Sony FDR-AX53 4K Camcorder (Black)

£757.00 Regular price £999.00

The Sony FDR-AX53 is a palm-sized Handycam camcorder that combines a Zeiss 20x optical zoom lens and a high-sensitivity image sensor to produce crisp and high-quality UHD 4K video. The...

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The Sony FDR-AX53 is a palm-sized Handycam camcorder that combines a Zeiss 20x optical zoom lens and a high-sensitivity image sensor to produce crisp and high-quality UHD 4K video. The Exmor R CMOS image sensor supports UHD 4K video capture at 24 or 30 fps using Sony's XAVC S codec and features pixels that are approximately 1.6x larger than the previous model for enhanced performance in all conditions, particularly low-light scenarios. Further enhancements include improved autofocus speed and accuracy, a lower-noise built-in microphone, and a high-speed 1080p 120 fps recording mode to create high-resolution slow-motion content. the camcorder features a range of automatic image and audio options for easy point-and-shoot operation, as well as enhanced manual controls that give you more creative freedom. An assignable ring on the front of the camcorder can be assigned to control zoom, focus, exposure, iris, shutter speed, exposure, or white balance. The FDR-AX53 comes equipped with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens. It features a wide 35mm-equivalent focal length of 26.8mm (in movie mode) to fit more into your shots and a 20x optical 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. Shoot in 1080p at 120 fps and bring it into your editing software to produce high-resolution slow-motion footage. The FDR-AX53 records 4K and HD movies in the XAVC S format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for video compression and linear PCM for audio compression, while saving files in an MP4 wrapper which allows for extensive record times and easy editing. Enhance your viewing experience even without a 4K television. Using super-sampling, the camera automatically down-converts 4K footage to exceptionally detailed Full HD. The Time Code function records hours/minutes/seconds/frames on image data for precise advanced video editing. User Bit function records information such as date, time, and scene number in eight-digit arbitrary numbers, and is useful for editing movies using two or more cameras. The optical design uses four dual-surface spherical lenses, which provide a wide 33-degree viewing angle for clear images from the center to the edge of the viewfinder. Easily scroll through menus and view footage thanks to WhiteMagic technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. NFC (near field communication) provides "touch connection" convenience when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets. Connect to up to five compatible Sony cameras via Wi-Fi and use the camcorder's LCD to preview what the other cameras are seeing and simultaneously start recording on all synced cameras. Connect to your 1080p HDTV via the camcorder's HDMI output and select a specific portion of the 4K picture for playback; you can move the section using the camcorder's menu toggle, and scale it using the zoom lever.

Sony FDR-AX53 Specs

Camera
Sensor 1-Chip 1/2.5" CMOS
Backside Illumination Yes
Effective Pixels 8.29 MP (16:9 Video)
8.29 MP (16:9 Photo)
6.22 MP (4:3 Photo)
Optics
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 26.8 to 536mm at 16:9 
32.8 to 656mm at 4:3 
Maximum Aperture f/2 - f/3.8
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Zoom Optical: 20x
Clear Image Zoom: 30x 4K
Clear Image Zoom: 40x (in HD)
Digital: 250x
Filter Size 55 mm
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media x Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 24/30 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 24/30/60 fps (60 Mb/s XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1440 x 1080i at 60 fps (9 Mb/s AVCHD)
1440 x 1080i at 60 fps (5 Mb/s AVCHD)
1280 x 720p at 30 fps (3 Mb/s MP4)
Slow Motion Mode 120 fps Recorded at 1920 x 1080p
Still Image Support JPEG
16.6 MP (5440 x 3056)
JPEG
12.5 MP (4080 x 3056)
JPEG
8.3 MP (3840 x 2160)
JPEG
6.2 MP (2880 x 2160)
JPEG
2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)
JPEG
.3 MP (640 x 480)
Channels 5.1-Channel 
Audio Format AAC-LC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital 5.1
LPCM
Sampling Frequency LPCM: 48.0 kHz
Bit Rate LPCM: 16.0-Bit
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3"
Screen Resolution 921,600 Dots
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Rotation Opening Angle: 90°
Turning Angle: 270°
EVF
Screen Size .24"
EVF Resolution 1,555,200 Dots
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed 1/8 - 1/10000 Second ()
Exposure Metering Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Auto, Manual
Interval Recording 1 Second
2 Second
5 Second
10 Second
30 Second
60 Second
Self-Timer 10 Sec
Features
Image Stabilization Optical
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
Lux 1.8 (4K: Low Lux, 1/30 shutter speed)
9 (4K: Standard, 1/60 shutter speed)
1.2 (HD: Low Lux, 1/30 shutter speed)
6 (HD: Standard, 1/60 shutter speed)
0 (NightShot)
White Balance Modes Auto
Indoor 1
Onepush
Outdoors
Creative Effects Yes
Built-In Mic Yes
Built-In Speaker Yes
Built-In Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Wi-Fi Yes
Accessory Shoe 1 x Multi Interface Shoe
Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
1 x Multi-Terminal micro-USB
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
General
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 6.8 VDC, 1960 mAh
Charging Method AC Adapter
Power Consumption In LCD Operation: 4.9 W
In Viewfinder Operation: 4.9 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.9 x 3.2 x 6.6" / 7.4 x 8.1 x 16.8 cm with battery attached
Weight 22.4 oz / 635 g