Sony FDR-AX33 vs Sony PXW-FS5

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Sony FDR-AX33
Sony PXW-FS5

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
920 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels pixels, whereas the Sony PXW-FS5 is only a 1,560,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (920 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Lighter Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700gg weight camcorder. That's 130g lighter than the Sony PXW-FS5 (830gg). 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
Sony FDR-AX33 is 155mmmm deep, but the Sony PXW-FS5 is a 369.5mmmm deep camcorder (214.5mm bigger).
$5,049 cheaper
The Sony FDR-AX33 costs $699.99, whereas the Sony PXW-FS5 is $5,749.00.
Available from 3 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
3 Reasons For
0.5" larger screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-FS5 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" larger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (3.5""). 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.

A lot larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-FS5 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.39"", whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is only a 0.24"" viewfinder screen size camcorder (0.15" smaller).
Hugely faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony PXW-FS5 has a maximum frame rate of 960fpsfps, but the Sony FDR-AX33 is only a 50fpsfps camcorder (910fps slower).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a screen size of 3"", but the Sony PXW-FS5 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.

Smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 0.24"" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.15" smaller than the Sony PXW-FS5 (0.39"").
19x slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 50fpsfps camcorder. That's 910fps slower than the Sony PXW-FS5 (960fpsfps).
Four months older
The Sony FDR-AX33 is older than the Sony PXW-FS5 by four months.
5 Reasons Against
Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Sony PXW-FS5 is a 1,560,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 920 pixels lower than the Sony FDR-AX33 (1,560,000 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

130g heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-FS5 has a weight of 830gg, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700gg weight camcorder (130g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

59% bigger Edit
The Sony PXW-FS5 is a 369.5mmmm deep camcorder. That's 214.5mm bigger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (369.5mmmm).
More expensive by $5,049
The Sony PXW-FS5 is $5,049.01 more expensive than the Sony FDR-AX33.
Fewer sellers
The Sony PXW-FS5 is only stocked by 3 shops, but the Sony FDR-AX33 is stocked by 6 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Awards

1 Award
Digital Versus: 5 Star
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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

20 months Ago 15 months Ago

Image Sensor

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

Lens System

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

Storage

Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 Memory Stick (MS)
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 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 Memory Stick (MS)
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
ISO Sensitivity
 3200
 320
 200
 3200
 320
 200
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White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/6 - 1/10000 1/10000 - 1/6

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.5"
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Display Resolution
921,600 pixels
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1,560,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" 0.39"
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Viewfinder Resolution
1,555,200 pixels
BEST
1,440,000 pixels

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
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 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.16lx
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
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Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 Mbit/s
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
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Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
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
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 960fps
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Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
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Still Image

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

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
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Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
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 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Ethernet Interface Type
 Fast
 Fast
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Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 6h
Battery Type
NP-FV70 BP-U30, BP-U90, BP-U60
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 14.4V
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
700g
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830g
Height
78.5mm 218.3mm
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Depth
155mm
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369.5mm
Width
71mm 185.2mm
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Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 USB
 HDMI
 AC

Technical Details

Flash Exposure Compensation
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blade
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 48kHz
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