Sony FDR-AX33

MPN: FDRAX33B.CEN  |  EAN: 4548736010062  |  Model: FDR-AX33

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as at 24 Sep 19 | 6:30 AM CET



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Sony FDR-AX33 - FDRAX33B.CEN Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Events Photography
Low-light Videos
Underwater Photography
Wildlife Photography
Landscape Photography
Live Streaming
4K Videos
Event Videos
High FPS Videos
Everyday Life Photography
Home Videos
WiFi Connectivity
Regular Looks
Camera Body with Lens
Bluetooth Connectivity

Kind of Camera

As a dedicated device for video, the Camcorder is a very good option that can cater for a wide variety recording needs.

Photography Skillset

Point and shoot - If you're not quite the expert yet or you're just getting started in the world of photography, the Sony FDR-AX33 will satisfy your needs.

Video skill level

Simple clips - As a videography noob, this Sony FDR-AX33 video camera should be sufficient for your needs.


Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Sony provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony FDR-AX33 is a great companion to have.

For your Video posts - This camera comes with an image stabilizer which reduces any wobbling in your recordings. In addition, the size of the image sensor (6.17 x 4.55 mm mm), helps with the actual quality of the recorded image. It also packs in Wi-Fi in this neat package.

Other Video needs

Ultra High Definition - you'll be able to capture immersive and highly detailed footage with this camera's 4K capability.

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.

Photo Scenarios

As you go about your business each day, there are moments or situations that come up that you'll want to capture on camera. The Sony FDR-AX33 makes for a great partner for taking those everyday shots, whether planned or spontaneous. 

While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.

Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.

Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Sony is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the FDR-AX33 is a breeze.

In scenarios where animals are darting about, the burst mode on this camera comes in handy as well as it's Tracking Focus capability. The combination of these features and the 6.17 x 4.55 mm (mm) Image Sensor on this camera, provides you with a device that suits your wildlife photography needs - whether tranquil or dramatic.

To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Sony is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.

Other considerations

Transferring your shots from your camera to another device is made even more convenient with the in-built Wi-FI capability of this camera.


Whether you want to blend in, or have a camera that doesn’t attract unwanted attention, the basic design of the FDR-AX33 fits the bill.

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Technical Specifications

Sony FDR-AX33 - FDRAX33B.CEN Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camcorder Type Handheld camcorder
Camera Type Camcorder
Product Colour Black
Aperture Range (F-F) 1.8-3.4
Self-timer Delay 10 s
Shooting Modes Auto, Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night Scene, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunset
White Balance Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, Onepush
Flash Exposure Compensation Yes
Auto Focus Yes
Face Detection Yes
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Focusing Distance 1
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes Auto, Manual
Light Metering Multi, Spot
Manual Exposure Yes
Camera Shutter Speed 1/8 - 1/10000 s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/10000 s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 1/8 s
4K Video Capable Yes
Camcorder Media Type Memory card
Full HD Yes
HD Type Full HD
Live stream capable 1
Max FPS @4K 30
Maximum Frame Rate 50 fps
Maximum Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
Speakers 1
Supported Aspect Ratios 16:9
Video Formats Supported AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Audio Formats Supported MPEG-4, LPCM, AAC-LC
Audio System Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone Yes
Built-in Speaker(s) Yes
Headphone Outputs 1
Microphone In Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Lens System
Digital Zoom 120 x
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) 26.8 - 298 mm
Focal Length Range (f-f) 3.8 - 38 mm
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 298 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 26.8 mm
Optical Zoom 10 x
Camcorder Tape Type N
Compatible Memory Cards MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc Types Supported N
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display Diagonal 3 "
Display Resolution (numeric) 921600 pixels
Flip-out Screen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Diopter Adjustment (D-D) -4.0 to +3.0
Diopter Correction Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Viewfinder Resolution 1555200 pixels
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.24 "
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Effective Megapixels (movie) 8.29 MP
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Optical Sensor Size 1/2.3 "
Sensor Type CMOS
Technical Details
Image Processor BIONZ X
Other Features
Effective Megapixels (image) 10.3 MP
Stabilizer Yes
SteadyShot 1
Ports & Interfaces
Composite Video Out 1
DC-in Jack Yes
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type D
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 (Micro USB) Ports Quantity 1
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB Charging Yes
USB Connectivity Yes
USB Connector Micro-USB
USB Version 2.0
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type NP-FV70
Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included Yes
Batteries Included Yes
Cables Included HDMI, USB
Hand Strap Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 155 mm
Height 78.5 mm
Weight 600 g
Width 71 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 6048 x 3400 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 16:9 (6048x3400), 4:3 (4528x3400), 16:9 (4288x2408), 4:3 (3216x2408), 16:9 (1920x1080), 4:3 (640x480)