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Sony Alpha DSLR SLT A33 Translucent Mirror Digital Camera with Sony 18-55mm Zoom Lens

SKU: ISOSLTA33L MFR: SLT-A33L
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About the Sony SLT-A33

Capture the decisive moment with the world's first Translucent Mirror Technology DSLR. The SLT-A33 a DSLR camera features professional-grade continuous shooting at 7 fps and visibly faster, more accurate focus in Live View and HD Movie modes. Compose your shots on either the LCD monitor or electronic viewfinder with 100% framing accuracy. Advanced features including Auto HDR, Sweep Panorama and 15-point Auto Focus make it dramatically easier to get the best shot.

Sony SLT-A33 Includes

  • Sony Alpha DSLR SLT A33 Digital Camera
  • SAL-1855 SAM Lens
  • Lens Cap
  • Battery Charger (BC-VW1)
  • Rechargeable Battery (NP-FW50)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Sony 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (3) , Good image quality (3) , Tilt /swivel LCD (3) , Easy to use (3) , Large clear LCD (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (3) , Travel (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (2) , Casual photographer (1) , Photo enthusiast (1) , Photo enthusiast (1)

Sony SLT-A33 Features

  • Translucent Mirror Technology: 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.
  • 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 sensitivity or sensor noise.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Eye-level finder for HD Movie: The eye-level finder is one of the reasons people love DSLRs. But that finder goes dark whenever you shoot HD Movies. Until now.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Compact, lightweight deign: Eliminating the moving mirror also reduces the camera's size and weight. It's not just remarkably advanced; it's notably small and light.
  • BIONZ image processor: The brains 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Versatile on-screen displays: Informative displays in the LCD monitor and electronic viewfinder include digital level gauge, graphic display of exposure settings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Graphic Display: Clarifies the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, as well as the effect each has on photographic results.
  • 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.
  • Powerful supplied software: To help you refine and manage your images and video, the camera is equipped with computer software including Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR and Picture Motion Browser (PMB).

Sony SLT-A33 Specifications

Focus System TTL phase detection AF (CCD line sensors)
Focus Points 15 points (3 points cross type)
AF Modes Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide, Spot, Local (15 local areas selectable)
Focus Sensitivity -1 EV to +18 EV (at ISO100 equivalent)
Focus Features Predictive Focus Control, Focus Lock
AF Illuminator Built-in flash, Range: approx. 3' - 15' (1m-5m)
Metering Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity -2EV to 17EV (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Compensation ±2EV (in .03EV steps)
Exposure Settings Auto (AUTO), Auto Advanced (AUTO+), Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama (2D/3D), Continuous Advance Priority AE
Scene Mode(s) Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
D-Range Optimizer Yes: (Auto, Level 1-5, off
Auto Exposure Lock Yes (AE Lock button)
Color Temperature 2500 - 9900 k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness adjustable in +/-3 steps)
ISO Auto: 100 - 1600; Selectable: 100 - 12800; Multi Frame NR (up to ISO 25600)
Noise Reduction Long exp. NR: (On/Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.) High ISO NR: (Auto/Weak) Multi Frame NR: (Auto/ISO100-25600)
White Balance Mode Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Custom
Lens Compatibility Sony A-mount lens
Lens Mount Sony A-mount
Camera Type Sony a A-mount interchangeable lens digital camera
Lens Type Sony A-mount
Lens Mount Type DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
Aperture F3.5 - F5.6
Aperture (Max.) F3.5 - F5.6
Aperture (Min.) F22 - F36
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) 27mm - 82.5mm
Filter Diameter 55mm
Lens Construction Plastic
Lens Groups-Elements 7 groups, 8 elements (2 aspheric surface)
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (0.25m)
Angle of View 76° - 29°
Aperture Blade 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Aspheric Elements 2 (3 surface)
Distance Encoder Yes
Internal Motor Yes (SAM motor)
Maximum Magnification 0.34x (APS-C)
Viewfinder Type 0.46" Xtra Fine EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (1,440,000 pixels)
Diopter Adjustment -4.0m+4.0m-1
Field of View 100%
Magnification 1.10x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 )
Number of Still Images Approx. 270 images with viewfinder, 340 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
Advanced User Interface Easy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly function menu
Anti Motion Blur 6-image layering
Auto High Dynamic Range Yes, (Off/On, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step)
Sweep Panorama Yes (2D/3D)
Face Detection Off, Auto, Child Priority, Adult Priority (up to 8 faces detectable)
Smile Shutter technology Yes - Off, Slight, Normal, Big
Image Stabilization SteadyShot INSIDE in-body image stabilization
Imaging Sensor Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.4 X 15.6mm)
Processor BIONZ image processor
Anti-Dust Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and Image Sensor-Shift mechanism
Pixel Gross Approx. 14.6 megapixels
Effective Picture Resolution Approx. 14.2 megapixels
Focal Length Conversion Factor 1.5x
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Media Type Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Still Image Mode JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Size 169 L size: 4592 x 2576 (12M) M size: 3344 x 1872 (6.3M) S size: 2288 x 1280 (2.9M)
Still Image Size 32 L size: 4592 x 3056 (14M) M size: 3344 x 2224 (7.4M) S size: 2288 x 1520 (3.5M)
Panorama Still Image Size Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M) 3D Sweep Panorama: Horizontal Wide: 7152 X 1080 (7.7M) Horizontal Std.: 4912 X 1080 (5.3M) 16:9: 1920 X 1080 (2.1M)
Video Format AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/ 60i (59.94i Interlace recording, 29.97 progressive image sensor output) Approx. 17Mbps (Average bit-rate) MP4 HD: 1440 x 1080/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 12Mbps (Average bit-rate) MP4 VGA: 640 x 480/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 3Mbps (Average bit-rate)
Video Resolution 1920x1080/60i (59.94i, 29.97p sensor output)
Video Signal NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format Stereo Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Microphone/Speaker Built-in Stereo Microphone
Supplied Software PMB (Picture Motion Browser) 5.3.01 Image Data Converter SR 3.2 Image Data Lightbox SR 2.2
Operating System Compatibility Windows XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter Editions are not supported, Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI)Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows 7; Mac OS X(v10.4-10.6) (Image Data Converter & Image Data Lightbox only, PMB is not Mac compatible)
LCD Type 3"TFT Xtra Fine LCD w/TruBlack (921,600 pixels)2
Angle Adjustment 180 degrees from the camera back, leftward rotation in 270 degrees with LCD monitor facing forward
Brightness Control Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)/Sunny Weather
Coverage 100%
Live View Continuous Live View (LCD/EVF Auto, selectable)
Real-time image adjustment display Reflects: exposure compensation, white balance, creative style
Histogram Yes (On/off)
Grid Display Yes (On/off)
Customization Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
Microphone Input Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes (Alpha)
BRAVIA Sync Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
DVDirect Yes, via USB
HD Output HDMI (TypeC mini)
Memory Card Slot Dual memory card slot: - Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
PhotoTV HD Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI cable
USB Port(s) USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, PTP)
Burst Buffer JPEG Standard (20 shots) JPEG Fine (16 shots) RAW (7 shots) RAW+JPEG (7 shots)
Continuous Shooting Speed Continuous (up to 6fps) Speed Priority (7fps)
Drive Mode Single-shot, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Remote commander (RMT-DSLR1 Sold Separately)
Flash Sync Speed 1/160 seconds
Self-timer 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay,
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Flash Compensation +/-2EV in 0.3EV steps
Flash Coverage 18mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
Recycling Time Approx. 4 sec.
Flash Bracketing 3 exposures in 0.3/0.7 EV steps
Flash Metering System ADI, Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode), Wireless
Flash Type Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Guide Number 10 (in meters at ISO100)
Battery Type InfoLitium NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Lens Dimensions (Max. Dia x Length) 2-3/4 x 2-3/4in / 69.5 x 69mm
Dimensions (W x H x D) (Approx.) Approx. 4-7/8 x 3-5/8 x 3-1/3in / 124.4 x 92 x 84.7mm excl grip & lens mount
Lens Weight 7-4/8 oz / 210g
Weight (Approx.) Approx. 15.27oz / 433g (excl battery, lens & media)
Approx. 17.35 oz / 492g (w/battery & media)
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