Sony A33 summary
Sony A33 is Sony's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera originally introduced on August of 2010. The camera has got a 14MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a full resolution of 4592 x 3056.
The A33 comes in at #30 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & overall #234 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our list. Please try our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personalized criteria.
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Sony A33 history
The Sony A33 has a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can find all earlier and new models along with key specs.
Sony A33 Gallery
You can look at the A33 from different angles in the gallery below.
Sony A33 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of pros and cons of the Sony A33 based on criterias which are generally regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Sony A33 Sensor specs
The Sony A33 features the Bionz processor chip. The size of the sensor in the Sony A33 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor can capture 4592 x 3056 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS sensor has 14 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 100 - 12800. The ISO can be expanded digitally to a maximum of 25600. RAW format is saved which means that the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath shows the A33's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The A33 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is showcased in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Sony A33 dimensions
Sony A33 weighs in at 1.10 pounds (500 grams / 17.64 ounces) & the physical size of the camera is 124mm x 92mm x 85mm (4.9" x 3.6" x 3.3"). The weight of average Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 grams so the Sony A33 is similar as compared with other rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a shot of the Sony A33 beside a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will show the button arrangement on the A33.
Sony A33 Lens details
The A33 uses the Sony/Minolta Alpha mount and has 145 lenses that are available. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the A33.
Sony A33 Connectivity
The A33 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can copy files and in some cases alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
Certain apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Sony A33 Video details
The highest possible video quality in the Sony A33 is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance in video quality and file size but 1080p isn't going to give you any room to crop. Although the body contains a mic port, it is missing a headphone port which means that you won't have the capability to monitor your audio levels.
Sony A33 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Sony A33 so you have to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.
Sony A33 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony A33 has got a 3 inch fully articulated display having a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
The screen is selfie friendly to take self portraits and group shots when required. Please note that the display screen has no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specs for Sony A33 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 1,150 thousand dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.73x
For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders can be very valuable.
Sony A33 Shutter details
Sony A33 can shoot continuously at 7.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Sony A33 Flash and Hot shoe details
Sony A33 comes with both built in flash as well as external flash support. The maximum flash sync is 1/160 seconds.
Sony A33 Autofocus details
Sony A33 comes with both Phase Detect Auto Focus as well as Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker & accurate as compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has got Face detection which is helpful for portraits.
The Sensor has got 15 focus points to choose from. Sony A33 comes with manual focus in case it is needed in low light scenarios or you want to have more precise control on focus.
Sony A33 Battery life
The battery life (NP-FW50) in the Sony A33 is made to last for 340 photographs as per the CIPA requirements which is lesser when compared with it's rivals. The average Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x features the best (1900) battery life in this type of cameras.
Underneath is a list of Entry-Level DSLR cameras having the strongest battery life:
Sony A33 for different forms of photography
The following graph presents a outline of the Sony A33 for different forms of photography. To view more, check out the specific section underneath.
Sony A33 as a Portrait photography camera
The Sony A33 gets a score of 73 which is nice, meaning that it is a fine pick for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files & capability to use external flash.
Street photography with Sony A33
Getting a outstanding points tally of 76, the Sony A33 is a excellent fit to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Sony A33 Sports photography information
A nice sports photography points tally of 67 suggests the Sony A33 is a very decent option for photographing sports. A camera really should have good tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony A33 Travel photography factors
Size is super critical in buying a camera for travel. All things considered, the Sony A33 gets a above average 61 for a travel camera which makes it a fine fit to take on your journeys.
Sony A33 Landscape photography info
When you are looking to purchase a camera for landscape photos, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Sony A33 with it's nice rating of 67 as a landscape camera is a fine fit within the current market.
Sony A33 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging should really posses a moving display, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Sony A33 is a awesome choice as a vlog camera as it delivers a impressive rating of 77.
Sony A33 Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the A33, below is a collection of the top rated cameras which fall within the category of Entry-Level DSLR.
The diagram down below offers you a bird's eye view of the A33 versus it's top rated rivals listed above.
Following are several cameras you might see as alternative options. To read a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.