- 10MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2.7" Tilting Screen
- ISO 100 - 3200
- Sensor based Image Stabilization
- No Video
- Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
- 529g - 128 x 97 x 71mm
- Announced May 2009
- Older Model is Sony A300
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Sony A330 summary
Sony A330 is Sony's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera first released on May of 2009. It includes a 10 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 3872 x 2592.
Sony launched this model to update the earlier Sony A300 (Read Full Comparison)
The A330 is positioned #55 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & over-all #435 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should check our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your custom criteria.
Here is a graph of different factors used in the rating system.
Sony A330 history
The Sony A330 has a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can check out all older and latest models alongside important features.
A330 vs A6824MPAPS-C8.0 fps2015
A330 vs A5820MPAPS-C8.0 fps2013
A330 vs A5716MPAPS-C12.0 fps2012
A330 vs A3716MPAPS-C6.0 fps2012
A330 vs A6524MPAPS-C10.0 fps2011
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A330 vs A58016MPAPS-C7.0 fps2011
A330 vs A56014MPAPS-C5.0 fps2010
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A330 vs A5516MPAPS-C10.0 fps2010
A330 vs A39014MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
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A330 vs A45014MPAPS-C7.0 fps2010
A330 vs A55014MPAPS-C7.0 fps2009
A330 vs A50012MPAPS-C5.0 fps2009
A330 vs A38014MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
A330 vs A23010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
A330 vs A20010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008
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A330 vs A30010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008
A330 vs A10010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
Sony A330 Gallery
You can see the A330 from several angles in the gallery below.
Sony A330 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Sony A330 based on factors that are typically considered necessary in a digital camera.
Sony A330 Sensor specifications
The Sony A330 houses the Bionz processor. The specification of the sensor on the Sony A330 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3872 x 2592 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter might produce cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor has 10MP and features a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. RAW photos are saved therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture below shows the A330's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The A330 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is pointed out in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Sony A330 dimensions
Sony A330 weighs in at 1.17 lbs (529 gr or 18.66 ounces) & the sizing of the camera is 128mm x 97mm x 71mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.8"). The weight of typical Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 gr and the Sony A330 is very much the same compared to its competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Listed below is a visual of the Sony A330 next to a softdrink to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view below will show you the button arrangement on the A330.
Sony A330 Lens specifications
The A330 works with the Sony/Minolta Alpha mount and has 145 lenses to select from. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the A330.
Sony A330 Connectivity
The A330 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to transfer images and usually alter camera settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Several applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external monitor. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Sony A330 Video specifications
Sony A330 doesn't record video. If you are shopping for a digital camera to take only pictures, this might not be a concern.
Sony A330 Weather Sealing
Sony A330 does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions could ruin the camera.
Sony A330 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony A330 includes a 2.7" tilting screen boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder details for Sony A330 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- Coverage 95 percent
- Magnification 0.49x
Viewfinders can be quite beneficial in bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.
Sony A330 Shutter specifications
Sony A330 continuous shooting speed is 3.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Sony A330 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Sony A330 has both in-built flash together with external flash support. The highest flash sync speed is 1/160 sec.
Sony A330 Autofocus specifications
Sony A330 has both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and accurate when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera includes Face detection which can be valuable for portraits.
It includes 9 focus points to pick from. Sony A330 has the ability to use manual focusing in case it is needed in low light situations or you need to have more precise focusing control.
Sony A330 Battery life
The battery pack (NP-FH50) for the Sony A330 is fashioned to last for 230 shots according to the CIPA benchmarks which is lesser compared to it's rivals. The usual Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x features the maximum (1900) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Below is a number of Entry-Level DSLR cameras which have the best battery life:
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Sony A330 for different forms of photography
The following graph shows a rundown of the Sony A330 for different forms of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Sony A330
The Sony A330 receives a points tally of 62 which is very good, meaning that it is a respectable fit to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos along with the potential to use off-camera flash.
Sony A330 Street photography factors
Having a impressive rating of 76, the Sony A330 is a great option to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sony A330 Sports photography information
A reasonable sports photography score of 50 suggests the Sony A330 is relatively appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera must have great focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony A330 Travel photography advice
Weight is super important when choosing a travel camera. On the whole, the Sony A330 gets a lousy 45 as a travel camera which is simply not acceptable for your vacations.
Landscape photography with Sony A330
When you're planning to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the most important aspect will be image quality. The Sony A330 at it's decent score of 54 for a landscape camera is reasonably suitable in the current market.
Sony A330 Vlogging info
A camera for vlogging should really have a articulating screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering everything, the Sony A330 is simply not acceptable as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy score of 9.
Sony A330 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the A330, here is a list of the top placed cameras that fall into the family of Entry-Level DSLR.
The chart down below provides you an overview of the A330 vs it's highest scored competitors suggested above.
There are a bunch of cameras you may look at as alternate options. To browse through a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.