The Sony FDR-AX53E 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. This is the PAL version of the camcorder which is compatible with European broadcast standards and is not compatible with NTSC equipment. The Exmor R CMOS image sensor supports UHD 4K video capture at 24 or 25 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 100 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-AX53E 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.
Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens with 20x Optical Zoom
Balanced Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
Fast Intelligent AF
5.1 Channel On-Board Audio Capture
Note: 5.1 channel audio is only available when recording in AVCHD, so it is not available for 4K UHD recording, which uses the XAVC S codec.
Lower Noise Audio Performance
High Speed Full HD Recording
XAVC S, AVCHD, and MP4 Codecs
Dual Video Recording
Super-Sampled Full HD Playback
Timecode / User Bit
0.24″ OLED EVF
3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD Touchscreen Display
Simple Connectivity to Smartphones via Wi-Fi/NFC
Highlight Movie Maker
Note: Highlight Move Maker is only available in AVCHD.
Intelligent AUTO Mode
Multi Interface Accessory Shoe
Manual Control Ring
- Dual Record (video and still image recording)
- Photo capture from movie
- NightShot infrared recording
- Face Detection and Smile Shutter
- Motion/Golf Shot
- BRAVIA Sync (CEC)
- Lock-on AF
- My Voice Cancelling