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Sony Alpha DSLR-A330
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

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DSLR Test: Sony Alpha 330

Pop Photo
29 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Smack in the middle of a trio of new entry-level DSLRs from Sony, the 10.2MP Alpha 330 is an appealing option for photographers stepping up from compacts. A nice price ($650, street, with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Sony DT SAM lens; $850, street, with an additional 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Sony DT SAM lens), fast...
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Overall 8

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Camera Labs
1 September 2009
  • Summary: Sony’s Alpha A330 sits in the middle of three models in the company’s consumer DSLR range, featuring 10.2 Megapixel resolution, built-in image stabilisation which works with any lens you attach, a quick Live View system and vertically-tilting screen.
  • Pros: Built-in IS which works with any lens., Quick and fuss-free Live View., Vertically-tilting monitor., Beginner-friendly user interface.
  • Cons: More noise than rivals at high ISOs., Slow continuous shooting., No movie mode., Body shape may not be to all tastes.
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Sony A330 Review

10 August 2009
  • Summary: Like I said at the outset of this review, the Sony A330 is an excellent camera for those of you looking to make the switch from a point and shoot camera to a DSLR.  If you like being able to frame your scene on the back of the camera’s LCD, you’ll love the A330.
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 Review

9 June 2009
  • Conclusion: We have no reservations suggesting first-time DSLR buyers pick up the Sony alpha DSLR-A330. It feels right and takes fine, accurate photos with little noise until you hit the outer limits (1600+).
  • Pros: Affordable 10.2MP DSLR with built-in IS, Live View
  • Cons: Fewer FPS than competitors
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Sony’s Alpha A330 D-SLR; Stepping Up Into A More Creative Realm

1 October 2001
  • Excerpt: Sony is not shy about who this new D-SLR is designed for—those seeking to step up from point-and-shoot digicams into the land of interchangeable lenses and easy application of creative controls.
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Overall 7

Sony Alpha A330

Trusted Reviews
26 May 2011
  • Summary: Sony shows how live monitor view is supposed to work
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Sony A330

16 January 2010
  • Excerpt: at the end of last year. The core specifications of the new model are remarkably similar to those of its immediate forebear, but it has undergone a complete design overhaul, which has resulted in a smaller and considerably lighter camera aimed squarely at compact camera owners wishing to trade up to...
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Overall 6

Sony Alpha A330L review

30 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Sony's A330 is one of the cheapest DSLRs currently available, particularly if you buy one before 30 January 2010 to take advantage of the £60 cashback scheme. Its headline specifications measure up well against those of its competitors, with a 10-megapixel sensor, 2.7in screen with live view and a...
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Overall 8

The Sony Alpha a330 is a small and lightweight D-SLR

Good Gear Guide.au
1 November 2009
  • Summary: Seeing as the Sony Alpha a330 contains a nearly identical feature set and the same imaging chip as its predecessor, this camera is not worth an upgrade, nor is it hearty enough to take on the latest models from Nikon and Canon.
  • Pros: Extremely fast autofocus, hot shoe, dynamic range optimiser works well
  • Cons: Not worth the upgrade for existing owners
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Overall 7
Performance 7

Sony's A330 DSLR is a small step backwards for the dependable Alpha range

PC Authority
25 October 2009
  • Summary: The A330 is a competent, fully featured and easy to use DSLR, but a backward step in some respects.
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