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Sony FDR-AX53

£699.00
A highly rated and 1 year old 8.29 megapixel 1 camcorder
8.29MP 1" Yes 635g Jan 2016
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Sony FDR-AX53 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony FDR-AX53 number 56 across all camcorders.
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44 Reviews
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19 Months Old
Overall Score
62
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Why Has it Scored 63?

It has very good user reviews with 50% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. Panasonic video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this video camera is slightly out of date, and newer camcorders with more up to date technology are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
Customers report good quality lens, good product quality and it is a good size.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Heavy
Only 1" optical sensor size

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £649 at Park Cameras 24 hours ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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Sony FDR-AX53 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

This Sony video camera has an average owner rating of 84 out of 100 based on 44 owner reviews. 50% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 6,121 owner and expert reviews (including 1,979 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. We also found that Sony has very good ratings specifically within its camcorders range. 88% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report a Good Quality Lens

Four owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good zoom and four people agreed that the product had a good image stabiliser.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Four owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony FDR-AX53 was good quality.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two customers who purchased this camcorder said that it was lightweight.

  • Fantastic little lightweight camera, easy to use…
    Tony (Amazon) - November 2016
  • This is a tremendously good video camera, combining a lightweight frame with a tremendous amount of visual punch…

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two owners who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it had a good screen.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is less than 18 months old but has average features, and at £699.00 it is more expensive than 73% of video cameras.

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Free Next Day Delivery Voucher Available

There is a Wex Photographic voucher for £0 off available. Free Next Day Delivery on all orders over £100. The voucher expires on 31 Jul 2017.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony FDR-AX53 and the United Kingdom price of £699.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $998.00 (£1,294.41).

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Features

Has an Image Stabilizer

The FDR-AX53 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The FDR-AX53 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Heavy

The weights of camcorders range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g. The weight of the FDR-AX53 of 635g is fairly heavy compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 19% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Features Photo Mode

The Sony FDR-AX53 features photo mode. 76% of video cameras do not feature photo mode.

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Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the FDR-AX53 of 8.29MP is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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5440 X 3056 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the Sony FDR-AX53 is 5440 x 3056 pixels. That's over eight times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Video cameras resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The FDR-AX53 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Wireless Connection

The FDR-AX53 has a wireless connection, which is unusual. 87% of camcorders do not have a wireless connection.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max) of the Sony FDR-AX53 of 3h is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the FDR-AX53 of 250x is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% 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 relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the video cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.44m. The closest focusing distance of the FDR-AX53 of only 0.01m is fairly small compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 7% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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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 73% of camcorders.

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Features Manual Focus

The FDR-AX53 features manual focus, unlike 88% of camcorders which do not feature manual focus.

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Age

Released 19 Months Ago

This camcorder was released in January 2016.


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