Sony FDR-AX33 vs Sony NEX-FS100

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Sony FDR-AX33
Sony NEX-FS100

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Higher movie megapixel count Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is 8.29MPMP (movie mode). That's 4.86MP higher than the Sony NEX-FS100 (3.43MPMP).
1% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 26.8mmmm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 0.2mm shorter than the Sony NEX-FS100 (27mmmm).
38.5mm smaller Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 155mmmm deep camcorder. That's 38.5mm smaller than the Sony NEX-FS100 (193.5mmmm).
Significantly better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony FDR-AX33 is 100% based on 2 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Sony NEX-FS100 is 80% (based on 7 reviews).
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony FDR-AX33 is 79% based on 47 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Sony NEX-FS100 is 60% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons For
10% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony NEX-FS100 is an 11.1xx (optical) camcorder. That's 1.1x bigger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (11.1xx). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

2mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony NEX-FS100 has a maximum focal length of 300mmmm, but the Sony FDR-AX33 is only a 298mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (2mm shorter).
0.5" larger screen size Edit
The Sony NEX-FS100 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.

Significantly lighter Edit
The Sony NEX-FS100 has a weight of 1kgg, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700gg weight camcorder (699g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
1.1x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 10xx (optical) camcorder. That's 1.1x smaller than the Sony NEX-FS100 (11.1xx). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

2mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a maximum focal length of 298mmmm, but the Sony NEX-FS100 is a 300mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (2mm longer).
0.5" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 3"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" smaller than the Sony NEX-FS100 (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.

699g heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a weight of 700gg, whereas the Sony NEX-FS100 is a 1kgg weight camcorder (699g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Older by nine months
The Sony FDR-AX33 is nine months older than the Sony NEX-FS100.
6 Reasons Against
Hugely lower movie megapixel count Edit
Sony NEX-FS100 is only 3.43MPMP (movie mode). That's 4.86MP lower than the Sony FDR-AX33 (3.43MPMP).
1% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony NEX-FS100 is a 27mmmm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 0.2mm longer than the Sony FDR-AX33 (27mmmm).
38.5mm bigger Edit
The Sony NEX-FS100 is a 193.5mmmm deep camcorder. That's 38.5mm bigger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (193.5mmmm).
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Expert review Rating is significantly Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony NEX-FS100 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony FDR-AX33 is 100% (based on 2 reviews).
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The average user rating of the Sony NEX-FS100 is only 60%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony FDR-AX33 is 79% (based on 47 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
Digital Versus: 5 Star
1 Award
fotovideo.nu: Silver

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

20 months Ago 11 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
BEST
3.43MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 11.1x
BEST
Digital Zoom
120x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
298mm 300mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Minimum Focal Length
26.8mm
BEST
27mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.3
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Focal Length Range
3.8 - 38 18 - 200
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
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
1/6 - 1/10000 1/10000
Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.5"
BEST
Display Resolution
921,600 pixels 921,600 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
BEST
 handheld
 Shouldercam
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.28lx
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 480i
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 480i
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

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

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

Component Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
BEST

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.5h
Battery Type
NP-FV70 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Source
 AC
 AC

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 1kg
BEST
Height
78.5mm 101.5mm
BEST
Depth
155mm
BEST
193.5mm
Width
71mm 126.5mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
 USB
 HDMI

Technical Details

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