Several Sony FDR-AX53 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Dr. Michael Heron mentioned “The flip-out LCD screen gives you a lot of control over the precise settings you want to make use of - the manual control options are fantastic” in his review of the Sony FDR-AX53. This month Martian Invader said “You need to export these to software to make the actual video - much improved menu touch screen which is responsive - dual recording on the SD card” in their review of this camcorders.
Some customers said in their reviews that the Sony FDR-AX53 was easy to use. Marcin Rucinski wrote this year “Because I wear glasses it is impossible to use”. Martian Invader wrote on Amazon “Essentially, this product reminds me why I always buy Nikon I would strongly advise anyone wanting to use Optical Steady Shot to do walking hand-held footage to look elsewhere” in their review of the Sony FDR-AX53 but in spite of that only rated the Sony FDR-AX53 2 stars.
One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Lark said on Amazon “The view finder is touch screen and easy to set up and operate, intuitive pretty much” in their review of the Sony FDR-AX53.