Sony Alpha SLT-A33 Mirrorless Camera

14 Megapixels14 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Live-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Live-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Sony Alpha SLT-A33 is a Mirrorless Digital Camera with an APS-C sensor and a Sony A lens mount. Its 14 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-12800 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-25600. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in very low-light. With 14 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to 19" x 12" at 240 DPI.

A builtin 2-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Sony Alpha SLT-A33 to compensate for camera shake with any mounted lens.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/4000 to 30s. Bulb exposures of an unspecified duration are possible with this camera. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/4000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Sony Alpha SLT-A33

The Sony Alpha SLT-A33 features a 15-point Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. Manual Focus is also available.

A single control-dial on this camera makes it easy to use semi-automatic modes by adjusting the current exposure parameter directly This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Sony Alpha SLT-A33 is performed via a 0.46" Built-in EVF with 1.4 Megapixels. This extra large EVF has 0.73X magnification and shows 100% coverage.

Model Specifications

BrandSony ModelAlpha SLT-A33
Sensor 14 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 24 x 16mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization 2-Axis Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 12800 *Expanded range: 100-25600 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 30s
Lens MountSony A MountCrop Factor1.5X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 15-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp *3 cross-type points. Focus possible during exposure due to translucent mirror.
Viewfinder Type Built-in EVF Viewfinder Size 0.46" EVF 1.4 Megapixels (0.73X) 100% Coverage
Display Attachment Rotating Display Size 920K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes93D Sweep Panorama, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
MeteringMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot Bracketing 3 Shots ±2/3 EV
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 1 Axis, 19 steps
Continuous Drive 7 FPS, 16 JPEG, 7 RAW Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview Yes
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level 2 Axis Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Wired, Infrared Eye-Start Sensor Yes
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash Yes (GN 10) Flash Sync 1/160s
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9 *High-speed continuous AF maintained during movie recording. Also anamorphic 1440x1080 @ 30 FPS M-JPEG. Sound Input Stereo
Video Format AVHCD WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity, Memory Stick Duo GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 270 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2010-08-24, Discontinued2011-03-31 Construction Standard
Size 125 x 92 x 85mm (W x H x D) Weight 492g

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Sony SLT-A33 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

14 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 100-25600
Sony A Mount
1.5X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-30s
2-Axis Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.46" Built-in EVF 1.4 Megapixels (0.73X)Custom white-balance with 1 axis fine-tuning
Automatic Eye-Start sensorSpot-Metering
2 Axis Digital LevelHot-Shoe
Built-in Dust ReductionStereo audio input
7 FPS Drive, 16 ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 920K PixelsMemory Stick Duo
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