Sony 4K Camcorder with 1/2.3" sensor FDR-AX33/B

Sony 4K Camcorder with 1/2.3" sensor FDR-AX33/B
Item# SO-S4CW1SF
Retail price: $1,139.99
Our price: $849.99

Product Description

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™3codec 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" EVF for eye-level framing

The FDR-AX33 employs high contrast a 0.24” 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-streaming4

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.

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

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

Camera •Camera Type : Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder

•Color : Black

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

Drive System •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 •Self-timer : Approx.10sec.(Still Image / Golf Shot) •Drive Mode : Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer

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

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

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

General •Lifestyle : SEL-asset-424038

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

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

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

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

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

Recording •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 •Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR) : XAVC S 4K: approx.100Mbps; XAVC S 4K: approx.60Mbps; XAVC S HD: approx.50Mbps; AVCHD PS: approx.28Mbps/ FX: approx.24Mbps/ FH: approx.17Mbps/ HQ: approx.9Mbps/ LP: approx.5Mbps; MP4: approx.3Mbps •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] •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 •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 Mode : JPEG •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 Max Effective Resolution : 20.6 megapixels •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 Actual (Pixel) : Approx. 8.29M pixels(16:9) •Video Signal : UHDTV, HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards •Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoroal Speaker •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) •Mic Level Control : Yes (31steps) •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

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

Weights and Measurements •Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx.2 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 6 1/8" (Approx.71 x 78.5 x 155mm (with NP-FV50 supplied battery) •Weight (Approx.) : Approx.1lb 5oz (Approx.600g) unit only; Approx. 1lb 7oz (Approx. 655g) with NP-FV50 supplied battery