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Relive great moments
AX53 | 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.
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.
FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder
NP-FV70 Rechargeable Battery Pack (1960mAh, 6.8-8.4V)
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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