Several Sony FDR-AXP33 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good zoom. Lark said “The device's focus and zoom are brilliant, there is also some good stabilising technology in the lens of the camera too” in their review. Last year Peter Ward wrote on Amazon “The optical zoom is superb for doing our job of building surveys”.
Some people considered that this camcorder had a good lens. Chappers mentioned on Amazon “The excellent lens, touchscreen panel, accessories shoe”.
Two Sony FDR-AXP33 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Chappers gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review “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 the Sony FDR-AXP33.
One person wrote in their reviews that the Sony FDR-AXP33 had a good autofocus. Lark wrote on Amazon “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 review of the Sony FDR-AXP33.