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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 446 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A lot in one package

    Posted
    controlanator
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The Sony AX53 has a lot to offer. For me, however, it's too complex to select the desired settings in the menus. The manual doesn't address nearly all its features. I learn how online but forget sometimes and, when in run and gun mode, I don't haver the right setting and get blurry results. One thing I've had a hard time is focus. The camera will focus on something other than what I wanted it to. For example, the clip was ruined when two children sitting beside each other were out of focus when the camera focused on the distance background between their faces. The screen is so small that I didn't notice that until playback...then I missed the moment. On the plus side, the video quality is awesome. The small size and light weight are great. The touch screen is also nice. I would recommend it with reservation, considering Best Buy has a great return policy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great for consumers.

    Posted
    Cesaron
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This isn't intended for professional use, so I won't get mad at it for not being a pro-level camera. The video quality is great. The battery life is far above expected. Stabilization and zoom are both fantastic. Manual settings are there but it's really not as convenient or comfortable as other cameras. I wish there was a zoom rocker instead of the tiny switch... but for a consumer camera that's completely fine. Again, picture quality is winning -I like it. I returned the camera because ultimately it wasn't what I needed. But I'd absolutely recommend it for anything except paid work. Not because the image quality was poor, but because for my purposes it was a little annoying to use. Certain things I look for were buried in the menu a little bit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Camera Quality is good,Stable video and photos

    Posted
    liferocks
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    this is good product for unto 2k budget camera, 4k with 120 fps resolution makes this camera even better for filming or even photo capturing, however it was meant for videography so its more suitable for it but for photo it needs to be immovable or photo will be slightly blurry

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    great camcorder, except for shaky video on monopod

    Posted
    cj21
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    this is a great 4k camcorder, except for shaky video trying to follow moving action. I used a monopod to record sporting events. tilting the camera forward and zooming in causes the lens to vibrate and the recording is shaky. installed the latest firmware, but still had issues.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi cj21, thanks for letting us know about your concern. We recommend that you set your camcorder to Intelligent Auto. For more information about this feature, please check out the link below.
      http://helpguide.sony.net/cam/1630/v1/en/contents/TP0000933195.html?search=auto. I hope this helps! Dave sony_US

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great little camera but limited

    Posted
    Jesse
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This is a great camera if your looking to do film sports or home movies around the house. Doesn’t do that well in low light. Best used outside in daylight. Solid build easy to use

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    it is ok

    Posted
    happy18
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    nice camera and the quality of the video is very good, the remote app control is very bad and very limited for live streaming

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great canara

    Posted
    Rayovaldez
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    It is just what i need, it is wonderfull to take the right special moments in my family's life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Poor audio recording quality

    Posted
    RGCh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Battery lasts only 2 hrs. Image quality good but poor sound recording.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend