Sony FDR-AX33 vs Sony PXW-FS5

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Sony FDR-AX33
Sony PXW-FS5

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
8% higher viewfinder Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is 1,555,200 pixels viewfinder resolution. That's 115,200 pixels higher than the Sony PXW-FS5 (1,440,000 pixels).
Lighter Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700g weight camcorder. That's 130g lighter than the Sony PXW-FS5 (830g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$5,019 cheaper
The Sony FDR-AX33 costs $729.88, whereas the Sony PXW-FS5 is $5,749.00.
Available from 2 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
5 Reasons For
Interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony PXW-FS5 has an interchangeable lens, however the Sony FDR-AX33 does not have an interchangeable lens. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

0.5" larger display diagonal 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.

41% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony PXW-FS5 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,560,000 pixels. That's 638,400 pixels higher than the Sony FDR-AX33 (1,560,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

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 960fps, but the Sony FDR-AX33 is only a 50fps camcorder (910fps slower).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Does not have an interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 does not have an interchangeable lens, however the Sony PXW-FS5 does. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is only 3" screen size, 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.

Significantly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-FS5 is a 1,560,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (638,400 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

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 50fps camcorder. That's 910fps slower than the Sony PXW-FS5 (960fps).
Eight months older
The Sony FDR-AX33 is older than the Sony PXW-FS5 by eight months.
4 Reasons Against
115,200 pixels lower viewfinder Edit
The Sony PXW-FS5 is a 1,440,000 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 1,555,200 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder (115,200 pixels higher).
130g heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-FS5 has a weight of 830g, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700g 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.

More expensive by $5,019
The Sony PXW-FS5 is $5,019.12 more expensive than the Sony FDR-AX33.
Fewer sellers
The Sony PXW-FS5 is only stocked by 3 sellers, but the Sony FDR-AX33 is stocked by 5 shops. 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
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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

25 months Ago 17 months Ago

Image Sensor

Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
10.3MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
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
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
298mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.8 - 38 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E

Storage

Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 Memory Stick (MS)
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 Memory Stick (MS)
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 3200
 320
 200
 3200
 320
 200
BEST

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,600 pixels 1,560,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.16lx
Self-Timer Delay
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remotely Operated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remotely operated

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet Interface Type
 Fast
 Fast Ethernet
 Fast
 Fast Ethernet
BEST
Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Life (max)
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 Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Flash Exposure Compensation
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 48kHz
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