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Product Highlights
  • 8.29MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 4K UHD (3840x2160) at 24/25/30p
  • Full HD (1920x1080) Up to 60p/i
  • 20x Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Zoom Lens
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
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Overview

Relive great moments

Sony FDRAX53B

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 quality

    Advanced lens and image sensor capabilities enhance high-precision depiction, sensitivity and power.
  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot

    Superior 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 recording

    New mic structure captures sound from five directions with approximately 40% less noise for realistic ambiance.
  • Have fun during and after shooting

    Get creative with High Speed REC and Time-lapse Capture to make an impressive movie.
  • More professional functions    

    Shoot 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 lens

    ZEISS® 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 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 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 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.

What's Included

Sony FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder
NP-FV70 Rechargeable Battery Pack (1960mAh, 6.8-8.4V)
AC Adapter
Power Cord
Micro-HDMI Cable
Micro-USB Cable
Limited Warranty

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Product Specifications

Sony FDRAX53B 4K Camcorder

Physical Specs

 
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

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

Lens

 
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)

Zoom

 
OPTICAL ZOOM 20x
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM 4K: 30x; HD: 40x 2
DIGITAL ZOOM 250x

Image Stabilization

 
STEADYSHOT Balanced Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode

Exposure

 
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)
METERING MODES Multi-segment/Spot

White Balance

 
WHITE BALANCE MODES Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor

Viewfinder

 
VIEWFINDER TYPE 0.6 cm (0.24 type)/Colour,  1 555 200 dots equivalent

LCD

 
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)
TOUCH PANEL Yes 

Shutter

 
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

 
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 Yes 

Shooting

 
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
PICTURE EFFECT Yes 
OTHER SHOOTING FUNCTIONS  AGC Limit, Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Cinematone, NIGHTSHOT, Golf Shot, Intelligent Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Smooth Slow Rec, Fader Effects

Flash

 
FLASH METERING SYSTEM Pre-flash TTL
FLASH MODE Auto / On / Off
FLASH COMPENSATION Yes (3 steps)

Storage Media

 
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

 
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
(PHOTO MODE)
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
(MOVIE MODE)
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
(PHOTO CAPTURE)
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
(DUAL RECORD)
M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3,840 x 2,160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1,920 x 1,080)6

Audio

 
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)
SPEAKER Monaural Speaker

Interface

 
INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS Accessory Shoe (Multi Interface shoe), HDMI (micro) Terminal, Remote (integrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal) Terminal, Stereo Minijack
WI-FI® Yes 
NFC™ One-touch remote, One-touch sharing

Playback

 
PLAYBACK MODES Highlight Movie Maker9, with background music (Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible11, Motion Shot Video12, Slide Show (Still Images)

Power

 
SUPPLIED BATTERY NP-FV70
POWER CONSUMPTION (VIEWFINDER) 4K: 4.9W13
POWER CONSUMPTION (LCD SCREEN) 4K: 4.9W13

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Sony FDRAX53B 4K Camcorder

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