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Sony FDR-AX53

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Sony FDR-AX53. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and size also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the color. There are some critical opinions about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony FDR-AX53 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 65 reviews)

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Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Sony’s New FDR-AX53 Handycam is a Consumer-Oriented 4K Camcorder

 

Sony unveiled the FDR-AX53 Handycam at CES 2016 to add it to the company's growing 4K lineup. The AX53 features a new 20x optical zoom lens (26.8-536mm equivalent) with advanced aspherical (AA) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lens elements that allow it...

Does anyone know of any camcorders on the foreseeable horizon that are small, light and sub $1000 that will do this?

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Sony FDR-AX53 offers pro quality 4K video recording for a consumer price - Pocket-lint

 

As part of its annual camcorder line-up refresh, Sony has introduced a powerhouse 4K Handycam that brings professional standard features to the consumer

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: the1lemming (sony.com)

Does NOT record or capture meta-data to mp4 files

 

I have had my Sony AX53 since April 2016 and I am very happy with the video quality recorded by this device. However I have discovered that the Sony AX53 does not capture or record meta-data to the mp4 files it creates. Just about every other video...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: (sony.com)

Surveillance Tool

 

Great video camera for obtaining surveillance footage. The feature I like are that you have an assignable button to switch to manual control a number of variables such as zoom or focus. When the cam powers up within 2 seconds and it restores that last...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Rhosyn (sony.com)

Good Camera

 

+ side- Fantastic picture and sound quality, very light and easy to handle. -side- Very hard to see anything through the viewfinder in brilliant sunshine, it would help if had an eye cup, also I find the fader a bit awkward to use and it can't be used...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Walkerab (sony.com)

Great feature and big advance on my last one

 

Very pleased with the handy cam and has much more to offer over and above my last one but lighter and does not seem so well built. Also photos can be downloaded online but videos only in certain formats unfortunately.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: tspark95 (sony.com)

Great image stabilizer.

 

Upgrading my old camcorder, i found the Sony AX53 to be the best to suit my needs. As i do a lot of Air show and car racing videos, the camera has good smooth image stabilization for fast action. Also being able to control the camera manually is a...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Gord flyer (sony.com)

Good Handycam but could be better.

 

I bought this camcorder a month ago and although the recorded 4K video is great there are two major issues that spoil it for my application. I use it mainly for recording model aircraft flying and trying to keep track of a moving target with the EVF is...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Jeanpied (sony.com)

Great performance

 

Bought just under a month ago, used extensively on a long weekend in Amsterdam, filming flower displays at the Kuekelhof gardens.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (sony.com)

Pretty good camcorder

 

Great stabilisation features. Great image quality.

Apr, 2016
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Product Specifications

Camera

Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9

Display

Display aspect ratio:16:9

Lens System

Wide angle lens system: Yes

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD