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Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1/2.3" Sensor - FDR-AX33/B

Abt Model: FDRAX33B | UPC Code: 027242886100
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4k/24p/30p (3840x2160) Resolution/ Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization/ ZEISS Optics/ Direct Pixel Read Out/ Manual Control (Iris/ Shutter/ Exposure/ White Balance)/ Versatile Shooting With XAVC S, AVCHD And MP4 Codecs/ High Contrast 0.24 " OLED EVF/ 3 " Xtra Fine LCD Touch Screen/ 5.1ch Surround Sound Mic With New Audio Record Controls/ Connect, Control, Backup And Share Wirelessly With NFC2/Wi-Fi/ Broadcast LIVE Using Ustream Live-Streaming/ Black Finish
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Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1/2.3" Sensor - FDR-AX33/B

Capture life’s finest moments in the finest detail with the Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1/2.3" Sensor - FDR-AX33/B. The 4K camera provides you with almost four times the resolution of your standard High Definition camera.

With features such as Optical SteadyShot™ to stabilize your images and Premium ZEISS optics for a 29mm wide-angle with a 10x optical zoom and 20x Clear Image Zoom, you can rest assured that your videos and still photos will be captured in incredibly sharp 4K.

The Sony 4K camcorder also helps connect you with anyone in your circle. Instantly transfer and share movies and photos through your mobile device. Also, share your moments with live streaming in Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. This feature lets the people in your life experience your adventures as they happen.

Features:

  • 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™, AVCHD and MP4 codecs
    The FDR-AX33 records 4K and HD movies in the XAVC S™ 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 choose 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 streaming. 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 cameras - 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™ Home to easily edit a muli-view movie for a great video experience
  • Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips
    Highlight Movie Maker 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

Specifications:

Camera

  • Camera Type: Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3" (7.76mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Processor: BIONZ® X image processor
  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 18.9M pixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Movie: Approx. 8.29 MP(16:9) Still: Approx. 10.3 MP (16:9) / Approx. 7.74 MP (4:3)
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters

Recording

  • Media Type: XAVC S 4K(100Mbps): SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or Higher) XAVC S 4K(60Mbps): SDXC Memory Card (Class10 or Higher) XAVC S HD: SDXC Memory Card (Class10 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)
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 20.6 megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9: Movie Mode: M: 10.3 Megapixels 16:9(4288x2408); S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9(1920x1080) Photo Mode: L: 20.6 Megapixels 16:9(6048x3400); M: 10.3 Megapixels 16:9(4288x2408); S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9(1920x1080)
  • Still Image Size 4:3: Photo Mode: L: 15.4 Megapixels 4:3 (4528x3400); M: 7.7 Megapixels 4:3 (3216x2408); S: 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640x480)
  • Video Format: XAVC S format: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Video Mode: XAVC-S: MPEG4-AVC/H264; AVCHD ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Video Resolution: XAVC-S 4K : 3840×2160/30P, 24P; XAVC-S HD : 1920x1080/60P, 30P, 24P; *Class 10+ SDXC memory card is required for recording in XAVC S AVCHD: 1920x1080/60p(PS), 24p(FX,FH), 60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP); MP4: 1280x720 30p
  • Video Actual (Pixel): Approx. 8.29M pixels(16:9)
  • Video Signal: UHDTV, HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Photo Capture from Movie: XAVC S 4K: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160) XAVC S HD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080) AVCHD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
  • Dual Record: M: 10.3 Megapixels 16:9 (4288x2408) S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
  • Audio Format: MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch (48kHz/16bit) [XAVC S 4K only]; Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator [AVCHD only]; Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator [AVCHD only]
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoroal Speaker
  • Dual Video Recording: Yes
  • Mic Level Control: Yes (31steps)
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): XAVC S 4K: approx.100Mbps
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): XAVC S 4K: approx.60Mbps
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): XAVC S HD: approx.50Mbps
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): AVCHD PS: approx.28Mbps/ FX: approx.24Mbps/ FH: approx.17Mbps/ HQ: approx.9Mbps/ LP: approx.5Mbps
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): MP4: approx.3Mbps
  • Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes (On/off)
  • Dual Video Recording: Yes

Optics/Lens

  • Lens Type: ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*
  • Lens Stabilization: Balanced Optical SteadyShot
  • Aperture: F1.8 - F3.4
  • Optical Zoom: 10x
  • Digital Zoom: 120x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie: f=1 3/16 - 11 3/4 inch (f=29.8-298.0mm) (16:9) Photo: (f=1 1/16 - 10 5/8 inch (16:9), f=1 5/16 - 13 inch (4:3) (f=26.8-268.0mm(16:9), f=32.8-328.0mm (4:3))
  • Filter Diameter: 52mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: Approx.1cm (Wide), Approx.80cm (Tele)
  • Aperture Blade: 6 blades
  • Direct Manual Focus: Yes
  • Clear Image Zoom: 4K: 15x; HD: 20x
  • Focal Distance: f=5/32 - 1 1/2 inch (f = 3.8-38.0mm)
  • ND Filter: OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64

Viewfinder

  • Type: 0.6cm (0.24 type)/Color 1 555 200 dots equivalent
  • Diopter Adjustment: Yes (-4.0 to +3.0 m-1)
  • Field of View: 100%

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 7.5cm (3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921 600dots) Wide(16:9)
  • Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle: max.90 deg., Turning Angle: max.270 deg.
  • Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Grid Display: Grid Line
  • Touch Panel: Yes

Focus Control

  • Focus System: Contrast AF
  • AF Modes: Auto / Manual (Touch Panel / Ring)
  • Focus Area: Full range Focus / Spot Focus
  • Manual Focus Assist: Magnified display for precise manual focus; Peaking Display
  • Focus Features: Lock-on AF

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment / Spot
  • Exposure Compensation: AE Shift (Touch Panel / Ring)
  • Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel); Manual (Ring / Menu)
  • Scene Mode(s): Auto / Night Scene / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
  • Noise Reduction: Yes
  • White Balance Mode: Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
  • 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 3lux (1/30 Shutter Speed) NightShot: 0 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed)
  • Auto Iris Control: F1.8-F9.6
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)
  • Gain Control: Auto/Manual
  • LOW LUX Mode: Yes
  • Manual Exposure Assist: Zebra Pattern Display
  • Manual Iris Control: F1.8-F9.6
  • WB Shift: Yes(G7-M7 15steps, A7-B7 15steps)

Drive System

  • Drive Mode: Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
  • Self-timer: Approx.10sec.(Still Image / Golf Shot)
  • Shutter Speeds: Auto Control Range: 1/8-1/10000 Standard: 1/60-1/10000 Manual lris Control: 1/30-1/10000 Manual Shutter: 1/8-1/10000 Smooth Slow Rec: 1/250-1/10000

Flash

  • Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL (w/ Optional Flash)
  • Flash Modes: Auto / On / OFF (w/ Optional Flash)
  • Flash Compensation: Yes (3 steps) (w/ Optional Flash)

Convenience

  • Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Lens Cap
  • S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes (Touch Panel)
  • Self Timer: Yes
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Yes (On/Off)
  • Fader Effect(s): White / Black
  • Date / Time Stamp: Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
  • Erase/Protect: Yes / Yes
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes(recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)
  • Power Save Mode: Yes
  • Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show
  • Video Playback Options: Highlight Playback (AVDHD Movie Only); Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase); Hightlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
  • Built-in USB Cable: Yes (USB Charge Available)
  • Multiple Language Display: English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Spanish
  • Picture Effects: Yes
  • Remote Control: Yes
  • Self Recording: Yes

Advanced

  • Assignable Dial: Yes (Exposure /AE Shift / WB Temp. / WB B-A / WB G-M Set)
  • Tracking Focus: Yes
  • AGC Limit: Yes
  • Airplane Mode: Yes
  • Audio Level Display: Yes
  • CinemaTone Gamma/Color: Yes
  • Face Detection: Yes
  • Golf Shot: Yes [AVCHD only]
  • Image Stabilization: Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Intelligent Auto: Portrait / Baby / Walk / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light / Auto wind noise reduction
  • Motion Shot Video: Yes (AVCHD / XAVC S HD or MP4 only)
  • My Voice Canceling: Yes
  • NightShot® Infrared System: Yes
  • Premium Closer Voice: Yes
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto/OFF
  • S-Master: Yes
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Dual Capture / Always On / Off
  • Smooth Slow Rec: Yes [AVCHD only]
  • Wi-Fi: Built-In (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band)
  • Wi-Fi Functionality: Remote control with mobile device, send to smartphone, send to PC (with optional wi-fi accessory)
  • x.v.Color™: Yes
  • Motion Shot Video: Yes (AVCHD / XAVC S HD or MP4 only)
  • My Voice Canceling: Yes
  • Premium Closer Voice: Yes

Interface

  • Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
  • NFC: Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • SD Output: Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))
  • HD Output: HDMI Out (micro)(supplied)
  • USB Port(s): TypeA (built-in) / USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • Headphone Jack: Stereo Minijack
  • Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack
  • Direct Copy: Yes [AVCHD only]
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)
  • DC IN: Yes
  • HDMI Terminal: Yes (HDMI micro)
  • Multi/Micro USB Terminal: Yes

Power

  • Power Requirements: 6.8V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)

Software

  • Operating System Compatibility: WINDOWS: Play Memories Home: Windows® XP SP3(32-bit version)/Windows Vista®* SP2/Windows® 7 SP1/Windows® 8/Windows® 8.1; Image Data Converter: Windows® XP SP3(32-bit version)/Windows Vista®* SP2/Windows® 7 SP1/Windows® 8; Remote Camera Control: Windows® XP SP3(32-bit version)/Windows Vista®* SP2/Windows® 7 SP1/Windows® 8/Windows® 8.1 MAC: Play Memories Home: Mac OS X v10.6 – v10.9; Remote Camera Control: Mac OS X v10.6 – v10.9

In The Box:

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70) (1)
  • AC adapter (AC-L200) (1)
  • Power Cord (1)
  • Operating Guide (1)
  • HDMI(micro) Cable (1)
  • USB Connection Support Cable (1)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 3-1/8"
  • Width: 2-7/8"
  • Depth: 6-1/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.5 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor

Footnotes:

  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 www.sony.net/pm/
  7. Highlight Movie Maker N/A when shot in 4K
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Storage TypeMemory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
LCD Screen Size (inches)3
ViewfinderYes
Total Pixel Count18.9M
Effective Pixel CountMovie: Approx. 8.29 MP(16:9) Still: Approx. 10.3 MP (16:9) / Approx. 7.74 MP (4:3)
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom120x
Night ModeNo
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Built In Video LightNo
Mic InputYes
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still20.6 Megapixels
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityUSB
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)1.5
Width (inches)2.88
Height (inches)3.13
Depth (inches)6.13
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty90 Days
  

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Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1/2.3" Sensor
 
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I would definitely recommend this awesome camera to anyone.

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great Sound
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Zoom range/performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • HD Shooting

    Comments about Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1/2.3" Sensor:

    This camera has manual audio input levels... Perfect for recorded loud rock bands...

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    Sony 4K Camcorder - Very pleased

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom

    Best Uses

    • HD Shooting
    • Home Movies
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel

    Comments about Sony Black 4K Camcorder With 1/2.3" Sensor:

    Some say you do not need a charger because you can charge through the camera but I do not like leaving the camera charging in a hotel room. The camera is pricey, therefore I prefer to keep the camera locked up and use an external charger which is around $50. Also buy the largest battery capacity for spares. (100's) Buy a case that is at least 2.5 times larger than the camera. This will enable you to store the charger, additional batteries, filters, lens covers or other accessories.

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