Sony Alpha SLT-A33

  • Sony Alpha SLT-A33
81
Based on 28 scores, 36 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    15
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Fast Video Autofocus, Lightweight, Tons of Features
  • APS-C 14.6MP sensor, Excellent AF, Very usable EVF and rear screen, SteadyShot image stabilisation, A Mount gives access to superb lenses, Very decent kit lens
  • Extremely fast continuous-mode shooting at full resolution/image quality, (High-speed shooting isn't just for sports; is a real benefit for candid/kid photography as well), Live phase-detect autofocus during video recording, True (100% frame-accurate)

Cons:

  • Short Battery Life, No optical viewfinder
  • Sony exclusive hotshoe, Fragile articulated screen, Resistance to idea of EVF, No weather sealing, Mirror vulnerable to dust and damage

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tech2 on 70

Sony is selling the A33 at an MRP of Rs. 37,990. The A33 is a cheaper version of the A55 and if you have to compare between the two, there are very few things you’ll miss with the A33. It’s also a lot closer to the entry-level DSLRs from...

By DigitalCameraInfo on -

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...

By Steves Digicams on -

The Sony A33 represents an entirely new type of interchangeable lens camera that Sony refers to as Single Lens Translucent (SLT). This new SLT series camera departs from traditional dSLR designs by allowing a full time Live View feed from its imaging...

By Photozone on 76

The SLR idea has been around for ages and it's concept has never really been questioned till the EVILs came around. It's probably not surprising that an electronics company is actually going to evolve the DSLR and not one of the classic and more...

By Macworld UK on 80

Sony describes the 14.2-megapixel A33 as an SLT (Single Lens Translucent) not an SLR camera because, uniquely, its internal mirror mechanism is see-through. The result, says Sony, is faster, more accurate auto focus, continuous bursts of up to 7fps...

By Videomaker on -

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.Sony Electronics, Inc. 1 Sony Drive Park Ridge, New Jersey 07656...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 80

Sony has once again proved itself as an innovator, but you need to use the video function to really appreciate the A33’s ingenious design Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features and tecniques. Alternatively...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Packed with innovative features, but some of these have drawbacks as well as advantages....

By Good Gear Guide on 80

The Sony A33 represents good value for anyone who wants a great camera for both stills and Full HD video. It's easy to operate, produces good image quality and it's reasonably swift, too. We don't like the 18-55mm kit lens much though as it...

By CNET Australia on 82

A great entry-level digital SLR, the A33 offers fast shooting speeds and very good image quality for most intents and...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

For users of bridge cameras the Sony Alpha A33 Digital SLT is a definite upwards step, opening up the world of interchangeable lenses, including the superb Carl Zeiss optics. The full APS-C sized sensor puts it in a class alongside the conventional...

By 5FWD on 80

The Sony Alpha A33 is a great entry-level DSLR, and is worth a look if you don't already have a collection of Nikon or Canon lenses. You certainly won't be disappointed with the quality of photographs. Best offers for the Sony Alpha A33Laskys...

By T3 Magazine on 80

The A33 simplifies the art of taking better pictures. What more can you ask from an interchangeable lens camera at the amateur...

By Photo Review Australia on 90

Sony's SLT-A33 offers most of the features of the SLT-A55V that we reviewed in August but the sensor's resolution is reduced to 14.2 megapixels (effective), its burst speeds and power management are decreased. The built-in GPS receiver is also...

By The Imaging Resource on -

While I found enough to quibble about to justify my role as a reviewer, I also found the Sony A55 and A33 to be uniquely compelling cameras. The most telling point was how hard I found it going back to an "ordinary" SLR after just a day of...

By Stuff.tv on 100

Feature-packed and versatile as hell...

By ElectricPig.co.uk on 80

Sony really has delivered. While this is tip top, the next iteration of this new breed of camera could be the perfect entry level...

By Here's How on -

If you're considering a high-tech, multi-talented, high resolution DSLR, be sure to ask for a demo of the Sony Alpha a33 or a55 while comparison-shopping. Get a feel for the electronic viewfinder, but remember that it will take longer to become...

By Camera Labs on -

Sony's Alpha SLT-A33 is a DSLR-styled camera with 14 Megapixel resolution, HD video and an articulated screen. Announced in August 2010, the SLT-A33, along with its stablemate the SLT-A55, represent a brand new type of camera. They may look like...

By What Digital Camera on 89

The A33 undoubtedly opens new doors and Sony's clear-cut commitment to pushing new technology into the photo market is 
an interesting angle for a company looking for new approaches to capture today's demanding audiences. Digital...