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Sony Alpha A330L 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with Super SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization and 18-55mm Lens

Sony Alpha A330L 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with  Super SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization and 18-55mm Lens
Sony Alpha A330L 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with  Super SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization and 18-55mm Lens


Product Added : April 2nd, 2013
Category : Digital SLR Cameras

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Sony Alpha A330L 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with Super SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization and 18-55mm Lens


Sony Alpha A330L 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with  Super SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization and 18-55mm Lens

High sensitivity (ISO 3200) for superior noise reduction , Super-quick AF response to catch the perfect moment , Up to 2.5 fps shooting while using the optical viewfinder , Built-in pop-up flash and integrated accessory shoe , Advanced Anti-Dust Technology keeps imager clean , Stamina® battery power for up to 510 shots

  • 10.2-megapixel APS-size CCD image sensor for ultra-fine detail
  • Included SAL1855 18-55mm standard zoom lens
  • SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization; Eye-Start Autofocus
  • Tiltable, 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus display (upward by up to 135 degrees, downward by up to 55 degrees)
  • Compatible with high-capacity Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC media (sold separately)

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  1. 107 of 107 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Camera for old Minolta users!, January 6, 2010
    By 
    Kenneth L. Sockwell (California) –
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    This review is from: Sony Alpha A330L 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with Super SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization and 18-55mm Lens (Electronics)

    I’ve been using this camera for several weeks now and I am very impressed. Here are the pros, in my opinion:

    (1) The camera is very light and balanced when using the 18-55 lens. My wife was very surprised at the weight, or lack of it.

    (2) Minolta Maxxum autofocus lenses work flawlessly with this camera! I have two old telephotos (20 years old) that produce incredible pictures with the new Sony. My old zoom flash works too, although I have to adjust exposure manually. Although the newer Sony lenses are much lighter, quality older lenses can be purchased on auction sites for a fraction of the cost of new lenses. Just remember: they will be much heavier than today’s modern opticals.

    (3) The A330 functions well as an automatic point and shoot camera, but also allows the flexibility to set everything manually if desired. I especially appreciate the ease of setting white balance for those flashless shots in changing lighting conditions. Depth of field was easy to adjust using Aperture priority.

    (4) Picture quality is outstanding. Viewing the high definition output on my Sony Bravia through the HDMI output is an incredible way to preview photos. My TV remote even advances the photos in my camera as I watch!

    (5) It will take both an SD memory card and a Memory Stick Pro Duo card AT THE SAME TIME. When one is full, the flip of a switch changes to the other card. Memory is mostly limited by the size of your wallet.

    (6) The 3200 iso setting does well in low light situations, although there is some grain.

    Here are a few cons:

    (1) Some functions are buried in menus. This seems to be par for the course these days for all camera manufacturers.

    (2) In moving up from an 8 mega-pixel camera, this 10.2 creates substantially larger files. It is important to take into consideration what the photos will be used for, and then set the resolution accordingly.

    (3) The pop up flash knocks my hat off!

    I did a lot of research before purchasing this camera. The primary selling point was the ability to use my old Minolta lenses, and the tilting rear screen. This camera reminds me of my old 35mm. It feels like I am really taking pictures again, instead of merely capturing digital images. Those wanting or needed more features should look at the higher end Sonys. However, for beginner or intermediate photographers, this should fit the bill just fine!

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  2. 76 of 76 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Spent Days Comparing…After over 1000 Shots, Very Very Pleased!, March 27, 2010
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    This review is from: Sony Alpha A330L 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with Super SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization and 18-55mm Lens (Electronics)

    Ok, I have literally spent days painstakingly comparing entry-level DSLRs (Canon XS, XSi; Nikon d3000, d5000; Pentax k-x) and have even made my own excel spread sheet grading each of the technical pros and cons. Obviously, I finally chose the a330, so I will write this review from the perspective of the reason why i chose this camera and why I’ve immensely enjoyed it.

    Picture Quality
    - Since you are looking for an entry level DSLR, the picture quality for all entry levels is comparable (in my opinion). Since I am a manual mode shooter, the quality of my shots are really based on settings (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, light, etc) so you’ll be able to get good quality out of all of them.
    -I would rate the a330 as a bit more exceptional, because in the manual mode, Sony has something called “Creative Style” where you can further tweak your shot (vivid color, night shot, sunset etc….and for each one of those modes, you can further alter saturation, sharpness and contrast). See some of my pictures in my profile!

    Lenses
    -This was one of the first reasons why the Sony alpha series made my short list – any Sony or Minolta lens will work with this camera. In addition, because the image stabilization is built into the camera and not the lens, the cost is more reasonable compared to other lenses. Therefore, any lens I find on eBay I can use (don’t have to worry if a particular Sony lens or older Minolta lens will work, so my options are endless).

    Speed
    - Although the continuously shooting isn’t the fastest in its class, it’s definitely usable. When I first was looking at FPS, I thought this was something that was high on my feature list, but turns out (unless you are a sporting-event photographer) when you shot something relativity still, you end up with tons of pictures, where you’ll end up just deleting most of them. So the 2.5-3 fps is still faster then i will need.
    - As noted by other reviewers, the AF is blazing fast (with 9 AF points), and the switching between Live View and the optical view finder is very fast as well!

    Battery
    - The battery power is pretty decent, especially since I don’t shot with the flash. But here’s my work-around: I just use a vertical battery grip, that add three batteries total to use seamlessly ([...]). This grip makes your camera look like the big 2k-5k cameras, and give you 3Xs the battery power.

    A230 vs A330
    - As those who have researched this well, the a230 is exactly the same camera as the a330, but it doesn’t have the live view and tilting LCD. I thought, I’m definitely getting the a230, because the viewfinder is better, and the price is way cheaper. But I found that I love shooting with the Live view, because in manual mode, the live view gives me an estimate of how aperture, focus, shutter speed and iso would effect my shot vs with the viewfinder in the a230, where it doesn’t show me any of that(in the viewfinder-only case, I’m stuck waiting unto the preview shows, so I would have to check every shot and then adjust, etc). So the Live view saves me time and space on my SC card and I get pictures right the first or second time, versus the 4th or 5th time!

    I could write all about my experience with the Nikon a3000 and a5000, and Canon XS and XSi but I’ll just say after testing all of them I like the Sony better

    p.s. I realize Nikon and Canon are more prevalent in the market of DSLRs, which is why I wanted to give Sony a real chance – FYI I have a Canon HD video camera, which I love WAY better than any of the Sony models, so for video, I would definitely go with a Canon.

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  3. 25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Advice on moving up from point and shoot:, August 11, 2010
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    This review is from: Sony Alpha A330L 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with Super SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization and 18-55mm Lens (Electronics)

    I am by no means a professional photographer. I was sick of my point and shoot taking so long to start & the delay between each picture. It’s ridiculous & plain doesn’t work with my toddlers. I also was sick of paying photographers hundreds of dollars a couple of times a year to do photographs of my kids. This will save me a bundle, two trips to the photographer & it’s paid for. Google how to do professional portraits at home, you’ll be amazed at what you find. The accessories you’d need/want are so inexpensive. A light disc can be had for under $20, for example.

    Having said that, if you are looking to move up to an SLR from a P&S model, this is a great option. It received stellar ratings from Consumer Reports, earning their best buy logo. I have never used an SLR and read lots before purchasing this camera. I took it out of the box and as soon as the battery was charged, I was shooting away. The camera comes with an ultra simple quick-start guide & a full owner’s manual. This is helpful when you can’t wait to start shooting.

    When purchasing this camera for photographing kids/sports, spend the extra $20-30 and get the pro-stick duo memory card made by Sony. I am always skeptical of the need to purchase name brand, but the additional speed the Sony card gives this camera is exceptional. I had a generic memory card from my point and shoot. It works in the camera, but slows down shots, especially in sports mode. Since this is very important to me, it is well worth it. If you were going to say, take pictures of landscapes and flowers, maybe not so much.

    In hand the camera feels sturdy and comfortable. However, there isn’t a great place to hold on with your left hand. I think they sell grips for this purpose, but it isn’t a deal breaker, so I’ll just let it go for now and see if I get used to it. In the regard of hanging on with just a couple fingers from your left hand, it’s much the same as you would do with a little point and shoot.

    Let’s be honest 10.2 megapixels is plenty! How big do we really need to print our pictures? The price difference between this and 12 just doesn’t make it worth the extra definition.

    PROS:
    Price (especially on amazon)
    Quick shooting
    Quick start up
    Easy to use
    Professional looking results
    Internal stabilization
    Crisp images
    Plenty of functions/features
    Well built construction, solid feeling

    CONS:
    Ergonomics for left hand isn’t great
    Functions best on relatively expensive memory stick

    In conclusion, I will keep my cheapy point and shoot in my purse for emergencies. When I know I want quality photographs, this is my new go-to!

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