86points

Sony FDR-AX33

65points

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

Sony FDR-AX33
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Sony FDR-AX33 vs Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

Sony FDR-AX33
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

Why is Sony FDR-AX33 better than Sony Handycam FDR-AX100?

  • 47.14% more megapixels (main camera)
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    20.6MPvs14MP
  • 3.56x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1920 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Supports slow-motion video recording
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  • Has a brand lens
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  • Has manual white balance
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  • 35.71% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/1.8 vs2.8f
  • Has touch autofocus
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  • Has a serial shot mode
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Why is Sony Handycam FDR-AX100 better than Sony FDR-AX33?

  • Has manual ISO
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  • 16.67% bigger screen size
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    3.5"vs3"
  • Has a remote control
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  • Has an accelerometer
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  • Has AF tracking
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  • Has a built-in USB male connector
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  • Has a hot shoe
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  • Has manual shutter speed
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Design

1.has a touch screen
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
2.screen size

3"

3.5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.Has a flip-out screen
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
4.has an accelerometer
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
5.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display which shows the framed image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image; they can be more compact; it's easier to focus with digital zoom; and they sometimes offer extra info on the display (such as a live histogram).

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1920 x 60fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has a 24p cinema mode
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
3.supports slow-motion video recording
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
5.has a serial shot mode
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.
6.supports AVCHD format
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)

20.6MP

14MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.has a BSI sensor
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
3.has a brand lens
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
4.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
5.has manual ISO
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
6.has a CMOS sensor
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
3.Has a zoom microphone
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.has an external memory slot
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.has a battery level indicator
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
4.Has a remote control
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
5.has NFC
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
6.has a flash
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Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

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