Product Highlights
  • 8.29MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 4K UHD (3840x2160) at 25/24p
  • Full HD (1920x1080) at up 50p/i
  • 10x Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Zoom Lens
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
Sony FDRAX33B 4K Camcorder Sony FDRAX33B 4K Camcorder
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FDRAX33B | 4K Camcorder
Pro performance in your palm.

Relive memories in rich 4K resolution with about four times more detail than Full HD. The unprecedented FDR-AXP33 offers Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ and a ZEISS lens for utmost image quality.

Capture 4k/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution

Capture the finest details in 4k (QFHD: 3840 x 2160), 4x Full HD resolution. The XAVC S™3 codec and incredibly high resolution produces vibrant and extremely realistic images. What’s more, the blazingly fast image processor is the same one employed in professional Sony models, making it possible to record 30p movies in 4K and 60p in Full HD 1080 resolution for incredibly smooth and sharp playback, with no loss in realism, even when panning the camera and shooting moving subjects.

Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization – for 4K

Now for the first time in 4K, get the ultimate in image stabilization with B.O.S.S. On standard Optical SteadyShot™ camcorders, a single “shift lens” is moved in the optical block to offset camera shake. Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ moves the entire optical block at once, maintaining the integrity of the optical path and reducing shake and distortion in videos and still photos.

Premium ZEISS® optics

Capture incredibly sharp 4K or HD with the newly developed ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens. Not only is this 29mm wide-angle ideal for capturing grand landscapes, you can also zoom to get you closer to the action with 10x optical zoom and 20x Clear Image Zoom.

Direct Pixel Read Out for smooth edges and color gradation

The FDR-AX33 incorporates ‘direct pixel readout’ utilizing the entire width of the image sensor without line skipping or pixel binning. Therefore in both HD and 4K video acquisition it can read and process data from every one of the sensor’s pixels. This results in smooth edges and color gradation giving you the incredible video from a tiny camera.

Manual Control (Iris / Shutter / Exposure / White Balance)

Get the most out of your camcorder with enhanced manual controls. The assignable dial allows for control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris, and shutter speed.

Versatile shooting w/ XAVC S™3, AVCHD and MP4 codecs

The FDR-AX33 records 4K and HD movies in the XAVC S™3 format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for video compression and linear PCM for audio compression, while saving files in a MP4 wrapper which allows for extensive record times and easy editing. Additionally, you can chose to record HD in AVCHD (ideal for HDTV and Blu-ray disc burning) or MP4 HD (ideal for sharing over the internet). Having the ability to switch between all three formats or choosing dual record to capture both XAVC S and MP4 at the same time, makes this camcorder an as versatile as they come.

High contrast 0.24 OLED EVF for eye-level framing

The FDR-AX33 employs high contrast a 0.24” (1,555,200 dot) OLED Tru-Finder EVF which reproduces rich color and deep black. A new optical design of the EVF, using four dual-surface spherical lenses, allows for a 33-degree wide angle view that is amazing clear through the edge of the view finder.

3 Xtra Fine LCD™ (921K) touch screen

The 3” (921k dot) Xtra Fine LCD™ screen displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene. Touch screen functionality allows for easy operation of menus and advanced features like touch focus and metering.

5.1ch surround sound mic w/ new audio record controls.

Dolby® Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording. Advanced sound features such as Auto Wind Noise Reduction and Premium Closer Voice make it even easier to attain ideal sound quality in various situations. Records high quality linear PCM (XAVC S) and AAC-LC 2ch (MP4).

Connect, control, backup and share wirelessly with NFC2/Wi-Fi®

Easily connect to an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet with Wi-Fi® and the PlayMemories™ Mobile app to control the camcorder (Rec, photo, zoom) or instantly transfer, share movies and photos via your mobile device. NFC (Near Filed Communication) makes it even easier to connect to NFC compatible mobile devices with one touch.

Broadcast LIVE from your camcorder using Ustream® live-streaming

Share the adventure as it happens via Ustream® live streaming4. Now your circle of friends and family can share the excitement in real time by simply logging in to UStream from anywhere. You can also link your favorite social accounts with the streaming to notify your friends when you start streaming video.

Multi-camera control

Add a different point of view by including other camera angles to your movies. The camcorder connects up to five compatible cameras5 - like an Action Cam - via Wi-Fi® and uses the camcorder’s LCD to preview what the other cameras are seeing and simultaneously start recording on all synced cameras. Use PlayMemories™ Home6 to easily edit a muli-view movie for a great video experience.

Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips

Highlight Movie Maker7 produces a short highlight movie clip to share and enjoy instantly. Using an advanced algorithm, based on the motion gyro, Highlight Movie Maker, selects the best scenes from your videos and automatically creates a MP4 highlight video from multiple clips.

1. Requires a PlayMemories™ Mobile™ app installed on compatible Android™ or iOS device.
2. Requires NFC-compatible mobile device. Check device’s user manual for compatibility.
3. Class 10+ SDXC memory card is required for recording in XAVC S™.
4. Requires a Ustream® ID, password and Wi-Fi® setting need to be stored in the camcorder.
5. Requires compatible Sony camera (sold separately) with Wi-Fi and PlayMemories™ Mobile.
6. PlayMemories™ Home available as a free download from
7. Highlight Movie Maker N/A when shot in 4K.

What's Included

FDR-AX33 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder
NP-FV70 Rechargeable Camcorder Battery Pack
AC-L200 AC Adapter
HDMI Cable
USB Connection Support Cable


Product Specifications

FDRAX33B 4K Camcorder

Size & Weight  
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx.75 x 78.5 x 155 mm (with supplied battery)
Weight Approx. 725g (with supplied battery)
Sensor Type 1/2.3 type (7.76mm) 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)
Lens Type ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*
Filter Diameter 52mm
F-Number (Maximum Aperture) F1.8 - F3.4
Aperture Type 6 blades
Focal Length f = 3.8 - 38.0mm
Focal Length (35mm) (Video) f=29.8 - 298.0mm (16:9)
Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image) f=26.8-268.0mm (16:9), f=32.8-328.0mm (4:3)
Minimum Focus Distance Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele)
Optical Zoom 10x
Digital Zoom 120x
Clear Image Zoom 4K : 15x, HD : 20x
Image Stabilization  
Steadyshot Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Exposure Modes Auto, Flexible Spot (Touch Panel), Manual (Menu/Ring)
Exposure Compensation  AE Shift (Touch Panel/Ring)
Backlight Compensation Yes (Auto)
Minimum Illumination Low: 4K: 5 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed) HD: Lux 3 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed), NightShot:0 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed), Standard: 4K: 9 lux (1/50 Shutter Speed) HD: 6 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed)
White balance  
White Balance Modes Auto, Indoor, Onepush, Outdoor
Viewfinder Type 0.6cm (0.24 type) Color 1 555 200 dots equivalent
Screen Type 7.5cm (3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921 600 dots) Wide (16:9)
Angle Adjustment Opening Angle: max. 90 deg.;Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Brightness Control Yes (Menu)
Touch Panel Yes
Shutter Speed Auto Control Range (1/6-1/10000 sec.), Manual Iris Control (1/25-1/10000 sec.), Manual Shutter (1/6-1/10000 sec.), Smooth Slow Rec (1/215-1/10000 sec.), Standard (1/50-1/10000 sec.)
Focus Type Contrast AF
Focus Mode Auto, Manual (Touch Panel/Ring)
Focus Area Full range Focus, Spot Focus
Self-Timer Approx. 10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)
Scene Selection Auto, Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night Scene, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise & Sunset
Picture Effect Yes
Other Shooting Functions Cinematone, Face Detection, Golf Shot, High Speed Rec, Image stabilisation, Intelligent Auto, Motion Shot Video, My Voice Canceling, NightShot infrared System, Smile Shutter, Smooth Slow Rec
Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL
Flash Mode Auto/On/Off
Flash Compensation Yes (3 steps)
Storage Media  
Compatible Recording Media 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) AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S format: MPEG4-AVC/H.264
Recording Format (Still Image) DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Video Resolution AVCHD: 1920x1080/50p(PS),24p(FX,FH),50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ,LP), MP4: 1280x720 25p, XAVC S: 4K: 3840x2160/25p, 24p, HD : 1920x1080/50p, 25p, 24p
Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR) 4K: Approx. 60Mbps, HD: Approx. 50Mbps, AVCHD PS: Approx. 28Mbps / FX: Approx.24Mbps / FH: Approx.17Mbps / HQ: Approx. 9Mbp s/ LP: Approx.5Mbps, MP4: Approx.3Mbps, XAVC S 4K: Approx. 100Mbps
Still Image Size (Photo Mode) L: 20.6 Megapixels 16:9 (6048x3400), 15.4 Megapixels 4:3 (4528x3400), M: 10.3 Megapixels 16:9 (4288x2408), 7.7 Megapixels 4:3 (3216x2408), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640x480)
Still Image Size (Movie Mode)  M: 10.3 Megapixels 16:9 (4288x2408), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Still Image Size (Dual Record) M: 10.3 Megapixels 16:9 (4288x2408), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Progressive Mode AVCHD: 50p/25p/24p, Progressive recording, MP4: 25p, Progressive recording, XAVC S 4K : 25p/24p, Progressive recording, XAVC S HD: 50p/25p/24p, Progressive recording
Audio Recording Format Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch, MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit)
Microphone Built-in Zoom Microphone
Speaker Monaural Speaker
Wind Noise Reduction Yes(On/Off)
Light Output Up to 50 lumen
Resolution Output 854 x 480
Screen Coverage 10 type - 200 type
Throw Distance Approx. 0.5m( 1.6feet ) or over
Input and Output Terminals 4K Output (HDMI Out), Accessory Shoe, DC IN, HDMI Terminal, Headphone Jack, Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Composite Video Out, Stereo Minijack
Wi-Fi® Yes(Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )
NFC™ Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Lens Cover Auto
Playback Modes 4K Super-sampled Full HD Playback, Highlight Movie Maker, Slideshow (Still Images, Trimming Playback
Supplied battery Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70)
USB charge Yes
Power Consumption (Viewfinder) 4K:5.6W
Power Consumption (LCD Screen) 4K:5.6W

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