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Sony HandyCam FDR-AX53 vs. GoPro Hero7 Black + 8

Sony HandyCam FDR-AX53

Sony HandyCam FDR-AX53

3.5

£612.00

£621.95 Incl. delivery
GoPro Hero7 Black

GoPro Hero7 Black

4.1

£229.00

Free delivery
GoPro Hero8 Black

GoPro Hero8 Black

3.2
“Quality”

£266.99

£289.00 Incl. delivery
GoPro Hero 9 Black

GoPro Hero 9 Black

3.8

£414.62

Free delivery
GoPro Hero7 White

GoPro Hero7 White

£149.99

£160.00 Incl. delivery
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

3.8

£999.99

£1,099.00 Incl. delivery
DJI Osmo Action

DJI Osmo Action

4.1

£229.49

£244.00 Incl. delivery
GoPro Hero7 Silver

GoPro Hero7 Silver

2.8

£173.99

£198.94 Incl. delivery
GoPro Hero8 Black Bundle

GoPro Hero8 Black Bundle

Unknown delivery cost
Insta360 One R Twin Edition

Insta360 One R Twin Edition

3.8

£372.73

Free delivery
Audio formats
AAC, WAV (PCM), Dolby Digital
WAV (PCM)
AAC
Sound channels (max, via built-in microphone)
5.1
2.0 (Stereo)
2.0 (Stereo)
1.0 (Mono)
2.0 (Stereo)
2.0 (Stereo)
1.0 (Mono)
2.0 (Stereo)
Bluetooth version
4.2
GPS
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
NFC
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Filter thread
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Filter diameter
55 mm
Interchangeable lens
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Compatible lenses (without adapter)
Olympus/Panasonic Micro 4/3
Lens included
No
Accessory shoe
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Analogue audio input
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Analogue audio output
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
HDMI
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
HDMI version
Type of HDMI connector
Micro (Type D)
Micro (Type D)
Standard (Type A)
Other connectors
Microphone input, Headphone output
Balanced input (analogue) XLR, Microphone input, Headphone output
Microphone input
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
USB version
2.0
3.0
3.0
Available colours
Black, Grey
Black, White, Silver, Blue, Orange, Green, Beige
Black
Black
Black, White, Grey
Black
Black, Grey, Orange
Black, White, Silver, Grey, Blue, Pink
Black
Black
For Action / Sports use
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
360 graders linse
No
No
No
No
No
No
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
166.5 mm
33 mm
28.4 mm
33.6 mm
28.3 mm
85.5 mm
35 mm
28.3 mm
28.4 mm
Height
80.5 mm
44.9 mm
48.6 mm
55 mm
44.9 mm
96 mm
42 mm
44.9 mm
48.6 mm
53.8 mm
Width
73 mm
62.3 mm
66.3 mm
71 mm
62.3 mm
178.1 mm
65 mm
62.3 mm
66.3 mm
78.7 mm
Product weight
635 g
116 g
126 g
159 g
92.4 g
722 g
124 g
94.4 g
126 g
158.2 g
Articulated screen
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Screen size
3 inches
2 inches
2 inches
1.4 inches
2 inches
5 inches
2.25 inches
2 inches
2 inches
Touchscreen
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Viewfinder
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Features
Still shooting, Built-in Wi-Fi, Zebra, Focus Peaking, Timelapse
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi, Timelapse
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi, Timelapse
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi, Timelapse
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Zebra
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi, Timelapse
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi, Timelapse
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi, Timelapse
Water resistant
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Aspect ratio
16:9
16:9, 4:3
16:9, 4:3
16:9, 4:3
16:9, 4:3
16:9
16:9, 4:3
16:9, 4:3
16:9, 4:3
Built-in HDR function
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Digital zoom
250 x
1 x
1 x
2 x
1 x
0 x
1 x
4 x
1 x
1 x
Flash
Built-in
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
Focal length (equivalent of 35mm film)
26.8 - 536 mm
0 mm
Image sensor format
1/2.5"
1/2.3"
1/2.3"
Four Thirds (4/3)
1/2.3"
1"
Image stabiliser
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Type of image stabiliser
Optical
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Manual settings (aperture/shutter)
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Max resolution (video)
3840x2160p pixels
3840x2160p pixels
3840x2160p pixels
5120x2880 pixels
1920x1440p pixels
4096x2160p pixels
3840x2160p pixels
3840x2160p pixels
4096x2160p pixels
5760x2880 pixels
Max frame rate (highest resolution)
25 fps
60 fps
60 fps
30 fps
60 fps
60 fps
60 fps
30 fps
60 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)
100 fps
240 fps
120 fps
60 fps
120 fps
240 fps
60 fps
240 fps
Max resolution (highest frame rate)
1920x1080p pixels
1920x1080p pixels
2704x1520 pixels
1920x1440p pixels
1920x1080p pixels
1920x1080p pixels
1920x1440p pixels
1080x720 pixels
Maximum aperture (wide-angle - telephoto)
2 - 3.8
2.8
0
Night vision
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Optical zoom
20 x
0 x
1 x
0 x
0 x
0 x
1 x
0 x
1 x
1 x
Sensor resolution (Effective number of pixels)
8.29 megapixels
12 megapixels
23.6 megapixels
10 megapixels
12 megapixels
10 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Video file formats
AVCHD, XAVC S, AVC/H.264 .mp4
AVC/H.264 .mp4, HEVC/H.265
AVC/H.264 .mp4
ProRes 422
AVC/H.264 .mov, AVC/H.264 .mp4
AVC/H.264 .mp4
AVC/H.264 .mp4
Release year
2016
2018
2019
2020
2018
2018
2019
2018
2020
Battery type
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-polymer
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Rechargeable battery (enclosed/integrated)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-in storage capacity
No
No
No
No
No
No
Memory card reader
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Compatible memory cards
microSD, Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick Pro Duo (MS Pro Duo), Memory Stick Duo (MS Duo), Memory Stick Micro (MS Micro/M2), Memory Stick (MS), Secure Digital HC (SDHC), Secure Digital XC (SDXC)
microSD, Secure Digital (SD), microSDHC, Secure Digital HC (SDHC), Secure Digital XC (SDXC), microSDXC
microSD, Secure Digital (SD), microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Secure Digital (SD), Compact Flash (CF), Compact Flash II (CF II), Secure Digital HC (SDHC), Secure Digital XC (SDXC)
microSD, microSDHC, Secure Digital HC (SDHC), Secure Digital XC (SDXC), microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, Secure Digital HC (SDHC), microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, Secure Digital HC (SDHC), Secure Digital XC (SDXC), microSDXC
Maximum memory card size
256GB
256GB
128GB
256GB
128GB
Memory card included
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Storage medium
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory