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Sony FDRAX53B

$848.00
Sony FDR-AX53
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A top-rated and very popular 20x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with very good features and a fair price
20x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 8.29MP 1" Jan 2016
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Sony FDR-AX53 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony FDR-AX53 number 102 across all camcorders.
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158 Reviews
74
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has very good user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This Sony camcorder is one of the best selling video cameras currently on the market. View best selling video cameras January 2018.
The FDR-AX53 has some great features:
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Larger than average optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Record your own stunning 4k and full HD videos
Carl zeiss lens with powerful 20x optical zoom for beautiful long-range shots
Sharper images with optical steadyshot stabilisation and fast autofocus
Advanced microphone allows for 5.1 sound recording and cleaner audio
Shoot, edit and share movies with highlight movie maker10, live streaming and more record your own stunning 4k and full HD videosyour videos will look stunningly lifelike in 4k ultra HD
The sony fdr-ax53 traditional camcorder records four time more detail than full HD. shoot gorgeous footage in bright or dark conditions with a high-quality exmor image sensor that reduces image noise. the NIGHTSHOT function uses infrared light for recording in total darkness
Ideal for social events, live shows or fun family videos.carl zeiss lens with powerful 20x optical zoomcapture wide-angle shots with a zeiss vario-sonnar T lens that

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Sony FDR-AX53 In-Depth Analysis

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Popular Choice

Across all video cameras, the FDR-AX53 is one the fastest selling products currently on sale according to Amazon sales data.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $848.00 it is in the most expensive 35% of video cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Sony FDR-AX53 of £699.00 ($699.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $149.00.

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Features

Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the FDR-AX53 of 8.29MP is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 62% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The FDR-AX53 has a maximum maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This video camera also has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all camcorders the best resolution is 6528 x 3672 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Heavier Than Average

Camcorders have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The weight of the Sony FDR-AX53 of 635g is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 79% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the FDR-AX53 of 20x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 48% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the FDR-AX53 of 0.5" is larger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 86% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the video cameras the optical sensor sizes range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".

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Average Maximum Battery Life

The Sony FDR-AX53's maximum battery life of 3h is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is longer than 40% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FDR-AX53 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Average Display Diagonal

The FDR-AX53's display diagonal of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 34% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The FDR-AX53's digital zoom of 250x is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 62% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The FDR-AX53 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Sony FDR-AX53's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 10mm is shorter than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 5% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the video cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 10mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 33mm.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony FDR-AX53 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Fader

The Sony FDR-AX53 has a fader, which is unusual. 99% of video cameras do not have a fader.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the FDR-AX53 of only 0.01m is smaller than 90% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.35m.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the FDR-AX53 of 2 is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is higher than 71% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders is 1.1, the highest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3.

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Has a Face Detection

The FDR-AX53 has a face detection. 70% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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Features Manual Focus

The FDR-AX53 features manual focus, which is unusual. 89% of camcorders do not feature manual focus.

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Has a Self-Timer

The FDR-AX53 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 92% of camcorders do not have a self-timer.

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Features Wi-Fi

The FDR-AX53 features wi-Fi, unlike 76% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony FDR-AX53 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 75% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Wind Filter

The FDR-AX53 has a wind filter, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not have a wind filter.

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Supports Remote Operation

The Sony FDR-AX53 supports remote operation. 93% of camcorders do not support remote operation.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The FDR-AX53 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 87% of video cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Smile Detection

The FDR-AX53 features smile detection, unlike 89% of camcorders which do not feature smile detection.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

Camcorders have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP. The FDR-AX53's effective megapixels (movie) of 8.29MP is higher than 74% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of all camcorders is 5.6MP, with the lowest being 0.46MP and the highest being 25MP. The FDR-AX53's effective megapixels (image) of 8.29MP is in the highest 28% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Features Photo Mode

The FDR-AX53 features photo mode, which is unusual. 80% of camcorders do not feature photo mode.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The FDR-AX53 has a wireless connection, unlike 89% of camcorders which do not have a wireless connection.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony FDR-AX53 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 91% of camcorders which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The FDR-AX53 has a built-in flash, unlike 86% of camcorders which do not have a built-in flash.

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Full HD

Full HD

The FDR-AX53 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Faster Than Average Maximum Frame Rate

Camcorders have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 62fps. The Sony FDR-AX53's maximum frame rate of 120fps is very fast compared to most other camcorders. It is faster than 96% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony fdrax53bsfg1ux2tq, sony asonfdrax53bk2, sony asonfdrax53bk4

Barcodes:

00027242895638, 00636156036527, 00646791357598, 00646791410507, 04548736021310, 04548736021327

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