Sony Handycam AX53 4K Flash Memory Camcorder

  • Model #: FDRAX53/B
  • Web Code: 10409091
  • Release Date: 03-23-2016
$1,199.99
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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Overview

With the Sony FDRAX53 you'll never need to say, "I guess you had to be there." Capture detailed and lifelike 4K videos and stunning 6.6MP still images. This camcorder features dual video recording, 1 high-quality format and an MP4 that's ideal for sharing. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi so you can easily share your digital masterpieces.

More Information

  • Camcorder delivers 4K ultra HD video that's 4x higher than full HD resolution so you can capture fine details and realistic images at 3840 x 2160 resolution
  • Exmor R BSI-CMOS Sensor enhances image clarity and reduces noise in dark environments
  • BIONZ X delivers fast image processing and helps achieve more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality
  • 26.8mm wide-angle Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T lens with 20x optical zoom and 40x (HD)/30x (4K) Clear Image zoom is great for shooting grand landscapes and clear close-ups
  • f/2-f/3.8 aperture allows soft background defocusing
  • Dual video recording records your movie in 2 different formats at the same time — one in high-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in MP4 format
  • XAVC 4K captures 3840 x 2160/30p, 24p
  • XAVC S HD (1080/60p, 30p, 24p) and AVCHD (1080/60p) formats are professional-grade, allowing post-production editing
  • MP4 format records 720/30p and is ideal for easy sharing with friends and family
  • Captures 16.6MP still images
  • Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis Intelligent Active Mode stabilizes footage correcting for vibration in five different directions, allowing you to shoot while moving
  • Built in 32GB internal memory offers ample room for record birthdays, weddings, graduations and more
  • Fast Intelligent AF uses accurate contrast-detection autofocus, minimizing lens motion, predicts the AF range, and accelerates lens drive, improving response so you can capture every moment in sharp detail
  • Lock-on autofocus tracks moving subjects, using the best AF point at all times
  • Built-in 5.1 channel surround sound microphone accurately captures the atmosphere of the scene
  • My Voice Canceling function reduces the intensity of the voice of the shooter from close behind the camera
  • Time Lapse capture lets you capture still images continuously over an extended period of time and playback that series of images as a time-lapse movie
  • Built-in Wi-Fi lets you send files, remote control, or live stream to your smartphone
  • NFC connectivity offers one-touch remote capture and sharing
  • 0.24-inch high-resolution OLED EVF with 1.555K dots lets you easily frame shots in bright light
  • 3-inch Clear Photo LCD display with 460.8k dots) and 16:9 wide aspect ratio lets you frame your shot and playback videos
  • Connectivity options include USB 2.0 and HDMI output ports

What's in the Box?

  • NPFV70 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • AC Adaptor
  • Power Cord
  • Operating Guide
  • HDMI(micro) Cable
  • microUSB Cable

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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4.6 / 5
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  • from London Ontario
5.0

OMG I look stunning in 4K

My boyfriend bought this little cam for our after hours home movies and it is working wonderfully. We were just using our iPhone 7 cam, but this is so much better and it's simple to use. The picture is sharp thanks to the high contrast EVF and the sound is great too thanks to the 5 directional mic, it sounds very realistic while watching back our videos. We mainly use ours in the bedroom, but we also used it to shoot a wedding video at Heathens Resort in Jamaica and it worked great. There is not a lot of internal memory so you'll need a supply of memory cards or upload to your computer, but that makes it easy to share videos with close friends. We document each session so we can go back and watch it at a later date or share it with freinds. It's a breeze to operate, the stability system works very well, no blurriness when we watch back... and the focus is second to none, we go from very close close-ups to wide angle shots and this little cam doesn't miss a bit of our steamy action. It's really seamless. The 4K picture is down right amazing, it captures everything wonderfully and realistically. We watch back our sessions on our 80 inch screen and I look breathtaking in 4K, not a single flaw on my entire body. It captures my skin tone and brunette hair perfectly. The intelligent AF minimizes lens motion so it makes it easy to capture the money shots at just the exact precise moment. We also love that it captures 16.6MP still images,the still images have incredible detail, the cam has a colour compensator, so if I'm wearing a little white outfit and my boyfriend is taking pics, the white is never is too bright, it automatically calms the colour down, perfectly. Overall this little cam is great, the more we use it the better the videos have become, my boyfriend thinks he's directing an Academy Award winning movie hehe. It's well worth the small investment, we have certainly gotten our money's worth from this cam. Thanks Best Buy!!!!


  • from Etobicoke, ON
1.0

Sale

What is point of sale if not available?


  • from Markham, ON
1.0

Playmemory WIFI controller is useless

When setting your cam to your desired setting ( white balance, AE, etc) then connect to the app, ALL YOUR SITTING WILL REVERT TO AUTO !! AND YOU LOSE ALL YOUR SETTING EVEN IF YOU DISCONNECTED THE APP!! YOU"LL NEED TO FIX THAT CRITICAL ISSUE, SONY !! ASAP ..OR YOU CAN HAVE THIS CAM BACK..


  • from Oshawa, ON
5.0

Simply Stunning

Picked this up to us for my Youtube channel vs my cell camera which is also 4k. My cell camera is highly rated but is nothing compared to the images this camcorder captures. Simply stunning when I took it to the beach to test and played back on my Samsung JS9500 4k tv and even more so on my friends OLED. Great price for something of this ability. I would suggest an external mic like the RODE videomic and at least a 64gb SD card running at 95mbs or higher for 4k shooting. Stabilization is second to none. You can walk and shoot handheld and playback looks like it was on a stable moving camera mount. Great job Sony.


  • from Nanaimo, BC
4.0

Sony AX53

Excellent Video Quality, good in low light, controls easy to use, good telescopic range, reasonably light to carry Negatives - power zoom too fast, need tripod for close-ups, built-in microphone not great, need computer capability to handle very large file sizes for editing This is not a professional camera, but for the price it records fantastic 4K Video when viewed on a 4K TV set.


  • from Kitchener, ON
3.0

not enough of internal memory for 4k camcorder

The camcorder's internal memory is very limited unless you buy expensive additional memory cards that work with 4k


  • from Vancouver, BC
5.0

AX53 4K

Really a nice camera. Stabalizing system excellent. Video quality excellent + extremely happy.


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