Three customers who purchased it thought it had a good zoom. Lark wrote “The device's focus and zoom are brilliant, there is also some good stabilising technology in the lens of the camera too” and scored it very highly. Peter Ward wrote on Amazon “The optical zoom is superb for doing our job of building surveys” in his review of this camcorder.
Some Sony FDR-AXP33 owners said in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Chappers scored it very highly and wrote in their review on Amazon “The excellent lens, touchscreen panel, accessories shoe”.
A few Sony FDR-AXP33 owners who purchased the Sony FDR-AXP33 agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. Chappers said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “It allegedly is capable of a better level of image stabilisation afforded by the smaller lens”. Two years ago Jrdaddykins mentioned “The image stabiliser is the best I have encountered in a camera or camcorder”.
One customer who reviewed this camcorder considered that it had a good autofocus. Lark scored the product very highly and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “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”.