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Sony FDR-AX53 4K UHD Handycam with BOSS Stabilisation Technology

Quick Overview

  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot (BOSS)

  • Fast Intelligent Autofocus

  • High-quality sound recording

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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 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.

Balanced Optical SteadyShot™
Advanced image stabilisation suppresses camera shake to stabilise a movie as it is being shot within the wide-angle-to-telephoto 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.

4K image quality
Shoot 4K footage that contains about four times more detail than Full HD (3840 x 2160 pixels vs. 1920 x 1080) footage, and capture more of the incredible qualities that bring images to vibrant life.

The keys to extraordinary image quality
Advanced lens and image sensor capabilities enhance high-precision depiction, sensitivity and power.

Balanced Optical SteadyShot
Superior image stabilisation 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 noise2 for realistic ambience.

Have fun during and after shooting
Get creative with High Speed REC and Time-lapse Capture to make an impressive movie.   

More professional-style functions   
Shoot like a pro with manual setting functions, EVF, plus Time Code and User Bit data recording.

Key Features

4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) recording

Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode

26.8mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens

20x optical zoom with 30x/40x (4K/HD) Clear Image Zoom

Versatile manual settings


Camera Type - Video Camera

Colour - Black

Movie Recording - Ultra HD

Video Frames Per Second - 24 - 60

Resolution (Pixels) - 3840 x 2160

Megapixels (Still) - 16.9

Image Sensor - 1/2.5 type Exmor R CMOS sensor

Optical Zoom - 20.0

Digital Zoom - 250

Lens - Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T

Lens Type - Wide Angle Zoom

Lens Diameter (mm) - 55

Expandable Memory Format - Memory Stick Pro Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo/Memory Stick XC-HG Duo/SD/SDHC/SDXC

Touchscreen - True

Device Screen Size (Inches) - 3.0

Rechargeable - True

Advanced Image Stabiliser - True

Intelligent Auto - True

Wi-Fi - Yes

NFC - True

Micro HDMI Ports - 1

Micro USB Ports - 1

Manufacturer's Warranty - 1 Year


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. 8.57 Megapixels
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
Aperture Type-                                 F2.0-3.8
Focal Length (35mm) (Video)-      f= 26.8 - 536.0 mm (16:9)
Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image)f=26.8 - 536.0 mm (16:9)
Minimum Focus Distance               Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80 cm (Tele), Approx. 13/32 inch (Wide), Approx. 31 1/2 inch (Tele)
Optical Zoom-                                   20x
Clear Image Zoom                          4K : 30x;HD : 40x
Extended Zoom                               4K : 30x;HD : 40x
Digital Zoom                                      250x
Steadyshot                                       Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode
Exposure Modes                             Auto
Exposure Compensation               AE Shift (Touch Panel/Ring)
Backlight Compensation                Yes (Auto)
Minimum Illumination                    4K: Low Lux 1.8 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed), 4K: Standard: 9 lux (1/50 Shutter Speed), HD: Low Lux 1.2 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed), HD: Standard: 6 lux (1/50 Shutter Speed), NightShot:0 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed)
Metering Modes                              Multi-segment/Spot
White Balance Modes                    Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
Viewfinder Type                              0.6 cm (0.24 type)/Color
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)
Touch Panel                                    Yes
Shutter Speed                                 Auto Control Range (1/6-1/10000), Standard (1/50-1/10000), Manual Iris Control (1/25-1/10000), Manual Shutter (1/6-1/10000), Smooth Slow (1/215-1/10000)
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
Image Processor                            BIONZ X image processor      
High Speed Rec                             Yes (100p 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
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 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 : 3840x2160/25p, 24p, XAVC S HD : 1920x1080/50p, 25p, 24p, AVCHD:1920x1080/50p(PS), 24p(FX,FH), 50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ,LP), MP4: 1280x720 25p, MP4: 1280x720 25p
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)
Progressive Mode                                  AVCHD: 50p/25p/24p progressive recording
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)
Wind Noise Reduction                           Yes (On/Off)
Speaker                                                   Monaural Speaker
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
Lens Cover                                            Multi Camera Control
Playback modes                                   Highlight Movie Maker , with background music (Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible , Motion Shot Video , Slide Show (Still Images)
Supplied battery                                    NP-FV70
Power Consumption (Viewfinder)      4K: 4.9W
Power Consumption (LCD Screen)   4K: 4.9W