Sony FDR-AX40 vs Sony FDR-AX53

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Sony FDR-AX40
Sony FDR-AX53

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Marginally bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony FDR-AX40 has a sensor size of 8.57MPMP, however the Sony FDR-AX53 is only an 8.29MPMP sensor camcorder (0.28MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

5% lighter Edit
The Sony FDR-AX40 is a 610gg weight camcorder. That's 25g lighter than the Sony FDR-AX53 (635gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

2 Reasons For
19% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 has a maximum focal length of 656mmmm, however the Sony FDR-AX40 is only a 536mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (120mm shorter).
51% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 461 pixels higher than the Sony FDR-AX40 (921,600 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
23% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony FDR-AX40 is a 536mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 120mm shorter than the Sony FDR-AX53 (656mmmm).
461 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony FDR-AX40 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels pixels, whereas the Sony FDR-AX53 is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (461 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

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3 Reasons Against
4% smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 has a sensor size of 8.29MPMP. That's 0.28MP smaller than the Sony FDR-AX40 (8.29MPMP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

25g heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 has a weight of 635gg, but the Sony FDR-AX40 is a 610gg weight camcorder (25g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Older by four months
The Sony FDR-AX53 is four months older than the Sony FDR-AX40.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
8.57MP
BEST
8.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
8.29MP 8.29MP
Movie Megapixel Count
8.29MP 8.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 20x
Digital Zoom
250x 250x
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
536mm 656mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture
2 2
Minimum Focal Length
26.8mm 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
3.8 3.8
Filter Size
55mm 55mm
Focal Length
26.8 - 536 26.8 - 536
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8 - 536

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Sunrise
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Sunrise
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Light Metering Type
 Spot
 Spot
BEST

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/60 1/6 - 1/10000
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24"
Viewfinder Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,555,200 pixels
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.2lx
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
Playback
 Highlights
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Slide show
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 Mbit/s
Video Mode
 2160p
 1440p
 1080p
 720p
 2160p
 1440p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
Video Format
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 120fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 2880 x 2160
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 2880 x 2160
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 5440 x 3056
 3840 x 2160
 5440 x 3056
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 MP4
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
BEST
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Micro-USB 2.0 Port
1 1

Networking

WiFi Type
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV70 NP-FV70
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.8V
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 13Wh
Battery Slot
1 1

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
610g
BEST
635g
Height
80.5mm 80.5mm
Depth
166.5mm 166.5mm
Width
73mm 73mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 Micro-USB

Technical Details

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
BEST
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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