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AX33 4K HANDYCAM® WITH EXMOR R® CMOS SENSOR

Full Specifications and Features

FDR-AX33

$749.99

Sensor Type
1/2.3 type (7.76 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video)
approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)
Effective Pixels (Still Image)
approx. 10.3 Megapixels (16:9)/approx. 7.74 Megapixels (4:3)
Image Processor
BIONZ X™ image processor
Lens Type
ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T*
Filter Diameter
52 mm
Lens Cover
Auto
Aperture
F1.8-F3.4
Focal Distance
f = 3.8-38.0 mm
Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Video)
f=29.8-298.0 mm (16:9)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image)
f=26.8-268.0 mm (16:9), f=32.8-328.0 mm (4:3)
Minimum Focus Distance
approx. 13/32" (Wide), approx. 31 1/2" (Tele), approx. 1 cm (Wide), approx. 80 cm (Tele)
Iris Diaphragm
6 blades
Optical Zoom
10x
Clear Image Zoom
4K: 15x HD: 20x
Digital Zoom
120x
Viewfinder Type
0.24 type (0.6 cm)/Color 1,555,200 dots equivalent
Field of View
100%
Diopter adjustment
Yes (-4.0 to +3.0 mstyle name="sup"-1/style)
Screen Type
3.0 type (3.0") Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921 x 600 dots) Wide (16:9)
Touch Panel
Yes
Brightness Control
Yes (Menu)
Marker/Grid Display
Grid Line
Angle Adjustment
Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Image Stabilization Type
Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Focus Type
Contrast AF
Focus Mode
Auto/Manual (Touch Panel/Ring)
Focus Area
Full range Focus/Spot Focus
Lock-On AF
Yes
Manual Focus Assist
Magnified display for precise manual focus, Peaking Display
Mode
Auto, Flexible Spot (Touch Panel), Manual (Menu/Ring)
Metering Modes
Multi-segment/Spot
Exposure Compensation
AE Shift (Touch Panel/Ring)
LOW LUX Mode
Yes
Auto Iris Control
F1.8-F9.6
Manual Iris Control
F1.8-F9.6
Manual Exposure Assist
Zebra Pattern Display
Backlight Compensation
Yes (Auto)
Gain Control
Auto
AGC Limit
Yes
Minimum Illumination
4K: Standard: 9 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed) HD: Standard: 6 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed), 4K: Low Lux 5 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed) HD: Low Lux 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed), NightShot: 0 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed)
Auto Control Range
1/8–1/10000
Standard
1/60–1/10000
Manual Iris Control (Photo Mode)
1/30–1/10000
Manual Shutter
1/8–1/10000
Smooth Slow
1/250–1/10000
White Balance Modes
Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
White Balance Shift
Yes
Flash Metering System
Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation
Yes (3 steps)
Flash Mode
Auto/On/OFF
Media Type
XAVC S 4K (100 Mbps): SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or Higher), XAVC S 4K (60Mbps): SDXC Memory Card (Class 10 or Higher), XAVC S HD: SDXC Memory Card (Class 10 or Higher), AVCHD, Still: Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™, SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
Recording Format (Video)
XAVC S format:MPEG4-AVC/H.264, AVCHD format ver. 2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution
XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160/30p, 24p, XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080/60p, 30p, 24p, AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/60p (PS), 24p (FX, FH), 60i (FX, FH), 1440 x 1080/60i (HQ, LP), MP4: 1280 x 720 30p
Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR)
XAVC S 4K: approx. 100 Mbps, XAVC S 4K: approx. 60 Mbps, XAVC S HD: approx. 50 Mbps, AVCHD PS: approx. 28 Mbps/FX: approx. 24 Mbps/FH: approx. 17 Mbps/HQ: approx. 9 Mbps/LP: approx. 5 Mbps, MP4: approx. 3 Mbps
Recording Format (Still Image)
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline-compliant)
Still Image Size (Photo Mode)
L: 20.6 Megapixels 16:9 (6048 x 3400), 15.4 Megapixels 4:3 (4528 x 3400), M: 10.3 Megapixels 16:9 (4288 x 2408), 7.7 Megapixels 4:3 (3216 x 2408), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920 x 1080), 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640 x 480)
Still Image Size (Movie Mode)
M: 10.3 Megapixels 16:9 (4288 x 2408), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920 x 1080)
Still Image Size (Photo Capture)
XAVC S 4K: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840 x 2160), XAVC S HD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920 x 1080), AVCHD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920 x 1080)
Still Image Size (Dual Record)
M: 10.3 Megapixels 16:9 (4288 x 2408), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920 x 1080)
Microphone
Built-in Zoom Microphone
Audio Recording Format
MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch (48 kHz/16 bit), Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Mic Level Control
Yes (31 steps)
Auto Wind Noise Reduction
Yes (On/Off)
My Voice Canceling
Yes
Speaker
Monaural Speaker
High Speed Rec
Yes
Scene Selection
Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
NightShot infrared System
Yes
Other Features
Face Detection, Cinematone, Golf Shot, Smooth Slow Rec, Fader Effect(s) (White/Black), Intelligent Auto (Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction), Smile Shutter (Off/Dual Capture/Always On ), Red Eye Reduction (Yes), Direct Copy
Fast Playback
About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times
Slow Playback
Forward: 1/5 speed, Reverse: 1/2 speed
Trimming Playback
Yes
Highlight Movie Maker
Yes, Highlight BGM (Preinstalled 6 music files, music transfer compatible*) *PlayMemories Home Ver.4.1 or later is required.
Motion Shot Video
Yes
Slide Show (Still Image)
Slideshow
Wi-Fi®
Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))
NFC™
Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Live Streaming
yes
Multi Camera Control
yes
Accessory shoe
Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)
HDMI Terminal
Yes (HDMI micro)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Yes
Remote Terminal
integrated into Multi/Micro USB Terminal
STD Output
Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))
Microphone Input
Stereo minijack
Headphone Jack
Stereo minijack
Memory Card Slot
Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
DC IN
Yes
Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
Power Consumption (LCD)
4K: 5.6 W
Power Consumption (Viewfinder)
4K: 5.6 W
Power Requirements
6.8 V/7.3 V (battery pack), 8.4 V (AC Adapter)
Charge on Camcorder (charging time with supplied battery)
Yes (approx. 3h 25min)
USB Charging
DC 5 V 1500 mA
Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery)
Approx. 2 7/8" x 3 1/8" x 6" (Approx. 2 7/8" x 3 1/8" x 6 1/8" (NP-FV70)/Approx. 2 7/8" x 3 1/8" x 6 3/8" (NP-FV70A)(including supplied battery)), Approx. 71 mm x 78.5 mm x 149.5 mm (Approx. 71 mm x 78.5 mm x 155 mm (NP-FV70)/Approx. 71 mm x 78.5 mm x 161 mm (NP-FV70A) (including supplied battery))
Weight (main unit only)
Approx. 1 lb 5 oz, Approx. 600 g
Weight (including supplied battery)
Approx. 1 lb 6.9 oz (NP-FV50A), Approx. 1 lb 8.7 oz (NP-FV70)/Approx. 1 lb 8.3 oz (NP-FV70A) (supplied battery), Approx.1 lb 10.2 oz (NP-FV100A), Approx. 650 g (NP-FV50A), Approx. 700 g (NP-FV70)/Approx. 690 g (NP-FV70A) (supplied battery), Approx. 745 g (NP-FV100A)
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  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70/NP-FV70A) (1), AC Adapter (1), Power Cord (1), Operating Guide (1), HDMI (micro) Cable (1), USB Connection Support Cable (1)

Features

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4K image quality

Shoot 4K footage that contains about four times more detail than Full HD (3840 x 2160 pixels vs. 1920 x 1080) footage, and capture more of the incredible qualities that bring images to vibrant life.

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Extra-light, extra-compact body

The FDR-AX33 is over 30% smaller and over 20% lighter than current model the FDR-AX100, making it the most mobile 4K camcorder on the market.

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Balanced Optical SteadyShot™

Our advanced image stabilization enables blur-free footage, even when the recording circumstances are shaky or bumpy.

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Advanced shooting features

Enjoy total customization with ergonomic manual controls. Use the intuitive multi-purpose manual ring to adjust zoom, focus, exposure, IRIS, shutter speed, AE shift, or white balance shift mode after using the manual button to select the mode. The electronic viewfinder offers accurate image preview.

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Super-sampled Full HD playback

Enhance your viewing experience even without a 4K television. Using super-sampling, the FDR-AX33 automatically down-converts 4K footage to exceptionally detailed Full HD.

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Trimming Playback

You can select a specific portion of the picture and play it back in Full HD, thanks to 4K high resolution. Also, you can change trimming size with the zoom lever or on-screen display icon.

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Multi Camera Control

More shots mean more editing opportunities. Easily record footage from a variety of angles, whether using cameras mounted directly to the FDR-AX33 or triggered wirelessly. Multi Camera Control makes it easy to sync shooting settings on all devices.

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Live Streaming via Ustream®

From performances to sports events, some things are best seen in real time. Share scenes as they happen with high-quality picture and sound.

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Highlight Movie Maker

A versatile function to streamline movie editing, Highlight Movie Maker offers several time-saving features. Add highlight points to key moments while recording, and let the camcorder automatically sync your transitions to your chosen soundtrack.

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Exmor R® CMOS sensor

This cutting-edge sensor enhances image clarity, reduces noise in dark environments, and enables soft background defocusing.

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BIONZ X™ image processor

The advanced BIONZ X™ image processing engine helps achieve more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality as well as faster processing capabilities.

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Wide-angle ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T* lens

This 29.8 mm wide-angle ZEISS® lens providing 10x optical zoom is not only ideal for capturing grand landscapes, among a range of other scenes — it is fine-tuned specifically for 4K.

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Exceptional image quality

By employing XAVC S format, which was developed from the XAVC format for professional use, 4K Ultra HD and high-bitrate recording of incredible quality are realized. Yet, XAVC S data is compressed so that it is more manageable for general consumers.

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20.6 MP still image capture

Sometimes you don’t need—or want—video. Put your video camera in still image mode and capture amazing high-quality single images as easily as you do with a still camera.

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Superb night shooting

This feature uses infrared light to take pictures even in complete darkness. By using NIGHTSHOT, parents can easily capture children’s cute sleeping faces.

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Motion Shot Video

This convenient feature allows playback of a dramatic sequence of superimposed images to trace every split second of action, a powerful tool for analyzing sports motion on screen. During playback, you can adjust the interval between images, or pause to capture still images to share with friends.

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Dual Video Recording

Record two movies at the same time — one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in MP4 format. That way you’ve got a small file ready for instant sharing, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.

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Face Detection and Smile Shutter

Use Face Detection to optimize focus, exposure and color for people who are the most important subject of a shot. You can prioritize a subject’s face by touching it on the LCD. And with Smile Shutter, the FDR-AX33 can also automatically capture still shots of great (but fleeting) smiles, even while recording movies.

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Lock-on AF

Enhances the tracking of moving subjects by using the optimal AF point at all times, and adjusting the target frame size to match your subject’s characteristics. Thanks to advances in phase-detection AF, it’s now more accurate than ever — so lock on and shoot fast-moving targets with precision.

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5.1 ch microphone

Record clear sound that accurately captures the atmosphere of the scene, and enjoy surround sound playback on your home theater system. Level meters on the LCD panel provide visual monitoring of each channel’s levels.

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Auto Wind Noise Reduction

Using an advanced sound-analysis algorithm, this feature eliminates wind noise — the biggest culprit of bad outdoor audio.

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My Voice Canceling

Reduce the intensity of behind-camera sounds, whether you are talking to or cheering on your subject as you shoot.

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Golf Shot

Analyze your swing with no need for fancy equipment. Golf Shot mode lets you capture video and stills of each step of your swing.

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Xtra Fine LCD with WhiteMagic™

The high-precision Xtra Fine LCD features a WhiteMagic display that uses white pixels in addition to RGB pixels to boost screen brightness, allowing users to see subtle details and tones on the screen in all types of shooting environments, including outdoors in bright sunlight.

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Built-in USB cable

The built-in USB cable stowed in the hand strap is very convenient for extra-quick charging and connection to a PC, so there is no need to pack a bulky extra USB cable or AC adapter. For charging without a PC, use a compact AC-USB adapter (optional).

New software is now available.

Power up your camera to further enhance shooting ease.

Check the Sony support site for download