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5 Best Sony Camcorders in the UK - November 2019

Updated 07 November 2019 by Matthew
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5 best Sony camcorders

Which Are the Best Sony Camcorders?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best Sony camcorders? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best Sony camcorders are:


What Sony Camcorder to Buy in November 2019?

Sony is one of the most popular camcorder brands as well as being well known for its digital cameras, TVs and headphones.

Sony are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning camcorders. Their camcorders start at £27 for the MHS-PM5 which has an optical zoom of 1x, a sensor size of 5MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to £11,499 for the FS7 II which has an optical zoom of 6.1x, a sensor size of §MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 4096 x 2160. The average price of a new Sony camcorder is £1,674.

Let's take a look at the top 5 Sony camcorders currently for sale in the UK, compared side by side:

Best Buy Great Price
Sony HDRPJ410 Sony HDR-CX240 Sony FDRAX700 Sony FDRAX33 Sony FDRAX100E
Sony HDRPJ410 Sony HDR-CX240 Sony FDRAX700 Sony FDRAX33 Sony FDRAX100E
£225.00 Buy Now
Amazon UK
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£180.00 Buy Now
Amazon UK
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£1,040.99 Buy Now
Toby Deals
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£437.23 Buy Now
Amazon UK
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£406.96 Buy Now
Amazon UK
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2.29MP
30x
OPTICAL ZOOM
235g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
1.17h
BATTERY LIFE
9.2MP
27x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
190g
14.2MP
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1kg
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
20.6MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
700g
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
0.25h
BATTERY LIFE
14.2MP
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
790g
96
Reviews
213 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
81
Value for Money
Very Good
74
Age
5 Years Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
94
Reviews
360 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
71
Age
6 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
18 Reviews
93
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Widely Available
70
Value for Money
Good
86
Age
2 Years Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
97
Reviews
457 Reviews + 1 Award
93
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
71
Value for Money
Good
74
Age
5 Years Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
98
Reviews
305 Reviews + 7 Awards
93
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
70
Value for Money
Good
74
Age
6 Years Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Purchasers report that this video camera has a very great audio quality, really great picture quality and it's very easy to use. It's a classic and fully featured 30x optical zoom, 235g video camera, with a cheap price. It has an image stabilizer, a night mode and a built-in projector and supports HDMI. Customers report that this video camera has a really great audio quality, very great picture quality and it's really easy to use. It's a fully featured and classic 27x optical zoom, 190g video camera. It has an image stabilizer and a face detection, supports HDMI and features smile detection. A stunningly highly rated and powerful 12x optical zoom, 1kg camcorder, with a good price. It has an image stabilizer, a night mode and a face detection and supports HDMI. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camcorder has a really great picture quality, good video quality and it's well made. A total megapixels and award winning 10x optical zoom, 700g video camera, with an extremely good spec and a cheap price. It has an image stabilizer, a night mode and a face detection and supports HDMI. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has an outstanding video quality, a very great picture quality and it's really easy to use. Our review analysis indicates that this video camera has a superb video quality, a very great picture quality and it's really easy to use. It's The top scoring video camera under £1,000, great for recording high-quality video. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in flash, supports HDMI and is Full HD.
16 Reasons For
Bigger Optical Zoom
A Lot Bigger Digital Zoom
A Lot Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Lower Minimum Aperture Number
Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Remote Operation
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
0.92h Longer Maximum Battery Life
Built-in Projector
Night Mode
Better Kagoo Score
Has a Better Price
Has Better Technical Features
13 Reasons For
840g Lighter
Lower Minimum Aperture Number
Face Detection
Smile Detection
10 Times Higher Still Image Resolution
Cheaper by £45
More Popular
Better in Terms of Size
Easier to Use
Has a Better OK Noise Level
Has a Better Lens That Was Good
Better Great Video Quality
Better Great Audio Quality
11 Reasons For
Higher Maximum Video Resolution
70fps Faster Maximum Frame Rate
Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Face Detection
Remote Operation
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Night Mode
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling it
Newer by Three Years
13 Reasons For
48% Bigger Total Megapixels
Higher Maximum Video Resolution
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Built-in Flash
Remote Operation
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Night Mode
More Shops Are Selling it
A Bit Better Expert Reviews
More Customers Recommend it
More Reliable
15 Reasons For
3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Pixels Resolution
1.7 Higher Maximum Aperture Number
Higher Effective Megapixels (Image)
A Lot Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Built-in Flash
0.8" Larger Display Diagonal
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Seven More Awards
User Reviews Are Slightly Better
Overall Reviews Are Slightly Better
1 Expert Review Site Gave It a Higher Review Score
More Thoughtfully Designed
Has a Better Screen or Viewfinder
Has Many Recording Uses
21 Reasons Against
45g Heavier
89% Smaller Total Megapixels
4 Times Lower Maximum Video Resolution
12% Lower Maximum Aperture Number
Significantly Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)
84% Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)
0.8" Smaller Display Diagonal
Not Waterproof
More Expensive by £45
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over Two Years
Less Popular
User Review Rating is Moderately Worse
Overall Review Rating is Worse
Less Customers Recommend it
Less Robust
A Worse Size
Harder to Use
Has a Worse OK Noise Level
Worse Great Video Quality
Worse Great Audio Quality
15 Reasons Against
Smaller Optical Zoom
56% Smaller Total Megapixels
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution
A Bit Smaller Digital Zoom
Vastly Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
23% Smaller Display Diagonal
Worse Kagoo Score
Less Retailers
Older by Over Three Years
User Review Rating is a Bit Worse
Overall Review Rating is Worse
Less Customers Recommend it
Has a Worse Price
Worse Well Executed Technical Features
14 Reasons Against
60% Smaller Optical Zoom
Heavier
Smaller Total Megapixels
158x Smaller Digital Zoom
27% Higher Minimum Aperture Number
38% Lower Maximum Aperture Number
5.8MP Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)
2% Smaller Display Diagonal
Not Waterproof
More Expensive by £861
Less Popular
User Review Rating is Worse
Overall Review Rating is Worse
Worse Great Video Quality
30 Reasons Against
Smaller Optical Zoom
510g Heavier
Hugely Smaller Digital Zoom
Significantly Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Significantly Slower Maximum Frame Rate
A Lot Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)
42% Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)
15% Smaller Display Diagonal
30 Times Lower Still Image Resolution
0.92h Shorter Maximum Battery Life
Not Waterproof
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £257
Older by Over Two Years
Less Popular
Six Less Awards
User Review Rating is a Bit Worse
Overall Review Rating is a Bit Worse
Worse Techwalls.com Review Score
Has a Worse Price
Worse in Terms of Size
Less Nicely Designed
Harder to Use
Has Useful Technical Features
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Has a Worse Lens
Worse Great Video Quality
Worse Great Audio Quality
Has Many Recording Uses
25 Reasons Against
18x Smaller Optical Zoom
44% Heavier
A Lot Smaller Total Megapixels
Smaller Digital Zoom
Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1 Higher Minimum Aperture Number
19mm Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Lower Still Image Resolution
Not Waterproof
Worse Kagoo Score
£227 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Three Years Older
Less Popular
Slightly Lower Expert Review Score
Less Customers Recommend it
Has a Worse Price
Less Reliable
A Worse Size
Harder to Use
Has Worse Technical Features
Has a Worse Acceptable Noise Level
Has a Worse Lens
Worse Great Video Quality
Worse Great Audio Quality
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Sony HDRPJ410

£225.00
Amazon UK

Sony HDRPJ410

Buy Now
Sony HDRPJ410
2.29MP
30x
OPTICAL ZOOM
235g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
1.17h
BATTERY LIFE
9.2 MP STILL
IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2.29 MP STILL
IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2.7"
SCREEN SIZE
350x
(DIGITAL)

The Sony HDRPJ410 has a Kagoo Score of 87. With a price tag of £225.00 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Sony HDRPJ410 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big optical zoom (30x)
Image stabilizer
Night mode
Supports HDMI
Big digital zoom (350x)

Purchasers report that this video camera has a very great audio quality, really great picture quality and it's very easy to use. It's a classic and fully featured 30x optical zoom, 235g video camera, with a cheap price. It has an image stabilizer, a night mode and a built-in projector and supports HDMI.

96
Reviews
213 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
81
Value for Money
Very Good
74
Age
5 Years Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Sony HDRPJ410 has very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. Looking across the entire Sony video camera range, the average reviews for all Sony camcorders are also excellent.

Sony HDR PJ410 Camcorder full review, video samples, Pro's/Con's
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16 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony HDRPJ410

Bigger Optical Zoom

The Sony HDRPJ410 is a 30 optical zoom camcorder. That's 18x bigger than the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX700 (12x), 20x bigger than the Sony FDRAX33 (10x) and 3x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX240 (27x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

A Lot Bigger Digital Zoom

The Sony HDRPJ410 has a digital zoom of 350, however the Sony FDRAX100E is only a 160x (digital) camcorder (190x smaller), the Sony FDRAX33 is only a 120x (digital) camcorder (230x smaller), the Sony FDRAX700 is only a 192x (digital) camcorder (158x smaller) and the Sony HDR-CX240 is only a 320x (digital) camcorder (30x smaller). 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.

A Lot Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Sony HDRPJ410 is 984 maximum focal length, but the Sony FDRAX100E is only a 348mm maximum focal length camcorder (636mm shorter) and the Sony FDRAX33 is only a 298mm maximum focal length camcorder (686mm shorter). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

Lower Minimum Aperture Number

The Sony HDRPJ410 has a minimum aperture number of 1.8, and so does the Sony HDR-CX240. That's 1 lower than the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX700 (2.8). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Sony HDRPJ410 is 10 minimum focal length. That's 19mm shorter than the Sony FDRAX100E (29mm) and 16.8mm shorter than the Sony FDRAX33 (26.8mm). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

Face Detection

The Sony HDRPJ410 has a face detection (as do the Sony FDRAX33, the Sony FDRAX700 and the Sony HDR-CX240), whereas the Sony FDRAX100E does not have this feature. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

Smile Detection

The Sony HDRPJ410 features smile detection (as do the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony HDR-CX240), whereas the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX700 do not feature this benefit. More ...

Smile detection is a system to automatically detect when people in the camcorder's shot are smiling, and pull focus towards them to make sure they're always in full focus.

Remote Operation

The Sony HDRPJ410 supports remote operation, and so do the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony FDRAX700, but the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony HDR-CX240 do not. More ...

'Remote Operation' denotes whether the camcorder can be controlled (start/stop recording) by a separate remote, or whether all control has to happen on the device itself.

A remotely operated camera is helpful because it allows you to mount the camera on a tripod and be in your own movies.

Wi-Fi

The Sony HDRPJ410 features Wi-Fi (as do the Sony FDRAX100E, the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony FDRAX700), whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 does not feature this benefit. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony HDRPJ410 supports Near Field Communication (NFC) (as do the Sony FDRAX100E, the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony FDRAX700), however the Sony HDR-CX240 does not support this feature. More ...

Near Field Communications (NFC) allows the camcorder to wirelessly communicate with smartphones over very short distances (<1m).

NFC can be used to transfer videos and photos from your camcorder direct to your phone, where you can then share them with friends or upload to Facebook/Twitter/etc.

0.92h Longer Maximum Battery Life

The Sony HDRPJ410 has a maximum battery life of 1.17, however the Sony FDRAX33 is only a 0.25h battery life camcorder (0.92h shorter). More ...

'Maximum Battery Life' indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Built-in Projector

The Sony HDRPJ410 has a built-in projector, but the Sony FDRAX100E, the Sony FDRAX33, the Sony FDRAX700 and the Sony HDR-CX240 do not have this feature. More ...

'Built-in Projector' denotes whether the camcorder has an internal projector or not.

A built-in projector allows you to easily show off the videos you've recorded, without having to hook the device up to a monitor or TV first.

Night Mode

The Sony HDRPJ410 has a night mode, and so do the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony FDRAX700, but the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony HDR-CX240 do not. More ...

'Night Mode' denotes whether the camcorder has a special mode for shooting video at night - it does this by upping the light taken in by the lens of the camcorder, leading to a brighter recorded image.

Camcorders usually struggle to record video in low-light conditions - a specially designed night mode fixes that.

Better Kagoo Score

The Sony HDRPJ410 has received a Kagoo Score of 87, whereas the Sony FDRAX100E scored 86, the Sony FDRAX33 scored 86 and the Sony HDR-CX240 scored 82.

Has a Better Price

The Sony HDRPJ410 reviewers thought the Sony HDRPJ410 has a better price.

Has Better Technical Features

On average reviewers thought the Sony HDRPJ410 has better technical features. More than 30 people thought that the Sony HDR-PJ410 had brilliant features.

21 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony HDRPJ410

45g Heavier

The Sony HDRPJ410 has a weight of 235, whereas the Sony FDRAX100E is a 790g camcorder (555g heavier), the Sony FDRAX33 is a 700g camcorder (465g heavier), the Sony FDRAX700 is a 1kg camcorder (795g heavier) and the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 190g camcorder (45g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

89% Smaller Total Megapixels

The Sony HDRPJ410 is a 2.29 camcorder. That's 11.91MP smaller than the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX700 (14.2MP), 18.31MP smaller than the Sony FDRAX33 (20.6MP) and 6.91MP smaller than the Sony HDR-CX240 (9.2MP). 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.

4 Times Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony HDRPJ410 has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so is the Sony HDR-CX240, which is 4 times lower maximum video resolution as the Sony FDRAX100E, the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony FDRAX700 (3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

12% Lower Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony HDRPJ410 has a maximum aperture number of 4. That's 0.5 lower than the Sony FDRAX100E (4.5) and 1.2 higher than the Sony FDRAX700 (2.8). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Significantly Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)

The Sony HDRPJ410 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.29, whereas the Sony FDRAX100E is a 20MP camcorder (17.71MP higher), the Sony FDRAX33 is a 10.3MP camcorder (8.01MP higher), the Sony FDRAX700 is a 14.2MP camcorder (11.91MP higher) and the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 9.2MP camcorder (6.91MP higher). More ...

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

84% Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)

Sony HDRPJ410 is only 2.29 (movie mode). That's 11.91MP lower than the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX700 (14.2MP) and 6MP lower than the Sony FDRAX33 (8.29MP). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

0.8" Smaller Display Diagonal

The Sony HDRPJ410 is a 2.7 screen size camcorder, and so does the Sony HDR-CX240. That's 0.76" smaller than the Sony FDRAX100E, the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony FDRAX700 (3.46"). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

Not Waterproof

The Sony HDRPJ410 is not waterproof (As do the the Sony FDRAX100E, the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony FDRAX700), but the Sony HDR-CX240 is. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

More Expensive by £45

The Sony HDRPJ410 is £45 more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX240.

Fewer Sellers

The Sony HDRPJ410 is only stocked by 6 shops, but the Sony FDRAX33 is stocked by 8 sellers and the Sony FDRAX700 is stocked by 8 shops. More ...

The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by Over Two Years

The Sony HDRPJ410 is three years older than the Sony FDRAX700. The Sony HDRPJ410 is the same age as the Sony FDRAX33.

Less Popular

The Sony HDRPJ410 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

User Review Rating is Moderately Worse

The average user rating of the Sony HDRPJ410 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony FDRAX100E is 93% (based on 267 reviews) and the Sony FDRAX33 is 90% (based on 456 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Worse

The average overall rating of the Sony HDRPJ410 is 89%, whereas the average overall rating of the Sony FDRAX100E is 94% (based on 305 reviews) and the Sony FDRAX33 is 92% (based on 461 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 14.9% of 296 customers recommend the Sony HDRPJ410, but 48.2% of 328 customers recommend the Sony FDRAX100E, 80% of 465 customers recommend the Sony FDRAX33 and 62.3% of 448 customers recommend the Sony HDR-CX240.

Less Robust

On average reviewers thought the Sony HDRPJ410 was less robust.

A Worse Size

The Sony HDRPJ410 reviewers thought the Sony HDRPJ410 was a worse size.

Harder to Use

On average reviewers thought the Sony HDRPJ410 was harder to use.

Has a Worse OK Noise Level

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sony HDRPJ410 has a worse OK noise level.

Worse Great Video Quality

On average reviewers thought the Sony HDRPJ410 was worse great video quality.

Worse Great Audio Quality

The Sony HDRPJ410 reviewers thought the Sony HDRPJ410 was worse great audio quality.

The cheapest price that we could find for the HDRPJ410 in the UK is £225.00 and in total we found 6 prices for it.

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Sony HDR-CX240

£180.00
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Sony HDR-CX240

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Sony HDR-CX240
9.2MP
27x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
190g
4032 X 2272
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2.7"
SCREEN SIZE
320x
(DIGITAL)

The Sony HDR-CX240 has a Kagoo Score of 82. With a price tag of £180.00 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Sony HDR-CX240 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (9.2MP)
Very light (190g)
Big optical zoom (27x)
Image stabilizer
Big digital zoom (320x)

Customers report that this video camera has a really great audio quality, very great picture quality and it's really easy to use. It's a fully featured and classic 27x optical zoom, 190g video camera. It has an image stabilizer and a face detection, supports HDMI and features smile detection.

94
Reviews
360 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
71
Age
6 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Sony HDR-CX240 has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. Looking across the entire Sony video camera range, the average reviews for all Sony camcorders are also excellent.

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13 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony HDR-CX240

840g Lighter

The Sony HDR-CX240 has a weight of 190, however the Sony FDRAX100E is a 790g camcorder (600g heavier), the Sony FDRAX33 is a 700g camcorder (510g heavier), the Sony FDRAX700 is a 1kg camcorder (840g heavier) and the Sony HDRPJ410 is a 235g camcorder (45g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Lower Minimum Aperture Number

Sony HDR-CX240 is 1.8 minimum aperture, and so does the Sony HDRPJ410. That's 1 lower than the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX700 (2.8). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Face Detection

The Sony HDR-CX240 has a face detection (as do the Sony FDRAX33, the Sony FDRAX700 and the Sony HDRPJ410), however the Sony FDRAX100E does not have this feature. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-CX240 features smile detection (as do the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony HDRPJ410), however the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX700 do not feature this benefit. More ...

Smile detection is a system to automatically detect when people in the camcorder's shot are smiling, and pull focus towards them to make sure they're always in full focus.

10 Times Higher Still Image Resolution

The Sony HDR-CX240 supports a still image resolution of 4032 x 2272, however the Sony FDRAX100E supports a still image resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD Ready) and the Sony FDRAX33 supports a still image resolution of 640 x 480. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Cheaper by £45

The Sony HDR-CX240 costs £226.96 less than the Sony FDRAX100E, costs £257.23 less than the Sony FDRAX33, costs £860.99 less than the Sony FDRAX700 and costs £45 less than the Sony HDRPJ410.

More Popular

The Sony HDR-CX240 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.

Better in Terms of Size

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sony HDR-CX240 was better in terms of size. Over 10 people thought that the Sony HDRCX240 was lightweight and several people thought that it was also compact, was a good size and was really easy to carry around.

Easier to Use

On average reviewers thought the Sony HDR-CX240 was easier to use. Over 300 people thought that the Sony HDRCX240 was really easy to use and nine people thought that it was also very easy to setup.

Has a Better OK Noise Level

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sony HDR-CX240 has a better OK noise level. More than 10 people thought that the Sony HDRCX240 was quiet.

Has a Better Lens That Was Good

Our analysis of the Sony HDR-CX240 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Sony HDR-CX240 has a better lens that was good. More than 10 people thought that the Sony HDRCX240 had a good zoom and two people thought that it also had a good autofocus.

Better Great Video Quality

On average reviewers thought the Sony HDR-CX240 was better great video quality. More than 300 people thought that the Sony HDRCX240 had a very great picture quality and over 20 people thought that it also had a good video quality.

Better Great Audio Quality

On average reviewers thought the Sony HDR-CX240 was better great audio quality. More than 200 people thought that the Sony HDRCX240 had a very great audio quality.

15 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony HDR-CX240

Smaller Optical Zoom

The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 27 optical zoom camcorder. That's 15x bigger than the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX700 (12x), 17x bigger than the Sony FDRAX33 (10x) and 3x smaller than the Sony HDRPJ410 (30x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

56% Smaller Total Megapixels

The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 9.2 camcorder. That's 5MP smaller than the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX700 (14.2MP), 11.4MP smaller than the Sony FDRAX33 (20.6MP) and 6.91MP bigger than the Sony HDRPJ410 (2.29MP). 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.

Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The Sony HDR-CX240 has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so is the Sony HDRPJ410, which is 4 times lower maximum video resolution as the Sony FDRAX100E, the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony FDRAX700 (3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

A Bit Smaller Digital Zoom

Sony HDR-CX240 is only 320 (digital), but the Sony FDRAX100E is a 160x (digital) camcorder (160x smaller), the Sony FDRAX33 is a 120x (digital) camcorder (200x smaller), the Sony FDRAX700 is a 192x (digital) camcorder (128x smaller) and the Sony HDRPJ410 is a 350x (digital) camcorder (30x bigger). 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.

Vastly Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)

The Sony HDR-CX240 has an effective megapixels (image) of 9.2, however the Sony FDRAX100E is a 20MP camcorder (10.8MP higher), the Sony FDRAX33 is a 10.3MP camcorder (1.1MP higher), the Sony FDRAX700 is a 14.2MP camcorder (5MP higher) and the Sony HDRPJ410 is a 2.29MP camcorder (6.91MP lower). More ...

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The Sony HDR-CX240 does not have a built-in flash, but the Sony FDRAX100E, the Sony FDRAX33, the Sony FDRAX700 and the Sony HDRPJ410 do. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

23% Smaller Display Diagonal

The Sony HDR-CX240 has a display diagonal of 2.7, and so does the Sony HDRPJ410. That's 0.76" smaller than the Sony FDRAX100E, the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony FDRAX700 (3.46"). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sony HDR-CX240 has received a Kagoo Score of 82, however the Sony FDRAX100E scored 86, the Sony FDRAX33 scored 86, the Sony FDRAX700 scored 87 and the Sony HDRPJ410 scored 87.

Less Retailers

The Sony HDR-CX240 is only stocked by 2 sellers, whereas the Sony FDRAX100E is stocked by 5 shops, the Sony FDRAX33 is stocked by 8 stores, the Sony FDRAX700 is stocked by 8 stores and the Sony HDRPJ410 is stocked by 6 retailers. More ...

Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Older by Over Three Years

The Sony HDR-CX240 is one year older than the Sony FDRAX33, four years older than the Sony FDRAX700 and one year older than the Sony HDRPJ410. The Sony HDR-CX240 is the same age as the Sony FDRAX100E.

User Review Rating is a Bit Worse

The Sony HDR-CX240's average user score is 89%, however the Sony FDRAX100E's is 93% (based on 267 reviews) and the Sony FDRAX33's is 90% (based on 456 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Worse

The Sony HDR-CX240's average overall score is 89%, however the Sony FDRAX100E's is 94% (based on 305 reviews) and the Sony FDRAX33's is 92% (based on 461 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 62.3% of 448 customers recommend the Sony HDR-CX240, whereas 80% of 465 customers recommend the Sony FDRAX33.

Has a Worse Price

On average reviewers thought the Sony HDR-CX240 has a worse price.

Worse Well Executed Technical Features

The Sony HDR-CX240 reviewers thought the Sony HDR-CX240 was worse well executed technical features.

The cheapest price that we could find for the HDR-CX240 in the UK is £180.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Sony FDRAX700

£1,040.99
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Sony FDRAX700

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Sony FDRAX700
14.2MP
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1kg
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
12 MEGAPIXELS
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3.46"
SCREEN SIZE
192x
(DIGITAL)

The Sony FDRAX700 has a Kagoo Score of 87. However with a price tag of £1,040.99 this camcorder is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sony FDRAX700 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony camcorder.

Features We Love:
Time Lapse
Big total megapixels (14.2MP)
Large optical sensor size (1")
Image stabilizer
Large display diagonal (3.46")

A stunningly highly rated and powerful 12x optical zoom, 1kg camcorder, with a good price. It has an image stabilizer, a night mode and a face detection and supports HDMI. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camcorder has a really great picture quality, good video quality and it's well made.

95
Reviews
18 Reviews
93
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Widely Available
70
Value for Money
Good
86
Age
2 Years Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Sony FDRAX700 has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 85%, based on 13 reviews. Looking across the entire Sony video camera range, the average reviews for all Sony camcorders are also excellent.

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11 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony FDRAX700

Higher Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony FDRAX700 has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels pixels, and so are the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX33, which is 4 times higher maximum video resolution as the Sony HDR-CX240 and the Sony HDRPJ410 (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

70fps Faster Maximum Frame Rate

The Sony FDRAX700 has a maximum frame rate of 120, however the Sony FDRAX33 is only a 50fps camcorder (70fps slower). More ...

'Maximum Frame Rate' denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)

The Sony FDRAX700 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 14.2, and so does the Sony FDRAX100E. That's 5.91MP higher than the Sony FDRAX33 (8.29MP) and 11.91MP higher than the Sony HDRPJ410 (2.29MP). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

Face Detection

The Sony FDRAX700 has a face detection (as do the Sony FDRAX33, the Sony HDR-CX240 and the Sony HDRPJ410), but the Sony FDRAX100E does not have this feature. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

Remote Operation

The Sony FDRAX700 supports remote operation, and so do the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony HDRPJ410, however the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony HDR-CX240 do not. More ...

'Remote Operation' denotes whether the camcorder can be controlled (start/stop recording) by a separate remote, or whether all control has to happen on the device itself.

A remotely operated camera is helpful because it allows you to mount the camera on a tripod and be in your own movies.

Wi-Fi

The Sony FDRAX700 features Wi-Fi (as do the Sony FDRAX100E, the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony HDRPJ410), but the Sony HDR-CX240 does not feature this benefit. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony FDRAX700 supports Near Field Communication (NFC) (as do the Sony FDRAX100E, the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony HDRPJ410), whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 does not support this feature. More ...

Near Field Communications (NFC) allows the camcorder to wirelessly communicate with smartphones over very short distances (<1m).

NFC can be used to transfer videos and photos from your camcorder direct to your phone, where you can then share them with friends or upload to Facebook/Twitter/etc.

Night Mode

The Sony FDRAX700 has a night mode, and so do the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony HDRPJ410, however the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony HDR-CX240 do not. More ...

'Night Mode' denotes whether the camcorder has a special mode for shooting video at night - it does this by upping the light taken in by the lens of the camcorder, leading to a brighter recorded image.

Camcorders usually struggle to record video in low-light conditions - a specially designed night mode fixes that.

Better Kagoo Score

The Sony FDRAX700 has received a Kagoo Score of 87, but the Sony FDRAX100E scored 86, the Sony FDRAX33 scored 86 and the Sony HDR-CX240 scored 82.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

Newer by Three Years

The Sony FDRAX700 was released two years ago, but the Sony FDRAX100E was released six years ago, the Sony FDRAX33 was released five years ago, the Sony HDR-CX240 was released six years ago and the Sony HDRPJ410 was released five years ago

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony FDRAX700

60% Smaller Optical Zoom

The Sony FDRAX700 is a 12 optical zoom camcorder, and so does the Sony FDRAX100E. That's 2x bigger than the Sony FDRAX33 (10x), 15x smaller than the Sony HDR-CX240 (27x) and 18x smaller than the Sony HDRPJ410 (30x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Heavier

The Sony FDRAX700 has a weight of 1, but the Sony FDRAX100E is a 790g camcorder (240g lighter), the Sony FDRAX33 is a 700g camcorder (330g lighter), the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 190g camcorder (840g lighter) and the Sony HDRPJ410 is a 235g camcorder (795g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Smaller Total Megapixels

The Sony FDRAX700 is a 14.2 camcorder, and so does the Sony FDRAX100E. That's 6.4MP smaller than the Sony FDRAX33 (20.6MP), 5MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX240 (9.2MP) and 11.91MP bigger than the Sony HDRPJ410 (2.29MP). 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.

158x Smaller Digital Zoom

The Sony FDRAX700 is a 192 (digital) camcorder, whereas the Sony FDRAX100E is a 160x (digital) camcorder (32x smaller), the Sony FDRAX33 is a 120x (digital) camcorder (72x smaller), the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 320x (digital) camcorder (128x bigger) and the Sony HDRPJ410 is a 350x (digital) camcorder (158x bigger). 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.

27% Higher Minimum Aperture Number

The Sony FDRAX700 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder, and so does the Sony FDRAX100E. That's 1 higher than the Sony HDR-CX240 and the Sony HDRPJ410 (1.8). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

38% Lower Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony FDRAX700 is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 1.2 lower than the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony HDRPJ410 (4). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

5.8MP Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)

The Sony FDRAX700 has an effective megapixels (image) of 14.2, but the Sony FDRAX100E is a 20MP camcorder (5.8MP higher), the Sony FDRAX33 is a 10.3MP camcorder (3.9MP lower), the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 9.2MP camcorder (5MP lower) and the Sony HDRPJ410 is a 2.29MP camcorder (11.91MP lower). More ...

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

2% Smaller Display Diagonal

Sony FDRAX700 is only 3.46 screen size. That's 0.46" larger than the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX33 (3") and 0.76" larger than the Sony HDR-CX240 and the Sony HDRPJ410 (2.7"). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

Not Waterproof

The Sony FDRAX700 is not waterproof (As do the the Sony FDRAX100E, the Sony FDRAX33 and the Sony HDRPJ410), however the Sony HDR-CX240 is. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

More Expensive by £861

The Sony FDRAX700 is £634 more expensive than the Sony FDRAX100E, £604 more expensive than the Sony FDRAX33, £861 more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX240 and £816 more expensive than the Sony HDRPJ410.

Less Popular

The Sony FDRAX700 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

User Review Rating is Worse

The Sony FDRAX700 has an average user score of 85%, but the Sony FDRAX100E has an average user rating of 93% (based on 267 reviews), the Sony FDRAX33 has an average user rating of 90% (based on 456 reviews), the Sony HDR-CX240 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 359 reviews) and the Sony HDRPJ410 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 213 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Worse

The Sony FDRAX700 has an average overall score of 85%, but the Sony FDRAX100E has an average overall rating of 94% (based on 305 reviews), the Sony FDRAX33 has an average overall rating of 92% (based on 461 reviews), the Sony HDR-CX240 has an average overall rating of 89% (based on 360 reviews) and the Sony HDRPJ410 has an average overall rating of 89% (based on 213 reviews).

Worse Great Video Quality

The Sony FDRAX700 reviewers thought the Sony FDRAX700 was worse great video quality.

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Sony FDRAX33

£437.23
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Sony FDRAX33

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Sony FDRAX33
20.6MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
700g
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
0.25h
BATTERY LIFE
640X480)
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3"
SCREEN SIZE
120x
(DIGITAL)

The Sony FDRAX33 has a Kagoo Score of 86. With a price tag of £437.23 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Sony FDRAX33 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (20.6MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Night mode

A total megapixels and award winning 10x optical zoom, 700g video camera, with an extremely good spec and a cheap price. It has an image stabilizer, a night mode and a face detection and supports HDMI. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has an outstanding video quality, a very great picture quality and it's really easy to use.

97
Reviews
457 Reviews + 1 Award
93
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
71
Value for Money
Good
74
Age
5 Years Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Sony FDRAX33 has excellent expert reviews and great user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. Sony FDRAX33 has received an industry award from Digital Versus. Looking across the entire Sony video camera range, the average reviews for all Sony camcorders are also excellent.

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13 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony FDRAX33

48% Bigger Total Megapixels

The Sony FDRAX33 is a 20.6 camcorder. That's 6.4MP bigger than the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX700 (14.2MP), 11.4MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX240 (9.2MP) and 18.31MP bigger than the Sony HDRPJ410 (2.29MP). 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.

Higher Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony FDRAX33 has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels pixels, and so are the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX700, which is 4 times higher maximum video resolution as the Sony HDR-CX240 and the Sony HDRPJ410 (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Face Detection

The Sony FDRAX33 has a face detection (as do the Sony FDRAX700, the Sony HDR-CX240 and the Sony HDRPJ410), however the Sony FDRAX100E does not have this feature. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

Smile Detection

The Sony FDRAX33 features smile detection (as do the Sony HDR-CX240 and the Sony HDRPJ410), however the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX700 do not feature this benefit. More ...

Smile detection is a system to automatically detect when people in the camcorder's shot are smiling, and pull focus towards them to make sure they're always in full focus.

Built-in Flash

The Sony FDRAX33 has a built-in flash (as does the Sony FDRAX100E), however the Sony FDRAX700, the Sony HDR-CX240 and the Sony HDRPJ410 do not have this feature. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Remote Operation

The Sony FDRAX33 supports remote operation, and so do the Sony FDRAX700 and the Sony HDRPJ410, whereas the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony HDR-CX240 do not. More ...

'Remote Operation' denotes whether the camcorder can be controlled (start/stop recording) by a separate remote, or whether all control has to happen on the device itself.

A remotely operated camera is helpful because it allows you to mount the camera on a tripod and be in your own movies.

Wi-Fi

The Sony FDRAX33 features Wi-Fi (as do the Sony FDRAX100E, the Sony FDRAX700 and the Sony HDRPJ410), however the Sony HDR-CX240 does not feature this benefit. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony FDRAX33 supports Near Field Communication (NFC) (as do the Sony FDRAX100E, the Sony FDRAX700 and the Sony HDRPJ410), but the Sony HDR-CX240 does not support this feature. More ...

Near Field Communications (NFC) allows the camcorder to wirelessly communicate with smartphones over very short distances (<1m).

NFC can be used to transfer videos and photos from your camcorder direct to your phone, where you can then share them with friends or upload to Facebook/Twitter/etc.

Night Mode

The Sony FDRAX33 has a night mode, and so do the Sony FDRAX700 and the Sony HDRPJ410, whereas the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony HDR-CX240 do not. More ...

'Night Mode' denotes whether the camcorder has a special mode for shooting video at night - it does this by upping the light taken in by the lens of the camcorder, leading to a brighter recorded image.

Camcorders usually struggle to record video in low-light conditions - a specially designed night mode fixes that.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

A Bit Better Expert Reviews

The Sony FDRAX33 has an average expert review score of 92% based on 5 reviews, however the Sony FDRAX100E has an average rating of 90% (based on 38 reviews).

More Customers Recommend it

80% of 465 customers recommend the Sony FDRAX33, whereas only 14.9% of 296 customers recommend the Sony HDRPJ410.

More Reliable

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sony FDRAX33 was more reliable. Several people thought that it was well made, was really strong and durable and was reliable.

30 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony FDRAX33

Smaller Optical Zoom

The Sony FDRAX33 is a 10 optical zoom camcorder. That's 2x smaller than the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX700 (12x), 17x smaller than the Sony HDR-CX240 (27x) and 20x smaller than the Sony HDRPJ410 (30x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

510g Heavier

The Sony FDRAX33 has a weight of 700, however the Sony FDRAX100E is a 790g camcorder (90g heavier), the Sony FDRAX700 is a 1kg camcorder (330g heavier), the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 190g camcorder (510g lighter) and the Sony HDRPJ410 is a 235g camcorder (465g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Hugely Smaller Digital Zoom

Sony FDRAX33 is only 120 (digital), but the Sony FDRAX100E is a 160x (digital) camcorder (40x bigger), the Sony FDRAX700 is a 192x (digital) camcorder (72x bigger), the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 320x (digital) camcorder (200x bigger) and the Sony HDRPJ410 is a 350x (digital) camcorder (230x bigger). 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.

Significantly Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Sony FDRAX33 is a 298 maximum focal length camcorder, whereas the Sony FDRAX100E is a 348mm maximum focal length camcorder (50mm longer) and the Sony HDRPJ410 is a 984mm maximum focal length camcorder (686mm longer). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Sony FDRAX33 is a 26.8 minimum focal length camcorder. That's 2.2mm shorter than the Sony FDRAX100E (29mm) and 16.8mm longer than the Sony HDRPJ410 (10mm). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

Significantly Slower Maximum Frame Rate

The Sony FDRAX33 has a maximum frame rate of 50, whereas the Sony FDRAX700 is a 120fps camcorder (70fps faster). More ...

'Maximum Frame Rate' denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

A Lot Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)

The Sony FDRAX33 has an effective megapixels (image) of 10.3, however the Sony FDRAX100E is a 20MP camcorder (9.7MP higher), the Sony FDRAX700 is a 14.2MP camcorder (3.9MP higher), the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 9.2MP camcorder (1.1MP lower) and the Sony HDRPJ410 is a 2.29MP camcorder (8.01MP lower). More ...

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

42% Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)

The Sony FDRAX33 is an 8.29 (movie mode) camcorder. That's 5.91MP lower than the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX700 (14.2MP) and 6MP higher than the Sony HDRPJ410 (2.29MP). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

15% Smaller Display Diagonal

The Sony FDRAX33 has a display diagonal of 3. That's 0.46" smaller than the Sony FDRAX100E and the Sony FDRAX700 (3.46") and 0.3" larger than the Sony HDR-CX240 and the Sony HDRPJ410 (2.7"). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

30 Times Lower Still Image Resolution

The Sony FDRAX33 supports a still image resolution of 640 x 480 (16:9 (6048x3400)| 4:3 (4528x3400)| 16:9 (4288x2408)| 4:3 (3216x2408)| 16:9 (1920x1080)| 4:3 (640x480)), however the Sony FDRAX100E supports a still image resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD Ready) and the Sony HDR-CX240 supports a still image resolution of 4032 x 2272. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

0.92h Shorter Maximum Battery Life

Sony FDRAX33 is only 0.25 battery life, but the Sony HDRPJ410 is a 1.17h battery life camcorder (0.92h longer). More ...

'Maximum Battery Life' indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Not Waterproof

The Sony FDRAX33 is not waterproof (As do the the Sony FDRAX100E, the Sony FDRAX700 and the Sony HDRPJ410), whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 is. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sony FDRAX33 has received a Kagoo Score of 86, however the Sony FDRAX700 scored 87 and the Sony HDRPJ410 scored 87.

More Expensive by £257

The Sony FDRAX33 is £30 more expensive than the Sony FDRAX100E, £257 more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX240 and £212 more expensive than the Sony HDRPJ410.

Older by Over Two Years

The Sony FDRAX33 is three years older than the Sony FDRAX700. The Sony FDRAX33 is the same age as the Sony HDRPJ410.

Less Popular

The Sony FDRAX33 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

Six Less Awards

The Sony FDRAX33 has only received 1 award, whereas the Sony FDRAX100E has received 7 awards.

User Review Rating is a Bit Worse

The Sony FDRAX33's average user score is 90%, however the Sony FDRAX100E's is 93% (based on 267 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is a Bit Worse

The Sony FDRAX33's average overall score is 92%, however the Sony FDRAX100E's is 94% (based on 305 reviews).

Worse Techwalls.com Review Score

Techwalls.com's review score for the Sony FDRAX33 was only 90%, whereas the Sony FDRAX100E's rating was 93%.

Has a Worse Price

On average reviewers thought the Sony FDRAX33 has a worse price.

Worse in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the Sony FDRAX33 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Sony FDRAX33 was worse in terms of size.

Less Nicely Designed

The Sony FDRAX33 reviewers thought the Sony FDRAX33 was less nicely designed.

Harder to Use

On average reviewers thought the Sony FDRAX33 was harder to use.

Has Useful Technical Features

Our analysis of the Sony FDRAX33 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Sony FDRAX33 has useful technical features.

Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

Our analysis of the Sony FDRAX33 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Sony FDRAX33 has a worse screen or viewfinder.

Has a Worse Lens

The Sony FDRAX33 reviewers thought the Sony FDRAX33 has a worse lens.

Worse Great Video Quality

Our analysis of the Sony FDRAX33 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Sony FDRAX33 was worse great video quality.

Worse Great Audio Quality

Our analysis of the Sony FDRAX33 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Sony FDRAX33 was worse great audio quality.

Has Many Recording Uses

On average reviewers thought the Sony FDRAX33 has many recording uses.

The cheapest price that we could find for the FDRAX33 in the UK is £437.23 and in total we found 8 prices for it.

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