Sony FDR-AX33 vs Sony FDR-AX53
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Sony FDR-AX33

87

Overall Score

87

Overall Score

Sony FDR-AX33

$719.87
Our Verdict:
A high image quality and award winning 10x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with great features and a fair price
97
Reviews
841 Reviews + 1 Award
85
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Overall Score
Excellent
10x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20.6MP 1" May 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 20.6MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date May 2015
Sony FDR-AX53

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score

Sony FDR-AX53

$848.00
Our Verdict:
A best selling and excellently reviewed 20x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with a good price and very good features
95
Reviews
158 Reviews
82
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Overall Score
Excellent
20x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 8.29MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 8.29MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016
Sony FDR-AX33

87

Overall Score

87

Overall Score

Sony FDR-AX33

$719.87
Our Verdict:
A high image quality and award winning 10x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with great features and a fair price
97
Reviews
841 Reviews + 1 Award
85
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Overall Score
Excellent
10x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20.6MP 1" May 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 20.6MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date May 2015
Sony FDR-AX53

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score

Sony FDR-AX53

$848.00
Our Verdict:
A best selling and excellently reviewed 20x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with a good price and very good features
95
Reviews
158 Reviews
82
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Overall Score
Excellent
20x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 8.29MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 8.29MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016

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Reasons For

Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
3 Reasons For
Hugely Bigger Total Megapixels
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a total megapixels of 20.6MP, but the Sony FDR-AX53 is only an 8.29MP camcorder (12.31MP smaller).

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

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2.01MP Higher Effective Megapixels (image)
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 10.3MP camcorder. That's 2.01MP higher than the Sony FDR-AX53 (8.29MP).

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

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$128 Cheaper
The Sony FDR-AX33 is $128.13 cheaper than the Sony FDR-AX53.
9 Reasons For
10x Bigger Optical Zoom
The Sony FDR-AX53 has an optical zoom of 20x, but the Sony FDR-AX33 is only a 10x optical zoom camcorder (10x smaller).

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.

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Bigger Digital Zoom
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 250x (digital) camcorder. That's 130x bigger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (120x).

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.

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Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Sony FDR-AX53 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 656mm. That's 358mm longer than the Sony FDR-AX33 (298mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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Two Times Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Sony FDR-AX53 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 10mm, however the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 26.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (16.8mm longer).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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Faster Maximum Frame Rate
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 120fps camcorder. That's 70fps faster than the Sony FDR-AX33 (50fps).

This denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

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Lighter
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 635g camcorder. That's 65g lighter than the Sony FDR-AX33 (700g).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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More Shops Are Selling it
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More Popular
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
User Reviews Are Marginally Better
The average user review score of the Sony FDR-AX53 is 86% based on 143 reviews, but the average rating of the Sony FDR-AX33 is 83% (based on 754 reviews).

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
1 Award
Digital Versus: 5 Star
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Best
5 stars
3 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Sony FDR-AX53 has better user reviews than the Sony FDR-AX33. The average user reviews score for the Sony FDR-AX53 is 86% based on 143 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony FDR-AX33 is 83% based on 754 reviews.
Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
5 stars
394 reviews
4 stars
206 reviews
3 stars
74 reviews
2 stars
38 reviews
1 star
42 reviews
Best
5 stars
89 reviews
4 stars
26 reviews
3 stars
13 reviews
2 stars
11 reviews
1 star
4 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Sony FDR-AX33 than the Sony FDR-AX53 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 66.6% recommend the product, based on a total of 806 reviews for the Sony FDR-AX33 and 806 reviews for the Sony FDR-AX33.

Date Released

Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
33 months old 25 months old Best

Key Features

Optical Zoom

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.

Digital Zoom

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.

Total Megapixels

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Optical Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Optical Zoom 10x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom 120x 250x
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 298mm 656mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 26.8mm 10mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 3.8
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Maximum Frame Rate 50fps
BEST
120fps
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
 4K Ultra HD
Full HD HD
HD 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
 4K Ultra HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data 100 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
2160p 1440p
1080p 720p
60p
 2160p
 1440p
 1080p
 720p
 60p
2160p 1440p
1080p 720p
60p
 2160p
 1440p
 1080p
 720p
 60p
Video Resolutions
3840 x 2160 (4K) 3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
3840 x 2160 (4K) 3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 
 
 
Image Sensor Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Total Megapixels 20.6MP 8.29MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 10.3MP 8.29MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie) 8.29MP 8.29MP
 
 
 
Storage Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
MS PRO MS PRO Duo
MS Pro-HG MS Pro-HG Duo
MSXC MS XC-HG Duo
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Memory Stick (MS)
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 Memory Stick (MS)
SDXC SDHC
MS PRO MS PRO Duo
MS Pro-HG MS Pro-HG Duo
MSXC MS XC-HG Duo
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Memory Stick (MS)
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 Memory Stick (MS)
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card Flash card
 Memory card
 Flash card
Memory card Flash card
 Memory card
 Flash card
 
 
 
Focusing Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Closest Focusing Distance Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Light Exposure Modes
Auto Manual
Programme
 Auto
 Manual
 Programme
Auto Manual
Programme
 Auto
 Manual
 Programme
 
 
 
White Balance Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
White Balance
Auto Outdoor
Indoor Custom
presets
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Custom
 presets
Auto Outdoor
Indoor Custom
presets
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Custom
 presets
 
 
 
Flash Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Flash Modes
Auto Fill-in
Flash on Flash off
Pre-flash
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Auto Fill-in
Flash on Flash off
Pre-flash
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 
 
 
Shutter Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Camera Shutter Speed
 
 
 
Display Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Display Diagonal 3" 3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 921,600 Pixels 921,600 Pixels
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.24" 0.24"
Viewfinder 1,555,200 Pixels 1,555,200 Pixels
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Camera Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Shooting Modes
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Minimum Illumination Unknown - Click to provide data 1.2lx
Self-Timer Delay
 
 
 
Still Image Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Image Formats Supported
JPEG
 JPEG
JPEG
 JPEG
Maximum Image Resolution
6048 x 3400
 6048 x 3400
6048 x 3400
 6048 x 3400
 
 
 
Audio Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Audio System
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
HDMI Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Battery Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type
Battery Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data 6.8V
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours) Unknown - Click to provide data 13Wh
Battery Supported Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Weight 700g 635g
BEST
Height 78.5mm 80.5mm
Depth 155mm 166.5mm
Width 71mm 73mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Cables Included
USB HDMI
AC Micro-USB
micro usb
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 Micro-USB
 micro usb
USB HDMI
AC Micro-USB
micro usb
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 Micro-USB
 micro usb
 
 
 
Other Features Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
I/O Ports Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens System Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Exposure Control Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features Unknown - Click to provide data
Shooting Programs Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Technical Details Sony FDR-AX33 Sony FDR-AX53
Microphone Operation Mode Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
Number of Diaphragm Blades 6 Unknown - Click to provide data

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$897.99
Hugely lighter
Bigger total
megapixels
Sony FDR-AX53
Sony
FDR-AX53
$848.00
Better brand
Bigger digital zoom
16% higher effective megapixels (image)
VS
Panasonic HC-VX870
Panasonic
HC-VX870
$799.99
$48 Cheaper
Hugely lighter
Bigger total
megapixels
Sony FDR-AX53
Sony
FDR-AX53
$848.00
More popular
Better brand
Vastly bigger digital zoom
Bigger optical zoom
VS
Panasonic HC-X920
Panasonic
HC-X920
$813.27
$35 Cheaper
User reviews
are a bit
better
Significantly
bigger total
megapixels
53% lighter
15% larger
display
diagonal
Higher
effective
megapixels
(image)
Marginally
higher
effective
megapixels
(movie)
Sony FDR-AX53
Sony
FDR-AX53
$848.00
Better brand
Higher maximum aperture number
A lot higher effective megapixels (image)
28% higher effective megapixels (movie)
VS
Panasonic HC-W850
Panasonic
HC-W850
$850.99
Marginally
better user
reviews
Hugely bigger
digital zoom
275g lighter
36% bigger
total
megapixels
Lower minimum
aperture number
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony
FDR-AX33
$719.87
17.32MP bigger total megapixels
80% higher effective megapixels (image)
6.22MP higher effective megapixels (movie)
22% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
VS
Canon HF R88
Canon
HF R88
$799.00
2x lighter
Better brand
Significantly
bigger digital
zoom
Vastly longer
maximum focal
length (35mm
film equiv)
Bigger optical
zoom
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony
FDR-AX33
$719.87
85% bigger total megapixels
VS
Canon Legria HF R806
Canon
Legria HF R806
$361.61
$358 Cheaper
Significantly
shorter minimum
focal length
(35mm film
equiv)
2x lighter
Better brand
Bigger digital
zoom
22x bigger
optical zoom
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony
FDR-AX33
$719.87
Higher effective megapixels (image)
Vastly higher effective megapixels (movie)
Vastly bigger total megapixels
VS
Sony HDR-CX675
Sony
HDR-CX675
$369.98
$350 Cheaper
More popular
Nine times
lighter
Considerably
better user
reviews
67% bigger
optical zoom
230x bigger
digital zoom
17% faster
maximum frame
rate
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony
FDR-AX33
$719.87
Expert reviews are significantly better
VS
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema
Blackmagic Design
Pocket Cinema
$995.00
Slightly better
user reviews
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony
FDR-AX33
$719.87
Expert reviews are a lot better
VS
Panasonic HC-WX970
Panasonic
HC-WX970
$952.99
Hugely better
user reviews
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony
FDR-AX33
$719.87
Lighter
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
3% bigger total megapixels
Built-in flash
More popular
VS
Sony HDR-CX900
Sony
HDR-CX900
$539.95
$180 Cheaper
User reviews
are better
A lot higher
effective
megapixels
(movie)
40x bigger
digital zoom
Bigger optical
zoom
15% longer
maximum focal
length (35mm
film equiv)
Larger display
diagonal