A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony FDR-AXP33 had a good zoom. Lark mentioned on Amazon “The device's focus and zoom are brilliant, there is also some good stabilising technology in the lens of the camera too”. Peter Ward mentioned on Amazon “The camera is broadcast quality - works every time - very stable, incredible macro / zoom - perfect picture of the head of a screw in full zoom” and scored this camcorders 99 out of 100. Peter Ward also said “The optical zoom is superb for doing our job of building surveys”.
Some Sony FDR-AXP33 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Chappers mentioned in their review of the Sony FDR-AXP33 on Amazon “It allegedly is capable of a better level of image stabilisation afforded by the smaller lens”. Jrdaddykins wrote on Amazon “The image stabiliser is the best I have encountered in a camera or camcorder” in their review of this camcorders and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100.
Two Sony FDR-AXP33 owners who purchased this camcorders concluded that it had a good lens. Chappers wrote on Amazon “The excellent lens, touchscreen panel, accessories shoe”.
One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Lark rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “It projects onto a any flat surface and following a little focusing adjustment provides as perfect a picture as any link to a TV or laptop” in their Sony FDR-AXP33 review.