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Sony FDR-AXP33

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Sony FDR-AXP33. 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 reliability and portability. The image quality and size are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the memory and price.

usability, size, image quality, portability, reliability

price, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony FDR-AXP33 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony FDR-AXP33


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Sony FDR-AXP33 from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the reliability and size. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the memory and price.

usability, portability, image quality, size, reliability

price, memory

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

Sony 4K Handycam FDR-AXP33 review - hands on


Sony 4K Handycams just got a whole lot more affordable, with the new AXP33 falling below $1,000

The FDR-AXP33 is already available to pre-order directly from Sony, but will be going on sale across Europe in February. We're still waiting for an official UK price, but if US customers will be able to pick one up for $1,000, we're hoping it should...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Wind filter: 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
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y


Built-in display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):921600
Touch screen: Yes


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Smile detection: Yes

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):10.3
Effective megapixels (movie):8.29
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:20.6

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.173 - 11.732
Digital Zoom:120
Filter size:2.047
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.17 - 11.7
Focal length range (f-f):0.1496 - 1.496 / 0.15 - 1.5
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:3.4
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:10

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset / Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow


Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, HDMI, USB
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes


Built-in Projector: Yes
Minimum projection distance:19.685
Native Resolution:854 x 480
Projector brightness:50

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:6048 x 3400
Still image resolution(s):6048 x 3400\n4528 x 3400\n4288 x 2408\n3216 x 2408\n1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, MPF
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
Self-timer: Yes
USB charging: Yes


Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
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