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SonyAlpha A330 Digital SLR with 18-55mm Lens (Black)
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Good image quality (10)
  • Image stabilization (9)
  • Large clear LCD (9)
  • Fast shutter speed (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (8)
    • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Travel (7)
    • Low light (6)
    • Wildlife (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (5), Casual photographer (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect for Beginners

    This is my first DSLR. I love it, I did a lot of research before purchase and I just kept coming back to the Sony Alpha series.

    I couldn't find another...Read complete review

    This is my first DSLR. I love it, I did a lot of research before purchase and I just kept coming back to the Sony Alpha series.

    I couldn't find another entry level DSLR that had the simplicity of this camera. Another great thing is that they keep this simplicity throughout the whole series so it's like you can "grow up" with Sony, so to speak.

    I mainly photograph Nature and animals and this camera is perfect for it, although I am getting a telephoto lens as the kit lens is more of a general lens.

    The design is great and compact. The controversial grip design isn't that bad to me. I can hold the camera comfortably and firmly, but that is just personal testimony, it might not be like that for everyone.

    The tilting LCD does come in very handy when I need live view at odd angles but other than that I shoot straight from the OVF.

    Overall this camera is perfect for any beginner looking into their first DSLR that is, in my opinion, the best user friendly DSLR. It breaks down every shooting mode so it is easy to understand what to do. This camera takes stunning photos and you won't be disappointed. It will help you all the way from full auto mode to manual mode in no time!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I would buy this product again and again

    I use Alpha A330 Digital to register family events and work activities. Picture´s quality is the highlight of Alpha A330 Digital. The large size of Alpha A330 Digital is not very functional.

    I use Alpha A330 Digital to register family events and work activities. Picture´s quality is the highlight of Alpha A330 Digital. The large size of Alpha A330 Digital is not very functional.

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    4.0

    I would buy this product again

    By tony

    from latham,n.y.

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

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

      I love this camera,its easy to use especially being a novice. The different setting makes it easiler for me to take better pictures.

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      5.0

      THE BEST CAMARA FOR SUCH A LOW PRICE !!!

      By CDD

      from BROOKLYN NY

      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
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

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

        JUST THE BEST CAMARA EVEN IF UR NEW TO SLR'S ITS A DIGITAL CAMARA SO IT HAS ALL THE BASIC STUFF LIKE A REGULAR DIGITAL CAMARA PLUS HI TECH FETURES....LOVE IT SEE FOR UR SELF BUY IT...ROCK ON

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        3.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By Vital

        from Natal, RN - Brazil

        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
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Large size

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

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

        I use Alpha A330 Digital to register family events and work activities. Picture´s quality is the highlight of Alpha A330 Digital. The large size of Alpha A330 Digital is not very functional.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A camera that is user and wallet freindl

        By D.G.

        from Muskegon MI

        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
        • Quiet

        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 Lens (Black):

          Camera was purchased for everyday use, memory shots of family and freinds. I did not want a camera that also shot video, something that is hard to come by with others. Simply to use for anyone.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect for Beginners

          By mike90t09

          from Traverse City, MI

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife photos

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

            This is my first DSLR. I love it, I did a lot of research before purchase and I just kept coming back to the Sony Alpha series.

            I couldn't find another entry level DSLR that had the simplicity of this camera. Another great thing is that they keep this simplicity throughout the whole series so it's like you can "grow up" with Sony, so to speak.

            I mainly photograph Nature and animals and this camera is perfect for it, although I am getting a telephoto lens as the kit lens is more of a general lens.

            The design is great and compact. The controversial grip design isn't that bad to me. I can hold the camera comfortably and firmly, but that is just personal testimony, it might not be like that for everyone.

            The tilting LCD does come in very handy when I need live view at odd angles but other than that I shoot straight from the OVF.

            Overall this camera is perfect for any beginner looking into their first DSLR that is, in my opinion, the best user friendly DSLR. It breaks down every shooting mode so it is easy to understand what to do. This camera takes stunning photos and you won't be disappointed. It will help you all the way from full auto mode to manual mode in no time!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome camera

            By Justin

            from La Vernia, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Sports/Action

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

              I ordered the Sony A330 for my high school yearbook students to use. The live view and tilt screen are great for lining up shots and getting those amazing angles that take photographs to the next level. Perfect for shooting into the middle of a huddle or down at you subject without having to be up high. The ability to shoot video also helps out and allows us to double the use with the video tech class.

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              5.0

              Exactly what I was looking for

              By Quiel

              from Boston, MA

              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

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

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

              The camera has the strengths (and some of the few weaknesses) that other customer reviews pointed out. I'm grateful for those who left their opinion before me. This camera is exactly what I needed!

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              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Bad Grip Design

              By Bloom

              from Houston, Tx

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Bad Grip Design
              • Stabilization in the body

              Best Uses

              • Basic indoors

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

              The camera is ok except for the bad grip design for anyone with normal to lager sized hands,and not having a CMOS sensor. Also the stabilization is in the which I think is a con.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beyond Expectations!!!!!

              By Joe

              from San Diego

              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
              • Tilt / swivel lcd

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • All purpose photography
              • 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 Lens (Black):

              I thought, might I would be dissaponted since this is one of the most cheaper and not recognized LSR brands...
              but I was totally WRONG.... It's amazing... I took a very simple picture, but It was beautiful due to camera quality, even it was taken at 2MP..........

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I like it

              By bpek

              from Greenwich, NY

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Quiet
              • Tilt / swivel lcd

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos

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

                I like the stabilization built inside of this camera. It takes excellent pictures. I am only an amateur photographer, but was told to buy this camera from a professional who has one and he gets his photos published.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love it

                By Josh

                from North Carolina

                Verified Buyer

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

                This is my first DSLR and I was a bit intimidated at first. This camera is awesome, in the menu when you go to change a feature, it tells you what each feature does. Great camera for a first time DSLR buyer who wants to take great pictures without spending a fortune.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great camera, but this is the best deale

                By Wapas

                from Placerville, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • High ISO Performance

                Cons

                • Small LCD Screen

                Best Uses

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

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

                I use this to take pictures of my own stuff, like dogs and cats, house and friends inside a t party
                it is great, much better than any point and shoot

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