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Sony FDRAX33BDI

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Sony FDR-AX33
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A high image quality and best selling 10x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with an industry award but representing not very good value for money
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Sony FDR-AX33 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony FDR-AX33 number 14 in best selling camcorders and number 18 across all camcorders.
94
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840 Reviews + 1 Award
49
Value for Money
Average
91
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has terrific expert reviews and great user reviews with 82% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. This camcorder has received an industry award from Digital Versus. Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro camcorders are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However this Sony camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
The FDR-AX33 is one of the best selling camcorders currently on the market. View best selling camcorders January 2018.
Customers report good product quality, that it is easy to use and excellent technical features.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
29.8mm wide-angle ZEISS lens providing 10x optical zoom is not only ideal for capturing grand landscapes, among a range of other scenes it is fine-tuned specifically for
High-precision xtra fine LCD features a whitemagic display that uses white pixels in addition to RGB pixels to boost screen brightness, allowing users to see subtle details and tones on the screen in all types of shooting environments, including outdoors in bright sunlig
Yse your swing with no need for fancy equipment. golf shot mode lets you capture video and stills of each step of your swi
Ce the intensity of behind-camera sounds, whether you are talking to or cheering on your subject as you sho
G an advanced sound-analysis algorithm, this feature eliminates wind noise the biggest culprit of bad outdoor aud
Rd clear sound that accurately captures the atmosphere of the scene, and enjoy surround sound playback on your home theatre system. level meters on the LCD panel provide visual monitoring of each channel's leve
Nces the tracking of moving subjects by using the optimal AF point at all times, and adjusting the target frame size to match your subject's characteristics. thanks to advances in phase-detection AF, it's now more accurate than ever so lock on and shoot fast-moving targets with precisi
Face detection to optimise focus, exposure and colour for people who are the most important subject of a shot. you can prioritise a subject's face by touching it on the LCD. and with smile shutter, the fdr-ax33 can also automatically capture still shots of great (but fleeting) smiles, even while recording movi
Rd two movies at the same time one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in mp4 format. that way you ve got a small file ready for instant sharing, plus a professional-grade file for further editi
convenient feature allows playback of a dramatic sequence of superimposed images to trace every split second of action, a powerful tool for analysing sports motion on screen. during playback, you can adjust the interval between images, or pause to capture still images to share with frien
feature uses infrared light to take pictures even in complete darkness. by using NIGHTSHOT, parents can easily capture children's cute sleeping fac
Times you don't need or want video. put your video camera in still image mode and capture amazing high-quality single images as easily as you do with a still came
Mploying XAVC S format, which was developed from the XAVC format for professional use, 4k ultra HD and high-bitrate recording of incredible quality are realised. yet, XAVC S data is compressed so that it is more manageable for general consume
Advanced BIONZ X image processing engine helps achieve more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality as well as faster processing capabiliti
Larger than average optical sensor size
cutting-edge sensor enhances image clarity, reduces noise in dark environments, and enables soft background defocusi
Rsatile function to streamline movie editing, highlight movie maker offers several time-saving features. add highlight points to key moments while recording, and let the camcorder automatically sync your transitions to your chosen soundtra
performances to sports events, some things are best seen in real time. share scenes as they happen with high-quality picture and sou
shots mean more editing opportunities. easily record footage from a variety of angles, whether using cameras mounted directly to the fdr-ax33 or triggered wirelessly. multi camera control makes it easy to sync shooting settings on all devic
Can select a specific portion of the picture and play it back in full HD, thanks to 4k high resolution. also, you can change trimming size with the zoom lever or on-screen display ic
Nce your viewing experience even without a 4k television. using super-sampling, the fdr-ax33 automatically down-converts 4k footage to exceptionally detailed full
Y total customisation with ergonomic manual controls. use the intuitive multi-purpose manual ring to adjust zoom, focus, exposure, IRIS, shutter speed, AE shift, or white balance shift mode after using the manual button to select the mode. the electronic viewfinder offers accurate image previ
Advanced image stabilisation enables blur-free footage, even when the recording circumstances are shaky or bum
FDR-AX33 is over 30% smaller and over 20% lighter than current model the fdr-ax100, making it the most mobile 4k camcorder on the mark
T 4k footage that contains about four times more detail than full HD (3840 x 2160 pixels vs. 1920 x 1080) footage, and capture more of the incredible qualities that bring images to vibrant li
Y 4k camcorder with balanced optical steady
Has an image stabilizer
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Built-in USB cable stowed in the hand strap is very convenient for extra-quick charging and connection to a PC, so there is no need to pack a bulky extra USB cable or AC adapter. for charging without a PC, use a compact AC-USB adapter (optiona

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Sony FDR-AX33 Video Reviews

Sony FDR-AX33 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

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

Excellent Expert Reviews

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%. Video camera experts think this camcorder is one of the very best camcorders.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this video camera rated it as 83%. 392 reviewers (79% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 82% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Product Quality

114 people who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

72 people who purchased the product considered that it was easy to use, 25 people who bought it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold and four owners reckoned that this camcorder was easy to use the menus. three people who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to setup and two owners thought the product had a good interface.

Users Report Good Technical Features

28 owners mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder had good features.

Top Seller

The FDR-AX33 is one the best selling camcorder currently available for sale according to sales data from Amazon.

Sony Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 9,795 expert and owner reviews (including 3,082 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 90% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Nice Design

24 people concluded that it was good looking and three customers mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was smooth.

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

23 owners said in their reviews that this camcorder had a good image stabiliser, 10 owners who bought it reckoned that it had a good zoom and four customers agreed that this camcorder had a good autofocus. two people said in their reviews that the product had a good lens.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners said in their reviews that the product was noisy.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made and four owners thought the product was strong and durable.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Nine customers who reviewed it thought it had a good screen.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

37 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony FDR-AX33 was good value for money.

Users Report Great Battery Life

23 customers mentioned that the product had a good battery life.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Nine owners who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was compact and three people wrote in their reviews that the Sony FDR-AX33 was lightweight.

Value for Money

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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 £549.97 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $539.95 (£748.86).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the FDR-AX33 in May 2015.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The Sony FDR-AX33's total megapixels of 20.6MP is very big compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 3% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The average total megapixels of all video cameras is 7.8MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 50MP.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The FDR-AX33's optical sensor size of 0.435" is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 23% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Video cameras have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38".

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Heavier Than Average

The FDR-AX33's weight of 700g is heavier than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 21% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The weights of video cameras range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 580g.

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Average Optical Zoom

The FDR-AX33's optical zoom of 10x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 61% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the Sony FDR-AX33 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This video camera also has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all video cameras the worst resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 6528 x 3672 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony FDR-AX33 has an image stabilizer. 69% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the FDR-AX33 of 120x is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 59% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the FDR-AX33 of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 53% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The FDR-AX33 supports HDMI, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the FDR-AX33 of 8.29MP is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 78% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras is 0.41MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.8MP.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony FDR-AX33 is Full HD. 70% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other video cameras, the FDR-AX33 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony FDR-AX33 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of video cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The FDR-AX33 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The FDR-AX33 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. 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, which is unusual. 76% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras is 10mm, the longest is 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 32mm. The FDR-AX33's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26.8mm is shorter than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 16% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Video cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 58mm and 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm. The FDR-AX33's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 298mm is shorter than 89% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of the FDR-AX33 of 10.3MP is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 16% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Camcorders have effective megapixels (image) of between 0.46MP and 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.7MP.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony fdrax33bk1, sony fdrax33bk2, fdrax33bdiyg

Barcodes:

00616348081771, 00616639693027, 00616639693034, 04548736010062, 05013493258099

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