The performance packed into the top-class Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 4K Camcorder 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.
* An SDXC card is required for XAVC-S video recording; this includes all 4K formats, as well as some high-bitrate Full HD.
New ZEISS 20x zoom 4K-compatible lens
The Sony FDR-AX53 camcorder features a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 26.8 mm widest angle that allows more of a subject to fit in frame.
Balanced Optical SteadyShot
The Sony FDR-AX53 camcorder’s superior image stabilization lets you shoot steadily throughout the zoom range even as you walk.
Fast Intelligent AF speeds up smartly
A new AF algorithm optimizes communication between the 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 Sony FDR-AX53 camcorder’s new microphone structure is designed to capture high-quality sound that conveys fuller ambiance with approximately 40% less noise.
High-speed REC for slow-motion movies
Record a movie at a high frame rate such as 120 fps/100 fps (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.
Record Time Code and User Bit data
These functions are indispensable for advanced editing. Optional remote commanders can make editing more convenient as well.
|Size & Weight|
|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)|
|Effective Pixels (Still Image)||Approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)/Approx. 6.22 Megapixels (4:3)|
|Lens Type||ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*|
|Filter Diameter||55 mm|
|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. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80 cm (Tele), Approx. 13/32 inch (Wide), Approx. 31 1/2 inch (Tele)|
|Clear Image Zoom||4K : 30x;HD : 40x|
|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)/Color, 1 555 200 dots equivalent|
|Screen Type||7.5 cm (3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD display (921 600dots) Wide (16:9)|
|Angle Adjustment||Opening Angle: Max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: Max.270 deg.|
|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)1920x1080,100Mbps/60Mbps)|
|Time-Lapse Capture||Yes (Shooting Interval (1/2/5/10/30/60sec), Shooting number (1-999), Capture Image Size, (4K:L(8.3M;3840x2160)/HD:S(2.1M;1920x1080)), 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(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)|
|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 : 3840x2160/30p(NTSC)/25p(PAL), 24p, XAVC S HD : 1920x1080/60p(NTSC)/50p(PAL), 30p(NTSC)/25p(PAL), 24p, AVCHD: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|
|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|
|Still Image Size (Photo Mode)||L: 16.6 Megapixels 16:9 (5440x3056),12.5 Megapixels 4:3 (4080x3056), M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), 6.2 Megapixels 4:3 (2880x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080),0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640x480)|
|Still Image Size (Movie Mode)||M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)|
|Still Image Size (Photo Capture)||XAVC S 4K: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), XAVC S HD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), AVCHD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)|
|Still Image Size (Dual Record)||M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)|
|Microphone||Built-in 5.1ch Zoom Microphone|
|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|
|Mic Level Control||Yes (31 steps)|
|My Voice Canceling||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 Maker, with background music (Preinstalled music files, Music transfer compatible, Motion Shot Video, Slide Show (Still Images)|
|Power Consumption (Viewfinder)||4K: 4.9W|
|Power Consumption (LCD Screen)||4K: 4.9W|
|What's In The Box||Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70), AC Adaptor, Power Cord, Operating Guide, HDMI (micro) Cable, Micro USB Cable|