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Sony FDR-AX33

alaTest has collected and analyzed 298 reviews of Sony FDR-AX33. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The portability and image quality also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the durability, and there are some negative opinions 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 89/100 = Very good 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 really like the portability and zoom. The design and image quality are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the durability and price.

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

Sep, 2020

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 Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the durability.

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

Sep, 2020

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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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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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

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Very easy to use, great Handycam


I am very pleased with my Sony AX33 4K Handycam, I use it for both video and photos it certainly does the business for me. The usb connection is a very good feature for me too.Ok as other folk have said it's a little heavier to some other makes but I...

Nov, 2017

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Sony FDR-AX33


Produces excellent quality footage and sound.

Jul, 2017

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Great resolution


Delighted with the camera as it's mainly for filming sons ice hockey and once got to grips with it, great end product

Jun, 2017

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Excellent product


High quality and value for money. More than enough for beginners.

Jun, 2017

Price comparison for Sony FDR-AX33

  Store     Price
Sony FDR-AX33 4K Ultra HD Handycam with Exmor R CMOS...
4K image quality - shoot 4K footage that contains about four times more detail than full HD (3840 x 2160...
£689.00 TO SHOP
Sony FDR-AX43 4K Camcorder (Exmor R CMOS Sensor...
26.8 mm wide angle Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens F2.0-3.8 (20x opt. Zoom / 30x (4K) / 40x (FHD) clear image...
£599.00 TO SHOP
Sony FDR-AX43 | Ultra HD (UHD) 4K Compact Camcorder...
STEADY SHOOTING: Sony's incredible Balanced Optical SteadyShotTM with Intelligent Active Mode delivers...
£599.00 TO SHOP
Sony HDR-CX625 Full HD Compact Camcorder (5-Axis...
Balanced optical steadyshot with five axis intelligent active mode.Minimum Focus Distance approx. 13/32...
£379.00 TO SHOP
Sony FDR-AX100 Camcorder
Optical Sensor Size:1.0"
£1468.00 TO SHOP
Sony HDR-CX405 9.2 MP Full HD Camcorder (30x Optical...
Optical steadyshot with intelligent active mode
£179.00 TO SHOP
Sony FDR-AX53 Ultra HD 4K Compact Camcorder (HD 5...
Newly developed Exmor R CMOS sensor has 1.6x larger pixels than its predecessor, giving better low light...
£719.00 TO SHOP
Sony CX240E Full HD Camcorder - Black
HDR-CX240E Handycam with a 29.8mm wide-angle ZEISS lens, SteadyShot, and 130 minutes of battery power
£159.00 TO SHOP
Sony FDR-AX100EB Ultra HD 4K Camcorder (29 mm Wide...
Image quality is assured with a 1.0 type Exmor R sensor and Zeiss lens, NFC and Wi-Fi make it easy to share...
£935.00 TO SHOP
Sony HDR-AS50 Action Camera with 60 m Waterproof...
Enhanced SteadyShot features a new algorithm that is more effective against low-amplitude vibrations...
£159.00 TO SHOP
Sony Used Sony PXW-FS7
Designed as a camera that is at home on productions as diverse as "Cinema Verite "-style documentaries...
£3674.00 TO SHOP
Sony Used Sony PXW-X70 Camcorder
The Sony PXW-X70 Camcorder is about the same size as a conventional 1/3" professional compact camcorder...
£1109.00 TO SHOP

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