monaural Speaker

Advanced Feature
HIGH SPEED REC
Yes(100p/1920x1080, 100/60Mbps)
TIME-LAPSE CAPTURE
Yes, Shooting Interval(1/2/5/10/30/60sec), Shot Number(1-999), Capture Image Size(4K:L(8.3M, 3840x2160)/HD:S(2.1M, 1920x1080)), AE Mode(AE Lock/AE Tracking)
SCENE SELECTION
Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
NIGHTSHOT INFRARED SYSTEM
Yes
TIME CODE/USER BIT
Yes
OTHER FEATURES
Face Detection7, Cinematone, Golf Shot14, Smooth Slow Rec14, Fader Effect(s)(White/Black)16, Intelligent Auto(Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction), Smile Shutter(Off/Dual Capture/Always On )71211, Red Eye Reduction(Yes8), Direct Copy

Playback
FAST PLAYBACK
About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times
SLOW PLAYBACK
Forward:1/5 speed, Reverse:1/2 speed
TRIMMING PLAYBACK
Yes
HIGHLIGHT MOVIE MAKER
Yes14, Highlight background music(Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible17
MOTION SHOT VIDEO
Yes18
SLIDE SHOW (STILL IMAGE)
Slide Show

Wireless Function
WI-FI
Yes(Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )19
NFC
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
LIVE STREAMING
yes20
MULTI CAMERA CONTROL
yes

Terminal / Shoe
ACCESSORY SHOE
Yes(Multi Interface Shoe)
HDMI TERMINAL
Yes (HDMI micro)21
MULTI/MICRO USB TERMINAL
Yes22
REMOTE TERMINAL
integrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal22
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
DC IN
Yes

Power
BATTERY TYPE
InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)23
POWER CONSUMPTION (LCD)
4K:4.9W24
POWER CONSUMPTION (VIEWFINDER)
4K:4.9W24
POWER REQUIREMENTS
6.8V/7.3V(battery pack), 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
CHARGE ON CAMCORDER(CHARGING TIME WITH SUPPLIED BATTERY)
Yes(approx. 3h 25min)25
USB CHARGING
DC 5V 1500mA

Size & Weight
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (INCLUDING SUPPLIED BATTERY)
Approx.73mm x 80.5mm x 161mm(Approx.73mm x 80.5mm x 166.5mm(NP-FV70)/Approx.73mm x 80.5mm x 173mm(NP-FV70A)(including supplied battery))2627, Approx.2 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 6 3/8inch(Approx.2 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 6 5/8inch(NP-FV70)/Approx.2 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 6 7/8inch(NP-FV70A)(including supplied battery))2627
WEIGHT (MAIN UNIT ONLY)
Approx.535g, Approx.1lb 2.9oz
WEIGHT (INCLUDING SUPPLIED BATTERY)
Approx.585g(NP-FV50A)28, Approx.635g(NP-FV70)/Approx.625g(NP-FV70A)(supplied battery)28, Approx.680g(NP-FV100A)28, Approx.1lb 4.6oz(NP-FV50A)28, Approx.1lb 6.4oz(NP-FV70)/Approx.1lb 6oz(NP-FV70A)(supplied battery)28, Approx.1lb 8.0oz(NP-FV100A)28

What's In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70/NP-FV70A) (1)
  • AC Adaptor (1)
  • Power Cord (1)
  • Operating Guide(1)
  • HDMI(micro) Cable (1)
  • micro USB Cable (1)
  • Standard Manufacturer's Warranty