SONY FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Camcorder - Black

Product code: 181620

Product features

  • 4K Ultra HD video (25 fps)
  • Optical zoom: 20 x
  • 3" tiltable LCD touchscreen
  • Built-in WiFi / NFC
  • Image stabilisation
£699.00
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        Product features

        • 4K Ultra HD video (25 fps)
        • Optical zoom: 20 x
        • 3" tiltable LCD touchscreen
        • Built-in WiFi / NFC
        • Image stabilisation
        Product information
        Top features: 

        - Record your own stunning 4K and Full HD videos 

        - Carl Zeiss lens with powerful 20x optical zoom for beautiful long-range shots 

        - Sharper images with Optical SteadyShot stabilisation and fast autofocus 

        - Advanced microphone allows for 5.1 sound recording and cleaner audio 

        - Shoot, edit and share movies with Highlight Movie Maker10, live streaming and more 

        Record your own stunning 4K and Full HD videos

        Your videos will look stunningly lifelike in 4k Ultra HD – the Sony FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Camcorder records four time more detail than Full HD. Shoot gorgeous footage in bright or dark conditions with a high-quality Exmor image sensor that reduces image noise. The NIGHTSHOT function uses infrared light for recording in total darkness – ideal for social events, live shows or fun family videos.

        Carl Zeiss lens with powerful 20x optical zoom

        Capture wide-angle shots with a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens that's ideal for 4K video, packing more natural detail and colours into each frame. Suitable for videos and stills, it lets you record comfortably indoors or outside, with a multilayer Zeiss lens coating to prevent reflections.

        20x optical zoom lets you get in close to your subjects for great close-ups – extend the zoom range with an impressive 250x digital zoom function.

        Sharper images with Optical SteadyShot

        Record clear, sharp videos while walking, running or in a moving vehicle - 5-axis stabilisation enables steadier footage. Balanced Optical SteadyShot and an Intelligent Active Mode reduce camera shake, even during zoomed-in shots. Pro features give you creative control – adjust settings and frame shots using the manual dial and electronic viewfinder. Create captivating slow-motion videos with 120 fps Full HD recording. Ensure those special moments are crisply defined with fast Intelligent AF.

        Advanced microphone

        Great videos need great sound. Record voices, music and ambient sounds realistically via an optimised microphone that records in stereo and 5.1 surround sound formats to help recreate the atmosphere of each scene. Keep a professional feel with My Voice Cancelling, which cuts down the voice level of whoever's operating the camera.

        Shoot, edit and share movies

        Once you've recorded, it's time to edit and share. Highlight Movie Maker10 lets you bring out the best in your clips. Highlight key moments while recording - the camcorder will automatically sync visual transitions to your soundtrack. Let the world see what you're seeing as it happens - Live Streaming20 via USTREAM lets you send in-the-moment footage to the internet in high quality, complete with sound.

        Direct videos, capture awkward angles or be in a group shot. A one-touch remote turns your smartphone or tablet into a wireless viewfinder. Transfer and upload videos and photos with NFC one-touch sharing and the PlayMemories Mobile app.

        Get the most out of your camcorder

        We recommend using a UHS Speed Class 3 memory card as it offers the speed you need for capturing 4K Ultra HD footage. Keep your new gear protected with a travel-friendly case or bag which will also hold your daily essentials.
        Specification

        Technical specifications for SONY FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Camcorder - Black

        TYPE
        Type Digital camcorder
        VIDEO
        Maximum resolution 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p (25 fps)
        Other resolutions - Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50 fps)
        - HD 1280 x 720p (25 fps)
        Sensor CMOS
        Image stabilisation Optical Balanced Optical SteadyShot with Intelligent Active mode (5-axis)
        Sensitivity - 0 Nightshot
        - 1.2 low lux
        - 6 lux standard
        Shutter speed - Normal: 1/50th
        - Night: 1/25th
        White balance Auto, Onepush, Outdoor, Indoor
        LENS
        Maximum aperture f/2.0 - 3.8
        Focal length 4.4 - 88 mm
        35 mm equivalent 26.8 - 536.0 mm
        Minimum focusing distance 1 cm
        Focusing Manual & autofocus
        SCREEN & VIEWFINDER
        Viewfinder Yes
        Viewfinder features - 15552 dots
        - 100% coverage
        Screen 3" / 76.2 mm LCD tiltable touchscreen
        Screen features - Wide-angle viewing
        - Adjustable brightness
        FUNCTIONS
        Time-lapse function Yes
        Slow motion Yes
        Scene modes Auto, Night, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow
        SHOOTING
        Photo mode Yes
        Image resolution 5440 x 3056p
        Video file formats MPEG-4
        Audio file formats Linear PCM
        ZOOM
        Optical zoom 20 x
        Digital zoom 250 x
        MEMORY
        Memory card - SD
        - SDHC
        - SDXC
        CONNECTIONS
        Interface Micro USB
        TV output Yes
        WiFi connectivity Yes
        NFC Yes
        Microphone input Yes
        3.5 mm headphone port Yes
        Other connections - Remote port (built into multi/micro USB port)
        - Stereo mini jack
        OTHER FEATURES
        Power options Battery
        Battery type Rechargeable
        Battery life Up to 3 hours 30 minutes
        Self-timer 10 seconds
        Filter diameter 55 mm
        Built-in light / flash Yes
        GENERAL
        Colour Black
        Box contents - Sony FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Camcorder
        - Rechargeable battery pack
        - AC adapter
        - Power cord
        - Operating guide
        - Micro HDMI cable
        - Micro USB cable
        Dimensions 80.5 x 73 x 166.5 mm (H x W x D)
        Weight 635 g
        Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year
        Customer reviews

        SONY FDR-AX53 Traditional Camcorder - Black reviews verified by reevooReevoo

        39 reviews

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        (8.8 out of 10)
        Ease of use
        8.9
        Image quality
        9.3
        Features
        8.7
        Sound quality
        9.1
        Battery life
        8.6
        Weight
        8.5
        Value for money
        8.6
        Overall rating
        8.8
        Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 39 reviews
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        (10 out of 10)

        Bonny

        Ripon GB I teach art via
        +
        I love the wifi function, I record my art, and having my phone next to me I can adjust the zoom and hit the record button when the camera is set about 3ft about me. The quality of the videos is excellent, and it runs for hours without overheating.
        I had a few issues with focus for a while, but then realised I was not using the spot focus function. After that it was perfect :)
        Confirmed purchase: 18 June 2020
        Published on: 20 July 2020
        (9 out of 10)

        Bridget

        Ely GB Keen amateur
        +
        Good image and stereo sound recording
        Easy to use for an amateur
        I'd like it to be bigger so it looks like a serious camera
        Confirmed purchase: 26 February 2020
        Published on: 25 March 2020
        (10 out of 10)

        Doug

        GB Keen amateur
        +
        Great value and camcorder
        Slightly heavy
        0 of 1 people found this review helpful
        Confirmed purchase: 21 October 2019
        Published on: 27 November 2019
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            SONY FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Camcorder - Black
            £699.00