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Sony FDRAX33BDI

£579.00
Digital Versus 5 Star
An enormous 20.6MP 1 camcorder with not bad features but high running costs
20.6MP 1/2.3" Yes 700g May 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony FDR-AX33 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Sony FDR-AX33 number 18 across all camcorders.
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539 Reviews + 1 Award
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Average
70
Good Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
71
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has excellent expert reviews and not bad user reviews with 77% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. This camcorder has received an industry award from Digital Versus. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this Sony camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2017.
Customers report superior product quality, that it is easy to use and excellent technical features.
The FDR-AX33 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Has an image stabilizer
Does not support PictBridge
Heavy

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Sony FDR-AX33 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at one expert review site thought that this video camera was very good. This was from Digital Versus who gave it an "5 Star".

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, 4k.com and techwalls.com this video camera has an overall expert rating of 92 out of 100. If all the video cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this Sony video camera is in the top 5%.

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User Reviews Are Good

On average, FDR-AX33 owners rated this camcorder 80 out of 100. Over 74% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 77% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Good Product Quality

75 people who reviewed the Sony FDR-AX33 considered that it was good quality, however 10 customers mentioned that the Sony FDR-AX33 was of an inferior quality. and 10 people thought it was not good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

37 customers who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it was easy to use, 25 customers who bought this camcorder thought it was comfortable and easy to hold and three owners who bought this camcorder thought it was easy to use the menus. two owners who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was easy to setup.

Users Report Good Technical Features

13 people wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Customers Report a Good Quality Lens

17 owners who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good image stabiliser, six owners who reviewed the Sony FDR-AX33 mentioned that it had a good zoom and two customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good lens.

Customers Report Nice Design

16 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was good looking and two customers who bought it thought it was smooth.

Sony Video Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 6,133 user and expert reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 89% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven customers who reviewed the Sony FDR-AX33 said that it had a good screen.

Users Report That it is Robust

Five owners said in their reviews that it was well made and four owners who purchased it reckoned that it was strong and durable.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony FDR-AX33 was noisy.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

22 people said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

20 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was good value for money.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Five people who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact and three customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was lightweight.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £579.00 it is more expensive than 67% of video cameras.

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Free Next Day Delivery Voucher Available

There is a Wex Photographic voucher for £0 off available. Free Next Day Delivery on all orders over £100. The voucher expires on 31 Jul 2017.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony FDR-AX33 and the United Kingdom price of £579.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $749.99 (£974.61).

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Features

Does Not Support PictBridge

The FDR-AX33 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony FDR-AX33 has an image stabilizer. 66% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Video cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 1.8mm and 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm. The Sony FDR-AX33's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26.8mm is quite short compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 25% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the FDR-AX33 of 120x is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 45% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the FDR-AX33 of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 43% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony FDR-AX33 is Full HD, as are 73% of video cameras.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The FDR-AX33 supports HDMI, as do 67% of video cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Sony FDR-AX33 has a built-in flash. 86% of video cameras do not have a built-in flash.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony FDR-AX33 features wi-Fi. 77% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Heavy

The lightest camcorder is 50g weight, the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g. The Sony FDR-AX33's weight of 700g is quite heavy compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 19% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony FDR-AX33 of only 10x is in the smallest 15% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The optical zooms of video cameras range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 26x.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony FDR-AX33 has a maximum maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all video cameras the best resolution is 6528 x 3672 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite High Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of all video cameras is 5.8MP, with the lowest being 1.1MP and the highest being 26MP. The Sony FDR-AX33's effective megapixels (image) of 10.3MP is in the highest 15% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The FDR-AX33 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3|1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The FDR-AX33's effective megapixels (movie) of 8.29MP is in the highest 20% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The average effective megapixels (movie) of all video cameras is 23,000MP, with the lowest being 0.41MP and the highest being 5,100,000MP.

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Fairly Big Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the FDR-AX33 of 20.6MP is very big compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 4% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The average total megapixels of all video cameras is 8.2MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 210MP.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera was released in May 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony fdrax33bk2, sony fdrax33bk1
Barcodes 00051473105846, 00616348081771, 00616639693027, 00616639693034, 04548736010062, 05013493258099

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