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Sony FDR-AX53 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) recording

Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode 6

26.8mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens

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

Versatile manual settings

Sony FDR-AX53 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

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Product Highlights

  • New image sensor exclusively for 4K: A newly developed image sensor, with pixels of approximately 1.6 times bigger size30, offers superior sensitivity for capturing beautiful high-quality images with less noise under dark as well as bright shooting conditions.
  • New ZEISS™ Vario-Sonnar T* lens for 4K: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 colour.
  • 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.
  • Up to 26.8mm wide angle lens: Whether you’re shooting movies or still images, the class-leading wide-angle lens can help you capture more of landscapes and indoor scenes, when you don’t have enough room to step back. Even without a wide conversion lens, the camcorder shoots as wide as 26.8mm1 (16:9 aspect ratio) in movie mode.
  • Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments:Fast Intelligent AF achieves very speedy, accurate contrast-detection autofocus by minimising lens motion, predicting the AF range, and accelerating lens drive, thereby improving response so you can capture more fleeting moments.
  • 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.


SENSOR TYPE 1/2.5 type(7.20mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
EFFECTIVE PIXELS (VIDEO) approx. 8.29 Megapixels(16:9)7
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM 4K : 30x HD : 40x8
SCREEN TYPE 7.5cm(3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD™ display(921 600dots) Wide(16:9)

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
George de Haan
great features, like the great stabilization

I bought this camera for about 2 weeks ago.
I read the many good reviews, and i`m very glad I bought this camera

Love it

Got this for Christmas, spent a couple of days familiarising myself with camera and terminology, now I just need to practice with my editing suite.

Best around for the price

Purchased recently as an upgrade to 4k from the sony CX410VE which still gives super HD video and if the AX53 performs as long I shall be more than satisfied. As well as the higher resolution video, the impressive lens, with super zoom capabilities the additional eye piece, whilst small, still allows more accurate framing when reflection on the screen simply makes the flip-out useless, an annoyance with the CX410VE. The use of the "manual" settings is taking a bit to learn but there are some options to fully automatic. Yet the auto settings seem to answer for many situations.
The AX53 does have a few issues, as already mentioned the eye piece is too small and does not have a soft rubber surround, the flip out screen is no bigger than the CX410VE at 3 inch and finding a suitable lens hood is still ongoing after one abortive purchase.
But the camcorder is a lovely handful, substantial and adaptable to my hobby needs.