Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema vs Sony FDR-AX33
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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A giant optical sensor size and classic 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 355g camcorder, with good features but representing only moderate value for money
91
Reviews
55 Reviews
59
Value for Money
Average
75
Features
Good Features
66
Age
4 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2" 355g No Jan 2014
Max Video Resolution Optical Sensor Size Weight Image Stabilizer Release Date
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Optical Sensor Size 2"
Weight 355g
Image Stabilizer No
Release Date Jan 2014
Sony FDR-AX33

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Sony FDR-AX33

£499.99
£70.00
Our Verdict:
A very popular and high image quality 10x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with an industry award and fantastic features
94
Reviews
841 Reviews + 1 Award
65
Value for Money
Good
91
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
2 Years Old
82
Overall Score
Excellent
10x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20.6MP 1" May 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 20.6MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date May 2015
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A giant optical sensor size and classic 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 355g camcorder, with good features but representing only moderate value for money
91
Reviews
55 Reviews
59
Value for Money
Average
75
Features
Good Features
66
Age
4 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2" 355g No Jan 2014
Max Video Resolution Optical Sensor Size Weight Image Stabilizer Release Date
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Optical Sensor Size 2"
Weight 355g
Image Stabilizer No
Release Date Jan 2014
Sony FDR-AX33

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Sony FDR-AX33

£499.99
£70.00
Our Verdict:
A very popular and high image quality 10x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with an industry award and fantastic features
94
Reviews
841 Reviews + 1 Award
65
Value for Money
Good
91
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
2 Years Old
82
Overall Score
Excellent
10x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20.6MP 1" May 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 20.6MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date May 2015

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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
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£699.99
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Reasons For

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
5 Reasons For
Interchangeable Lens
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has an interchangeable lens, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 does not.

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

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Larger Optical Sensor Size
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is a 2/3" optical sensor size camcorder. That's 1" larger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (1/2.3").

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

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Larger Display Diagonal
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is 3.5" screen size. That's 0.5" larger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (3").

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

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Hugely Lighter
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has a weight of 355g, but the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700g camcorder (345g heavier).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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Slightly Better User Reviews
Based on 29 reviews, the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has an average user review score of 86%, but the Sony FDR-AX33 has an average rating of 83% (based on 754 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Image Stabilizer
The Sony FDR-AX33 has an image stabilizer, but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema does not.

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

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Built-In Flash
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a built-in flash, however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema does not have a built-in flash.

This denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

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£200 Cheaper
The Sony FDR-AX33 costs £200 less than the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema.
More Shops Are Selling it
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.
Expert Reviews Are a Lot Better
The average expert review score of the Sony FDR-AX33 is 92% based on 4 reviews, however the average rating of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is 80% (based on 10 reviews).
Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 86.3%, whereas Blackmagic Design has an average rating of 85%.

Reasons Against

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
No awards found
1 Award
Digital Versus: 5 Star

Average Expert Rating

The Sony FDR-AX33 has better expert reviews than the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema. The average expert reviews score for the Sony FDR-AX33 is 92% based on 4 reviews, where as the average score for the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is 80% based on 10 reviews.
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
3 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has better user reviews than the Sony FDR-AX33. The average user reviews score for the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is 86% based on 29 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony FDR-AX33 is 83% based on 754 reviews.
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
Best
5 stars
15 reviews
4 stars
10 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
3 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
394 reviews
4 stars
206 reviews
3 stars
74 reviews
2 stars
38 reviews
1 star
42 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Blackmagic Design. The average brand rating for Sony is 86.34% based on 10,009 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Blackmagic Design is 85.03% based on 72 reviews.
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
Blackmagic Design

85

85

Based on 72 reviews
Sony

86

86

Based on 10,009 reviews

Date Released

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
49 months old 33 months old Best

Key Features

Image Stabilizer

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
Best
No
Yes

Interchangeable Lens

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
Best
Yes
No

Optical Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Display Diagonal

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Review Analysis

Battery

Reviewers of the Sony FDR-AX33 thought the battery was very good, but thought the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema battery was only average.
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
  • The camera itself is small and easy to use, however battery life is very poor at less than an hour…
  • With the poor battery life…
    -EFox- - July 2015
  • The only bad thing about the camera is the battery it just last about 1 hour…
    Riri - April 2017
  • Battery life is not brilliant…
    Donna - August 2014
  • Features user friendly, great battery, small and compact…
    Jasper - June 2014
  • Battery life is excellent…
    JDM - March 2015
  • Battery life is passable, especially with the standby mode once you magnet the buds together while not listening…
    Jbrash - June 2015
  • Battery life is good…
    FalloutBoy - November 2014
  • Never fall out and a good 6 hr battery life…
    Jason - March 2015
  • The battery life has been good…
    Hawk52ver - March 2015
  • Battery life is roughly 6 hrs which is respectable for the size of the product - it's not sound isolating…
    BBConsumer - September 2015
  • Battery life is adequate…
    SoccerDad - June 2015
  • Price

    Reviewers of the Sony FDR-AX33 thought the price was excellent, and thought the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema price was good.
    Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
  • If you need something cheap…
    Gizmodo.in - January 2014
  • This is an incredible camera for the cost.
    ALP - February 2014
  • Fantastic camera - and at a great price - perfect for my son branching into film…
    S. Gardner - December 2015
  • Fantastic camera - and at a great price - perfect…
    S. Gardner - December 2015
  • Got open box, great value…
    Mmmm - August 2017
  • This camera has all the features that the bigger professional units have except it isn't as expensive…
    PnJT - June 2017
  • It is good for the price…
    Doncoin - July 2016
  • It has a great value of steady shots…
    Dredog8 - August 2016
  • For well under $1000 it seemed like the best value for the newest technology…
    Doc09 - June 2016
  • The real value is the boss system…
    DjDuctape - May 2016
  • Best price fro the produce that can deliver professional quality video!
    Evgi - October 2016
  • Good price for the image…
    Cpet007 - May 2016
  • Great camera, full of features for a reasonable price…
    Cman - March 2017
  • It was the right time at the right place for good deal…
    Leaf34son - August 2017
  • Ease of Use

    Reviewers of the Sony FDR-AX33 thought the ease of use was excellent, and thought the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema ease of use was good.
    Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
  • The camera itself is small and easy to use, however battery life is very poor at less than an hour…
  • The design of the interface is smooth an easy, almost feels like Apple designed it - you've got what you need, easy to use…
    -EFox- - July 2015
  • Terabytes of hard drive storage to accommodate the enormous files the camera produces, not to mention things like lenses and lens adapters, or the various accessories you might need to assemble a fully functional video rig…
  • It would be great to use the quality of this for documentary.
    -EFox- - July 2015
  • Easy to use and understand…
    Aubs - April 2016
  • Easy to use and takes great videos…
    Mtyetti - July 2016
  • My only gripe is that it's difficult to use left handed…
    Monkwho - March 2017
  • Awesome camera! Easy to use…
    Babyhuey - February 2017
  • Easy to use, love the flip out view! Also great for taking a still shot in the middle of a great moment!
    LoveMakingMovies - October 2016
  • Easy to use features and top of the line…
    Locomotive47 - December 2016
  • Small, compact and super easy to use…
    Lionsfan - June 2017
  • The camera is compact and easy to use…
    Letta - January 2017
  • Excellent camcorder, easy to use, easy to learn how to improve recording technique…
    Belcose - October 2017
  • Takes great still shots, very easy to use…
    BestBuyBuyer - October 2016
  • Product Quality

    Reviewers thought the product quality of both the Sony FDR-AX33 and the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema was very good.
    Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
  • Stunning quality images…
    ALP - February 2014
  • It would be great to use the quality of this for documentary.
    -EFox- - July 2015
  • So far works awesome and quality is beautiful…
    Member57 - May 2017
  • The picture quality is terrific…
    Mtyetti - July 2016
  • Camcorder has good zoom and great picture quality…
    Boozefamily - September 2016
  • If high quality is important…
    LeagueofLegends - January 2017
  • We record surgical procedures for lectures in big venues with superb quality on very large screens…
    Robert - June 2017
  • High quality camera…
    Robby - June 2017
  • So far the quality is good…
    Robby - June 2017
  • The product was of really good quality…
    Sean111 - January 2017
  • Still Images - they shoot with very good quality when not shooting stills at the same time as video…
    AshTray900 - February 2017
  • It works great without sacrificing image quality…
    AshTray900 - February 2017
  • Design

    People thought both the Sony FDR-AX33 and the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema design was very good.
    Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
  • Other than that, if your a cinematographer looking for a B cam or indeed A cam built up with the correct rig, then the images that come out of this are beautiful…
    Steve S. - January 2015
  • The design of the interface is smooth an easy, almost feels like Apple designed it - you've got what you need, easy to use…
    -EFox- - July 2015
  • Once you have it it is beautiful…
  • The camera is pretty good…
  • Night vision is also pretty cool…
    Mmmm - August 2017
  • So far works awesome and quality is beautiful…
    Member57 - May 2017
  • Even that is pretty easy…
    Monkwho - March 2017
  • The camera was pretty solid…
    Scotty - June 2017
  • Auto focus is pretty good…
    ScottAGinn - October 2016
  • Smooth zooming action…
    Frosty357 - June 2016
  • The audio on it is 2 channel and pretty good.
    CesB - October 2017
  • The image stabilizer is pretty dang strong too…
    Indymo33 - September 2017
  • Boy, does this thing shoot beautifully…
    TheTechBob - January 2015
  • Ergonomics awful…
    Gerihatrick - March 2017
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Lens System Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Optical Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
    Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 298mm
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
    Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Video Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Max Video Resolution
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
    HD Type
    Full HD HD
    HD
     Full HD
     HD
     HD
    Full HD HD
    HD
     Full HD
     HD
     HD
    Video Resolutions
    3840 x 2160 (4K) 3840 x 2160
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     1440 x 1080
     1280 x 720
    3840 x 2160 (4K) 3840 x 2160
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     1440 x 1080
     1280 x 720
     
     
     
    Image Sensor Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Total Megapixels Unknown - Click to provide data 20.6MP
    Optical Sensor Size 2"
    BEST
    1"
    Sensor Type
    CMOS
     CMOS
    CMOS
     CMOS
    Effective Megapixels (image) Unknown - Click to provide data 10.3MP
    Effective Megapixels (movie) Unknown - Click to provide data 8.29MP
     
     
     
    Storage Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Compatible Memory Cards
    SDXC SDHC
    MS PRO MS PRO Duo
    MS Pro-HG MS Pro-HG Duo
    MSXC MS XC-HG Duo
    SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
     SDXC
     SDHC
     MS PRO
     MS PRO Duo
     MS Pro-HG
     MS Pro-HG Duo
     MSXC
     MS XC-HG Duo
     SD/SDHC
     SD/SDHC/SDXC
    SDXC SDHC
    MS PRO MS PRO Duo
    MS Pro-HG MS Pro-HG Duo
    MSXC MS XC-HG Duo
    SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
     SDXC
     SDHC
     MS PRO
     MS PRO Duo
     MS Pro-HG
     MS Pro-HG Duo
     MSXC
     MS XC-HG Duo
     SD/SDHC
     SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Camcorder Media Type
    Memory card
     Memory card
    Memory card
     Memory card
     
     
     
    Focusing Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Focus Adjustment
    Auto Manual
     Auto
     Manual
    Auto Manual
     Auto
     Manual
     
     
     
    Light Exposure Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Light Exposure Modes
    Auto
     Auto
    Auto
     Auto
     
     
     
    White Balance Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    White Balance
    Auto Outdoor
    Indoor
     Auto
     Outdoor
     Indoor
    Auto Outdoor
    Indoor
     Auto
     Outdoor
     Indoor
     
     
     
    Shutter Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Display Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Display Diagonal 3.5"
    BEST
    3"
    Display Resolution
    800 x 480
     800 x 480
    800 x 480
     800 x 480
    Display Resolution (numeric) Unknown - Click to provide data 921,600 Pixels
    Display
    LCD
     LCD
    LCD
     LCD
     
     
     
    Viewfinder Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Viewfinder Screen Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24"
    Viewfinder Unknown - Click to provide data 1,555,200 Pixels
    Viewfinder Type
    electrical
     electrical
    electrical
     electrical
     
     
     
    Camera Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Still Image Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Maximum Image Resolution
    6048 x 3400
     6048 x 3400
    6048 x 3400
     6048 x 3400
     
     
     
    Audio Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Audio System
    Dolby Digital
     Dolby Digital
    Dolby Digital
     Dolby Digital
     
     
     
    Battery Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Maximum Battery Life 1h Unknown - Click to provide data
    Battery Type
    Battery Technology
    Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
     Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
    Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
     Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
    Battery Recharge Time 1.25h Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Operational Conditions Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Weight & Dimensions Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Weight 355g
    BEST
    700g
    Height 38mm 78.5mm
    Depth 66mm 155mm
    Width 128mm 71mm
     
     
     
    Packaging Content Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data
    Cables Included
    USB HDMI
     USB
     HDMI
    USB HDMI
     USB
     HDMI
     
     
     
    Technical Details Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Sony FDR-AX33
    Flash Exposure Compensation Unknown - Click to provide data
    Number of Diaphragm Blades Unknown - Click to provide data 6

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    Better brand
    VS
    Sony HDR-PJ820
    Sony
    HDR-PJ820
    £659.99
    Significantly
    lighter
    25% bigger
    digital zoom
    2x bigger
    optical zoom
    Bigger total
    megapixels
    Sony FDR-AX33
    Sony
    FDR-AX33
    £499.99
    Significantly bigger total megapixels
    Higher effective megapixels (image)
    Significantly higher effective megapixels (movie)
    More popular
    VS
    Sony HDR-CX625B
    Sony
    HDR-CX625B
    £349.00
    £151 Cheaper
    Lighter
    User reviews
    are better
    70% longer
    maximum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    Vastly bigger
    optical zoom
    66% bigger
    digital zoom
    10fps faster
    maximum frame
    rate
    Sony FDR-AX33
    Sony
    FDR-AX33
    £499.99
    Expert reviews are better
    6.4MP bigger total megapixels
    Lighter
    Moderately shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    More popular
    VS
    Sony FDR-AX100
    Sony
    FDR-AX100
    £649.99
    Better
    Techwalls.com
    review score
    Six more awards
    Better user
    reviews
    A lot higher
    effective
    megapixels
    (image)
    42% higher
    effective
    megapixels
    (movie)
    Bigger digital
    zoom
    17% bigger
    optical zoom
    50mm longer
    maximum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    15% larger
    display
    diagonal
    Sony FDR-AX33
    Sony
    FDR-AX33
    £499.99
    Better brand
    Expert reviews are moderately better
    Higher effective megapixels (image)
    A lot bigger total megapixels
    A lot higher effective megapixels (movie)
    11% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Built-in flash
    VS
    Panasonic HC-V770
    Panasonic
    HC-V770
    £399.00
    £101 Cheaper
    99% lighter
    Bigger digital
    zoom
    User reviews
    are better
    Longer maximum
    focal length
    (35mm film
    equiv)
    10x bigger
    optical zoom
    Sony FDR-AX33
    Sony
    FDR-AX33
    £499.99
    More popular
    Better brand
    Expert reviews are appreciably better
    18.1MP bigger total megapixels
    VS
    JVC GZ-RX515
    JVC
    GZ-RX515
    £399.85
    £100 Cheaper
    Two times
    lighter
    75% bigger
    optical zoom
    80x bigger
    digital zoom
    Sony FDR-AX33
    Sony
    FDR-AX33
    £499.99
    Significantly bigger total megapixels
    VS
    Sony HDR-PJ540
    Sony
    HDR-PJ540
    £439.99
    £60 Cheaper
    2x lighter
    User reviews
    are better
    20x bigger
    optical zoom
    Bigger digital
    zoom
    Sony FDR-AX33
    Sony
    FDR-AX33
    £499.99
    Expert reviews are a lot better
    9x bigger optical zoom
    Significantly bigger total megapixels
    VS
    Sony FDR-X3000
    Sony
    FDR-X3000
    £442.10
    £58 Cheaper
    7x lighter
    Five more
    awards
    User reviews
    are better
    Sony FDR-AX33
    Sony
    FDR-AX33
    £499.99
    Better brand
    50% bigger digital zoom
    Bigger total megapixels
    Marginally shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    VS
    Panasonic HC-V727
    Panasonic
    HC-V727
    £449.99
    £50 Cheaper
    2x lighter
    60% longer
    maximum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    Significantly
    bigger optical
    zoom
    Sony FDR-AX33
    Sony
    FDR-AX33
    £499.99
    More popular
    Better brand
    33% higher effective megapixels (image)
    15% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    1.69MP bigger total megapixels
    VS
    Panasonic HC-VX980
    Panasonic
    HC-VX980
    £528.99
    Vastly lighter
    1,380x bigger
    digital zoom
    454.8mm longer
    maximum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    50% bigger
    optical zoom
    Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema
    Blackmagic Design
    Pocket Cinema
    £699.99
    2x lighter
    Better brand
    Larger optical sensor size
    Interchangeable lens
    VS
    Canon Legria HF G30
    Canon
    Legria HF G30
    £1,025.00
    User reviews
    are better
    Expert reviews
    are appreciably
    better
    Longer maximum
    battery life
    Image
    stabilizer
    Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema
    Blackmagic Design
    Pocket Cinema
    £699.99
    Two times lighter
    Better brand
    Better user reviews
    50% larger optical sensor size
    VS
    Canon HF G40
    Canon
    HF G40
    £819.00
    Hugely longer
    maximum battery
    life
    Image
    stabilizer
    Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema
    Blackmagic Design
    Pocket Cinema
    £699.99
    VS
    Panasonic HC-X920
    Panasonic
    HC-X920
    £679.99
    £20 Cheaper
    Better user
    reviews
    Considerably
    better expert
    reviews
    Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema
    Blackmagic Design
    Pocket Cinema
    £699.99
    2x lighter
    Better brand
    A lot larger optical sensor size
    Interchangeable lens
    VS
    Sony HDR-CX900
    Sony
    HDR-CX900
    £721.77
    User reviews
    are a bit
    better
    Image
    stabilizer