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Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 Digital Camcorder

SKU: 505011823 - VSN: FDR-AX53



Location(s): Golden Valley, Roseville


The Sony FDR-AX53 is a palm-sized Handycam camcorder that combines a Zeiss 20x optical zoom lens and a high-sensitivity image sensor to produce crisp and high-quality UHD 4K video. The Exmor R CMOS image sensor supports UHD 4K video capture at 24 or 30 fps using Sony’s XAVC S codec and features pixels that are approximately 1.6x larger than the previous model for enhanced performance in all conditions, particularly low-light scenarios. The camcorder also features Sony’s Balance Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology to help produce smooth and stable footage throughout the zoom range. Further enhancements include improved autofocus speed and accuracy, a lower-noise built-in microphone, and a high-speed 1080p 120 fps recording mode to create high-resolution slow-motion content.

You can monitor your shots using the camcorder’s 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD touchscreen display with 921K dot resolution, or the high-resolution 0.24″ 1,555K dot OLED EVF. For large-screen playback, an HDMI output port is also provided for connecting to your HDTV to large-screen. You can even ‘trim’ a selected portion of a 4K video or image frame to fill the screen with Full HD quality. For enhanced connectivity and remote control, the FDR-AX53 is Wi-Fi and NFC enabled. This lets you use your smartphone or tablet to control the camcorder, as well as wirelessly transfer files to your mobile device and even stream live to Ustream.

Designed for a wide range of users, the camcorder features a range of automatic image and audio options for easy point-and-shoot operation, as well as enhanced manual controls that give you more creative freedom. An assignable ring on the front of the camcorder can be assigned to control of zoom, focus, exposure, iris, shutter speed, exposure, or white balance. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack is included for powering the camcorder, along with an AC adapter, micro-HDMI cable, and micro-USB cable.


Digital Zoom 250x
Optical Zoom 20x
Image Stabilization Optical


Video Formats
  • XAVC S
  • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
  • MP4


Memory Card Supported
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2
  • Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
  • SD
  • Memory Stick XC-HG Duo


Recording Media Memory Card
Recording Formats 4K


Limited Warranty 1 Year


Mount Wear Style Tripod Mount
Package Contents
  • AX53 4K Handycam with Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Operating Guide
  • HDMI (micro) Cable
  • Micro USB Cable


Screen Size 3"
Touchscreen Yes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Image Sensor Type Exmor R CMOS
Display Screen Type LCD
Number Of Image Sensors 1
Effective Video Resolution 8.3 Megapixel


Usb Yes
Hdmi Yes


Brand Name Sony
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Product Line Handycam
Product Name AX53 4K Handycam with Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Product Type Digital Camcorder
Product Model FDR-AX53
Marketing Information Relive great moments

Picture brilliant action. Pursue with passion. Keep it fresh forever. With a 4K Handycam® at hand, the most moving memories really come alive.

Manufacturer Part Number FDR-AX53
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com


Depth 6.6"
Width 2.9"
Height 3.2"
Weight Approximate 1.40 lb