As a dedicated device for video, the Camcorder is a very good option that can cater for a wide variety recording needs.
Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Sony device works!
Simple clips - As a videography noob, this Sony FDR-AX53 video camera should be sufficient for your needs.
Even though recording videos is a passion, you're not necessarily looking to go pro. You're content with making tweaks to a couple of settings to suit the shot you're about to take. The FDR-AX53 is very accessible which makes it suitable for this.
Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Sony provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.
The Sony FDR-AX53, is a very competent option when it comes to recording occasions and related activities. Also, the presence of its built-in Image stabilizer does help with making your clips look smooth and steady.
Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony FDR-AX53 is a great companion to have.
For the YouTubers - This is a good choice for your video recordings because in addition to it's excellent Image Sensor Size (5.76 x 4.29 mm mm), it comes with an in-built image stablizer that ensures your shots remain steady.
Slow motion recordings add an extra dimension of fun and entertainment. This camera comes with an in-built setting that enables this mode.
Ultra High Definition - you'll be able to capture immersive and highly detailed footage with this camera's 4K capability.
If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.
Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Sony's in-built intervalometer
If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the FDR-AX53 is an easy recommendation for this.
Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the FDR-AX53.
As lots of sports happen at night or in-doors, the image sensor size plays an important role in image quality during low light conditions. In addition to its 5.76 x 4.29 mm(mm) sensor size, the Sony FDR-AX53, also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.
Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Sony FDR-AX53 for aquatic photos is a treat.
Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Sony is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the FDR-AX53 is a breeze.
From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 5.76 x 4.29 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly.
To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Sony is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.
Transferring your shots from your camera to another device is made even more convenient with the in-built Wi-FI capability of this camera.
It looks simple, capable and doesn't stand out in any particular way.
|Camcorder Type||Handheld camcorder|
|Aperture Range (F-F)||2.0-3.8|
|Camera File System||DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, MPF|
|Scene Modes||Auto, Night Scene, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow|
|Scene Modes Present||Yes|
|Self-timer Delay||10 s|
|Shooting Modes||Auto, Manual|
|Smartphone Remote Support||Yes|
|White Balance||Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, Onepush|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||Yes|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Pre-flash|
|Auto Focus (AF) Lock||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.01 m|
|Light Exposure Modes||Auto, Flexible Spot (Touch Panel), Manual (Menu/Ring)|
|Light Metering||Multi-segment, Spot|
|Camera Shutter Speed||1/8 - 1/10000 s|
|Fastest Camera Shutter Speed||1/10000 s|
|Shutter Speed (photo)||1/30- 1/10000 s|
|Slowest Camera Shutter Speed||1/8 s|
|4K Video Capable||Yes|
|Analog Signal Format System||NTSC, PAL|
|Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution||100 Mbit/s|
|Camcorder Media Type||Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|HD Type||4K Ultra HD|
|Live stream capable||1|
|Max FPS @4K||30|
|Maximum Frame Rate||120 fps|
|Maximum Video Resolution||3840 x 2160 pixels|
|Supported Aspect Ratios||4:3, 16:9|
|Supported Video Modes||720p, 1080p, 1440p, 2160p|
|Video Formats Supported||H.264, MP4, MPEG4|
|Video Resolutions||1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160 pixels|
|Audio Formats Supported||LC-AAC, MP4, PCM|
|Audio System||Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1|
|Headphone Output Type||3.5|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Digital Zoom||250 x|
|Filter Size||55 mm|
|Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)||26.8 - 536 mm|
|Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)||26.8 - 656 mm|
|Focal Length Range (f-f)||4.4 - 88 mm|
|Maximum Aperture Number||3.8|
|Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||656 mm|
|Minimum Aperture Number||2|
|Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||26.8 mm|
|Optical Zoom||20 x|
|Wide Angle Lens System||Yes|
|Camcorder Tape Type||N|
|Compatible Memory Cards||MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Disc Types Supported||N|
|Display Aspect Ratio||16:9|
|Display Diagonal||3 "|
|Display Resolution (numeric)||921600 pixels|
|Vari-angle LCD Display||Yes|
|Diopter Adjustment (D-D)||-4.0 to +3.0|
|Viewfinder Resolution||1555200 pixels|
|Viewfinder Screen Size||0.24 "|
|Effective Megapixels (movie)||8.29 MP|
|Image Sensor Size||1/2.5|
|Image Sensor Size (W X H)||5.76 x 4.29 mm|
|Optical Sensor Size||1/2.5 "|
|Total Megapixels||8.29 MP|
|Back Light Compensation (BLC)||Yes|
|Image Stabilizer Type||Optical|
|Effective Megapixels (image)||8.29 MP|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity||1|
|HDMI Connector Type||D|
|HDMI Ports Quantity||Yes|
|USB 2.0 (Micro USB) Ports Quantity||1|
|USB 2.0 Connectors||1|
|Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)||13 Wh|
|Number Of Batteries Supported||1|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)||Yes|
|AC Adapter Included||Yes|
|Cables Included||AC, HDMI, Micro-USB|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Indoor White Balance||Yes|
|Onepush White Balance||Yes|
|Outdoor White Balance||Yes|
|Maximum Image Resolution||5440 x 3056 pixels|
|Still Image Resolution(s)||5440 x 3056, 4080 x 3056, 3840 x 2160, 2880 x 2160, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480|