Sony FDR-AX33 Handycam with 4K Ultra-HD, Balanced Optical SteadyShot, 20.6MP, 10x Optical Zoom, NFC, Wi-Fi, 3" WhiteMagic LCD Screen, Black

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The Sony FDR-AX33 Handycam lets you relive your memories with incredible detail in a rich 4K resolution. Boasting multiple features and a simple touch connection, the hand-held camera is perfect for capturing those precious moments.

The FDR-AX33 is extra compact and portable so it's easy to carry around with you, but it has an extensive manual control which is intuitive and simple to use so you can customise settings according to the shooting conditions.

Blur-Free Movies
Balanced Optical SteadyShot controls the optical path from lens to sensor as one floating unit to effectively reduce camera shake and blur so that your recording is incredibly stable and your movies remain clear and smooth. Balanced Optical SteadyShot makes this Handycam up to 13x more effective at reducing camera shake than a camera using standard Optical Steadyshot.

Outstanding Image Quality
Sony uses 4K technology to take your images up to a professional quality. The XAVC S format enables extended 4K high-bitrate recording of up to 100Mbps through clever digital compression, so you can capture movement without details in the shot becoming blurred or blocky.

The Handycam combines a 29.8mm ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens, Exmor R CMOS sensor to absorb ample light even in low-light situations, and BIONZ X image processing engine to quickly transform data from the sensor into quality videos and photos.

Shoot, Edit and Share
Use Multi Camera Control to shoot from multiple angles by setting up and wirelessly connecting up to five cameras, using this camera as a control unit. You can then manage and edit all the footage using PlayMemories home software. This is a great way to shoot from multiple perspectives.

Special Features
The camera includes features such as the Highlight Movie Maker which lets you share movies with transition effects and background music. Using USTREAM, you can live stream your footage so it can be watched online as it's being filmed.

Connect with a Touch
The free PlayMemories app lets you remotely control a camcorder from your smartphone or tablet, and data can be transferred between the phone and camcorder all via Wi-Fi and NFC, so you can immediately transfer images to your smartphone and share them.

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Accessories Included
Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70), AC Adaptor, Power Cord, Operating Guide, HDMI (micro) Cable, USB Connection Support Cable
Autofocus Information This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Continuous recording in AVC HD: 95 mins. In XAVC-S: 90 mins. In XAVC-S 4K: 60 mins
Built-in light
Camera Type
4K Ultra HD
4K Output (HDMI Out), Accessory Shoe, DC IN, HDMI Terminal, Headphone Jack, Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Composite Video Out, Stereo Mini-jack
Digital stills Information Use the camcorder to take still photos
20.6 Megapixels
Packaged: H18 x W12.5 x D16cm. Unpackaged: H7.8 x W7.1 x D15.5cm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Wi-Fi Direct
7.5cm(3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD display
Eligible for International Delivery
File Formats
AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264,MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S format:MPEG4-AVC/H.264
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Information Lens type – please see Buying Digital Camera guide for more information
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T
Manual White Balance Information Lets you manually adjust colour settings in different scenes
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card Type
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)
Minimum LUX Value Information A measure of a camcorder's low-light performace. The lower this value, the less light the camcorder needs to give an acceptable image.
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
Nightshot Information Ability to take videos and pictures in pitch black conditions using infrared
Power Supply
Shooting Modes
My Voice Canceling, Cinematone, Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Golf Shot, Smooth Slow Rec, Image Stabilization, Intelligent Auto
Stills Mode
Stills Resolution
Type of Battery
Video Resolution
4K 3840 x 2160
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information Higher the zoom, the closer you can get to the subject. In optical, the lens physically moves, maintaining more quality than digital zoom.


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