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Sony FDR-AX53

£699.00
Sony FDR-AX53
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The highest rated video camera under £1,000, with excellent user reviews but representing only middle of the road value for money
20x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 8.29MP 1" Jan 2016
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Sony FDR-AX53 Ultra HD 4K Compact Camcorder (HD 5-Axis Balanced Optical SteadyShot, 20x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi and NFC)
£747.00
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£748.99
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£749.00
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Purchase price £749.00. APR 29.9%.
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Currys
Buy now pay 6 months later
Purchase price £749.00. APR 24.9%. An additional fee of £25.00 is payable if you settle the loan early.
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£1,038.49
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Argos
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Purchase price £749.00. APR 29.9%.
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Argos
Pay monthly - 48 months
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16.9% APR for 12 Months
Purchase price £747.00. APR 16.9%.
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£817.13
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Purchase price £749.00. APR 26.3%.
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£832.90
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Amazon UK
16.9% APR for 24 Months
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£885.54
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Purchase price £749.00. APR 19.9%.
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£897.52
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Pay in Parts - 36 months
Purchase price £749.00. APR 19.9%.
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£975.53
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Sony FDR-AX53 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Sony FDR-AX53 number 3 in 4K camcorders, number 15 in best selling camcorders and number 49 across all camcorders.
92
Reviews
158 Reviews
63
Value for Money
Good
93
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
82
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 82?

It has very good user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this video camera is slightly out of date, and newer video cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This camcorder is one of the best selling camcorders currently on the market. View best selling camcorders January 2018.
Customers report good quality lens, good product quality and nice design.
It 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

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 54 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 71% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Sony FDR-AX53 Video Reviews

Sony FDR-AX53 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 158 owner reviews this Sony camcorder has an average owner rating of 85%. 87 reviewers (79% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report a Good Quality Lens

18 customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good image stabiliser, 11 people concluded that the product had a good zoom and six owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. three customers who purchased it considered that it had a good lens.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

17 customers thought this camcorder was good quality.

Popular Choice

The FDR-AX53 is a popular choice of camcorder according to Amazon sales data.

Sony Camcorders Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 9,817 user and expert reviews (including 2,796 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 91% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Design

Four people who reviewed the Sony FDR-AX53 mentioned that it was good looking and two customers who bought it concluded that it was smooth.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Five people who bought the product reckoned that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Three owners said in their reviews that the product had good features.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Two owners reckoned that the product was lightweight.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Two people who bought this camcorder considered that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers reckoned that it had a good screen.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Three customers said in their reviews that the product was well made.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Five owners who purchased this camcorder concluded that it was easy to use and two owners reckoned that the product was easy to use the menus.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is under 2 years old, however at £699.00 it is in the most expensive 29% of video cameras.

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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 $848.00 (£1,176.09).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camcorder has been on the market since January 2016.

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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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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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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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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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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Full HD

Full HD

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

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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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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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Features Photo Mode

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

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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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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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Features Smile Detection

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

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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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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 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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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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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 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 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 Face Detection

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

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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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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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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony fdrax53bsfg1ux2tq, sony asonfdrax53bk2, sony asonfdrax53bk4

Barcodes:

00027242895638, 00636156036527, 00646791357598, 00646791410507, 04548736021310, 04548736021327

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