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Sony's flagship Handycam camcorder mixes 4K with a 20x zoom

A new Action Cam also debuted at CES 2016.


Last year, Sony took over the full-frame mirrorless camera market, thanks to high-end models such as the A7R II and A7S II. Today at CES 2016, the company's switching gears and refreshing its line of camcorders and action cameras. The latest flagship Handycam is the FDR-AX53 packs 4K video capabilities, along with a newly minted 20x optical zoom Zeiss lens and Sony's Balanced Optical SteadyShot (five-axis image stabilization) -- which will ensure whatever footage you capture isn't shaky. There's also multi-direction structure microphone for better audio and 120fps support for slow-motion movies. The FDR-AX53 is expected to be available in March for $999.

On the action camera front, Sony's introduced the HDR-AS50R, featuring SteadyShot technology, an ultra wide-angle lens, 120fps video support, Bluetooth and WiFi. Most importantly, the HDR-AS50R can be submerged up to 60 meters under water, while having access to manual settings will be a plus for potential suitors. The new Action Cam will be available in mid-February for $350.

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