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Sony FDR-AX53

alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 reviews of Sony FDR-AX53. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the price and portability are overall positive. The image quality and size also get good comments, but there are some mixed reviews about the color. There are some negative reviews 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 222 reviews)

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony FDR-AX53

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony FDR-AX53 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the zoom and image quality. The price and usability also get good feedback.

portability, usability, price, image quality, zoom

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony FDR-AX53 Ultra HD 4K Compact Camcorder (5-Axis Balanced Optical SteadyShot, 20x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi and NFC)Sony FDR-AX53 Ultra HD 4K Compact Camcorder (5-Axis Balanced Optical SteadyShot, 20x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi and NFC)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony FDR-AX53

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony FDR-AX53 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony FDR-AX53/B 4K Handycam Camcorder Deluxe Bundle includes Handycam, 55mm Filter Kit, Battery x 2, Charger, 64GB SDXC Memory Card x 2, Bag, Tripod, Sony FDR-AX53/B 4K Handycam Camcorder Deluxe Bundle includes Handycam, 55mm Filter Kit, Battery x 2, Charger, 64GB SDXC Memory Card x 2, Bag, Tripod,

Dec, 2018

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

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

 

As part of its annual camcorder line-up refresh, Sony has introduced a powerhouse 4K Handycam that brings professional standard features to the consumer field. And it won't be priced in loopyville neither, as it comes in at the same price as last...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Great video camera

 

Bought for a holiday to India and have been amazed at the quality of the videos taken. Zoom is brilliant and the graphics of fantastic. Have managed to take some superb videos of tiger and leopard which have made this purchase worth while. This video...

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Superb quality

 

I have only had it for over a seek but immediately the high quality of the camera was evident. I am thrilled with it and am enjoying the experience of getting to know all of its superb qualities..

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Excellent product

 

An excellent product in every way..... so impressed with the 4K ..brilliant

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Great quality but not always instinctive to use

 

Many features are an improvement on older models, but editing parts of shots for example was much easiere with tape model. Still trying to work out how to do 'in-camera' edits as I shoot with this digital version for example. Picture quality excellent...

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Great stability/ Great zoom/ easy to use.

 

I wanted a good video camera for videos of my granddaughter's and the Sony AX53 4K just fitted the bill. It as a very good sensor and low- light feature and a long zoom that comes in handy for those far hard to reach places, it has a good steady shot...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

easy to use

 

easy to use light weight good quality picture easy to handle

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

4k camcorder

 

I have had this camcorder now for couple of weeks, over all i am happy with it but there are some functions that i'm not happy about, like the lose of IS when on a tripod, and there is only 12 seconds of slow motion video,also you have to use a...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

An embarrassment of riches

 

This 4K camcorder proves that the format is far from extinct. It can double as a very competent stills camera and does so very successfully. The 30x optical zoom is very clean, and the ability to program the “focus” ring to other functions is very useful.

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Mr

 

Excellent Camera beautiful 4K Videos a proud owener love the camera

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LC-AAC, MP4, PCM
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):13
Battery technology:Lithium
Battery Type:NP-FV70
Battery voltage:6.8
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Camera

Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Highlights, Slide show
Image quality adjustment:Brightness
Remotely operated: Yes
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual
Smartphone remote support: Yes
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes
Product colour:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):921600
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Flash Modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Pre-flash

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Closest focusing distance:0.0100
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Smile detection: Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):8.29
Effective megapixels (movie):8.29
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:8.29

Lens System

Digital Zoom:250
Filter Size:5.5
Focal length range (f-f):26.8 - 536
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:3.8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):65.6
Minimum aperture number:2
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.68
Optical Zoom:20
Wide angle lens system: Yes

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Light metering:Spot

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC, HDMI, Micro-USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:5440 x 3056
Still image resolution(s):5440 x 3056, 4080 x 3056, 3840 x 2160, 2880 x 2160, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, MPF
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No

Technical Details

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Pre-flash
Self-timer: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:100
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum frame rate:120
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:720p, 1080p, 1440p, 2160p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:1555200
Viewfinder resolution:1555200
Viewfinder screen size:0.24
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.6
Height :8.05
Weight:635
Width:7.3

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Indoor, Outdoor