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Sony - Handycam AX53 4K Flash Memory Premium Camcorder - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 440 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camcorder

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    Luis
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    I did lots of review on camcorders and found out this model was the best for recording my kids playing around. The only thing that I don't like is the lcd size. I am used to record with my iPhone plus and when I was recording with the camcorder everything was small and had to zoom in to see what I am recording

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to operate

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    Science6
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    I purchased this camcorder to record sports and outdoor day and night activities. I recently used it at a family campfire and the low light night shot worked great. It doesn't record in true color when using this setting however it records clear images at night. I especially like the eye viewfinder that I used during the day because the viewing screen was hard to see in bright sunlight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for beginners.

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    AUNTIE
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    I love how I can use this camera from my cell phone! It has a great picture, high quality when I edit it. I use this video camera in my church every Sunday, revival's and special events at the church. The problem is when the multi media screen is down and power point is added, my color gets a little "yellow". It looses the correct color.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely perfect

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    TheRealtorsVoice
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    I use this when skouting our properties for my out of town clients. Video quality is superb. I also use it to record my tennis matches. I like that you can use the viewfinder only to avoid wasting battery with the screen. I like that it takes pictures too, during recording or during playback. This is one of the best camcorders I have owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    SONY 4K

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    Systems

    The Sony 4K Handycam FDR-AX53 camcorder is very good. But there is an exception. I used the camcorder on our recent trip to Hawaii. When using the camcorder outside in bright sunlight, it is almost impossible to view anything on the LCD monitor, you only see a reflection of your face. The LCD monitor is excellent indoors, but not outside. Maybe they can come up with something to reduce the glare on the LCD monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good vid quality, poor interface for ProAm users

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    Mikeinastoria
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    4K recorded video looks marvelous on playback. 1080 HD looks great on playback w smaller files ,too! Good optical zoom quality; digital zoom ...works. Wireless is has good range and works well w iPhone iPad. User ergonomics are simple and easy to locate/use. Enough said! ... If you only want to record events on the fly...like the trip to amusement park, birthdays...kids at ballgame. ProAm users... Skip this camera. No access to manual features without either touching the screen or toggling thru a list of manual options with one (focus) ring serving all function access...also requiring touching the body. The problem w even slightly touching the camera is the floating iris mechanism (boss system) works only when hand held... When on a tripod it magnifies every vibration immensely and you video will be very, very shaky for just a couple seconds until the camera figures it out...then all good again. No remote trigger port... So you won't be pressing the record/capture button unless you physically touch the buttons. Wireless only offers record/play/zoom. . no other options... When you use wireless, all video and access to the functions on the camera are disabled...the video screen simply says,"using wireless"... So to change any settings you have to disconnect t wireless...all your manual settings are lost when you switch to wireless. HDMI port - only accessible when the camera is on! To turn off the camera you need to unhook everything...so you can't leave it set up. No simple way to delete content on the card...pressing delete ...when you can go into the settings to find it. . will delete some items but not others...even if you select delete all. Using lowlight setting blocks usage of the gain settings. So it's either one or the other... And lowlight setting works far better than the gain controls. The list goes on.... Bottom line... This camera is a mess for ProAm users, but excellent for average simple use when shaky video and getting what the camera gives you is all you need. Did I say the video quality was excellent overall. . when it's not shaky. 5 stars for everyday use. 2 stars for advanced user functionality.

    I would recommend this to a friend