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Sony FDR-AXP33

£949.99
A gigantic and excellently reviewed 20.6MP 0.43478260869565" camcorder
20.6MP 1" Yes 725g Jan 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony FDR-AXP33 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony FDR-AXP33 number 77 across all camcorders.
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32 Reviews
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Poor
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Fully-Featured
60
2 Years Old
Overall Score
66
Good

Why Has it Scored 66?

It has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 94%, based on 32 reviews. Canon camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, excellent technical features and design.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Fairly big total megapixels
Fairly large optical sensor size
Fairly high maximum video resolution
Has an image stabilizer

Sony FDR-AXP33 Video Reviews


Sony FDR-AXP33 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

This camcorder has a marvellous average user rating based on 32 user reviews. Over 79% of reviewers gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This Sony camcorder in the top 17% of all the camcorders when ranked by user rating.

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Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Nine owners concluded that the product was good quality.

  • The picture quality is excellent and saves lugging a separate camera around for taking the occasional snap…
  • The lens quality is superior, all resulting in an absolutely crisp image…
  • PROS * Excellent image quality * Excellent image stabilisation, although don't expect miracles * Good array of additional features * Good battery life * Nice size for the consumer market…
  • Amazing quality…
  • Superb picture quality and excellent menu system…
  • The camera is broadcast quality - works every time - very stable, incredible macro / zoom - perfect picture of the head of a screw in full zoom…
  • Sound quality is also VERY good…
  • The first is that an awful lot of people probably will never get to see their videos in the best quality this can pump out…
  • The screen is nice (touch screen responsive too) and its hinges are well made, so it never feels as though it will be broken in a fall or anything like that…

Sony Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 7,546 expert and user reviews (including 2,213 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 90% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Four owners who purchased it concluded that it had good features.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three customers who reviewed it considered that it was good looking.

  • Sterling performance and compact design…
  • The main controls are directly under my thumb and first two fingers when my hand is fitted into the strap and using them to record, zoom or take a still is pretty easy…
  • In general the controls are all pretty easy and you needn't ever bother with manually adjusting things like aperture or focus if you don't feel like it; though it is nice to be able to play with those options, don't expect the level of control you would get on a professional camera…
  • Are all pretty intuitive and easy to discover for someone such as myself who is already familiar from using an android phone, laptop, tablets…
    Lark (Amazon) - April 2015

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two people who bought it reckoned that it was well made.

Customers Report a Good Quality Lens

Four customers who purchased this camcorder reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser and three owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good zoom.

  • The Boss stabilization is the best feature…
  • New image stabilization is excellent…
  • The zoom for stills is not as powerful as the video in standard setting…
  • There are some good manual controls not found on cheaper models, including manual zoom, manual exposure, screen touch spot focus to name a few…
  • The lens quality is superior, all resulting in an absolutely crisp image…
  • PROS * Excellent image quality * Excellent image stabilisation, although don't expect miracles * Good array of additional features * Good battery life * Nice size for the consumer market…
  • The viewfinder is also clear and the adjustment wheel on the side brought the image into sharp focus even with my poor eyesight…
  • It allegedly is capable of a better level of image stabilisation afforded by the smaller lens…
  • The device's focus and zoom are brilliant, there is also some good stabilising technology in the lens of the camera too…
    Lark (Amazon) - April 2015
  • The camera is broadcast quality - works every time - very stable, incredible macro / zoom - perfect picture of the head of a screw in full zoom…

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder and two people said in their reviews that the product had a good screen.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

  • A nice weight to hold, Battery life OK…
    Alf09 (Johnlewis.com) - December 2015
  • PROS * Excellent image quality * Excellent image stabilisation, although don't expect miracles * Good array of additional features * Good battery life * Nice size for the consumer market…

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Six customers concluded that the product was easy to use.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £949.99 it is more expensive than 78% of camcorders.


Features

Fairly Big Total Megapixels

The Sony FDR-AXP33's total megapixels of 20.6MP is in the biggest 4% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.

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Fairly Large Optical Sensor Size

Across all the camcorders the optical sensor sizes range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The Sony FDR-AXP33's optical sensor size of 0.435" is fairly large compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 24% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the FDR-AXP33 of only 10x is in the smallest 11% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the optical zooms range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 25x.

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Heavy

The FDR-AXP33's weight of 725g is fairly heavy compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 18% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 520g.

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Fairly High Maximum Video Resolution

The FDR-AXP33's maximum video resolution of 3,840 pixels is in the highest 8% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The maximum video resolutions of video cameras range from 2.7 pixels to 6,600 pixels, and the average maximum video resolution is 2,100 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony FDR-AXP33 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The FDR-AXP33's digital zoom of 120x is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 44% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony FDR-AXP33 is 1920 x 1080. That's 73% lower still image resolution than a 3200 x 2400 video camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by camcorders.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony FDR-AXP33 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 50% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony FDR-AXP33 supports HDMI. 67% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Has a Self-Timer

The FDR-AXP33 has a self-timer. 93% of camcorders do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Face Detection

The FDR-AXP33 has a face detection. 72% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The FDR-AXP33 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Smile Detection

The FDR-AXP33 features smile detection. 89% of video cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

The FDR-AXP33's minimum aperture number of only 1.8 is in the lowest 23% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Video cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2.

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Tripod Mountable

The FDR-AXP33 is tripod mountable. 86% of camcorders are not tripod mountable.

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Features Wi-Fi

The FDR-AXP33 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 77% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony FDR-AXP33 has a built-in microphone. 52% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of camcorders range from 1.1MP to 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP. The effective megapixels (image) of the FDR-AXP33 of 10.3MP is in the highest 16% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Sony FDR-AXP33 has a wind filter. 94% of camcorders do not have a wind filter.

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Full HD

Full HD

The FDR-AXP33 is Full HD, as are 74% of camcorders.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The FDR-AXP33's effective megapixels (movie) of 8.29MP is in the highest 22% of all video cameras when ranked 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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Has a Built-In Projector

The FDR-AXP33 has a built-in projector. 96% of camcorders do not have a built-in projector.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony FDR-AXP33 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 77% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camcorder was released in January 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony fdraxp33bdiyg, sony 7631260k

Barcodes:

04548736000896, 05013493255715

Sony FDR-AXP33

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