Sony unveils new 4K capable Handycam and water resistant action camera

At CES 2016, Sony announced new addition to its portfolio of camcorders and action cameras. The company has unveiled the new gen model of the AX33 top-of-the-line flagship Handycam, dubbed the FDR-AX53. The latest camera comes with significant upgrades including a new lens and sensor. Here is more about it:

Sony unveils new 4K capable Handycam and water resistant action camera

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The Sony FDR-AX53 camera comes with 4K video capabilities, and features a new 20x optical zoom Zeiss lens. It uses Sony's Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology, support slow-motion video (120fps) recording and features multi-direction structure microphone for better audio.

The camera has a new 8-megapixel sensor of 1/2.5-inch 16:9 image, and with larger pixels and improved dim light photography. The FDR-AX53 is expected in March for $999.

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Sony has also introduced the HDR-AS50R action camera that features an ultra wide-angle lens, 120fps Slow-motion video support, SteadyShot technology, and connectivity support via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The interesting part is that the HDR-AS50R camera is water resistant, and can be submerged up to 60 meters under water. It will be available in mid-February for $350.

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