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Essentially, it has a reduced feature set, somewhat fewer manual controls, and smaller image sensor than the FDRAX700. Still, the image quality and low light capability of this camera will blow away any Sony NighShot camera that has proceeded it under $1000. Consider this model if you particularly need the powerful 20x optical zoom, but do not need 240\/480\/960 FPS high-speed recording capability of the FDR-AX700. Both models recommended by BCM are capable of the 120 FPS \"Smooth Slow Record\" feature which was used with the NightShot function to slow down the Mexican long-tounged bats in the video below.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRecord bat activity in spectacular 4K Ultra HD detail, with NightShot\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCompatible with BCM's IRLamp6 illuminators for bright, evenly distributed IR light which have never been shown to disturb bat activity\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMinimize image shake with Balanced Optical SteadyShot\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAutofocus with extra-precise Fast Intelligent AF\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCapture a range of stunning results using a 4K-compatible optical 20x zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar® T* lens with 26.8 mm widest angle.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3.0\" LCD (Touch panel), EVF, Wi-Fi\/NFC, manual ring, night shot, 4K Time-lapse capture\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style467\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.sony.com\/electronics\/handycam-camcorders\/fdr-ax53#product_details_default\" title=\"Sony AX53 NightShot camera for bat use\"\u003eComplete list of specifications for the Sony AX53 . . .\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eRelease Date:\u003c\/b\u003e 2016-03-20\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/player.vimeo.com\/video\/240288553\" webkitallowfullscreen=\"\" mozallowfullscreen=\"\" allowfullscreen=\"\" width=\"500\" height=\"375\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD NightShot Camcorder

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To record stunning images of bats in low or no visible light, Sony created a line of consumer level (though features in the high end models are blurring the line with professional systems) with an ability to record in near-infrared (~850nm).

The "low end" of the current Sony NightShot capable camera is the FDR-AX53. Essentially, it has a reduced feature set, somewhat fewer manual controls, and smaller image sensor than the FDRAX700. Still, the image quality and low light capability of this camera will blow away any Sony NighShot camera that has proceeded it under $1000. Consider this model if you particularly need the powerful 20x optical zoom, but do not need 240/480/960 FPS high-speed recording capability of the FDR-AX700. Both models recommended by BCM are capable of the 120 FPS "Smooth Slow Record" feature which was used with the NightShot function to slow down the Mexican long-tounged bats in the video below.

  • Record bat activity in spectacular 4K Ultra HD detail, with NightShot
  • Compatible with BCM's IRLamp6 illuminators for bright, evenly distributed IR light which have never been shown to disturb bat activity
  • Minimize image shake with Balanced Optical SteadyShot
  • Autofocus with extra-precise Fast Intelligent AF
  • Capture a range of stunning results using a 4K-compatible optical 20x zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar® T* lens with 26.8 mm widest angle.
  • 3.0" LCD (Touch panel), EVF, Wi-Fi/NFC, manual ring, night shot, 4K Time-lapse capture

Complete list of specifications for the Sony AX53 . . .

Release Date: 2016-03-20

 

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  • Hi, I noticed you say the FDR-AX53 will blow away any preceeding Sony camcorder under $1000, but I seem to remember some of the older models had Super Nightshot & Super Nightshop Plus, but may I ask if you think the sensor technology has come along enough these days for regular the FDR-AX53 's regular Nightshot to equal, or surpass these old models? I thought if anyone should know, it would be you guys & girls! I do genuinely appreciate any response & information you may be able to provide me.. Cheers, Jon (England, UK)

    Hello Jon - the latest Sony cameras contain 1'' size sensors. The larger the sensor, the better it can resolve in low light. This would be the first thing to look for in these cameras. I beleive all preceeding NightShot cameras contain sensors some fraction of 1''. The difference is obvious when doing comparisions.

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