We’ve selected our favorite lenses for Canon DSLRs in several categories to make your decisions easier. If I were to take a guess, I could imagine that the digital signal processing in the AX 33 may be the weak link, possibly to conserve power and extend battery life, or limit the performance for marketing reasons. Its one of the negatives of the camera. What technical basis is there for your extreme confidence that the Zeiss lens itself cannot do 8 Megapixel video? Having owned dozens of camcorders, most recently the AX33, I wanted to add a couple points to your very well stated comments above.

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Actually, the Ax uses some form of pixel axx33 as its way of recording 4k video to begin with so the entire 1″ of the sensor isn’t even used anyway. Whether you’ve grown tired of what came with your DSLR, or want to start photographing different subjects, a new lens is probably in order.

The Ax33 in active stabilization mode is essentially the same thing as digitally zooming whereas the Ax in active stabilization mode can run active stabilization without having to degrade quality because there is extra physical image sensor remaining. Having owned dozens of camcorders, most recently the AX33, I aopsn to add a couple points to your very well stated comments above.

Moreover, the sensor, processor and means of achieving 4K full pixel readout are exactly the same as the FDR-XV – which achieves substantially higher-resolution 4K based on tests – this is not an “opinion” and which uses a much smaller battery.


Given your comparison to the wide angle same sensor FDRXV, it is, for one possible explanation, very plausible that the signal processing is deliberately compromised in sharpening rather than a soft lens being the weak link.

If you use active stabilization, the camcorder soune a crop of the sensor to allow for the extra space to buffer the movement of the camcorder. Best cameras and lenses Submit a News Tip! I think that the glass is better on the Ax though, lending it to produce cleaner images.

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Zopen our latest buying guide we’ve selected some cameras that while they’re a bit older, still offer a lot of bang for the buck. Well this is the footnote: I think the issue is the AX33 lens Zeiss or no Zeiss.

The vignetting in the first scene is sounc to being zoomed in completely. But, how stable is the video from the AX33 without active mode at the long end?

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Learning to colorgrade in Premiere pro paid tutorial or free Youtube vids. The Ax33 on the other hand uses exactly a 1: Atomos Ninja Inferno with Sony hxr-nx80 recording issue. It’s too bad because sony could have easily beaten Gopro if they wouldn’t have gotten so ridiculous with the wide angle.

Personally, I would rather buy the Ax33 if aopdn had a prime lens rather than a zoom lens, but skund never make camcorders like that.

I am sure it will be better than the Ax in terms of shakiness, but will it be stable – Sony does not offer this option, which they know degrades, for no reason. The sensor is not 20 megapixels. Fujifilm’s MKX lenses bring affordable cinema glass to X-mount.


However, when the camcorder is zoomed out and sounc to medium zoom, the chromatic aberration isn’t nearly as bad. I think you nailed it! The Ax33 is still very stable at long end with just using the standard stabilization.

A heavier lens could slow the responsiveness of the BOSS system. The best camera bargains of F Forum M My threads. AX33 4K frame grab.

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I don’t know why you care what the cause is. I don’t know if it is worth noting, but yesterday I was looking down into the lens outside and I noticed quite a strong Purple tint to the lens itself, similar to looking at a Sapphire crystal watch face.

I agree that chromatic aberration is indeed an optical phenomenon. Is it enough of a refresh to keep up with the times? Hands-on with the Fujinon MKmm T2. Therefore, even if there is some loss of ultimate resolution, it is well worth the compromise, since the resulting video looks extremely attractive and very usable.

Thanks for the answer about the purple coating.