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Sony FDR-AXP33

£1,258.80
Sony FDR-AXP33
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A fully loaded and classic 10x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with a giant 20.6MP total megapixels but representing only middle of the road value for money
10x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20.6MP 1" Jan 2015
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Sony FDR-AXP33 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony FDR-AXP33 number 5 across all camcorders.
96
Reviews
62 Reviews
64
Value for Money
Good
91
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Age
3 Years Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has fantastic user reviews with an average user rating of 96%, based on 62 reviews. Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro camcorders are also excellent.
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 2018.
Customers report superior product quality, good technical features and that it is robust. However they also report that it is expensive.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Has an image stabilizer

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Sony FDR-AXP33 Video Reviews

Sony FDR-AXP33 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 62 user reviews this video camera has a breathtakingly good overall user rating. Over 83% of reviewers gave this camcorder the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This puts this camcorder in the top 16% of all the camcorders when ranked by average user review score.

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Users Report That it is Expensive

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was expensive.

Users Report Great Product Quality

13 owners who purchased this camcorder considered that it was good quality.

Sony Has Very Good Video Camera Reviews

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

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Four owners wrote that the Sony FDR-AXP33 had good features.

Users Report That it is Robust

Two owners concluded that this camcorder was well made.

Users Report Nice Design

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony FDR-AXP33 was good looking.

  • Sterling performance and compact design…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

Four people who reviewed this camcorder thought it had a good image stabiliser and three people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good zoom.

  • New image stabilization is excellent…
  • The Boss stabilization is the best feature…
  • There are some good manual controls not found on cheaper models, including manual zoom, manual exposure, screen touch spot focus to name a few…
  • 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 lens quality is superior, all resulting in an absolutely crisp image…
  • The viewfinder is also clear and the adjustment wheel on the side brought the image into sharp focus even with my poor eyesight…
  • The zoom for stills is not as powerful as the video in standard setting…
  • 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…

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four customers who reviewed it thought it had a good viewfinder and two customers who bought it agreed that it had a good screen.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Two customers concluded that the Sony FDR-AXP33 had a good battery life.

  • 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…
  • A nice weight to hold, Battery life OK…
    Alf09 (Johnlewis.com) - December 2015

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £1,258.80 it is more expensive than 58% of video cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera was released in January 2015.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The Sony FDR-AXP33'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.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The average optical sensor size of all video cameras is 0.38", with the smallest being 0.12" and the largest being 1.8". The FDR-AXP33's optical sensor size of 0.435" is larger than 77% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony FDR-AXP33's optical zoom of 10x is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 61% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest camcorder is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 580g. The Sony FDR-AXP33's weight of 725g is in the heaviest 21% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the FDR-AXP33 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found resolution. This video camera also has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all video cameras the best resolution is 6528 x 3672 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony FDR-AXP33 has an image stabilizer. 69% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The FDR-AXP33 supports HDMI, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the FDR-AXP33 of 3" is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 47% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the FDR-AXP33 of 120x is pretty 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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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Has a Face Detection

The FDR-AXP33 has a face detection, which is unusual. 70% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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Features Wi-Fi

The FDR-AXP33 features wi-Fi, unlike 76% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Self-Timer

The FDR-AXP33 has a self-timer. 92% of video cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Tripod Mountable

The Sony FDR-AXP33 is tripod mountable. 86% of video cameras are not tripod mountable.

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Features Smile Detection

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

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Has a Wind Filter

The FDR-AXP33 has a wind filter, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of all camcorders is 5.7MP, with the lowest being 0.46MP and the highest being 25MP. The Sony FDR-AXP33's effective megapixels (image) of 10.3MP is higher than 84% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The FDR-AXP33 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony FDR-AXP33 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Has a Built-In Projector

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

built-in projector
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Has a Microphone in

The FDR-AXP33 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 75% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the FDR-AXP33 of only 3.4 is in the lowest 35% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The maximum aperture numbers of video cameras range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras is 0.41MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.8MP. The Sony FDR-AXP33's effective megapixels (movie) of 8.29MP is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is higher than 79% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony fdraxp33bdiyg, sony 7631260k

Barcodes:

04056572579693, 04548736000896, 05013493255715

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