Sony’s FDR-AX33 vs FDR-AX53 vs FDR-AX100 Which to Choose? 4k UltraHD Choices!

Sony’s FDR-AX33 vs FDR-AX53 vs FDR-AX100 Which to Choose? 4k UltraHD Choices!

Sony’s FDR-AX33 vs FDR-AX53 vs FDR-AX100 Which to Choose? 4k UltraHD Choices!
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Choosing a High end camcorder can sometimes be difficult, and made even more difficult with the high Price Tag’s associated with those cameras.
Here is my breakdown of the major differences as well as the differences that could be the main deciding factors between the First Gen AX100, Second Gen AX33 and Thrid Gen AX53. Each have their pros and cons, as well as strong suits, high and low prices.

Since I’m in need of replacing my Worn out AX33 (Developed a Buffering issue that sony warranty could not repair, they are purchasing my AX33 back, though I will state until this rare issue, it gave me a flawless year of operation).

So, since I’m getting a DO-Over, I decided to test my 3 main options. I will be staying with a Sony, so my main options are the AX33 AX53 and AX100. Watch as I weigh my options, and try to decide which I wish to replace (or repurchase) my AX33 with.

I also have a series of Side-By-Side Comparison Shots to show the video quality. The Test Shots were recorded in 4k UltraHD at 100mbit, and the rendered output file was rendered at the maximum my editing software can at 200mbit to preserve the most quality possible for YouTube.

The video samples highlight low light or low lux specifically. All these cameras do amazing in the sun or good lighting conditions, it is in the low lux or low light conditions where the problems of image noise are introduced into the picture. The AX33 is the worst of them all. The AX100 “Should” be the best, and the AX53 as the runner up, though, with the larger pixels and the new lens design on the AX53, it is now a low light contender!


Capture 4k/24p/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution
ZEISS® lens w/ Balanced Optical SteadyShot(TM) image stabilization
Direct Pixel Read Out for smooth edges and color gradation
Manual Control ring (Iris/Shutter/Exposure/White Balance)
Versatile shooting w/ XAVC S(TM)3, AVCHD® and MP4 codecs
0.27″ EVF (201K) and touch screen 3″ Xtra Fine LCD(TM) (921K)
5.1ch surround sound mic w/ manual audio controls
Automatically creates highlight7 video in MP4 from multiple clips
Connect, control, backup and share wirelessly with NFC2/Wi-Fi®
Broadcast LIVE from your camcorder using Ustream live-streaming

A newly developed image sensor, with pixels of approximately 1.6 times bigger size16, offers superior sensitivity for capturing beautiful high-quality images with less noise under dark as well as bright shooting conditions.

This new lens helps to depict remarkable details of high-quality 4K images throughout its wide-angle-to-telephoto range. The use of an AA (advanced aspherical) lens not only keeps depiction faithful, it also keeps the lens unit compact. ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens helps to ensure accurate reproduction of color. Multilayer ZEISS T* Coating further enhances image quality by reducing unwanted reflection, such as ghost and flare.

Bring memories to greater life with the 4K camcorder. Record spectacular 4K Ultra HD detail. Minimize image shake with Balanced Optical SteadyShot. Autofocus with extra-precise Fast Intelligent AF. Capture a range of stunning results using a 4K-compatible optical 20x zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar® T* lens with 26.8 mm widest angle.

Spec Highlights
– Optical SteadyShot for capturing blur-less high quality 4K video
– Equipped with diverse playback functions for 4K contents such as “Super-sampled Full HD Playback” which automatically down-converts 4K footage to 2K (Full HD)
– Balanced Optical SteadyShot system that keeps footage stable and blur-free
– High data rate XAVC S recording format that captures all subject movements and scene details with exceptional clarity
– 26.8mm wide-angle G lens enables to shoot the whole subject

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