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Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 Digital Camera
  

Sony is making it easy for first-time digital SLR buyers to step up from point and shoot digital still cameras by introducing Sony Alpha DSLR-330,the 10.2 megapixel Alpha 330 camera is smaller and lighter than their predecessor models the DSLR-A300. Striking a perfect balance between ease-of-use and powerful features, it puts better pictures at your fingertips.Although its a basic black-bodied DSLR, the new Sony has a few more curves and more attractive surface textures than usual. Its definitely a nice refresh compared to earlier models, which were basically modified Konica-Minoltas. It is equipped with 10.2 megapixel DSLR camera with a 2.7-inch LCD screen that tilts up or down so you can capture great photos at any angle.


Design

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 has more sophisticated lines, and the top dials are flush with the surface, a nice design touch.Color is selected on the basis of specific consumer preferences. In the sale of Brown Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 should do this fall for the same price of 850 dollars, and that its black relative.A large 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus display features Live View with Quick Auto Focus, which lets you compose and shoot pictures in real-time using the LCD, just as you would with a point-and-shoot camera.

Its LCD display tilts up or down for low or high-angle shooting situations, such as capturing a child's first steps or shooting over a crowd.Overall, it looks good. It measures 5 inches wide, 3.8 tall and 2.8 deep, weighing 26.8 ounces with the battery.The Sony A330 also comes with a new graphical display which makes things easy without worrying about apertures and shutter speeds. The A330s mode dial lets you choose instantly from six Scene Selection options. Furthermore, Sonys dual anti-dust system reduces the risk of contaminating the sensor with dust particles to keep your images blemish free.


Eye-Start Auto focus and pop-up flash help you shoot faster while Steady Shot. The range of adjustment has been increased from their predecessors, making it even easier to get shots from difficult angles.In camera image stabilization works with virtually every lens while the on-screen Help Guide and Graphic Display help take the complexity out of DSLR photography. Also on the front is an AF/MF switch, lens release button, remote sensor, and self-timer lamp in the pistol grip. Above the grip is a jog wheel to make menu adjustments. The orange alpha logo on the top right is a nice touch.the standout feature on the back is a tiltable 2.7-inch LCD screen rated 230K pixels

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re: Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 Digital Camera

Features
  • General
    • Imaging Sensor : APS-C size CCD sensor (23.5x15.7mm)
    • Lens Mount Type : Sony α lens, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lens
    • Pixel Gross : Approx. 14.9 megapixels
    • Processor : BIONZ image processor
    • Camera Type : Sony α Digital SLR camera with built-in flash and inter-changeable lenses
    • Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
    • Effective Picture Resolution : Approx. 14.2 megapixels
    • Recording Media Type : Memory Stick PRO Duo media / , SD and SDHC memory card,
    • Recording Mode : RAW, RAW+JPEG, Fine, Standard

  • Supported Flash Memory
    • SD Memory Card,
    • Memory Stick Duo,
    • Memory Stick PRO Duo

  • Image Storage
    • RAW JPEG, RAW+JPEG RAW 3872 x 2592, Fine 2896 x 1936, Standard 1920 x 1280, 3872 x 2176, 2896 x 1632, 1920 x 1088


  • LCD Display
    • Angle Adjustment : Yes
    • Brightness Control : Auto Brightness Control
    • Coverage : 100% (Playback), 90% (Live View)
    • Type : 2.7” TFT Clear Photo LCD (230,400 pixels)

  • Image stabilizer feature
    • Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.

  • Flash
    • Flash Coverage : 18mm in focal-length of lens attached
    • Flash Metering System : ADI flash (automatic change for Pre-flash TTL)
    • Guide Number : 10 (in meters at ISO100)
    • Modes : Auto, Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear sync, Slow sync, Hi-speed sync*., Wireless
    • Recycling Time : Approx. 4 sec.
    • Type : Auto Pop-up


  • Camera
    • Resolution: 10.2 megapixels
    • Optical Sensor Type: Super HAD CCD
    • Total Pixels: 10,800,000 pixels
    • Effective Sensor Resolution: 10,200,000 pixels
    • Field of View Crop Factor: 1.5

  • Control
    • AF modes : Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF
    • Drive Mode : Single-shot, Continuous, Self-timer, Self-timer Continuous, Bracketing, Remote Commander
    • Exposure settings : Auto, Auto Flash Off, Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M)
    • Focus Area : Wide, Spot, Local
    • Focus Features : Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-start AF, AF illuminator (Built-in flash, Range: approx. 1-5m)
    • Focus Points : 9 points
    • Focus Sensitivity : EV0 - 18 (ISO100)
    • Focus System : TTL phase detection system
    • ISO : Auto, 100 to 3200 (in 1 EV steps,Recommended Exposure Index)
    • Metering : TTL metering w/ 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
    • Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
    • Metering Sensitivity : EV2 - 20 at ISO100 with F1.4 lens
    • White Balance : Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
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re: Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 Digital Camera

Specifications
  • Product Type : Digital camera - SLR
  • Width : 5 in
  • Depth : 2.8 in
  • Height : 3.8 in
  • Weight: 17.3 oz
  • Max resolution : 3872 x 2592
  • Low resolution : 3872 x 2176, 2896 x 1936, 2896 x 1632, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1088:

  • Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9
  • Effective pixels: 10.2 million
  • Sensor photo detectors: 10.8 million
  • Sensor size : 23.5 x 15.7 mm (3.68 cm)
  • Pixel density : 2.8 MP/cm
  • Sensor type : CCD
  • Sensor manufacturer : Sony
  • ISO rating : Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

  • Min shutter : 30 sec
  • Max shutter : 1/4000 sec
  • Built-in Flash : Yes, pop-up
  • Flash range : 10 m (at ISO 100)
  • External flash : Yes, hot-shoe
  • Flash modes : Auto, Auto (Flash-Off), Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain, wireless

  • 10.2-megapixel APS-size CCD image sensor for ultra-fine detail
  • Included: Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Standard Zoom Lens (SAL1855)
  • SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization; Eye-Start Autofocus
  • Tiltable, 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus display
  • Operating Temperature : 32 - 104 degrees F (0 - 40 degrees C)

  • HD Output : HDMI
  • Memory Card Slot : Dual memory card slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo media SD and SDHC memory card
  • Tripod Mount : Yes, 1/4"-20
  • USB Port(s) : USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, PTP)
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re: Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 Digital Camera

With Sony Alpha DSLR-A330, an HDMI terminal gives you the option of connecting your camera to a compatible HDTV and playing back your images in stunning high definition quality. You can also frame photos on the camera’s LCD screen as well as in the optical viewfinder with Sony’s Quick Autofocus (AF) Live View technology.

There are also the usual DSLR controls here as well, including menu, exposure compensation, function, delete, playback, along with a four-way controller. With it, you can quickly adjust the ISO, flash, display, self timer/burst mode and focus type. Surprisingly, white balance isn’t here – you access it via the function key.Through the use of a dedicated image sensor, Quick AF Live View maintains the rapid response of a DSLR, while avoiding the focus delay common to other live view systems.In addition, BRAVIA Sync works with compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTVs to let you control camera playback using the television's remote.

The LCD on the Alpha 330 can be tilted up or down, making it easy to frame your subject from high or low positions, otherwise difficult to see using an eye-level viewfinder. The range of adjustment has been increased from their predecessors, making it even easier to get shots from difficult angles.


The range of adjustment has been increased from their predecessors, making it even easier to get shots from difficult angles. There’s a key that engages a “smart” digital zoom , and a power on/off ring surrounding the shutter button.The new A330 include dedicated slots for high-capacity Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC media.With the battery charged and a 2GB SDHC card in place, it was time to start clicking. With this camera, Sony has added online guides to describe the different features, and provides more contextual displays for the settings like shutter speed and aperture.The Help Guide offers clear, concise explanations of various modes and settings, while the Graphic Display helps you understand the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, as well as the effect each has on photographic results.

The Alpha 330 can be tilted up or down, making it easy to frame your subject from high or low positions, otherwise difficult to see using an eye-level viewfinder.The viewfinder is OK, with decent coverage but viewfinder will look a bit smaller than both thanks to the lower magnification factor and it has a slower burst frame rate. Where the A330 really shines is Live View.In Live View, it shoots only two frames per second, or 2.5 using the viewfinder. This is below the 3.4 FPS of the 15MP T1i, and the 4 of the Olympus E-620. If you’re hot to freeze action, this camera might not be your best option.
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re: Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 Digital Camera

Pros:
  • Tiltable 2.7-inch LCD

  • Top-notch Live View

  • Very good, accurate photos

  • Compact, light, nicely-styled body


Cons:

  • 2.5 fps, less than competitors

  • White balance should be more accessible

  • Digital noise noticeable above 800

  • Mechanical noise noticeable all the time


Conclusion

Every thing is fine with Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 except the noisy that it makes while capturing the image.i think it is very difficult to beat the live beat of this camera but the burst mode is less than the competition, and the camera is definitely noisy, as the mirror mechanism clunks along when youre firing away. There is no Optical image stabilization, Focal length, Supports conversion lenses and Movie mode.
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