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Sony HandyCam FDR-AX53 vs. GoPro Hero8 Black + 3

Sony HandyCam FDR-AX53

Sony HandyCam FDR-AX53

£612.00

£621.95 Incl. delivery
GoPro Hero8 Black

GoPro Hero8 Black

“Quality”

£239.99

£255.55 Incl. delivery
GoPro Hero9 Black

GoPro Hero9 Black

£309.99

£324.00 Incl. delivery
GoPro Hero7 White

GoPro Hero7 White

£155.99

£179.99 Incl. delivery
DJI Osmo Action

DJI Osmo Action

Full Star 1Full Star 2Empty Star 3Empty Star 4Empty Star 5
1.8

£199.54

£225.90 Incl. delivery
Audio formats
AAC, WAV (PCM), Dolby Digital
AAC
Sound channels (max, via built-in microphone)
5.1
2.0 (Stereo)
1.0 (Mono)
2.0 (Stereo)
Bluetooth version
4.2
GPS
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
NFC
Yes
No
No
No
Filter thread
Yes
No
No
Yes
Filter diameter
55 mm
Interchangeable lens
No
No
No
No
No
Accessory shoe
Yes
No
No
No
Analogue audio input
No
No
No
No
Analogue audio output
No
No
No
Yes
HDMI
Yes
No
No
No
No
HDMI version
Type of HDMI connector
Micro (Type D)
Other connectors
Microphone input, Headphone output
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
USB version
2.0
Available colours
Black, Grey
Black, Red
Black
Black, White, Grey, Blue
Black, Grey, Orange
For Action / Sports use
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
360 graders linse
No
No
No
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
166.5 mm
28.4 mm
33.6 mm
28.3 mm
35 mm
Height
80.5 mm
48.6 mm
55 mm
44.9 mm
42 mm
Width
73 mm
66.3 mm
71 mm
62.3 mm
65 mm
Product weight
635 g
126 g
159 g
92.4 g
124 g
Articulated screen
Yes
No
No
No
No
Screen size
3 inches
2 inches
1.4 inches
2 inches
2.25 inches
Touchscreen
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Viewfinder
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, Timelapse
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi, Timelapse
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi, Timelapse
Water resistant
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Aspect ratio
16:9
16:9, 4:3
16:9, 4:3
16:9, 4:3
16:9, 4:3
Built-in HDR function
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Digital zoom
250 x
1 x
2 x
1 x
1 x
Flash
Built-in
None
None
None
None
Focal length (equivalent of 35mm film)
26.8 - 536 mm
Image sensor format
1/2.5"
1/2.3"
1/2.3"
Image stabiliser
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Type of image stabiliser
Optical
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Manual settings (aperture/shutter)
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Max resolution (video)
3840x2160p pixels
3840x2160p pixels
5120x2880 pixels
1920x1440p pixels
3840x2160p pixels
Max frame rate (highest resolution)
25 fps
60 fps
30 fps
60 fps
60 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)
100 fps
120 fps
60 fps
240 fps
Max resolution (highest frame rate)
1920x1080p pixels
2704x1520 pixels
1920x1440p pixels
1920x1080p pixels
Maximum aperture (wide-angle - telephoto)
2 - 3.8
Night vision
Yes
No
No
No
Optical zoom
20 x
1 x
0 x
0 x
1 x
Sensor resolution (Effective number of pixels)
8.29 megapixels
23.6 megapixels
10 megapixels
12 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Video file formats
AVCHD, XAVC S, AVC/H.264 .mp4
AVC/H.264 .mp4
AVC/H.264 .mov, AVC/H.264 .mp4
Release year
2016
2019
2020
2018
2019
Battery type
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-polymer
Rechargeable battery (enclosed/integrated)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-in storage capacity
No
No
No
Memory card reader
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, microSDXC
microSD, Secure Digital (SD), microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, Secure Digital HC (SDHC), Secure Digital XC (SDXC), microSDXC
Maximum memory card size
256GB
128GB
256GB
Memory card included
No
Yes
No
No
No
Storage medium
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory