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Sony FDR-AX33 vs Sony NEX-EA50M

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
19% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a total megapixels of 20.6MP, however the Sony NEX-EA50M is only a 16.7MP sensor camcorder (3.9MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony NEX-EA50M 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.

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.

4 Reasons For
Higher effective megapixels (image) 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 effective megapixels (movie) 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 display diagonal Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M has a display diagonal 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 effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 10.3MP camcorder. That's 5.8MP lower than the Sony NEX-EA50M (16.1MP).
Vastly lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 8.29MP, however the Sony NEX-EA50M is a 13.6MP (movie mode) camcorder (5.31MP higher).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is only 3" screen size, 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
3.9MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M is a 16.7MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 20.6MP sensor camcorder (3.9MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

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.

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Six months older
The Sony NEX-EA50M is older than the Sony FDR-AX33 by six months.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
20.6MP
BEST
16.7MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
10.3MP 16.1MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie)
8.29MP 13.6MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
120x
BEST
2x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
298mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.8 - 38 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 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)
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
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
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Manual
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Manual

Flash

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

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,600 pixels 921,600 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

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

Camera

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

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
Video Resolutions
 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(s)
 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(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
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
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature (T-T)
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

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables 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
Number of Diaphragm Blades
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
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