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alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Sony FDR-AX33BDI. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and durability. The price and image quality also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the portability, while views about the memory and zoom are mixed.

usability, image quality, price, durability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony FDR-AX33BDI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Great camcorder


It has been 3 years since I bought a camera. Previously, I had gone for DSLRs but needed something that could record longer than 29.95 minutes. The AX33 allowed me to continually

Oct, 2018

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good quality picture


always been happy with sony products in the past from the early days of the Walkman etc

Aug, 2018

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Ok video but audio is poor quality


Bought this this for recording HD video instead of using a phone, whilst video is OK audio using the built in mic is horrendous, lots of background noise and no useful audio control. I can get better video and audio using an iPhone

Aug, 2018

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Very Good


All good besides the photo button which is very close to the zoom button. Also the automatic opening of the lens protection seems nice but in the long run it might malfunction. I Would prefer to manually open that myself

Jul, 2018

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I bought it 3 weeks ago and it was a good decision

Apr, 2018

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Great Upgrade from my CX505


Only recently purchased this from John Lewis (with 2 year warranty) but so far I am very pleased with the results especially the wide angle lens and the ease of transfer to a phone.

Apr, 2018

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Lousy manuals


Recording formats are a mine field & Sony blindfold you when trying to get through it ! Help Guide, such as it is, is only available on the web - how long will it be retained for users ?

Mar, 2018

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Nice cam but a little heavy


I can't say as I'm overjoyed with this cam, my second Sony movie camera and the previous cheaper one is better to work with. I've waited a few months before reviewing, hoping the camera would prove itself to me, but it hasn't. Also, I don't think I...

Feb, 2018

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Big Improvement to the Sony HDR-CX405


I own the Sony HDR-CX405, although this camera is a big step-up from the previous Sony Camera, I own. It has amazing picture quality, image stabilisation and a decent built in microphone. Also what's great about this camera is that it has external...

Jan, 2018

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Feature packed, great camcorder


Ive always used Sony camcorders because I've always had excellent results, so having bought a 4k tv it was time to invest in a new camcorder. Having read numerous reviews I decided on the AX 33, based largely on the steady shot. In use it performs...

Jan, 2018