Sony FDR-AX33 vs Sony HDR-CX240 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

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Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX240
Sony HDR-PJ810

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
0.3" larger screen size Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a screen size of 3"" (as does the Sony HDR-PJ810), whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 is only a 2.7"" screen size camcorder (0.3" smaller). 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.

Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels pixels, however the Sony HDR-CX240 is only a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (691 pixels lower) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (0 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

$663 cheaper
The Sony FDR-AX33 is $663.22 cheaper than the Sony HDR-PJ810.
Available from 8 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Sony FDR-AX33 has an average expert review score of 100% based on 2 reviews, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average rating of 90% (based on 2 reviews).
8 Reasons For
17x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 27xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is only a 10xx (optical) camcorder (17x smaller) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a 12xx (optical) camcorder (15x smaller). 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has a digital zoom of 320xx. That's 200x bigger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (160xx) and 160x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (160xx). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Fourteen times shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has a minimum focal length of 1.9mmmm, but the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 26.8mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (24.9mm longer) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 2.9mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (1mm longer).
229 pixels higher viewfinder resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 230,000 pixels pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder. That's 229 pixels higher than the Sony FDR-AX33 ().
510g lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 190gg weight camcorder. That's 510g lighter than the Sony FDR-AX33 (460gg) and 270g lighter than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (460gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

19mm smaller Edit
Sony HDR-CX240 is 59.5mmmm high, but the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 78.5mmmm high camcorder (19mm bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 72.5mmmm high camcorder (13mm bigger).
27mm smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 128mmmm deep camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 155mmmm deep camcorder (27mm bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 134mmmm deep camcorder (6mm bigger).
A lot smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 54mmmm wide camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 71mmmm wide camcorder (17mm bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 67.5mmmm wide camcorder (13.5mm bigger).
3 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 3"" screen size camcorder, and so does the Sony FDR-AX33. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony HDR-CX240 (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.

Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3lx smaller than the Sony HDR-CX240 (3lxlx).
Much better user reviews
Based on 29 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97%, but the average rating of the Sony FDR-AX33 is 79% (based on 47 reviews) and the average rating of the Sony HDR-CX240 is 77% (based on 76 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 10xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 27xx (optical) camcorder (17x bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 12xx (optical) camcorder (2x bigger). 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.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a digital zoom of 120xx. That's 200x smaller than the Sony HDR-CX240 (160xx) and 40x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (160xx). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

24.9mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a minimum focal length of 26.8mmmm, but the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 1.9mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (24.9mm shorter) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 2.9mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (23.9mm shorter).
229x lower viewfinder resolution Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 1,555,200 pixels pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder. That's 229 pixels lower than the Sony HDR-CX240 ().
73% heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700gg weight camcorder. That's 510g heavier than the Sony HDR-CX240 (460gg) and 240g heavier than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (460gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Bigger Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is 78.5mmmm high, but the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 59.5mmmm high camcorder (19mm smaller) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 72.5mmmm high camcorder (6mm smaller).
27mm bigger Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 155mmmm deep camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 128mmmm deep camcorder (27mm smaller) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 134mmmm deep camcorder (21mm smaller).
17mm bigger Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 71mmmm wide camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 54mmmm wide camcorder (17mm smaller) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 67.5mmmm wide camcorder (3.5mm smaller).
A lot Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony FDR-AX33 is only 79%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97% (based on 29 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has a screen size of 2.7"", whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 and the Sony HDR-PJ810 are both 3"" screen size camcorders (0.3" 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.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels pixels, however the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (691 pixels higher) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (691 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

A lot bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has a minimum illumination of 6lxlx, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx smaller).
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Eleven months older
The Sony HDR-CX240 is older than the Sony FDR-AX33 by eleven months.
Significantly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony HDR-CX240 is only 77%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony FDR-AX33 is 79% (based on 47 reviews) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97% (based on 29 reviews).
12 Reasons Against
Two times smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is only 12xx (optical). That's 2x bigger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (12xx) and 15x smaller than the Sony HDR-CX240 (12xx). 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.

160x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 160xx (digital) camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 120xx (digital) camcorder (40x smaller) and the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 320xx (digital) camcorder (160x bigger). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Eight times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a maximum focal length of 34.8mmmm, however the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 298mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (263.2mm longer) and the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 4mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (30.8mm shorter).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 2.9mmmm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 23.9mm shorter than the Sony FDR-AX33 (2.9mmmm) and 1mm longer than the Sony HDR-CX240 (2.9mmmm).
270g heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a weight of 460gg, but the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700gg weight camcorder (240g heavier) and the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 190gg weight camcorder (270g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

18% bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a height of 72.5mmmm. That's 6mm smaller than the Sony FDR-AX33 (72.5mmmm) and 13mm bigger than the Sony HDR-CX240 (72.5mmmm).
5% bigger Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is 134mmmm deep. That's 21mm smaller than the Sony FDR-AX33 (134mmmm) and 6mm bigger than the Sony HDR-CX240 (134mmmm).
Bigger Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is 67.5mmmm wide. That's 3.5mm smaller than the Sony FDR-AX33 (67.5mmmm) and 13.5mm bigger than the Sony HDR-CX240 (67.5mmmm).
More expensive by $663
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is $663.22 more expensive than the Sony FDR-AX33.
Not as many stockists
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Sony FDR-AX33 is stocked by 9 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by over one year
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is 17 months older than the Sony FDR-AX33 and six months older than the Sony HDR-CX240.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average expert score of 90%, but the Sony FDR-AX33 has an average expert rating of 100% (based on 2 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
Digital Versus: 5 Star
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

20 months Ago 31 months Ago 36 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.2MP
BEST
24.5MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
10.3MP Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
8.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 27x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
120x 320x
BEST
160x
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
298mm 4mm
BEST
34.8mm
Minimum Focal Length
26.8mm 1.9mm
BEST
2.9mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.8 - 804 2.9 - 34.8
Focal Length Range
3.8 - 38 2.1 - 57 2.9 - 34.8

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Night
 Night landscape
 Sunset
 Sunrise
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Night
 Night landscape
 Sunset
 Sunrise
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Night
 Night landscape
 Sunset
 Sunrise
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Shutter

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

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display Resolution
921,600 pixels
BEST
230,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Resolution
1,555,200 pixels 230,000 pixels
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 6lx 3lx
BEST
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Video

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

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6048 x 3400
 4032 x 2272
 6592 x 3712
 6048 x 3400
 4032 x 2272
 6592 x 3712
 6048 x 3400
 4032 x 2272
 6592 x 3712
BEST

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV70 NP-FV50 NP-FV50
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
700g 190g
BEST
460g
Height
78.5mm 59.5mm
BEST
72.5mm
Depth
155mm 128mm
BEST
134mm
Width
71mm 54mm
BEST
67.5mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home PlayMemories Home
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI

Other Features

Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.9 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 50 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m

Technical Details

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