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Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

alaTest has collected and analyzed 379 reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A330. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the performance and screen are overall positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. Many are critical about the sensor and viewfinder, and there are some mixed opinions about the shutter and focus.

usability, price, portability, screen, performance

flash, size, battery, viewfinder, sensor

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A330


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the lens and performance. The image quality and portability also get good comments.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A330


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Opinions about the usability and image quality are generally positive. There are some negative comments about the lens.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 review


A modest update over its predecessor, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A300, the Alpha DSLR-A330 offers the same essential feature set in a redesigned body with sufficient quality and performance-enhancing firmware tweaks to merit the term "upgrade." And like its...

Fast Live View AF and single-shot performance; tiltable LCD; dual card slots; relatively simple, straightforward operation; built-in wireless flash and image stabilization; helpful SteadyShot indicator.

Smallish grip; middling viewfinder; default settings produce suboptimal photos.

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 is a solid entry-level dSLR that will surely have its fans, but unless you really want Live View, its cheaper sibling, the A230, is a better deal.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : William Chambers (

Sony DSLR-A330 Review


SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2009 - Sony is making it easy for first-time digital SLR buyers to step up from point-and-shoot digital still cameras with the introduction today of three new easy-to-use a (alpha) cameras (models DSLR-A380, DSLR-A330 and DSLR-A230),...

Aug, 2009

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Sony A330 DSLR


If you are looking for a sophisticated DSLR, then you should consider some of Sony's more professional cameras. This particular model is not as complex as it may seem, yet it doesn't sacrifice quality or performance for simplicity. The number of...

Convenient- easy-to-use digital SLR with on-screen helpPowerful- 10.8-megapixel sensor should not be underestimateFeatures- 2.7 inch LCD, SteadyShot stabilization, HDMI, supports SD/MMC

Average- as far as price and value, this model meets averageSimple- still lacks many of the impressive enhancements and features

Another competitive entry into the digital SLR market is the Sony A330 D...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Zoltan Arva-Toth (

Sony A330 Review


The Sony A330 is a new 10.2 megapixel DSLR camera featuring a restyled external design and enhanced user interface, both intended to make it easier to use for people new to SLR photography. Replacing the A300 model, the A330 retains all of its...

It is not uncommon for a camera manufacturer to release an incremental upgrade to an existing model - we have seen this in the past from basically all the major players. Sometimes the new camera will lose some of its predecessor's functionality while...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : George Schaub (

Sony’s Alpha A330 D-SLR; Stepping Up Into A More Creative Realm


But here are some of the highlights we noticed when working with the Alpha A330

Last but not least is the Menu button, which brings up all the main setups, including image size (this is a 10.2-megapixel chip), raw/JPEG options, aspect ratio (standard or 16:9), color space (sRGB and Adobe RGB), and SteadyShot on or off, Sony's...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330


Sony's Alpha DSLR-A330 is one the company's latest entry-level DSLRs. Announced in May 2009, it's the successor to the Alpha A300, and inherits many features from this earlier model including the same 10.2 Megapixel CCD sensor, built-in image...

Built-in IS which works with any lens ; Quick and fuss-free Live View ; Vertically-tilting monitor ; Beginner-friendly user interface

More noise than rivals at high ISOs ; Slow continuous shooting ; No movie mode ; Body shape may not be to all tastes

When Sony announced the Alpha A330 (and its siblings the A230 and A380), it wasn’t hard to understand why many enthusiasts were disappointed. Most have become accustomed to new cameras featuring more powerful specifications such as higher resolutions,...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Philip Ryan (

DSLR Test: Sony Alpha 330


Smack in the middle of a trio of new entry-level DSLRs from Sony, the 10.2MP Alpha 330 is an appealing option for photographers stepping up from compacts. A nice price ($650, street, with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Sony DT SAM lens; $850, street, with an...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (

Sony Alpha a330 digital SLR camera


The Sony Alpha a330 is a small and lightweight D-SLR

Extremely fast autofocus, hot shoe, dynamic range optimiser works well

Not worth the upgrade for existing owners

Seeing as the Sony Alpha a330 contains a nearly identical feature set and the same imaging chip as its predecessor, this camera is not worth an upgrade, nor is it hearty enough to take on the latest models from Nikon and Canon. But for consumers new to...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Sony Alpha A330


Sony shows how live monitor view is supposed to work

May, 2011

Expert review by : Will Cheung (

Sony Alpha A330 review


Sony's Alpha 330 aims to make photography easy for first-time digital SLR buyers

Excellent performance and features ; Good handling and build ; Great value

Awkward menu system

The A330 is targeted at the first-time DSLR buyer and it has many features – Live View, on-screen help and Super SteadyShot among them – that will appeal. It will also appeal to more experienced users because it is great value, performs well and...

Aug, 2009

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