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Sony FDR-AXP33 Camcorder

£949.99
20.6MP 1/2 725g Jan 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
User reviews are excellent
Good features
Does not have a good battery life
26 Reviews
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Pricey

Video cameras of this age and spec range in price from £29 to £5,220. We think that this video camera looks expensive compared to other video cameras of this age and spec.


Reviews

User Reviews Are Excellent

This video camera has an exceptional average user rating based on 32 user reviews. 19 reviewers (79% of all reviewers) gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Most FDR-AXP33 owners think it is one of the better video cameras of a similar age and type.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Based on 4,270 owner and expert reviews (including 352 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its video cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range. 91% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The FDR-AXP33 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The FDR-AXP33 features wi-Fi. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also feature wi-Fi.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camcorder was released in April 2017.


Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.24 inches, the FDR-AXP33 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age. The average viewfinder screen size of camcorders of this type and age is 0.7", and the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 2.8".

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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Seven people who bought it agreed that it did not have a good battery life. Newegg.com mentioned “Battery could last A bit longer before needing A charge” in their review of the Sony FDR-AXP33. Newegg.com also wrote “1 Battery life seems poor in comparison to my old laptop (Lenovo Yoga II 11” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Battery life goes 1 hour” in their review.


Price

Good Value for Money

Twenty-five people thought it was good value for money. Newegg.com mentioned “A lot of power, RAM, Memory, features for the price” in their review of this camcorder. Newegg.com also mentioned “I was looking for a cheap gaming laptop” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “2) Amazing price (got this baby for a cool 379.99 20 off with a college discount FYI” in their review.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was expensive. Newegg.com wrote three years ago “1Gb RAM with 8Gb storage along with a SD slot make this tablet compete with more expensive ones”. White Eagle gave it a rating of 8 stars and said “It’s on the expensive end for this type of device” in their review of the Sony FDR-AXP33. R. Palmer mentioned in their review of this camcorder “The other is you'll need to buy fast, large, expensive memory cards for this”.

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Expensive

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was expensive. Newegg.com wrote three years ago “1Gb RAM with 8Gb storage along with a SD slot make this tablet compete with more expensive ones”.

White Eagle gave it a rating of 8 stars and said “It’s on the expensive end for this type of device” in their review of the Sony FDR-AXP33. R. Palmer mentioned in their review of this camcorder “The other is you'll need to buy fast, large, expensive memory cards for this”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Body Shape

Four owners who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com mentioned “Heavy, doesn't feel like plastic (it's way too heavy to be only plastic” in their review of the Sony FDR-AXP33. Newegg.com also said “Overall build quality is very good, stand is quite sturdy and does not rattle, once it's together it all sits atop my desk as one solid piece, heavy vibration” in their review. Two years ago Duncans gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote “It's also quite heavy to carry all day.”.

Four owners who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was compact. Two years ago Chappers mentioned on Amazon “Sterling performance and compact design” and rated this camcorder 7 stars. Stucumber wrote on Amazon “The compact form and low weight make the Sony easy to hold”. Stucumber also wrote “I am hugely impressed with the Sony FDR-AXP33 Handycam, not only does it succeed in its main aim of being a compact consumer level 4K camcorder” in their review.

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was a good body shape. Three years ago Newegg.com said “Nice solid body and screen is nice”. One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was lightweight. Scubalover said on Johnlewis.com “A lightweight entry into 4K video on both weight” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

One person wrote that the product was a good size. Two years ago Jaykay1 wrote in their review of this camcorder on Johnlewis.com “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” and gave this camcorder a score of 6 stars.

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Heavy and Bulky

Four owners who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com mentioned “Heavy, doesn't feel like plastic (it's way too heavy to be only plastic” in their review of the Sony FDR-AXP33. Newegg.com also said “Overall build quality is very good, stand is quite sturdy and does not rattle, once it's together it all sits atop my desk as one solid piece, heavy vibration” in their review.

Two years ago Duncans gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote “It's also quite heavy to carry all day.”.

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Heavy

Camcorders of this spec and age have weights of between 59g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 590g. With a weight of 725 grams, the FDR-AXP33 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59) (500g and higher rated); or the JVC GY-HM70 (£907.84) (3kg and cheaper), or the Sony HDR-CX900 (£907.70) (790g and cheaper).

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Still Image

6048 X 3400 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the FDR-AXP33 is 6048 x 3400 pixels. That's over two times the maximum image resolution of the most common maximum image resolution of 3680 x 2760 pixels. The maximum image resolution of all camcorders of this age and type ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 6784 x 3816 pixels.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The FDR-AXP33 has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony FDR-AXP33 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The FDR-AXP33 has a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder also have a touchscreen.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 921,600 pixels, the Sony FDR-AXP33 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder. Across all the similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the FDR-AXP33 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

Alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59) which has better reviews; or the JVC GY-HM70 (£907.84) which is cheaper.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The FDR-AXP33 has a self-timer, as do most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Features

Good Features

Ten owners who reviewed it said that it had good features. Newegg.com said “It has the features of a 250 for 12 the price practically” in their Sony FDR-AXP33 review. Two years ago Mike444 gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned in their Sony FDR-AXP33 review on Johnlewis.com “On balance I'm glad that I bought this camcorder it has plenty of features to keep me interested”. Garry gave it a score of 7 stars and he said in his Sony FDR-AXP33 review on Johnlewis.com “I just love it and its features”.


Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony FDR-AXP33 features smile detection, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Face Detection

The FDR-AXP33 has a face detection, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The Sony FDR-AXP33 has a built-in projector. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder do not have a built-in projector.

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Design

Good Quality

Twenty-three owners mentioned that this camcorder was good quality. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Build quality is excellent”. Newegg.com also said “Quality build” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Excellent sound quality” in their review.

Tripod Mountable

The FDR-AXP33 is tripod mountable, as are most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder.

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Easy to Use the Menus

Eleven people wrote that it was easy to use. Mike444 wrote “There is something reassuring about its chunkiness and the controls fall naturally to hand”. Two years ago Jrdaddykins said on Amazon “I think it will prove very handy on occasions when I want to show friends some footage” in their review of this camcorder and rated this camcorder 8 stars. Chappers mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “The AXP33 features a very handy wifi control function that is becoming increasingly common on such devices”.

Four owners agreed that this camcorder was easy to use the menus. Newegg.com said in their review of this camcorder “Can run more intensive games on lower settings”. Newegg.com also wrote “Expandable memory with a micro-SD card, boots up all aps effortlessly, nice clean picture, easy settings” in their review. Mike444 wrote on Johnlewis.com “The menu is easy to navigate using the touch screen LCD”.

Four people who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Newegg.com mentioned three years ago “Good comfortable keyboard” in their review of this camcorder but despite that they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Newegg.com also said “Very comfortable during my outdoor runs” in their review. Two years ago Alf09 said on Johnlewis.com “A nice weight to hold, Battery life OK” in their review of this camcorder.

Two customers concluded that this camcorder had a good interface. Jrdaddykins scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “For this purpose the multi interface shoe is nicely placed, dead centre on the top of the camcorder” in their review of this camcorder. Lisa S. wrote “I watch her go between the keyboard and touch glass like they are the same interface” in her review of this camcorder and gave it a score of 6 stars.

One customer who bought this camcorder mentioned that it was easy to assemble. Newegg.com mentioned “Simple to put together and set up” in their review of this camcorder.

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Good Looking

Eight people said in their reviews that the Sony FDR-AXP33 was good looking. Newegg.com mentioned “Pretty fast” in their review of this camcorder. Newegg.com also said “Touchscreen is beautiful, works flawless” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “This monitor is actually pretty big, at least for me” in their review.

Two owners who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was well designed. Newegg.com mentioned “The design and build is very fine”. One customer who purchased this camcorder thought it was smooth. Newegg.com wrote “Runs smooth, great laptop for the price” nonetheless they rated it 20 out of 100.

One person concluded that it had a good case. Lark wrote “It is possible to see the lens move within the casing to correct for any shaking of the cameraman/woman's hand”.

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Well Made

Twenty-three owners who purchased this camcorder concluded that it was well made. Newegg.com mentioned “Laptop feels solid” in their review of this camcorder. Newegg.com also said “Plenty of CPU and RAM with a decent GPU built right in” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “The stand is really well built” in their review.

Three owners thought it was strong and durable. Newegg.com wrote “Ports are nice and sturdy”. Newegg.com also mentioned “It's a nice sturdy case and came with the battery fully charged” in their review. Lark said “It has proven durable too as I transported it in a shoulder bag on a flight” in their Sony FDR-AXP33 review.

One owner concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Newegg.com wrote three years ago “5) Decent warranty (full accidental damage protection”.

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Easy to Damage or Scratch

One owner concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Newegg.com wrote three years ago “5) Decent warranty (full accidental damage protection”.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The FDR-AXP33 is Full HD. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also are Full HD.

There are a number of other Full HD camcorders currently available which you might want to consider including the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59) which has better reviews; or the JVC GY-HM70 (£907.84), or the Sony HDR-CX900 (£907.70) which is cheaper.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The FDR-AXP33 supports a higher video resolution than most big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This video camera supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions, whereas most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions. This Sony camcorder also support a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camcorder is 640 x 480 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony FDR-AXP33 has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best maximum video resolution amongst all big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst maximum video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The FDR-AXP33 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

We compared all the other camcorders which support HDMI to this camcorder and we think a cheaper camcorder such as the Sony HDR-CX900 (£907.70) or you might consider a better rated camcorder such as the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59) are also worth considering.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The FDR-AXP33 has a composite video out. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera also have a composite video out.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The FDR-AXP33 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The FDR-AXP33 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Has a Microphone in

The FDR-AXP33 has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also have a microphone in.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The FDR-AXP33 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at including the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59) which has better reviews; or the JVC GY-HM70 (£907.84), or the Sony HDR-CX900 (£907.70) which is cheaper.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder is 2.6, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 11. At only 1.8, the Sony FDR-AXP33 has a fairly low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the Sony FDR-AXP33 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the FDR-AXP33 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 10x (optical) video cameras currently available including a cheaper camcorder such as the JVC GY-HM70 (£907.84) or you might consider a higher scoring camcorder such as the JVC GC-PX100 (£884.59).

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Good Quality Lens

Five people who purchased the product thought it had a good image stabiliser. Papi51 said on Johnlewis.com “New image stabilization is excellent”. Onair rated it 6 stars and mentioned on Johnlewis.com two years ago “The Boss stabilization is the best feature” in their Sony FDR-AXP33 review. Jrdaddykins scored the product 8 stars and said in their Sony FDR-AXP33 review on Amazon “The image stabiliser is the best I have encountered in a camera or camcorder”.

Three people reckoned that the product had a good lens. Jaykay1 mentioned on Johnlewis.com “The lens quality is superior, all resulting in an absolutely crisp image”. Chappers said on Amazon “The excellent lens, touchscreen panel, accessories shoe”.

Three customers thought it had a good zoom. Two years ago Peter Ward gave it a score of 8 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The optical zoom is superb for doing our job of building surveys”. Peter Ward also wrote “The camera is broadcast quality - works every time - very stable, incredible macro / zoom - perfect picture of the head of a screw in full zoom” in his review. Lark said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “The device's focus and zoom are brilliant, there is also some good stabilising technology in the lens of the camera too” and gave it a score of 8 stars.

Two people reckoned that the product had a good autofocus. Two years ago Lark mentioned in their review of the Sony FDR-AXP33 “It projects onto a any flat surface and following a little focusing adjustment provides as perfect a picture as any link to a TV or laptop” and scored it 7 stars.

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Good Screen

Fourteen people wrote in their reviews that this camcorder had a good screen. Three years ago Newegg.com wrote “Decent display”. Newegg.com also wrote “The touch screen is great for Wi 8” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Screen looks great” in their review.

Six owners who purchased this camcorder concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Mike444 scored it 6 stars and said two years ago “The viewfinder is also clear” in their review of this camcorder. Mike444 also said “It is nice to have the viewfinder to exclude the sun on those very bright days” in their review. Jaykay1 wrote on Johnlewis.com “The eyepiece viewfinder is a great addition in bright sunlight as the screen is sometimes difficult to see in bright sunlight” and rated it 6 stars.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Five customers wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Alf09 gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned in their Sony FDR-AXP33 review on Johnlewis.com “Stabiliser system, quality of video and pictures, Auto mode very good, plenty of choice for manual operation”. Two years ago Jaykay1 said “There are some good manual controls not found on cheaper models, including manual zoom, manual exposure, screen touch spot focus to name a few” in their review of this camcorder. Jrdaddykins mentioned on Amazon “I like it that I can superimpose a simple grid to help me align horizontals” in their review of this camcorder.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer who purchased this camcorder thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Jaykay1 said on Johnlewis.com “You don't feel like a geek when videoing the school play * Price vs quality is definitely worth paying * Nice connectivity with built in USB cable CONS”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer considered that it was noisy. Mike444 said in their review of this camcorder on Johnlewis.com “Wind noise is a problem with most built-in microphones”.

Has a Wind Filter

The FDR-AXP33 has a wind filter. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a wind filter.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The FDR-AXP33 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The FDR-AXP33 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony fdraxp33bdiyg, sony 7631260k
Barcodes 04548736000896, 05013493255715

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