Sony FDR-AX33 vs Sony NEX-FS100

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Sony FDR-AX33
Sony NEX-FS100

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is 8.29MP (movie mode). That's 4.86MP higher than the Sony NEX-FS100 (3.43MP).
1% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is 26.8mm minimum focal length. That's 0.2mm shorter than the Sony NEX-FS100 (27mm).
A lot lighter Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a weight of 700g, whereas the Sony NEX-FS100 is a 1kg weight camcorder (340g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Cheaper by $2,838
The Sony FDR-AX33 is $2,838.12 cheaper than the Sony NEX-FS100.
4 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
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 11.1x (optical) camcorder. That's 1.1x bigger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (11.1x). 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.

Interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony NEX-FS100 has an interchangeable lens, however the Sony FDR-AX33 does not. 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.

2mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony NEX-FS100 is 300mm maximum focal length, but the Sony FDR-AX33 is only a 298mm maximum focal length camcorder (2mm shorter).
0.5" larger display diagonal 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.

Reasons Against

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

Does not have an interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 does not have an interchangeable lens, but the Sony NEX-FS100 has 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.

2mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is only 298mm maximum focal length, but the Sony NEX-FS100 is a 300mm maximum focal length camcorder (2mm longer).
0.5" smaller display diagonal 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.

Older by over one year
The Sony FDR-AX33 is 13 months older than the Sony NEX-FS100.
7 Reasons Against
Hugely lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Sony NEX-FS100 is only 3.43MP (movie mode). That's 4.86MP lower than the Sony FDR-AX33 (3.43MP).
1% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony NEX-FS100 is 27mm minimum focal length. That's 0.2mm longer than the Sony FDR-AX33 (27mm).
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony NEX-FS100 has a weight of 1kg, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700g weight camcorder (340g 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 $2,838
The Sony NEX-FS100 is $2,838.12 more expensive than the Sony FDR-AX33.
Fewer sellers
The Sony NEX-FS100 is only stocked by 1 seller, but the Sony FDR-AX33 is stocked by 5 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
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

25 months Ago 12 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
BEST
3.43MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 11.1x
BEST
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 300mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26.8mm
BEST
27mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.3
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.8 - 38 18 - 200
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Compatible Memory Cards
 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
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

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
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Display

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

Viewfinder

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
BEST
 handheld
 Shouldercam
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.28lx
Self-Timer Delay
10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 480i
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 480i
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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(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

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
BEST

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life (max)
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 Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Source
 AC
 AC

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Flash Exposure Compensation
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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