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Sony Alpha SLT A33

We have collected and analyzed 52 expert reviews and 322 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 82/100 and users rate it 86/100. The average review date is Jul 4, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 175051 reviews from other Digital SLR Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 93/100 = Excellent. Last update: Apr 19, 2014.

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Sony Alpha A33 SLT - Makes for a Good Entry-Level DSLR

 

Mirror-less cameras are getting popular and Sony seems to be one of the brands pushing it. There have been micro four-third format cameras in the market for some time now, but the need for even better quality translates to the need for larger sensors....

Sony is selling the A33 at an MRP of Rs. 37,990. The A33 is a cheaper version of the A55 and if you have to compare between the two, there are very few things you’ll miss with the A33. It's also a lot closer to the entry-level DSLRs from brands such as...

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Sony Alpha A33 Digital Camera Review

 

The Alpha A33, along with its big-brother A55V, is part of Sony's collection of translucent mirror DSLRs. The camera functions like a DSLR in the fact that it has loads of manual controls and uses an interchangeable lens system, but since the mirror...

The Sony Alpha SLT-A33 did not blow us away in any specific area, but the camera did a passable job in all of our tests. If you're overly concerned about image performance, then there are plenty of other cameras that will please you more than the A33...

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Sony SLT-A33 Review

 

Very well designed body withexcellent ergonomics and well thought out button placement in asmaller and lighter package compared to most traditional dSLR modelswith optical viewfinders.

Very well designed body withexcellent ergonomics and well thought out button placement in asmaller and lighter package compared to most traditional dSLR modelswith optical viewfinders ; High resolution 3" LCD with tiltand rotate ; Bright 0.46" EVF...

No way to turn off high ISO NoiseReduction for JPEG images (although you can set it to weak versusAuto) ; The EVF doesn't offer a full rangeof bright to dark in all conditions, as its dynamic range islimited in harsher lighting (but we were still very...

Sony has taken a bold step in launchinga new breed of interchangeable lens digital camera via their SingleLens Translucent (SLT) design that offers some unique abilities likegiving you Live View with fast Phase Detect Autofocus for both stillsand...

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Sony Alpha A33 SLT Review

 

There's been a lot of curiosity shown in the photographic industry about Sony's new Alpha A33 and A55 SLT (Single Lens Translucent) cameras. In reality, there's really only one new type of technology in these cameras that should garner a raised...

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Sony SLT-A33

 

Quicker autofocus than traditional DSLRs, and top-notch continuous shooting for its class

All the manual controls of a normal SLR; A nice hardware feature set

Kit lens has serious issues; Not the best manual white balance

The Sony Alpha SLT-A33 did not blow us away in any specific area, but the camera did a passable job in all of our tests. If you’re overly concerned about image performance, then there are plenty of other cameras that will please you more than the A33...

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Sony A33 HDSLR Camera Reviewed

 

Fast Video Autofocus ; Lightweight ; Tons of Features

Short Battery Life ; No optical viewfinder

The Sony Alpha A33 is a huge step in the right direction for HDSLRs becoming a go-to solution for almost all of our video needs.

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Sony Alpha SLT-A33

 

In a traditional DSLR, the mirror reflects light into an optical viewfinder, via a phase-change autofocus sensor. Then when you take the photo, the mirror temporarily flips up to expose the sensor, briefly blanking the viewfinder. This works well for...

Very fast and continuous AF in Live View and HD movies ; High resolution articulated screen and decent EVF ; Fast continuous shooting up to 7fps ; Multi-frame to reduce noise, increase DR or create panoramas ; Continuous AF and stabilisation on entire...

Some light permanently lost due to semi-reflective mirror ; No live image between frames in fast continuous bursts ; Modest buffer size: approx 14 best quality JPEGs ; Most Alpha mount lenses focus quite audibly in movies ; Some will notice rainbow...

Sony's innovative use of a fixed semi-reflective mirror in the SLT-A33 was always going to have pros and cons, but on the whole it delivers a very satisfying experience which in aspects like autofocus during video, is simply leaps and bounds ahead of...

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New Gear: Sony SLT-A33 and SLT-A55 Cameras

 

More and more interchangeable lens cameras are going mirrorless these days, but for this pair of cameras, Sony didn't nix the mirror all together. Instead, they made it fixed and translucent so that it could "split" the optical pathway, directing light...

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Sony A33 and A55 DSLRs [REVIEW]

 

It's been a great year for the DSLR. Not only have we seen the top models capture stills of amazing quality, leading to many serious workers questioning the need for medium format digital capture … and then, to many an amazed onlooker, we've seen TV...

Quality: overall, excellent, good colour, high sharpness.

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Amazon review summary for Sony Alpha SLT A33

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Sony Alpha SLT A33 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Digital SLR Cameras on Amazon.com.

performance, video, value for money, usability, image quality

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Alpha SLT-A33 Digital Camera with Translucent Mirror Technology and 3D Sweep Panorama (Camera Body only) (Black)Sony Alpha SLTA33/L Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens and Translucent Mirror Technology + Sony 16GB SDHC CardSony Alpha SLTA33 DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology (Camera Body only) (Black)

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:DSLR Camera
Sensor Size:23.4 x 15.6 mm
SLR / Compact:SLR Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: Yes
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Sony NP-FW50
Battery Type:Sony NP-FW50

Recording

Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
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