Sony FDR-AX33 vs Sony NEX-EA50M

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Sony FDR-AX33
Sony NEX-EA50M

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 120x (digital) camcorder. That's 118x bigger than the Sony NEX-EA50M (2x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

1kg lighter Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700g weight camcorder. That's 1kg lighter than the Sony NEX-EA50M (1.7kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£2,837 cheaper
The Sony FDR-AX33 costs £599.99, whereas the Sony NEX-EA50M is £3,437.12.
Available from 6 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
4 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M is a 16.1MP camcorder. That's 5.8MP higher than the Sony FDR-AX33 (16.1MP).
A lot higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M is a 13.6MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is only an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (5.31MP lower).
15% larger screen size Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M has a screen size of 3.5", however the Sony FDR-AX33 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). 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.

10fps faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M is a 60fps camcorder. That's 10fps faster than the Sony FDR-AX33 (60fps).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 10.3MP camcorder. That's 5.8MP lower than the Sony NEX-EA50M (16.1MP).
Vastly lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a movie megapixel count of 8.29MP, however the Sony NEX-EA50M is a 13.6MP (movie mode) camcorder (5.31MP higher).
Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a screen size of 3", but the Sony NEX-EA50M is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.5" 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.

20% slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 50fps camcorder. That's 10fps slower than the Sony NEX-EA50M (60fps).
5 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller digital zoom Edit
Sony NEX-EA50M is only 2x (digital). That's 118x smaller than the Sony FDR-AX33 (2x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

60% heavier Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M is a 1.7kg weight camcorder. That's 1kg heavier than the Sony FDR-AX33 (1.7kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£2,837 more expensive
The Sony NEX-EA50M is more expensive than the Sony FDR-AX33 by £2,837.13.
Less retailers
Only 4 sellers sells the Sony NEX-EA50M, whereas 10 sellers sell the Sony FDR-AX33. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Two months older
The Sony NEX-EA50M is older than the Sony FDR-AX33 by two months.

Awards

1 Award
Digital Versus: 5 Star
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

24 months Ago 26 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.7MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
10.3MP 16.1MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
8.29MP 13.6MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
120x
BEST
2x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
298mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
26.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
3.8 - 38 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 Memory Stick (MS)
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 Memory Stick (MS)
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 25600
 5000
 4000
 2500
 500
 400
 250
 160
 100
 50
 25
 25600
 5000
 4000
 2500
 500
 400
 250
 160
 100
 50
 25
BEST

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Manual
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Manual

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/6 - 1/10000 1/10000 - 30

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
921,600 pixels 921,600 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 5lx
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST

Still Image

Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6048 x 3400
BEST
 6048 x 3400

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV70 NP-F770
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
700g
BEST
1.7kg
Height
78.5mm 203mm
Depth
155mm 305.5mm
Width
71mm 142.5mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Flash Exposure Compensation
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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