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Sony FDR-AX33

alaTest has collected and analyzed 358 reviews of Sony FDR-AX33. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the durability. There are some negative views about the memory.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony FDR-AX33 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony FDR-AX33


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony FDR-AX33 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and zoom. The design and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the durability and price.

usability, image quality, design, zoom, portability

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony FDR-AX33


alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Sony FDR-AX33 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the design and image quality. The portability and usability also get good opinions, whereas many are less positive about the durability.

price, usability, portability, image quality, design


94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Sony's prosumer 4K AX33 camcorder expands stabilization, shrinks size for CES 2015


With full manual controls and its BOSS image stabilization, Sony rolls out another traditional 4K camcorder at a lower price.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Stephen (

A Review of the Sony 4K UHD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder


After releasing last year's FDR-AX100 4K camcorder, which was one absolutely superb piece of 4K video recording technology for the prosumer level, Sony has taken the idea of a budget-friendly 4K mini-camcorder to an even higher (or should we say lower,...

Excellent price ; Absolutely superb BOSS image stabilization ; Zoom during 4K playback ; Tiltable OLED viewfinder ; Excellent color rendering ; Great price ; Easy to use

No internal memory ; Weak CMOS sensor ; Very slight oversaturation of some colors in video

We absolutely recommend the Sony FDR-AX33. This camcorder is built with the average-joe user in mind and with a price to match but it comes with a package of features and specs that even professional videographers could appreciate under certain filming...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Sony 4k Handycam camcorder


Sony FDR-AX33 Handycam camcorder : The FDR-AX33 is the newest addition to Sony's Handycam camcorder range, combining Balanced Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilisation, versatile manual operation and striking 4k video features in a compact body - all at a...

The Sony FDR-AX33 price is set at €999. The 4k Sony Handycam will be available across Europe in May 2015. Availability of colors and optional camcorder accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Sony Electronics site in your...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Sony's prosumer 4K AX33 camcorder expands stabilization, shrinks size for CES 2015


The camcorder is smaller overall than both the AX100 and the 1-inch HD CX900, both which remain in the line. This stems in part from the smaller 20-megapixel 1/2.3-inch (7.8mm) sensor it uses, as well as some changes to the design; for instance, it...

The FDR-AX33 will be available in February.

Jan, 2015

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Great Camcorder.


Bought this camcorder to replace my old Panasonic.The picture quality is fantastic.It has a lot of great features,The picture is rock steady in full telephoto mode.I will buy a Mike to improve the sound quality in windy conditions.

Aug, 2016

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I haven't had a chance to use it yet.


I was disappointed to find that there was no memory card with the camcorder when I unpacked it from the box.

Jul, 2016

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Great 4k


Needed to go with new Panasonic 4K tv very good picture

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Great camera, grainy in relatively low light


I bought this camera to use at my wedding so that one of our guests could film the event for us, and I went for a 4K camera to try and future proof the video. The video of the day has come out really well but the video of in the reception and certainly...

Apr, 2016

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Sony Camcorder


After previous camcorders and video cameras over many years, I purchased the Sony AX33 and was overwhelmed with the image output, as was other people that viewed my results on the net.

Apr, 2016

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Best consumer 4k camcorder competitively priced


Best 4k camcorder competitively priced, with greatest range of features

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV70


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ X
Self-timer delay:10


Color of product:Black
Product color:Black


Built-in display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:3.0
Display resolution (numeric):921600


Built-in flash: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):10.3
Effective megapixels (movie):8.29
Optical sensor size:1/2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Focal length range (f-f):0.15 - 1.5
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable Lens: No
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):11.7
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.06
Optical Zoom:10

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow


Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video out: No
USB connectivity:Y


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:6048 x 3400
Still image resolution(s):16:9 (6048x3400), 4:3 (4528x3400), 16:9 (4288x2408), 4:3 (3216x2408), 16:9 (1920x1080), 4:3 (640x480)


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No

Technical Details

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Number of diaphragm blades:6
USB charging: Yes


Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:50
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Video capturing speed:50
Video compression format:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160


Viewfinder screen size:0.24

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Indoor, Outdoor / Auto, Outdoor, Indoor