Sony Alpha SLTA33L DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology and 3D Sweep Panorama (Black)
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- Translucent Mirror Technology accelerates AF performance
- Continuous 7 fps shooting with continuous Phase Detect AF
- Worlds1st consumer HD video camera w/ cont. Phase Detect AF
- 14.2 megapixels with Sony’s Exmor HD APS sensor
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|Auto Focus Technology||phase detection|
|Effective Still Resolution||14.2 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||12,800|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|External Memory Included||No|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/160_sec|
|Flash Type||pop up flash|
|Flash Type||Pop Up Flash|
|Focus Type||automatic with manual|
|Item Dimensions||8.15 x 7.92 x 6.15 inches|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||1,080 Milliamp Hours|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 YEAR LIMITED|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||14.2 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||55 mm|
|Photo Sensor Technology||cmos|
|Shipping Weight||3.2 pounds|
|Style Name||With 18-55mm lens|
|Video Capture Format|
|Viewfinder Type||optical viewfinder|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
Top Customer Reviews
First of all this camera is a great movie camera with continuous auto focus and an good photo camera.
The reason I say good and not great is because if you intend on shooting in any of the 3 auto modes you are not going to get great photos the same as you would get with a Canon T1I, T2i or canon G10. But the photos are more predictable in auto than with the Canon's
The kit lens is good, does not have much range but works well even though its a cheap kit lens. Better than the t2i
The body is plastic therefore light
The fold down LCD is a winner although a little small.
Viewfinder is a real treat giving you the same read out info as the LCD
Switches automatically back and forth from LCD to viewfinder as you place your eye close or take it away from the viewfinder.
Or you can easily switch between LCD screen and viewfinder by pushing the LCD/viewfinder button.
If you have a big lens or a lens hood the flash may cast a shadow in your photo
I have large hands but the body is very comfortable to hold
Controls are easy to reach but again these cameras are are far to complicated than they need to be need, but that is where technology takes you.
I did not see the battery life as being an issue - My G10 is much better.
Charging takes 4 hours per battery so get yourself a another battery and maybe an extra charger.
I specifically bought the a33 because I did not want the GPS sucking the life out of my battery as I learned on a Panasonic Z10.
My travels do not take to normal tourist data base gps way points so I felt it was of no use to me.Read more ›
+Image is way better then my old 6mp D40 in indoor lower lighting. Also the Macro feature is better then the D40, I can get closer on the A33. The focus is faster and is able to lock in on closer thing and under lower light. (see my sample image uploaded)
+Panoramic stitching option is cool, don't need a 3rd party software, don't have a 3d tv to test the 3D feature.
+I like the leveler a lot, older camera didn't really have this, but most new one do.
+The buttons are very responsive and not hard to push like on some camera.
+Movie mode is phenomenal. When you move around the autofocus is very fast, because of the Translucent Mirror technology.Read more ›
Well, Sony was able to deliver most of its promises. And I was pleasantly surprised by its PDAF video capability. However, as with all things in life, all that glitters is not gold. There are certainly limitations with this camera, especially noticeable/annoying if you're a prosumer level user. I will not go into details about the specs. Those can be found by just googling "sony a33". And I will not go into in-depth review either. Probably the best source for that is dpreview.com or imaging-resource.com. I will only list the limitations I found using this camera from a user who's been using Canon line (currently the 7D). Don't get me wrong.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It stopped turning on after barely using. Sony wants $300 to fix it which is more than it is brand new now.Published 18 months ago by Jessica
So far the A33 is doing exactly what I wanted it to do. I have an old Minolta Maxxum and quite a few accessories for it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by J. Allison
Although I like the Sony brand, this camera didn't stand to the company's reputation for quality and reliability. Read morePublished 22 months ago by HMH
I bought this camera three years ago and it's been fine. However - a couple years ago I started to notice that when I wanted to review my shots the button seemed to stick so that... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Barbara Johnson
I got this camera (new) in November of 2011 and have nothing but praise for the pictures it takes (especially in conjunction with the Sony Alpha DT 18-250mm lens. Read morePublished on October 6, 2013 by Clayton M. Denton
This is a great camera. My daughter saved up her money and purchased this camera. It is very nice, takes great pictures and well worth the money spent. Read morePublished on August 30, 2013 by Kelly Mungai