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Sony Alpha SLT-A33

alaTest has collected and analyzed 454 reviews of Sony Alpha SLT-A33. 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. Reviewers really like the lens and image quality. The portability and usability also get good reviews. Views are divided on the glare, while some have doubts about the flash and battery.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, lens

battery, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha SLT-A33 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha SLT-A33

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony Alpha SLT-A33 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the usability and portability are overall positive. The lens and image quality also get good comments, whereas the glare and viewfinder get less positive opinions. There are some mixed comments about the focus and price.

performance, image quality, lens, portability, usability

size, viewfinder, glare

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

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha SLT-A33

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Sony Alpha SLT-A33 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and video. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical comments about the battery.

performance, usability, price, video, image quality

battery

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

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...

Mar, 2011

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A33 Review

 

The Sony A33 is a new DSLR camera that uses Translucent Mirror Technology to offer high-speed shooting and a smaller body size. Compared to a conventional DSLR camera, Translucent Mirror Technology utilises a fixed, translucent mirror that splits the...

The Sony A33 turns conventional design on its head to provide what is in many ways a better user experience than traditional DSLRs can achieve, at a price point that Canon and Nikon must be worried about. If you can overcome your reservations about...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Ken Rockwell (kenrockwell.com)

Sony A33, A55 and A55V

 

I wouldn't buy one of these, but that's just me. If you want something similar to a DSLR, but with better video, 10 frames per second and great GPS tagging, check this out. I'm all about photography, not gimmicks like crummy video or GPS tagging for...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : cgarrard (alphamountworld.com)

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...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Videomaker (videomaker.com)

Sony Alpha SLT-A33 HDSLR Camera Reviewed

 

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.

Fast Video Autofocus, Lightweight, Tons of Features

Short Battery Life, No optical viewfinder

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

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...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Tom Cunningham (videomaker.com)

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.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

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...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Barrie Smith (digital-photography-school.com)

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.

Expert review by : Sime (digital-photography-school.com)

Two New dSLR Cameras from Sony a33 & a55

 

The a (pronounced Alpha) family of interchangeable lens cameras from Sony grows with the compact, ultra-responsive new a55 and a33.

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