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Sony FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder

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  • 4K Ultra HD 24/30p & 16.6MP Stills
  • Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 26.8mm Zeiss Vario Sonnar T Zoom Lens
  • 20x Optical Zoom & 40x Clear Image Zoom
  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot
  • Fast Intelligent AF
  • High Speed 120 fps Recording
  • 3.0" LCD Touchscreen / 0.24" Color EVF
  • 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Microphone
  • Wi-Fi / NFC Connectivity

  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
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Ultra HD Camcorder
(0.24")/Color, 1555200 dots equivalent
3.0" (921.6K)

Wide: (16:9)
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)
Focusing System
Type: Contrast AF

Mode: Auto/Manual (Touch Panel / Ring)

Area: Full range Focus, Spot Focus
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)
Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL

Flash Compensation: Yes (3 steps)

Flash Modes: Auto / On / Off
Manual Exposure
White Balance
Auto, Onepush, Outdoor, Indoor
Scene Mode
Auto, Night Scene, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow
Night Shot

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.5" type (7.20 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels
Video: Approx. 8.29 MP (16:9)

Still Image: Approx. 8.29 MP (16:9), Approx. 6.22 MP (4:3)


Lens Type
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Filter Diameter
55 mm
F2.0 - F3.8
Minimum Focusing Distance
Approx. 0.41" (Wide), Approx. 31.50" (Tele)
Image Stabilization
Balanced Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode


Recording Media
Memory Card
Memory Card Support
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, 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)
Video Recording
XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160/30p(NTSC)/25p(PAL), 24p, XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080/60p(NTSC)/50p(PAL), 30p(NTSC)/25p(PAL), 24p, AVCHD:1920 x 1080/60p(NTSC)/50p(PAL)(PS), 30p(NTSC)/25p(PAL)(FX,FH), 24p(FX,FH),60i(NTSC)/50i(PAL)(FX,FH), 1440 x 1080/60i(NTSC)/50i(PAL)(HQ,LP), MP4: 1280 x 720 30p(NTSC)/25p(PAL), MP4: 1280 x 720 30p


Accessory Shoe (Multi Interface shoe), HDMI (micro) Terminal, Remote (integrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal) Terminal, Stereo Minijack
Built in Wifi


Power Supply


4K image quality

New image sensor exclusively for 4K

New ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens for 4K

Up to 26.8 mm wide-angle lens

Balanced Optical SteadyShot

Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments

Extensive zoom shooting capabilities

Realistic recording of voices, music and other sound

High Speed REC in Full HD for high-quality slow motion

4K Time-lapse Capture

Super-sampled Full HD playback

Trimming Playback

Advanced shooting features

Time Code / User Bit

Exceptional image quality

Superb night shooting

Face Detection and Smile Shutter

Lock-on AF

Golf Shot

My Voice Canceling

5.1ch surround sound microphone

Motion Shot Video

Highlight Movie Maker

Dual Video Recording

Live Streaming via USTREAM

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

Multi Camera Control

Xtra Fine LCD with WhiteMagic

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD) & Weight
Approx. 2.87" x 3.17" x 6.56" (including supplied battery)

Approx. 22.4 oz. (including supplied battery)

Package Contents

Package Contents
Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70)
AC Adapter
Power Cord
Operating Guide
HDMI (micro) Cable
Micro USB Cable
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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