Three people who bought it concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. In September last year Arheddis Varkenjaab mentioned in their Sony FDR-AX33 review “Stunning image quality, amazing optical stabilisation.”. Bantam Dave mentioned in their review of this camcorders on Amazon last year “Perhaps the AX33’ s outstanding feature though is that it is equipped with an absolutely brilliant image stabilisation system (AKA Balanced Optical SteadyShot”. Expert website Digitalversus.com and said “It records 4K/UHD videos with fantastic picture quality, aided by highly effective image stabilization and a wide-angle le”.
A few people who purchased it agreed that it had a good zoom. Arheddis Varkenjaab mentioned “It also makes the very impressive 15X optical zoom (to a highly-mental 120x zoom digitally) usable without using a tripod”. Bantam Dave scored it 99 out of 100 and wrote “The zoom is very responsive and it is easy to adjust it to the exact degree of zoom that is required” in their review of the Sony FDR-AX33.