Canon C100 Mark II vs Sony FDR-AX33

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Canon C100 Mark II
Sony FDR-AX33

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
14% larger screen size Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II is a 3.46" screen size camcorder. That's 0.46" larger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (3"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II is a 1,230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 308,400 pixels higher than the Sony FDR-AX33 (921,600 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

8 Reasons For
20% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 10.3MP camcorder. That's 2.01MP higher than the Canon C100 Mark II (10.3MP).
Image stabiliser Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has an image stabiliser, but the Canon C100 Mark II does not. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 298mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 82mm longer than the Canon C100 Mark II (298mm).
2.2mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a minimum focal length of 26.8mm, whereas the Canon C100 Mark II is a 29mm minimum focal length camcorder (2.2mm longer).
21% higher viewfinder resolution Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 1,555,200 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder. That's 325,200 pixels higher than the Canon C100 Mark II (1,555,200 pixels).
61% lighter Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700g weight camcorder. That's 425g lighter than the Canon C100 Mark II (700g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

£2,845 cheaper
The Sony FDR-AX33 costs £2,845.21 less than the Canon C100 Mark II.
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
25% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II has a megapixel count of 8.29MP, however the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 10.3MP camcorder (2.01MP higher).
Does not have an image stabiliser Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II does not have an image stabiliser, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 has an image stabiliser. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

82mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II has a maximum focal length of 216mm, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 298mm maximum focal length camcorder (82mm longer).
8% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II is a 29mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 2.2mm longer than the Sony FDR-AX33 (26.8mm).
A lot lower viewfinder resolution Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II has a viewfinder resolution of 1,230,000 pixels, however the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 1,555,200 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder (325,200 pixels higher).
A lot heavier Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II has a weight of 1.1kg, however the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700g weight camcorder (425g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

More expensive by £2,845
The Canon C100 Mark II is £2,845.21 more expensive than the Sony FDR-AX33.
Less retailers
The Canon C100 Mark II is only stocked by 9 retailers, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is stocked by 11 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
3 Reasons Against
16% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a screen size of 3", however the Canon C100 Mark II is a 3.46" screen size camcorder (0.46" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

A lot lower display resolution Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, but the Canon C100 Mark II is a 1,230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (308,400 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Two months older
The Sony FDR-AX33 is older than the Canon C100 Mark II by two months.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
9.84MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
8.29MP 10.3MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
8.29MP 8.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
BEST
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length
216mm 298mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29mm 26.8mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Value
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
77mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
29 - 216 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
24 - 105 3.8 - 38
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF

Storage

Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 51200
 25600
 12800
 6400
 3200
 2000
 1600
 800
 640
 400
 320
 200
 160
 80
 64
 25
 20000
BEST
 51200
 25600
 12800
 6400
 3200
 2000
 1600
 800
 640
 400
 320
 200
 160
 80
 64
 25
 20000

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/2000 - 1/3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/6 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3.46"
BEST
3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
1,230,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24"
Viewfinder Resolution
1,230,000 pixels 1,555,200 pixels
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.25lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 10

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 6048 x 3400
 3840 x 2160
 6048 x 3400
BEST
Continuous Shooting Mode
 Continuous shooting mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out port
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
 S-Video out port
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
XLR in Port
 XLR in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Battery

Video Recording Time
4.58h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV70
Battery Voltage
7.4V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
5,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
-5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.1kg 700g
BEST
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 78.5mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 155mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 71mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Data Import Utility Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoulder Strap
 Shoulder strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Number of Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
User Guide
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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