Sony FDR-AX53/B UHD 4K Handycam Camcorder


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Sony FDR-AX53/B UHD 4K Handycam Camcorder

  • Sony FDR-AX53 UHD 4K Handycam Camcorder
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • AC Charger
  • HDMI Cable
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • Limited Warranty (1-Year Parts, 90-Days Labor)
  • Owner's Manual

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Sony FDR-AX53/B UHD 4K Handycam Camcorder

Expect stunning clarity offered by this 4K Ultra HD Camcorder. Get the perfect shot with the help of featured wide-angle lens, a 20x zoom and unmatched stability of Balanced Optical SteadyShot. Fast Intelligent Autofocus and new 5-direction microphone ensure clean and crisp video and sound, all in a compact body.

Capture Stunning Video

Finest details in the images can be seen once captured in 4k (QFHD: 3840 x 2160), 4x Full HD resolution. You can now capture beautiful high-quality images with less noise under dark as well as bright shooting conditions with a newly developed image sensor that offers superior quality with pixels of approximately 1.6 times bigger size. Get vibrant and realistic images with the XAVC S\codec and amazing high-resolution. Additionally, the fast image processor, which is employed in professional Sony models, ensure 30p movies in 4K and 60p in Full HD 1080 resolution recording for smooth and sharp playback. You can shoot in Full HD at 120/100fps (NTSC/PAL), edit the footage after shooting, and enjoy incredibly smooth and sharp slow-motion video.

Balanced Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization

To offset camera shake, a single shift lens is moved in the optical block on most standard Opitcal SteadyShot camcorders. Balanced Optical SteadyShot moves the entire optical block at once, maintaining the integrity of the optical path and reducing shake and distortion in videos and still photos. Camcorder offers 5-axis stabilization from wide angle to telephoto.

Fast Intelligent AF

Rapid and accurate contrast-detection can be achieved by the featured Fast Intelligent AF. It offers improved response so you can capture precisse moments by minimizing lens motion, predicting the AF range, and accelerates the lens drive.

20x Optical Zoom

This new lens helps to depict remarkable details of high-quality 4K images throughout its wide-angle-to-telephoto range. The use of an AA (advanced aspherical) lens not only keeps depiction faithful — it also keeps the lens unit compact. ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens helps to ensure accurate reproduction of color. Multilayer ZEISS T* Coating further enhances image quality by reducing unwanted reflection, such as ghost and flare. Whether you’re shooting movies or still images this professional wide-angle 26.8mm ZEISS lens captures more breathtaking landscapes and indoor scenes, when you don’t have enough room to step back. With a 20x Optical zoom.

Pro Features

Enjoy total customization with ergonomic manual controls. Use the intuitive multi-purpose manual ring to adjust zoom, focus, exposure, IRIS, shutter speed, AE shift, or white balance shift mode after using the manual button to select the mode. Time Code and User Bit can be added to movies as data elements. 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/scene number, etc. in eight-digit arbitrary numbers, and is useful for editing movies using two or more cameras.

Versatile Shooting with XAVC S3, AVCHD and MP4 Codecs

By employing XAVC S format, which was developed from the XAVC format for professional use, 4K 100Mbps and Full HD 50Mbps high-bitrate recording realize incredibly high-quality images. Yet, XAVC S data is compressed so that it is more manageable for general consumers.


Viewfinder Size0.24 inch (0.6 cm)
Viewfinder Resolution1555200 dots


Memory Card SlotYes


Battery TypeLithium-Ion
Power Consumption5 W


Sensor Resolution8.29 Megapixels


Optical Zoom20x
Maximum Aperturef/3.8
Image StabilizationYes
Focus TypeAuto
Minimum Focus DistanceApprox.1 cm - 13/32 inch (Wide), Approx.80 cm - 31 1/2 inch (Tele)


Audio RecordingYes

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