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Relive great moments
4K Handycam® with Exmor R® CMOS sensor
Picture brilliant action. Pursue with passion. Keep it fresh forever. With a 4K Handycam® at hand, the most moving memories really come alive.
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 ambiance 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 keys to extraordinary image qualityAdvanced lens and image sensor capabilities enhance high-precision depiction, sensitivity and power.
Balanced Optical SteadyShotSuperior image stabilization lets you shoot steadily throughout the zoom range even as you walk.
Fast Intelligent Autofocus (AF)Extra-efficient lens drive and AF range prediction can shift focus from far to near subjects quickly.
High-quality sound recordingNew mic structure captures sound from five directions with approximately 40% less noise for realistic ambiance.
Have fun during and after shootingGet creative with High Speed REC and Time-lapse Capture to make an impressive movie.
More professional functionsShoot like a pro with manual setting functions, EVF, plus Time Code and User Bit data recording.
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 lensZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T* lens with 26.8 mm widest angle allows more of a subject to fit in frame.
New Exmor R® CMOS sensor for 4KBigger pixel size improves sensitivity for shooting movies with less noise, even in darkness.
The wonder of high-bitrate 4K and HDHigh-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 device4K movies automatically down-convert to Full HD to play on an HD TV.
Trimming Playback trims movie frame on TV at a touchTrace 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 stabilization (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 optimizes 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 ambiance with approximately 40% less noise.
Special effects add impact to movies
High-speed REC for slow-motion moviesRecord 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 moviesWith 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.
Sony FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder
NP-FV70 Rechargeable Battery Pack (1960mAh, 6.8-8.4V)
Sony FDRAX53B 4K Camcorder
|DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)||Approx. 73 x 80.5 x 166.5 mm (including supplied battery)|
|WEIGHT||Approx.635 g (including supplied battery)|
|SENSOR TYPE||1/2.5 type (7.20 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor|
|EFFECTIVE PIXELS (VIDEO)||Approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)|
|Approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)/Approx. 6.22 Megapixels (4:3)|
|LENS TYPE||ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*|
|FILTER DIAMETER||55 mm|
|APERTURE TYPE||FOCAL LENGTH (35MM) (VIDEO)|
|FOCAL LENGTH (35MM) (VIDEO)||f=26.8–536.0 mm (16:9)|
|FOCAL LENGTH (35MM) (STILL IMAGE)||f=1 1/16–21 1/8 inch (16:9), f=1 5/16–25 7/8 (4:3), f=26.8–536.0 mm (16:9), f=32.8–656.0 mm (4:3)|
|MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE||Approx. 1 cm (Wide), Approx. 80 cm (Tele), Approx. 13/32 inch (Wide), Approx. 31 1/2 inch (Tele)|
|CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM||4K: 30x; HD: 40x 2|
|STEADYSHOT||Balanced Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode|
|EXPOSURE MODES||Auto, Flexible Spot (Touch Panel), Manual (Menu/Ring)|
|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)|
|WHITE BALANCE MODES||Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor|
|VIEWFINDER TYPE||0.6 cm (0.24 type)/Colour, 1 555 200 dots equivalent|
|SCREEN TYPE||7.5 cm (3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD display (921 600 dots) Wide (16:9)|
|ANGLE ADJUSTMENT||Opening Angle: Max. 90 degrees, Turning Angle: Max. 270 degrees|
|BRIGHTNESS CONTROL||Yes (Menu)|
|SHUTTER SPEED||Auto Control Range (1/8 (NTSC)/1/6 (PAL)–1/10000), Standard (1/60 (NTSC)/1/50 (PAL)–1/10000), Manual Iris Control (1/30 (NTSC)/1/25 (PAL)–1/10000), Manual Shutter (1/8 (NTSC)/1/6 (PAL)–1/10000), Smooth Slow (1/250 (NTSC)/1/215 (PAL)–1/10000)|
|FOCUS TYPE||Contrast AF|
|FOCUS MODE||Auto/Manual (Touch Panel/Ring)|
|FOCUS AREA||Full range Focus / Spot Focus|
|FAST INTELLIGENT AF||Yes|
|HIGH SPEED REC||Yes (120p (NTSC)/100p (PAL) 1,920 x 1,080, 100 Mbps/60 Mbps)|
|TIME-LAPSE CAPTURE||Yes (Shooting Interval (1/2/5/10/30/60 s), Shooting number (1–999), Capture Image Size, (4K: L (8.3 M; 3,840 x 2,160)/HD: S (2.1 M; 1,920 x 1,080)), AE Mode (AE Lock/AE Tracking))|
|SELF-TIMER||Approx. 10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)|
|SCENE SELECTION||Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow|
|OTHER SHOOTING FUNCTIONS||AGC Limit, Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Cinematone, NIGHTSHOT, Golf Shot, Intelligent Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Smooth Slow Rec, Fader Effects|
|FLASH METERING SYSTEM||Pre-flash TTL|
|FLASH MODE||Auto / On / Off|
|FLASH COMPENSATION||Yes (3 steps)|
|COMPATIBLE RECORDING MEDIA||XAVC S 4K (100 Mbps): SDHC Memory Card (4 GB or over, UHS-I U3 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or Higher), XAVC S 4K (60 Mbps)/XAVC S HD: SDHC Memory Card (4 GB or over,Class 10 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card (Class 10 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 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|
|RECORDING FORMAT (STILL IMAGE)||DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible|
|VIDEO RESOLUTION||XAVC S 4K: 3,840 x 2,160/30p (NTSC)/25p (PAL), 24p, XAVC S HD: 1,920 x 1,080/60p (NTSC)/50p (PAL), 30p (NTSC)/25p (PAL), 24p, AVCHD: 1,920 x 1,080/60p (NTSC)/50p (PAL)(PS), 30p (NTSC)/25p (PAL)(FX,FH), 24p (FX,FH), 60i (NTSC)/50i (PAL) (FX,FH), 1,440 x 1,080/60i (NTSC)/50i (PAL) (HQ,LP), MP4: 1,280 x 720 30p (NTSC)/25p (PAL), MP4: 1,280 x 720 30p|
|VIDEO RECORDING RATE (ABR / VBR)||XAVC S 4K: Approx. 100 Mbps/Approx. 60 Mbps, XAVC S HD: Approx. 50 Mbps, AVCHD PS: Approx. 28 Mbps/FX: Approx. 24 Mbps/FH: Approx. 17 Mbps/HQ: Approx. 9 Mbps/LP: Approx. 5 Mbps|
|STILL IMAGE SIZE
|L: 16.6 Megapixels 16:9 (5,440 x 3,056),12.5 Megapixels 4:3 (4,080 x 3,056), M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3,840 x 2,160), 6.2 Megapixels 4:3 (2,880 x 2,160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080), 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640 x 480)|
|STILL IMAGE SIZE
|M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3,840 x 2,160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080)|
|STILL IMAGE SIZE
|XAVC S 4K: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3,840 x 2,160), XAVC S HD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080), AVCHD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080)|
|STILL IMAGE SIZE
|M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3,840 x 2,160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080)6|
|MICROPHONE||Built-in 5.1ch Zoom Microphone|
|AUDIO RECORDING FORMAT||XAVC S: MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch (48 kHz/16 bit), AVCHD: Dolby® Digital 5.1ch, Dolby® Digital 5.1 Creator, Dolby® Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch|
|MIC LEVEL CONTROL||Yes (31 steps)|
|MY VOICE CANCELLING||Yes|
|AUTO WIND NOISE REDUCTION||Yes (On/Off)|
|INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS||Accessory Shoe (Multi Interface shoe), HDMI (micro) Terminal, Remote (integrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal) Terminal, Stereo Minijack|
|NFC™||One-touch remote, One-touch sharing|
|PLAYBACK MODES||Highlight Movie Maker9, with background music (Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible11, Motion Shot Video12, Slide Show (Still Images)|
|POWER CONSUMPTION (VIEWFINDER)||4K: 4.9W13|
|POWER CONSUMPTION (LCD SCREEN)||4K: 4.9W13|
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