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:
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.
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.