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Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens

B&H # SOSLTA33L Mfr # SLT-A33L
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Product Highlights
  • 14.2MP High Resolution
  • Translucent Mirror f/Fast Focus
  • 921K Dot 3" Tiltable LCD screen
  • 3x 18-55mm Lens (Equiv to 27-82.5mm)
  • Full HD 1080/60i Video
  • 3D Sweep Panorama Mode
  • Quick AF for Full HD Movie Capture
  • 7 Frames Per Second Continuous Shooting
  • Up to ISO 12800 Sensitivity
  • Beautiful Low-Light Photos Possible

If you like to live on the edge, this Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens will take you to the leading edge of DSLR technology, with the first-ever translucent mirror design. For the first time, a high-resolution live image preview with rapid, accurate phase detection autofocus is available at all times--via the LCD or the electronic viewfinder. This means that even moving objects stay in sharp focus at all times, whether you're shooting full HD video or stills.

That's not all the A33 has to offer, though. It's got 14.2MP of high resolution captured on an  APS-C size HD CMOS image sensor,  a 3x DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 (35mm equivalent 27-82.5mm) lens,  an incredibly sharp, bright 3" tiltable LCD screen with 921,000 dots,  built-in flash,  full HD 1080/60i video, a fabulous 3D panorama mode that combines 3 pictures into a 3D image, and up to 7 frames per second continuous shooting. 

With the image stabilization, Hand-held Night Shot mode, Multi-frame NR mode (which takes 6 photos in rapid succession and uses the best data from each to create 1 stunning picture), and sensitivity up to ISO 25600, you won't ever have to miss a picture due to darkness again.

Face Detection recognizes faces and optimizes exposure and focus for them, Smile Shutter takes the picture only when it detects the subject smiling. There's also an automatic HDR mode which take 3 photos of a high-contrast situation, and melds the highlight, shadow and mid-tone data together to create 1 optimal photo. Of course the A33 also has creative modes such as Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness adjustable in +/-3 steps), Macro, Sports Action, Night Portrait, and many more. 

14.2 Megapixel Resolution
You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the 14.2 megapixel APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light situations.
Translucent Mirror Technology
Other DSLRs can shoot. Or they can focus with the speed and precision of Phase Detection AF. They cannot do both at once. The SLT-A33 is the world's first DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology that directs light to both the image sensor and the Phase Detection AF sensor simultaneously.
Full HD 1080/60i Movies
This is one of the very few DSLRs with 1080/60i Full HD, exactly the same resolution and frame rate as most broadcast and cable HDTV channels. Records in 1080/60i AVCHD format, 1080/30p high definition in PC-friendly MP4 format and standard definition 480/30p in MP4 format.
7 Frames Per Second Continuous
The translucent mirror makes it far easier to capture the decisive soccer kick or your baby at her absolute cutest. The Sony SLT-A33 camera shoots full, 14.2 MP resolution pictures at up to 7 fps while maintaining continuous auto focus and auto exposure.
Quick AF for Full HD Movie Capture
When most DSLRs shoot video, their Contrast AF is slow and visibly "hunts" for focus. The Quick AF Full HD Movie retains the same fast, precise Phase Detection you enjoy for still images. It's a decisive advantage for tracking fast-moving subjects and a major benefit of Translucent Mirror Technology.
APS-C Size HD CMOS Image Sensor
With 19.5 times the area of the typical camcorder image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between amateur and professional-looking video, delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.
Multi-Frame NR
Experience incredible low-light shooting without a flash. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity. Sensitivity selectable up to ISO 25600. (Recommended for still subjects.)
Sony Exmor Technology
Conventional image sensors use only a handful of analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, which can slow you down. The Exmor sensor provides more than 4,000 column-parallel A/D converters. This helps enable continuous shooting at up to 7 frames per second.
Hand-Held Night Shot
Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures-beyond the capability of traditional cameras-without using flash or a tripod. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data with separate algorithms for still and moving parts of the picture reduces blur, minimizes noise and enables extraordinary detail.
Auto HDR Built Into Camera
Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle-and more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot. Captures in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects.)
3D Sweep Panorama Mode
Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television3. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats.
Eye-Level Electronic Viewfinder
The Tru-finder Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is super bright, easy to see with 1.1x magnification, ultra-sharp with 1.44 million dots (1.15 effective) and provides 100% frame coverage. Exposure preview and informative overlays make operation easy.
15-Point Auto Focus
To maximize the value of Translucent Mirror Technology, Sony incorporates Phase Detection AF of great sophistication. Three cross sensors maximize precision.
Tilt/swivel 3" LCD Screen
Tilt it up or down to frame high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss. Tilt and swivel under the camera for self-portraits. Fold it flush to the camera with the LCD exposed for shooting or protected for travel.
Main Sensor Quick AF Live View
This is the world's first DSLR to combine the optimum focus of Phase Detection with high quality Live View images right from the main sensor. This is made possible by Sony Translucent Mirror Technology. You get accurate images and 100% framing on the LCD monitor or eye-level viewfinder.
Eye-Level Finder for HD Mov
The eye-level finder is one of the reasons people love DSLRs. But that finder goes dark whenever you shoot HD Movies. Until now. The Sony SLT-A33 enables you to shoot movies with the added stability you get holding the camera up to your face and using the eye-level finder for framing a scene and focus.
921K Dot TruBlack LCD Screen
Sony's Xtra Fine LCD monitor has 921K dots for superb resolution. The TruBlack screen includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increasing contrast compared to conventional LCDs. Sunny Weather mode boosts visibility even further in bright sunlight.
Phase Detection Auto Focus
While Contrast Detection AF often hunts for correct focus, Phase Detection AF knows exactly where correct focus is, and goes straight for it. The Sony SLT-A33 is the world's first consumer camera to provide Phase Detection AF when capturing HD movies as well as during still image capture, either using the viewfinder or Live View on the LCD.
Sweep Panorama Mode
Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter and sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size.
Main Sensor Quick AF Live View
This the world's first DSLR to combine the optimum focus of Phase Detection with high quality Live View images right from the main sensor. This is made possible by Sony Translucent Mirror Technology. You get accurate images and 100% framing on the LCD monitor or eye-level viewfinder.
ISO 12800 Sensitivity
Incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail, made possible by the low-noise Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor.
Live View in LCD or EVF
You can use both the LCD monitor and Electronic Viewfinder for composing shots. Both provide a what-you-see-is-what-you-get preview of white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure and 100% framing accuracy, plus informative on-screen displays.
AUTO+ (Advanced Auto) Mode
Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies, the camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Auto HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology.
Pro-Style "Rack Focus" Movie Effect
A hallmark of today's movies is the "rack focus" effect, when the cinematographer changes focus between background and foreground subjects. This usually involves careful planning, a tape measure and dedicated a crew member for "pulling" focus. With the SLT-A33, you can perform this pro-style effect simply by changing the selected AF Area within the frame.
Help Guide
Provides ready reference to advanced camera functions, helping to develop your confidence and skills as a photographer.
SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
Image stabilization reduces blur by compensating for camera shake. Typical DSLR systems build image stabilization into selected lenses only. SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization is built into the camera body itself. You'll reduce blur with every a-mount lens, including macro and wide-aperture standard zoom lenses.
BIONZ Image Processor
The brain of the camera is a refined version of Sony's BIONZ image processor. Its chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 12800 sensitivity. Also enables 7 fps continuous shooting at full resolution, Sweep Panorama mode and more.
1200-Zone Exposure Metering
Reads exposure directly from the main image sensor. Choice of Multi, Center and Spot metering accommodates a full range of shooting situations
RAW Image Capture
Saves your pictures as compact JPEG files or ultra-high quality RAW files or both. RAW files save images prior to de-mosaicing, white balance, sharpness and color enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image on your PC.
Smile Shutter Technology
Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter mode and the camera takes the picture automatically. You can prioritize children or adults and adjust the smile sensitivity.
Face Detection Technology
The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults.
Six Creative Style Settings
Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, B&W, Sunset, Portrait and Landscape. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.
Eight Scene Selection Modes
These help you get the shot by optimizing the camera for specific shooting situations. Select from Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night View, Night Portrait and Handheld Twilight Shot modes.
Anti-Dust Technology
Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor.
HDMI Output for HD Viewing
Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV. The camera includes an HDMI output9. In addition, the BRAVIA Sync system works with compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTVs enabling you to control camera playback using the television's remote4.
Built-In Auto Pop-Up Flash
To help you shoot more effectively, the built-in flash automatically pops up and fires as needed when the camera is set to certain scene selection modes. The built-in flash can also trigger a wireless accessory flash (sold separately). The integrated hot shoe enables you to expand your lighting options with a range of accessory flashes (sold separately).
P/A/S/M Exposure Modes
The camera offers a full range of controls from the beginner's AUTO+ mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control.
Up to 270 Shots of Battery Life
Take up to 270 shots on a single charge with Sony Stamina battery power.5 Sony's InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.
Slot for Two Media Types
For cost-effective, convenient storage and sharing of your images, the camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC media (Class 4 or higher recommended). (Memory card is required
Remote Capability
Works with the RMT-DSLR1 Remote Commander wireless remote control, sold separately.
Versatile On-Screen Displays
Informative displays in the LCD monitor and electronic viewfinder include digital level gauge, graphic display of exposure settings.
PhotoTV HD Compatibility
Optimizes compatible BRAVIA televisions for gorgeous display of digital pictures.
Index and Slide Show Display
Quickly review your photos using 6- or 12-frame index views, or as an automatic slide show with fade-in/fade-out effect.
Imaging
Lens Mount Sony E Mount
Camera Format APS-C / (1.5x Crop Factor)
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC
Memory Card Type Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Image Stabilization Optical
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto
Autofocus Points 15
Viewfinder/Display
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen   LCD (921,000)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100-12800
Metering Method Multi-zone metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Kelvin, Manual, Shade
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Performance
Self Timer 2 sec, 10 sec
Connectivity USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), 7
Mac: OS X 10.4 or later
Power
Battery 1x InfoLitium NP-FW50  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Operating/Storage Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.9 x 3.6 x 3.3" / 12.4 x 9.2 x 8.5 cm
Weight 15.27 oz / 433 g Camera body only
Kit Lens
Focal Length 18 - 55mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 27 - 82.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 22
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (24.99 cm)
Elements/Groups 8/7
Autofocus Yes
Filter Thread Front:55 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.75 x 2.75" (6.99 x 6.99 cm)
Weight 7.5 oz (213 g)
Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens
  • DSLR SLT-A33 Body
  • SAL1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT AF Zoom Lens
  • Rechargeable Battery (NP-FW50)
  • Battery Charger (BC-VW1)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
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    SonyAlpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens
     
    4.6

    (based on 57 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good image quality (53)
    • Easy to use (52)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (51)
    • Image stabilization (43)
    • Fast shutter speed (40)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (28)
    • Noisy at high ISO (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (44)
    • Family photos (42)
    • Sports/action (37)
    • Travel (33)
    • Low light (32)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (27), Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (47), Yes (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Camera for under $1000

    With the Sony SLT-a33's new translucent mirror technology, I have been able to capture amazing shots. The 14 megapixel pictures look amazing and you can crop and zoom without losing large amounts of...Read complete review

    With the Sony SLT-a33's new translucent mirror technology, I have been able to capture amazing shots. The 14 megapixel pictures look amazing and you can crop and zoom without losing large amounts of detail. The 7 fps is outstanding, the camera closest in price that can take 7 frames per second is $1800, Nikon d300, for just the body. And don't even get me started on the 1080i video. It's so crisp and the auto-focus is ridiculously snappy. The ONLY downside I've found is: on my Mac, the AVCHD files are not very Mac-friendly. But other than that, this camera is worth every last penny.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Camera Designed to Overheat

    We've owned Minolta cameras in the past and were really excited to receive and use the camera based on all the glowing reviews. Unfortunately, for shooting video this camera is horrible. The camera...Read complete review

    We've owned Minolta cameras in the past and were really excited to receive and use the camera based on all the glowing reviews. Unfortunately, for shooting video this camera is horrible. The camera will overheat after about 3-10 minutes of continuous shooting. On our last shoot we had to put ice packs on the camera to keep the camera from overheating. We called Sony and found out that the camera is naturally overheats during continuous shooting. Heck, it is even in the manual - it warns that you may not be able to shoot long without the camera overheating. What a bunch of garbage. We shoot a lot of video that is longer than 10 minutes. While the camera has many cool features and, at first blush, is a great buy - the reality is that Sony just dropped a huge bomb. This camera horrible for shooting video unless you can do it in less than 3 minutes. I'm returning the camera as soon as I get back from an out-of-town shoot that this camera ruined and buying another competitor.

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    4.0

    very nice

    By ryguy

    from honolulu

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality

    Cons

    • Noisy At High ISO
    • Poor In Low Light
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Video

    Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

    wide angle on video leaves something to be desired

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    My purchase of the Sony A33

    By Dickybee

    from South Africa

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

    I have the A55 as does my son. The A33 was bought as a birthday gift and it turned out to be a great hit with her. She loves it.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Pure Excellence!

    By FxFreak

    from Winnfield, LA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

    My old Canon Rebel XT 350D stopped working the other day. After doing the research, I purchased the A33. I couldn't be happier. It puts the power of a professional in the hands of an amatuer. The frames per second amaze me. I'm used to 3 fps, lol.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Sony Digital Accepts Minolta 35mm Lenses

    By Bisbeeblue

    from Palominas, AZ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Ccepts Minolta 35mm lens
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

      My local independent camera/photo store told me that Sony bought Minolta and that their DSLR wouyld accept the Minolta lens that I had purchaed for my 40+ year old Minotla 7000 35mm SLR!
      I have been using a couple of Canon point and shoot digitals and was ready to upgrade to and DSLR.
      The Sony Alpha DSLR=SLT-A33 has allowed me to use the lenses that I am familar with, in an easy to use format!
      I have taken some great phots and the learning curve was very low.
      The other feature that I appreciate is the hot shoe for my more powerful flash.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      GREAT CAMERA

      By NONE

      from FLORIDA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

          THIS IS A GREAT CAMERA...A WORD TO THE WISE, IF YOU WANT A VIDEO CAMERA, THAN BUY ONE. FOR A ANYONE WHO PURCHASES A DSLR BY ANY MFG TO HAVE A VIDEO INCLUDED IS NUTS. ALL DSLR'S THAT RECORD VIDEO ARE AWKWARD AND CLUMSY AND DOWN RIGHT UNCOMFORTABLE TO SHOOT VIDEO. I PERSONALLY UPSET ABOUT SPENDING MONEY FOR A FEATURE ON A CAMERA THAT I AM NEVER GOING TO USE!...BATTERY LIFE ON ALL MY SONY PRODUCTS IS UN ACCEPTABLE, PRODUCTS ARE GREAT, BATTERY LIFE, NO GOOD. SONY PRODUCTS ARE BATTERY EATERS.....

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8

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          5.0

          Good Camera for Beginners

          By JB

          from New York, NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

          Great for landscapes/outdoor shots.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          I would greatly recommend this product

          By Jabbey

          from Thomasville, NC

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

          This camera is a very good entry level camera. It's not to complicated to operate. It has a lot of built in features that are very neat, such as the panoramic mode and etc.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          A great camera for a family

          By Rado

          from New Jersey

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization

          Cons

          • Fits only 3-4 fingers
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

          My wife and I use A-33 to capture our kids' activities. The shutter speed is amazing for a camera at this budget; we're now able to get much clearer pictures on our kids swimming, bike riding and other activities. Although the body is a bit awkward to hold for a long period, it's still a great camera for family like ours.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Don't judge a book by its cover

          By Luiz

          from Sao Paulo, Brazil

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

            Ease of operation;
            Many automatic modes;
            Very good relation price and quality (best among Nikon D5100, Sony A560 and SLT-A33)

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Good decision

            By Astrid

            from Signal Mountain, TN

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

              It's my first SLR camera and it was recommended by a friend. I'm very happy with my decision to buy this one. It's really easy to understand how it works and it provides a wide range of opportunities.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 9
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Amazing camera

              By DavidB

              from Lexington, KY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Quiet
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

              This camera has alot of great options and abilities. It does feel alot lighter and cheaper than the previous versions but I can tell you it is one strong and powerful camera. I bought a Class 10 16gig SDHC memory card and this thing can really pump out some shots at 7 per second! Not to mention the awesome viewfinder layout. I am in love to this camera, my wife is so frustrated because give the camera more attention then I do her!

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great Camera A+++

              By GFL

              from Boca Raton

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

              Im not a pro but i use this camera almost every day .I love everything about it. Really easy to use for for everybody ,great price,7 fps non of the other cameras do that around this price range.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Great camera to take to next level!

              By Endurance guy

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Good Image Quality

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

              Outdoors, Sports, Golf Course, Wide Angle needs, Auto and Manual focus options, create pics!

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Very nice camera

              By SoundArtist

              from New York

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life
              • Zoom ring not smooth

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

                I have used this as much for its video capability as for its superb photo-quality. The auto-focus during video use is excellent. It does produce noise during video recording which is audible during playback, but if using an external digital recorder for recording audio together with this camera, the results will be excellent.
                Switching between shooting and playback mode is challenging and not convenient. Otherwise, a fine piece of gear.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent Camera

                By cutetwink23

                from Miami, FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • High ISO Performance
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Video

                Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

                The camera has excellent colour quality and the kit lens clarity is awesome. However, I think the photos lack a little of that "SLR-look", some of them. Excellent image detail though, fantastic low-noise performance, easy to use menu's with helps/guides.
                The lcd is simply FANTASTIC, and the EVF is better than anything else on the market, and almost produces life-like images.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Great Camera

                By Miamisam

                from Washington Dc

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

                I use this camera for general purpose , it is easy to use especially for the first time Slr person. The onscreen help is great .

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 10
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Outstanding back-up

                By Greg Frazier, Nature Photographer

                from Jacksonville, FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • High ISO Performance
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Lightweight
                • Quiet
                • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

                  I bought this as a back-up for my Sony DSLR SLT-A55 and to my surprise, it is almost the same camera. Very basic differences are : no GPS, shoot speed down from 10 fps to a mere 7 fps! Otherwise the same new translucent mirror technology. The only problem I have seen is an overheat error notice when I was out shooting a lot in the hot Florida sun! And the HD video is beyond compare!

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 9
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Camera - Even for Beginners

                  By San Diego Traveler

                  from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                  Cons

                  • Noisy At High ISO

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

                  The camera is lightweight and travels easily. I am not a photogropher but I am beginnig to feel like one. Some of the shots I have taken in just the first week are among the best in my life.

                  As others have said, the camera is especially great in low light situations, even backlit shots come out great.

                  I have nothing bad to say about the camera so far.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 9
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  sony A33

                  By chico

                  from atlanta, GA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                  Cons

                  • Noisy At High ISO
                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

                  the camera is great, you can start to shoot right off the box. It feels like it's a serious cam but not that bulky which is really cool for your shoulders and back when you need to carry it a long time.

                  The quality of the viewfinder is really nice and all the information are really viewable .Great thing that when you aim with the viewfinder the screen shut off and when you're done shooting with the viewf, the screen comes on automatically.

                  Don't forget to take a spare battery though .

                  Overall a great camera so, a must have for serious hobbyist .

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 8
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  So easy, yet so advanced!

                  By Kristina, Amateur Everything

                  from Paramus, NJ

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • High ISO Performance
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Sony Alpha DSLR-SLT-A33 Digital Camera W/18-55mm Lens:

                  This is my first foray into the world of Digital Cameras and advanced photography. Previously I had only owned a snapshot camera. After a LOT of research I decided on the a33 over a Canon or Nikon due to the translucent mirror design. You have to read about it yourself to truly appreciate what it is capable of! I felt that this feature was very important because I'm a beginner and plan to use Auto Focus frequently. I have to say that this camera, while offering many more options than anything I've owned, is quite easy to use! I've always found Sony products to be intuitively designed and easy to learn and an exceptional bang for my buck. I look forward to learning how to use all the amazing features available on this camera!

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                  • No

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