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    How do I play the 4k video from this camera on a 4K TV?   (4 Answers)

    By Cole April 16, 2016.

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      Hi Cole, you can play the videos back on the TV by plugging the Handycam to it via the supplied HDMI cable. Thanks_Mitch

      By SonyListens April 17, 2016.

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      I am looking for a high quality night vision camera for ghost hunting. I know it has night vision but will it see well with external IR lighting?   (3 Answers)

      By GhostMan72 December 24, 2016.

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        It won't matter...Ghosts are invisible and because they are dead, they have no heat signature.....so I would save your money.

        By echomike February 15, 2017.

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        Actual zoom capability - 12 or 20X?   (4 Answers)

        By Heepfan1 April 8, 2016.

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          The zoom capabilities for this camcorder are: Optical: 20x Clear Image Zoom: 30x 4K Clear Image Zoom: 40x (in HD) Digital: 250x

          By CommunityAnswer April 8, 2016.

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          What is the correct remote microphone for the Sony AX53 camcorder?   (2 Answers)

          By DrSi December 11, 2016.

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            There are many choices for microphones for that camcorder. I use the Zoom H6 recorder with mine. It's a much better sound quality, and comes with a superb editing program.

            By DanielFeatherback December 16, 2016.

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          Is this camcorder compatible with a MacBookPro, OSX 10.9.5 and IMovie '11? If so, is it easy to download into IMovie?   (4 Answers)

          By Gail February 28, 2017.

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            It has been very easy for us to import from the Sony FDR AX53 to iMovie. We purchased a Sony FDR AX53 4K camcorder three weeks ago to upgrade from a 10 year-old Sony HDR TG1 HD camcorder. Our Mac configuration (iMovie 10.1.4 macOS 10.12.3 iMac 17,1 which should be the current most up to date versions of each) is slightly different than yours. We use the iMovie Import Media then Import All or Import Selected functions on the iMac and USB Connect on the AX53. Typical transfer rate has been about 40MB/s using the provided USB cable. We have not tried wireless transfers yet. The same set up also worked well with the TG1.

            By MacHomeUser March 1, 2017.

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          I received two exact opposite answers, try again. Does this camera have a viewfinder to look through when you are RECORDING video not viewing an already recorded video?   (5 Answers)

          By Gail January 9, 2017.

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            Yes, the viewfinder can be used for recording and viewing after.It is one of the best features of this camera. It is color and in high def. It makes a huge difference on sunny days where the screen can be difficult to see, and for people with vision issues, because there is adjustable focus in the viewfinder.

            By mrvideo January 18, 2017.

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          can you snap a still shot while recording in 4k?   (4 Answers)

          By Hoagie August 26, 2016.

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            No, but in post processing you can process images from video into a picture, but I'm not sure if the resolution would be maintained.

            By slimjimbeam September 10, 2016.

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            Does the iPhone remote app have a playback feature when hooked up to a television?   (5 Answers)

            By Tom April 17, 2016.

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              Tom, The Playmemories iPhone app allows you to playback the files saved to your iPhone (you have to turn on that option, or the files will only save to your memory card). It will play back those files regardless if you're hooked to the TV or not ... Since they're on your phone.

              By mikewinb May 13, 2016.

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              What country make this camcorder?   (2 Answers)

              By Martvu January 14, 2017.

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              Does this camera have a viewfinder to look through to take videos instead of using the digital screen. The digital screens are hard for me to see in bright light when videoing outside. And is this camera compatible with a MacBook Pro OS X10 and IMovie?   (4 Answers)

              By Anonymous January 8, 2017.

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                Hi! Yes. The Sony AX53 does have a viewfinder. -Anthony

                By SonyListens January 9, 2017.

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