86points

Sony FDR-AX33

52points

Sony HDR-CX330

Sony FDR-AX33
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Sony FDR-AX33 vs Sony HDR-CX330

Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330

Why is Sony FDR-AX33 better than Sony HDR-CX330?

  • 2.24x more megapixels (main camera)
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    20.6MPvs9.2MP
  • 1.78x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1920 x 60fpsvs1080 x 60fps
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
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  • Supports slow-motion video recording
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  • Has a brand lens
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  • Has manual exposure
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  • Has a touch screen
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  • Has an HDMI output
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Why is Sony HDR-CX330 better than Sony FDR-AX33?

  • 19mm shorter
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    59.5mmvs78.5mm
  • 94mm narrower
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    61mmvs155mm
  • 50% less body volume
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    431.91cm³vs863.8925cm³
  • Has an accelerometer
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  • 18x greater zoom range
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    30xvs12x
  • Has a built-in USB male connector
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  • 686mm longer maximum focal length
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    984mmvs298mm
  • Has manual shutter speed
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Price comparison

Sony FDR-AX33

ProductStorePrice
Sony FDR-AX33 AmazonSony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handy...Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder
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$649.99

Design

1.has a touch screen
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
2.screen size

3"

2.7"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.thickness

71mm

119mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.height

78.5mm

59.5mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.Has a flip-out screen
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
6.width

155mm

61mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1920 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

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
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
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
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
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 HDR-CX330
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
5.has a serial shot mode
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Sony HDR-CX330
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 HDR-CX330
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

9.2MP

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 HDR-CX330
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 HDR-CX330
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 HDR-CX330
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 exposure
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
This allows to manually set the exposure.
6.has a CMOS sensor
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Sony HDR-CX330
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
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.Has a zoom microphone
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
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.
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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Sony HDR-CX330
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.has an external memory slot
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Sony HDR-CX330
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
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
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 NFC
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.Has a built-in USB male connector
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
The device comes with a built-in USB male connector and doesn't need a separate USB cable to connect with the computer.
6.has a flash
Sony FDR-AX33
Sony HDR-CX330
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

Price comparison

Sony FDR-AX33

ProductStorePrice
Sony FDR-AX33 AmazonSony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handy...Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder
Amazon logo
$649.99

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