Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema vs Sony FDR-AX33

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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema
Sony FDR-AX33

Top Prices

Newegg UK
eBay
In stock (30 available)
Overstock
Adorama
Delivery unknown
In stock
B&H Photo
In stock
Overstock
Walmart
Delivery unknown
In stock

Reasons For

5 Reasons For
0.5" larger screen size Edit
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" larger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (3""). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

345g lighter Edit
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has a weight of 355gg, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700gg weight camcorder (345g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Hugely smaller Edit
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is 38mmmm high. That's 40.5mm smaller than the Sony FDR-AX33 (78.5mmmm).
Cheaper by $280
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is $279.99 cheaper than the Sony FDR-AX33.
Better user reviews
Based on 17 reviews, the average user review score of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is 85%, whereas the average rating of the Sony FDR-AX33 is 79% (based on 47 reviews).
2 Reasons For
Available from 4 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Expert reviews are hugely better
Based on 2 expert reviews, the Sony FDR-AX33 has an average review score of 100%, but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Fewer sellers
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is only stocked by 6 retailers, but the Sony FDR-AX33 is stocked by 10 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is 16 months older than the Sony FDR-AX33.
Expert review Rating is significantly Worse
The average expert rating of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony FDR-AX33 is 100% (based on 2 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a screen size of 3"", but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder (0.5" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700gg weight camcorder. That's 345g heavier than the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema (700gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Vastly bigger Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a height of 78.5mmmm, however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is a 38mmmm high camcorder (40.5mm smaller).
$280 more expensive
The Sony FDR-AX33 is more expensive than the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema by $279.99.
Lower user review Score
The Sony FDR-AX33 only has an average user rating of 79%, but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has an average user rating of 85% (based on 17 reviews).

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
Digital Versus: 5 Star

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 20 months Ago

Image Sensor

Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
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Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.3MP
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 298mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.8 - 38

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/6 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
BEST
3"
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,600 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24"
Viewfinder Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,555,200 pixels
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
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Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 10

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
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Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
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Maximum Image Resolution
 6048 x 3400
 6048 x 3400
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Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
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Battery

Battery Life
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL20 NP-FV70
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Recharge Time
1.25h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
355g
BEST
700g
Height
38mm
BEST
78.5mm
Depth
66mm 155mm
BEST
Width
128mm
BEST
71mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
DaVinci Resolve Lite,Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Nuke - the Foundry, Adobe Photoshop, DaVinci Resolve Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
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Technical Details

Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Number of Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
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