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AX53 4K Handycam with Exmor R CMOS sensor

Model: FDRAX53

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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.

Features

Sony's 20x optical zoom 4K camcorder with Balanced Optical SteadyShot, Fast Intelligent AF, new microphone structure for high-quality ambient recording, various special effects, and rich pro-style manual operation features are all contained in a compact body.
Sony's 20x optical zoom 4K camcorder with Balanced Optical SteadyShot, Fast Intelligent AF, new microphone structure for high-quality ambient recording, various special effects, and rich pro-style manual operation features are all contained in a compact body.
  • 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) recording of more subtle detail and colour
  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot with Intelligent Active mode
  • 26.8mm ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens with optical 20x zoom range

Key Features

4K image quality

4K image quality

Shoot 4K footage that contains about four times more detail than Full HD (3840 x 2160 pixels vs. 1920 x 1080) footage, and capture more of the incredible qualities that bring images to vibrant life.

New image sensor exclusively for 4K

New image sensor exclusively for 4K

A newly developed image sensor, with pixels of approximately 1.6 times bigger size, offers superior sensitivity for capturing beautiful high-quality images with less noise under dark as well as bright shooting conditions.

New ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens for 4K

New ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens for 4K

This new lens helps to depict remarkable details of high-quality 4K images throughout its wide-angle-to-telephoto range. The use of an AA (advanced aspherical) lens not only keeps depiction faithful - it also keeps the lens unit compact. ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens helps to ensure accurate reproduction of colour. Multilayer ZEISS T* Coating further enhances image quality by reducing unwanted reflection, such as ghost and flare.

Up to 26.8mm wide angle lens

Up to 26.8mm wide angle lens

Whether you're shooting movies or still images, the class-leading wide-angle lens can help you capture more of landscapes and indoor scenes, when you don't have enough room to step back. Even without a wide conversion lens, the camcorder shoots as wide as 26.8mm (16:9 aspect ratio) in movie mode.

Balanced Optical SteadyShot

Balanced Optical SteadyShot

Advanced image stabilisation suppresses camera shake to stabilise a movie as it is being shot within the wide-angle-to-telephoto zoom range. In HD shooting mode, it further reduces effects of camera shake even under unstable conditions with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode compensating for vibration in five different directions, so you can shoot stable high-quality movies even while running.

Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments

Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments

Fast Intelligent AF achieves very speedy, accurate contrast-detection autofocus by minimising lens motion, predicting the AF range, and accelerating lens drive, thereby improving response so you can capture more fleeting moments.

Extensive zoom shooting capabilities

Extensive zoom shooting capabilities

20x optical zoom lens and Clear Image Zoom of 30x/40x (for 4K/HD) allow you to shoot faraway subjects and capture memorable moments.

Realistic recording of voices, music and other sound

Realistic recording of voices, music and other sound

Its new structural design enables the microphone to gather, from five directions, clearer sound with approx. 40% less noise and twice as effective 2ch stereo (for XAVC S shooting) and three times as effective 5.1ch surround (for AVCHD shooting) sound performance. This makes it possible to faithfully reproduce audio with clearly defined separation.

High Speed REC in Full HD for high-quality slow motion

High Speed REC in Full HD for high-quality slow motion

Shoot in Full HD at 120/100fps (NTSC/PAL), edit the footage after shooting, and the resulting slow-motion images of the movie will look startlingly smooth and sharp in playback. This is excellent for reviewing, in greater slow-motion detail, sports and everyday action that can occur too quickly in real time for you to see clearly.

4K Time-lapse Capture

4K Time-lapse Capture

You can capture 4K size still images continuously over an extensive period of time at a selected constant interval from each shot to the next, edit the entire sequence of still images in post-production, and enjoy playback of that series of images as a time-lapse movie.

My Voice Canceling

My Voice Canceling

Reduce the intensity of the voice of a user shooting from close behind the camera, whether the user is talking to subjects or cheering them on.

Motion Shot Video

Motion Shot Video

This convenient feature allows playback of a dramatic sequence of superimposed images to trace every split second of action, a powerful tool for analysing sports motion on screen. During playback, you can adjust the interval between images, or pause to capture still images to share with friends.

Highlight Movie Maker

Highlight Movie Maker

A versatile function to streamline movie editing, Highlight Movie Maker offers several time-saving features. Add highlight points to key moments while recording, and let the camcorder automatically sync movie transitions to your chosen soundtrack.

Dual Video Recording

Dual Video Recording

Record two movies at the same time - one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in MP4 format. That way you've got a small file ready for instant sharing, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.

Live Streaming via USTREAM

Live Streaming via USTREAM

From performances to sports events, some things are best seen in real time. Share scenes as they happen with high-quality picture and sound.

Multi Camera Control

Multi Camera Control

More shots mean more editing opportunities. Easily record footage from a variety of angles, whether using cameras mounted directly to the Handycam or triggered wirelessly. Multi Camera Control makes it easy to sync shooting settings on compatible Wi-Fi connected devices.

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and One-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC enable Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

Xtra Fine LCD with WhiteMagic

Xtra Fine LCD with WhiteMagic

The high-precision Xtra Fine LCD features a WhiteMagic display that uses white pixels in addition to RGB pixels to boost screen brightness, allowing users to see subtle details and tones on the screen in all types of shooting environments, including outdoors in bright sunlight.

Specifications

Sensor

    • Effective Pixels (Video) Approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)
    • Sensor Type 1/2.5 type (7.20 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
    • Effective Pixels (Still Image) Approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)/Approx. 6.22 Megapixels (4:3)

Stabilization

    • Steadyshot Balanced Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode

Storage

    • Compatible Recording Media 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)/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)

Video

    • Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image) f=26.8 - 536.0 mm (16:9)f=32.8-656.0 mm (4:3)f=1 1/16 - 21 1/8 inch (16:9)f=1 5/16 - 25 7/8 (4:3)
    • Focal Length (35mm) (Video) f= 26.8 - 536.0 mm (16:9)
    • Effective Pixels (Still Image) Approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)/Approx. 6.22 Megapixels (4:3)
    • Backlight Compensation Yes (Auto)
    • Exposure Modes AutoFlexible Spot (Touch Panel)Manual (Menu/Ring)
    • 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
    • Exposure Compensation AE Shift (Touch Panel/Ring)
    • Effective Pixels (Video) Approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)
    • Recording Format (Still Image) DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
    • Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR) XAVC S 4K: Approx.100Mbps/Approx.60Mbps, XAVC S HD: Approx.50Mbps, AVCHD PS: Approx.28Mbps/FX: Approx.24Mbps/FH: Approx.17Mbps/HQ: Approx.9Mbps/LP: Approx.5Mbps
    • Minimum Illumination 4K: Low Lux 1.8 lux (1/30(NTSC)/1/25(PAL) Shutter Speed), 4K: Standard: 9 lux (1/60(NTSC)/1/50(PAL) Shutter Speed), HD: Low Lux 1.2 lux (1/30(NTSC)/1/25(PAL) Shutter Speed), HD: Standard: 6 lux (1/60(NTSC)/1/50(PAL) Shutter Speed), NightShot:0 lux(1/60(NTSC)/1/50(PAL) Shutter Speed)
    • Video Resolution XAVC S 4K : 3840x2160/30p(NTSC)/25p(PAL), 24p, XAVC S HD : 1920x1080/60p(NTSC)/50p(PAL), 30p(NTSC)/25p(PAL), 24p, \nAVCHD:1920x1080/60p(NTSC)/50p(PAL)(PS),30p(NTSC)/25p(PAL)(FX,FH),24p(FX,FH),60i(NTSC)/50i(PAL)(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(NTSC)/50i(PAL)(HQ,LP), MP4: 1280x720 30p(NTSC)/25p(PAL), MP4: 1280x720 30p

Zoom

    • Optical Zoom 20x
    • Digital Zoom 250x
    • Clear Image Zoom 4K : 30x;HD : 40x

Audio

    • Speaker Monaural Speaker
    • My Voice Canceling Yes
    • Mic Level Control Yes (31 steps)
    • Microphone Built-in 5.1ch Zoom Microphone
    • Auto Wind Noise Reduction Yes (On/Off)
    • Audio Recording Format XAVC S: MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit), AVCHD: Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

Exposure

    • Exposure Compensation AE Shift (Touch Panel/Ring)
    • Backlight Compensation Yes (Auto)
    • Minimum Illumination 4K: Low Lux 1.8 lux (1/30(NTSC)/1/25(PAL) Shutter Speed), 4K: Standard: 9 lux (1/60(NTSC)/1/50(PAL) Shutter Speed), HD: Low Lux 1.2 lux (1/30(NTSC)/1/25(PAL) Shutter Speed), HD: Standard: 6 lux (1/60(NTSC)/1/50(PAL) Shutter Speed), NightShot:0 lux(1/60(NTSC)/1/50(PAL) Shutter Speed)
    • Exposure Modes AutoFlexible Spot (Touch Panel)Manual (Menu/Ring)

Flash

    • Flash Compensation Yes (3 steps)

Focus

    • Minimum Focus Distance Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80 cm (Tele), Approx. 13/32 inch (Wide), Approx. 31 1/2 inch (Tele)
    • Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image) f=26.8 - 536.0 mm (16:9)f=32.8-656.0 mm (4:3)f=1 1/16 - 21 1/8 inch (16:9)f=1 5/16 - 25 7/8 (4:3)
    • Focal Length (35mm) (Video) f= 26.8 - 536.0 mm (16:9)

Display

    • Screen Type 7.5 cm (3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD display (921 600dots) Wide (16:9)
    • Power Consumption (LCD Screen) 4K: 4.9W

Power

    • Supplied battery NP-FV70
    • Power Consumption (LCD Screen) 4K: 4.9W
    • Power Consumption (Viewfinder) 4K: 4.9W

Inputs

    • Input and Output Terminals Accessory Shoe (Multi Interface shoe), HDMI (micro) Terminal, Remote(integrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal) Terminal, Stereo Minijack

Wireless

    • NFC™ One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
    • Wi-Fi® Yes

Inthebox

    • Supplied battery NP-FV70

Dimensions

    • Weight Approx.635 g (including supplied battery)