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SonyAlpha A330 Digital SLR with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Lens (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

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    (4)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (11)
  • Good image quality (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Image stabilization (10)
  • Large clear LCD (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Low light (8)
  • Macro photography (6)
  • Landscape/scenery (5)
  • Travel (5)
  • Sports/action (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (6), Casual photographer (3)

Reviewed by 12 customers

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4.0

Great for Starting

By Sinphire

from Ohio

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography
    • Sports/Action

    Comments about Sony Alpha A330 Digital SLR with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Lens (Black):

    Never used a Digital SLR before, and this has been awsome. I've already took great shots, and it has been so simple to use. I've not found any faults with it yet!

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    5.0

    this equals happiness

    By snap

    from rockford, il

    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

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony Alpha A330 Digital SLR with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Lens (Black):

      i got this camera for school and future business and i am extremely happy of the performance of it and how the pictures turn out such a great camera for a great price

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      5.0

      Great Camera!!

      By Jacque

      from South Dakota

      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

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Sony Alpha A330 Digital SLR with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Lens (Black):

        I just started a photography business and have had good luck with this camera so far. Have only had it a week so I am still getting used to all the features it has. I would definitely recommend this camera to a friend.

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        4.0

        It was perfect to my wife!!

        By John Cho

        from Virginia, VA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Large Clear LCD
        • LIghtweight
        • Tilt / swivel lcd

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Baby
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel

          Comments about Sony Alpha A330 Digital SLR with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Lens (Black):

          In fact, I was using Alpha 300 which I bought from B&H 2 years ago. Even though I am reporter, I am satisfied with it.
          Recently my wife want to have her own camera to take picture for our baby(22months). So I have searched B&H again and found A330. Because I really like 55-200mm lens of it. It was so clear.
          A330 was much light(weight). And shooting sound become smaller than mine. I think lens(18-55mm) also getting better. It was clear than mine(18-70mm). My wife told me that it was easy to operate for her.
          But when I control the local focus(9), it was unfamiliar to me. For me, A300's local focus control is much easier. But my wife doesn't complain about it. So it's OK.

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          4.0

          definite value for money

          By Kaz

          from Australia

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony Alpha A330 Digital SLR with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Lens (Black):

            best value for money, picture quality is extremely high, compared it to some nikon and canon and it was as good. features which other cameras dont have tilted LCD and live view. very easy to use, menu is user friendly - great camera for entry level intermidiates.. highly recommended A+++

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            5.0

            Great picture quality and camera

            By Eric in Greenville

            from Greenville, SC

            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

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sony Alpha A330 Digital SLR with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Lens (Black):

              I recently bought this camera and used it over Christmas vacation with family. The camera is great and takes very clear pictures. The only features that are lacking are video and the ability to modify the zoom level when reviewing pictures on the LCD. These are minor inconveniences for me since I have a separate camcorder for video and the zoom replay is not all that important. The tilting LCD is a huge plus for low angle pics. Would definitely recommend.

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              5.0

              Fantastic starter package!

              By Dave

              from Petoskey, MI

              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

              Cons

              • Noisy At High ISO

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Sony Alpha A330 Digital SLR with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Lens (Black):

              This is just an incredible starter camera package for anyone who is interested in getting into DSLR. If you've only ever used a point and shoot, don't be intimidated by all the possible functions on this camera! Like a P&S, it has a lot of pre-sets that you can use as you get familiar with the camera – then get a good beginner's photography book and REALLY start learning how to use the camera. The clarity of the pictures, along with features like the sports shot repeater (lets you take 2-3 pictures a second) are just fabulous. Sure, this isn't a 'professional' camera (if you listen to the snobs) but for my abilities and desire to take good shots, it's a great camera. The key difference between this camera and the a230 is that this one offers "Live View" – meaning that you can compose your picture (in real time) using the LCD monitor. I thought it would be useful to have, but find myself using the 'old school' view finder just as much, if not more.

              All in all, this a great camera. The only missing item is a remote, but for $40 I can live with that. Also, the mechanical 'noise' can seem a bit loud when you're in a quiet, wooded setting trying to capture that perfect picture of a deer grazing... but then again, the deer did look up at me! ;)

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              5.0

              Great camera

              By Cactusdan

              from Lincoln, NE

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Sony Alpha A330 Digital SLR with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Lens (Black):

                I got this right before Christmas this year and have loved taking pics. I used to use a film SLR and loved it, this is even easier and the pictures are great. I wish the book had larger print so I could read it easier, but the camera is great.

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                5.0

                easy to use

                By Simple picture taker

                from Mtn. Home, AR

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony Alpha A330 Digital SLR with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Lens (Black):

                    1st Christmas present opened and straight out of the box into use. Was very easy to use with just a little look at the booklet. If I can make good pictures....anyone can....

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                    5.0

                    this is the best place to buy a camera

                    By Wapas

                    from Placerville, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Small LCD Screen

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Sony Alpha A330 Digital SLR with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Lens (Black):

                    This camera is a sony, a high end sony, it is great in the low light situations and has very little chromatic fringing. feels very good in the hand and is light, fast and easy to use. Not for the big time, but for beginning dslr up to novice, this will do the job well and is a good all around camera.

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                    5.0

                    great camera!

                    By mishy

                    from columbus, ohio

                    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
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony Alpha A330 Digital SLR with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Lens (Black):

                        love the camera. still learning so much about a slr...have only ever had a point & shoot. this camera is very user friendly and a great choice for someone just learning photography

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                        4.0

                        Excellent camera for beginners in DSLR

                        By Beni

                        from Miami,FL

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Sony Alpha A330 Digital SLR with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Lens (Black):

                        -User friendly, actually was my first time with a DSLR camera and I was able to take great pictures thanks to the preset mode.
                        -Two lenses included (W18-55 55-200), giving a good range.
                        -Good grip.
                        -Supports Memory Stick and SD Cards.

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