Sony FDR-AX53 8.29 MP CMOS Handheld camcorder Black 4K Ultra HD

Quick Overview

Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder, 8.29MP, 1/2.5" Exmor R CMOS, Optical Zoom 20x (Digital 250x), 3840 x 2160, 7.62 cm (3") LCD, Micro USB, HDMI, NFC, Wi-Fi
Advanced features for great movies

The performance packed into the top-class 4K Handycam® is peerless. Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ and Fast Intelligent AF achieve exactly the images you aim for. A new microphone structure captures ambience that’s all-surrounding. You can even play with time in motion or gain control of pro-style/manual functions. The possibilities and pleasures are endless.

The brilliant true-to-life quality of 4K

A newly developed lens and image sensor enhance the spectacular definition of 4K resolution, with particular sensitivity for capturing high-quality movies in low light.

New ZEISS™ 20x zoom 4K-compatible lens
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 26.8mm widest angle allows more of a subject to fit in frame.

New Exmor R™ CMOS sensor for 4K
Bigger pixel size improves sensitivity for shooting movies with less noise, even in darkness.

The wonder of high-bitrate 4K and HD
High-bitrate recording in XAVC S format clearly captures even changing scenes with a lot of motion.

See 4K movies in HD on non-4K devices

Super-sampled Full HD Playback on non-4K TV or device
4K movies automatically down-convert to Full HD to play on an HD TV.

Trimming Playback trims movie frame on TV at a touch
Trace a finger on the LCD to trim frame of 4K movie playing on TV in Full HD.

Extra-steady shooting on the move

The short movie below shows the camera shake compensation effects of Balanced Optical SteadyShot (right) and optical image stabilisation (left), respectively.

Less image shake within a broad zoom range

For extra-stable movie shooting from wide to telephoto. In HD shooting mode, 5-axis Intelligent Active mode further compensates for camera shake, even when shooting while running.

Focus with stunning speed

Fast Intelligent AF autofocuses not only with exceptional speed, but with uncanny precision, as well.

Fast Intelligent AF speeds up smartly

A new AF algorithm optimises communication between lens and image processor for extra-fast AF, and a state-of-the-art AF range prediction system keeps the subject in sharp focus.

Capture real-life sound

The new microphone structure is designed to capture high-quality sound that conveys fuller ambience with approximately 40% less noise.

More fun, start to finish
The fun of using Handycam® continues even after shooting is done, as you refine, transform and edit the footage into a movie to remember.

Special effects add impact to movies

High-speed REC for slow-motion movies

Record a movie at a high frame rate such as 120fps/100fps (NTSC/PAL) in Full HD. Slow motion movie will reveal startling image quality in every instance of action.

See times change with 4K time-lapse movies

With Time-lapse Capture, shoot stills of a scene over a period of time with a chosen interval between each shot and edit the sequence into a high-quality 4K time-lapse movie.

Unleash more professional shooting potential

Professional-style features include manual ring and manual button for control of various assignable functions, plus Time Code and User Bit data recording.

Advanced features for editing like a pro

Record Time Code and User Bit data
These functions are indispensable for advanced editing. Optional remote commanders can make editing more convenient, as well.

Wide-ranging accessories meet every need

Professional level options open up new possibilities.
Further expand your shooting pleasure and give your image output a professional edge with accessories5 specially designed for this model.
SKU FDRAX53/B
EAN 0027242895638
Manufacturer Sony
Reviews No
PDF Url No
Contract ID N/A
Image sensor
Total megapixels8.29 MP
Optical sensor size1/2.5"
Effective megapixels (movie)8.29 MP
Effective megapixels (image)8.29 MP
Sensor typeCMOS
Lens system
Wide angle lens systemYes
Focal length range (f-f)1.06 - 21.1" (26.8 - 536 mm)
Filter size2.17" (5.5 cm)
Image stabilizer typeOptical
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)1.06" (26.8 mm)
Minimum aperture number2
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)25.8" (656 mm)
Maximum aperture number3.8
Image stabilizerYes
Digital zoom250x
Optical zoom20x
Storage
Camcorder media typeMemory card
Compatible memory cardsMS PRO Duo,MS Pro-HG Duo,MS XC-HG Duo,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Disc types supportedNo
Camcorder tape typeNo
Camera file systemDCF 2.0,Exif 2.3,MPF
Focusing
Auto Focus (AF) lockYes
Focus adjustmentAuto/Manual
Smile detectionYes
Face detectionYes
Closest focusing distance0.394" (0.0100 m)
Light exposure
Light meteringSpot
Light exposure modesAuto,Manual
White balance
White balanceAuto,Indoor,Outdoor
Outdoor white balanceYes
Onepush white balanceYes
Indoor white balanceYes
Flash
Flash modesAuto,Flash off,Flash on,Pre-flash
Shutter
Camera shutter speed1/6 - 1/10000 s
Display
Display aspect ratio16:9
Vari-angle LCD displayYes
Built-in displayYes
DisplayLCD
Display resolution (numeric)921600 pixels
TouchscreenYes
Display diagonal3"
Viewfinder
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder resolution1555200 pixels
Viewfinder screen size0.24"
Camera
Smartphone remote supportYes
Supported aspect ratios4:3,16:9
Remotely operatedYes
Camcorder typeHandheld camcorder
Product colourBlack
Self-timer delay10 s
Back Light Compensation (BLC)Yes
Shooting modesAuto,Manual
Image quality adjustmentBrightness
Camera playbackHighlights,Slide show
Design
Product colourBlack
LED indicatorsYes
Video
HD type4K Ultra HD
Maximum frame rate120 fps
Maximum video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
Video resolutions1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160
Video formats supportedH.264,MP4,MPEG4
Supported video modes720p,1080p,1440p,2160p
Analog signal format systemNTSC,PAL
Bitrate at maximum video resolution100 Mbit/s
Still image
Maximum image resolution5440 x 3056 pixels
Still image resolution(s)5440 x 3056, 4080 x 3056, 3840 x 2160, 2880 x 2160, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480
Audio
Audio systemDolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-in microphoneYes
Built-in speaker(s)Yes
Wind filterYes
Audio formats supportedLC-AAC,MP4,PCM
Ports & interfaces
Headphone connectivity3.5 mm
HDMIYes
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity1
Headphone outputs1
DC-in jackYes
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)Yes
Wi-FiYes
Battery
Number of batteries supported1
Battery technologyLithium
Battery voltage6.8 V
Battery capacity (Watt hours)13 Wh
Battery typeNP-FV70
Technical details
Self-timerYes
Flash exposure compensationYes
Flash modesAuto,Flash off,Flash on,Pre-flash
Remotely operatedYes
LED indicatorsYes
Weight & dimensions
Width2.87" (73 mm)
Depth6.56" (166.5 mm)
Height3.17" (80.5 mm)
Weight22.4 oz (635 g)
Packaging content
Quick start guideYes
Cables includedAC,HDMI,Micro-USB
AC adapter includedYes