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AX53 4K Handycam® with Exmor R® CMOS sensor

Sony FDRAX53B

Features

  • 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

Quick Specs

  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Video Camera
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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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.

New image sensor exclusively for 4K A newly developed image sensor, with pixels of approximately 1.6 times bigger size , 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 color. Multilayer ZEISS T* Coating further enhances image quality by reducing unwanted reflection, such as ghost and flare.

Up to 26.8 mm 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 26.8 mm (16:9 aspect ratio) in movie mode.

Balanced Optical SteadyShot Advanced image stabilization suppresses camera shake to stabilize 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.

Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments Fast Intelligent AF achieves very speedy, accurate contrast-detection autofocus by minimizing lens motion, predicting the AF range, and accelerating lens drive, thereby improving response so you can capture more fleeting moments.

Extensive zoom shooting capabilities 20x optical zoom lens and Clear Image Zoom of 30x/40x (for 4K/HD) allow you to shoot far away subjects and capture memorable moments.

Realistic recording of voices, music and other sound Its new structural design enables the microphone to gather clearer sound from five directions with approx. 40% less noise and twice as effective 2ch stereo (for XAVC S shooting) and three times as effective 5.1ch surround (for AVCHD shooting) sound performance. This makes it possible to faithfully reproduce audio with clearly defined separation.

High Speed REC in Full HD for high-quality slow motion Shoot in Full HD at 120fps (NTSC/PAL), edit the footage after shooting, and the resulting slow-motion images of the movie will look startlingly smooth and sharp in playback. This is excellent for reviewing, in greater slow-motion detail, sports and everyday action that can occur too quickly in real time for you to see clearly.

4K Time-lapse Capture You can capture 4K size still images continuously over an extensive period of time at a selected constant interval from each shot to the next, edit the entire sequence of still images in post-production, and enjoy playback of that series of images as a time-lapse movie.

Super-sampled Full HD playback Enhance your viewing experience even without a 4K television. Using super-sampling, the camera automatically down-converts 4K footage to exceptionally detailed Full HD.

Trimming Playback You can select a specific portion of the picture and play it back in Full HD, thanks to 4K high resolution. Also, you can change trimming size with the zoom lever or on-screen display icon.

Advanced shooting 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. The electronic viewfinder offers accurate image preview.

Time Code / User Bit 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.

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

Superb night shooting This feature uses infrared light to take images even in complete darkness. By using NIGHTSHOT, parents can easily capture children's cute sleeping faces.

Face Detection and Smile Shutter Use Face Detection to optimize focus, exposure and color for people who are the most important subject of a shot. You can prioritize a subject's face by touching it on the LCD. And with Smile Shutter, the camera can also automatically capture still shots of great (but fleeting) smiles, even while recording movies.

Lock-on AF Enhances the tracking of moving subjects by using the optimal AF point at all times, and adjusting the target frame size to match your subject's characteristics. Just touch the subject on LCD to lock on fast-moving targets precisely for shooting.

Golf Shot Analyze your swing with no need for fancy equipment. Golf Shot mode lets you capture video and stills of each step of your swing.

5.1ch surround sound microphone Record clear sound that accurately captures the atmosphere of the scene, and enjoy surround sound playback on your home theater system. Level meters on the LCD panel provide visual monitoring of each channel's levels.

My Voice Canceling Reduce the intensity of the voice of a user shooting from close behind the camera, whether the user is talking to subjects or cheering them on.

Motion Shot Video This convenient feature allows playback of a dramatic sequence of superimposed images to trace every split second of action, a powerful tool for analyzing sports motion on screen. During playback, you can adjust the interval between images, or pause to capture still images to share with friends.

Highlight Movie Maker A versatile function to streamline movie editing, Highlight Movie Maker offers several time-saving features. Add highlight points to key moments while recording, and let the camcorder automatically sync movie transitions to your chosen soundtrack.

Dual Video Recording Record two movies at the same time - one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in MP4 format. That way you've got a small file ready for instant sharing, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.

Live-Streaming via Ustream (currently IBM Cloud Video) From performances to sports events, some things are best seen in real time. Share scenes as they happen with high-quality picture and sound.

Multi Camera Control More shots mean more editing opportunities. Easily record footage from a variety of angles, whether using cameras mounted directly to the Handycam® or triggered wirelessly. Multi Camera Control makes it easy to sync shooting settings on compatible Wi-Fi® connected devices.

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and One-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing Imaging Edge Mobile app to your NFC enable Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex setup sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC" No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

Xtra Fine LCD with WhiteMagic The high-precision Xtra Fine LCD features a WhiteMagic display that uses white pixels in addition to RGB pixels to boost screen brightness, allowing users to see subtle details and tones on the screen in all types of shooting environments, including outdoors in bright sunlight.

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie .

Features

  • 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
  • 5.1ch surround sound microphone
  • My Voice Canceling
  • Motion Shot Video
  • Highlight Movie Maker
  • Dual Video Recording
  • Live-Streaming via Ustream (currently IBM Cloud Video)
  • Multi Camera Control
  • One-touch remote and one-touch sharing
Sensor Type 1/2.5 type (0.28 in) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video) approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)
Effective Pixels (Still Image) approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)/approx. 6.22 Megapixels (4:3)
Image Processor BIONZ X image processor
Lens Type ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T*
Filter Diameter 55 mm
Lens Cover Auto
Aperture F 2.0-3.8
Focal Distance f=4.4-88 mm
Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Video) f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image) f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9) f=32.8-656.0 mm (4:3)
Minimum Focus Distance approx. 13/32" (Wide), approx. 31 1/2" (Tele), approx. 1 cm (Wide), approx. 80 cm (Tele)
Iris Diaphragm 6 blades
Optical Zoom 20x
Clear Image Zoom 4K: 30x HD: 40x
Digital Zoom 250x
Viewfinder Type 0.24 type (0.6 cm)/Color 1,555,200 dots equivalent
Field of View 100%
Diopter adjustment Yes (-4.0 to +3.0 m style name="sup" -1 /style )
Screen Type 3.0 type (3.0") Xtra Fine LCD display (921 x 600 dots) Wide (16:9)
Touch Panel Yes
Brightness Control Yes (Menu)
Marker/Grid Display Grid Line
Angle Adjustment Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Image Stabilization Type Balanced Optical SteadyShot w/ Intelligent Active mode (5-axis)
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
Manual Focus Assist Magnified display for precise manual focus, Peaking Display
Mode Auto, Flexible Spot (Touch Panel), Manual (Menu/Ring)
Metering Modes Multi-segment/Spot
Exposure Compensation AE Shift (Touch Panel/Ring)
LOW LUX Mode Yes
Auto Iris Control F2.0-F11
Manual Iris Control F2.0-F11
Manual Exposure Assist Zebra Pattern Display
Backlight Compensation Yes (Auto)
Gain Control Auto
AGC Limit Yes
Minimum Illumination 4K: Standard: 9 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed) HD: Standard: 6 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed), 4K: Low Lux 1.8 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed) HD: Low Lux 1.2 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed), NightShot: 0 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed)
Auto Control Range 1/8-1/10000
Standard 1/60-1/10000
Manual Iris Control (Photo Mode) 1/30-1/10000
Manual Shutter 1/8-1/10000
Smooth Slow 1/250-1/10000
White Balance Modes Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
White Balance Shift Yes
Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation Yes (3 steps)
Flash Mode Auto/On/OFF
Media Type 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): SDHC Memory Card (4 GB or over, Class 10 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card (Class 10 or Higher), XAVC S HD: SDHC Memory Card (4 GB or over, Class 10 or Higher)/SDXC Memory Card (Class 10 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
Video Resolution XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160/30p, 24p, XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080/60p, 30p, 24p, AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/60p (PS), 24p (FX, FH), 60i (FX, FH), 1440 x 1080/60i (HQ, LP), MP4: 1280 x 720 30p
Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR) XAVC S 4K: approx. 100 Mbps , XAVC S 4K: approx. 60 Mbps , XAVC S HD: approx. 50 Mbps , AVCHD PS: approx. 28 Mbps/FX: approx. 24 Mbps/FH: approx. 17 Mbps/HQ: approx. 9 Mbps/LP: approx. 5 Mbps , MP4: approx. 3 Mbps
Recording Format (Still Image) JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline-compliant)
Still Image Size (Photo Mode) L: 16.6 Megapixels 16:9 (5440 x 3056), 12.5 Megapixels 4:3 (4080 x 3056), M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840 x 2160), 6.2 Megapixels 4:3 (2880 x 2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920 x 1080), 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640 x 480)
Still Image Size (Movie Mode) M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840 x 2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920 x 1080)
Still Image Size (Photo Capture) XAVC S 4K: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840 x 2160), XAVC S HD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920 x 1080), AVCHD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920 x 1080)
Still Image Size (Time-Lapse Capture) 4K: L (8.3 M, 3840 x 2160)/HD: S (2.1 M, 1920 x 1080)
Still Image Size (Dual Record) M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840 x 2160) , S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920 x 1080)
Microphone Built-in Zoom Microphone
Audio Recording Format MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch (48 kHz/16 bit) , Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator , Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator , MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Mic Level Control Yes (31 steps)
Auto Wind Noise Reduction Yes (On/Off)
My Voice Canceling Yes
Speaker Monaural Speaker
High Speed Rec Yes (120p/1920 x 1080, 100/60 Mbps)
Time-lapse Capture Yes, Shooting Interval (1/2/5/10/30/60sec), Shot Number (1-999), Capture Image Size (4K:L(8.3M, 3840 x 2160)/HD: S (2.1 M, 1920 x 1080)), AE Mode (AE Lock/AE Tracking)
Scene Selection Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
NightShot infrared System Yes
Time Code/User Bit Yes
Other Features Face Detection , Cinematone, Golf Shot , Smooth Slow Rec , Fader Effect(s) (White/Black) , Intelligent Auto (Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction), Smile Shutter (Off/Dual Capture/Always On) , Red Eye Reduction (Yes ), Direct Copy
Fast Playback About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times
Slow Playback Forward: 1/5 speed, Reverse: 1/2 speed
Trimming Playback Yes
Highlight Movie Maker Yes , Highlight background music (Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible
Motion Shot Video Yes
Slide Show (Still Image) Slideshow
Wi-Fi® Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))
NFC Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Live Streaming yes
Multi Camera Control yes
Accessory shoe Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)
HDMI Terminal Yes (HDMI micro)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal Yes
Remote Terminal integrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal
STD Output Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))
Microphone Input Stereo minijack
Headphone Jack Stereo minijack
Memory Card Slot Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
DC IN Yes
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
Power Consumption (LCD) 4 K: 4.9 W
Power Consumption (Viewfinder) 4 K: 4.9 W
Power Requirements 6.8 V/7.3 V (battery pack), 8.4 V (AC Adapter)
Charge on Camcorder (charging time with supplied battery) Yes (approx. 3h 25min)
USB Charging DC 5 V 1500 mA
Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery) Approx. 2 7/8" x 3 1/4" x 6 3/8" (Approx. 2 7/8" x 3 1/4" x 6 5/8" (NP-FV70)/Approx. 2 7/8" x 3 1/4" x 6 7/8" (NP-FV70A) (including supplied battery)) , Approx. 73 mm x 80.5 mm x 161 mm (Approx. 73 mm x 80.5 mm x 166.5 mm (NP-FV70)/Approx. 73 mm x 80.5 mm x 173 mm (NP-FV70A) (including supplied battery))
Weight (main unit only) Approx. 1 lb 2.9 oz, Approx. 535 g
Weight (including supplied battery) Approx. 1 lb 4.6 oz (NP-FV50A) , Approx. 1 lb 6.4 oz (NP-FV70)/Approx. 1 lb 6 oz (NP-FV70A) (supplied battery) , Approx.1 lb 8.0 oz (NP-FV100A) , Approx. 585 g (NP-FV50A) , Approx. 635 g (NP-FV70)/Approx. 625 g (NP-FV70A) (supplied battery) , Approx. 680 g (NP-FV100A)

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  • Type: Digital
  • Style: Digital Video Camera

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  • Energy Star Rated: No

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