The performance packed into the top-class 4K Handycam® is peerless. Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ and Fast Intelligent AF achieve exactly the images you aim for. A new microphone structure captures ambience that’s all-surrounding. You can even play with time in motion or gain control of pro-style/manual functions. The possibilities and pleasures are endless.
The brilliant true-to-life quality of 4K
A newly developed lens and image sensor enhance the spectacular definition of 4K resolution, with particular sensitivity for capturing high-quality movies in low light.
New ZEISS™ 20x zoom 4K-compatible lens
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 26.8mm widest angle allows more of a subject to fit in frame.
New Exmor R™ CMOS sensor for 4K
Bigger pixel size improves sensitivity for shooting movies with less noise, even in darkness.
The wonder of high-bitrate 4K and HD
High-bitrate recording in XAVC S format clearly captures even changing scenes with a lot of motion.
See 4K movies in HD on non-4K devices
Super-sampled Full HD Playback on non-4K TV or device
4K movies automatically down-convert to Full HD to play on an HD TV.
Trimming Playback trims movie frame on TV at a touch
Trace a finger on the LCD to trim frame of 4K movie playing on TV in Full HD.
Extra-steady shooting on the move
The short movie below shows the camera shake compensation effects of Balanced Optical SteadyShot (right) and optical image stabilisation (left), respectively.
Less image shake within a broad zoom range
For extra-stable movie shooting from wide to telephoto. In HD shooting mode, 5-axis Intelligent Active mode further compensates for camera shake, even when shooting while running.
Focus with stunning speed
Fast Intelligent AF autofocuses not only with exceptional speed, but with uncanny precision, as well.
Fast Intelligent AF speeds up smartly
A new AF algorithm optimises communication between lens and image processor for extra-fast AF, and a state-of-the-art AF range prediction system keeps the subject in sharp focus.
Capture real-life sound
The new microphone structure is designed to capture high-quality sound that conveys fuller ambience with approximately 40% less noise.
More fun, start to finish
The fun of using Handycam® continues even after shooting is done, as you refine, transform and edit the footage into a movie to remember.
Special effects add impact to movies
High-speed REC for slow-motion movies
Record a movie at a high frame rate such as 120fps/100fps (NTSC/PAL) in Full HD. Slow motion movie will reveal startling image quality in every instance of action.
See times change with 4K time-lapse movies
With Time-lapse Capture, shoot stills of a scene over a period of time with a chosen interval between each shot and edit the sequence into a high-quality 4K time-lapse movie.
Unleash more professional shooting potential
Professional-style features include manual ring and manual button for control of various assignable functions, plus Time Code and User Bit data recording.
Advanced features for editing like a pro
Record Time Code and User Bit data
These functions are indispensable for advanced editing. Optional remote commanders can make editing more convenient, as well.
Wide-ranging accessories meet every need
Professional level options open up new possibilities.
Further expand your shooting pleasure and give your image output a professional edge with accessories5 specially designed for this model.
Sony FDR-AX53. Total megapixels: 8.29 MP, Sensor type: CMOS, Optical sensor size: 25.4 / 2.5 mm (1 / 2.5"). Optical zoom: 20x, Digital zoom: 250x, Focal length range (f-f): 26.8 - 536 mm. Camcorder media type: Memory card, Compatible memory cards: MS PRO Duo,MS Pro-HG Duo,MS XC-HG Duo,SD,SDHC,SDXC, Camera file system: DCF 2.0,Exif 2.3,MPF. Focus adjustment: Auto/Manual, Closest focusing distance: 0.01 m. Light exposure modes: Auto,Manual, Light metering: Spot
7.62 cm (3")
4K Ultra HD
Disc types supported
Optical sensor size
25.4 / 2.5 mm (1 / 2.5")
Camcorder media type
Camcorder tape type
Maximum video resolution
3840 x 2160 pixels
Maximum image resolution
5440 x 3056 pixels
Near Field Communication (NFC)
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