Summary: I am a Photographer so i have to do my best to give it an educated review pros very light weight very fast auto focus great flash 10 mp Sensor good color saturation live view is great great price works with my old minolta lens pretty good battery life Takes SD card and Memory stick built in Image Stabilization cons Slow battery charging...
Summary: I just bought this camera about a week ago, and let me tell you I LOVE IT. I've seen some reviews online where people gripe about how it's not user friendly, or there are too many menus to go through for changing white balance, etc... Well, unless you're a pro, it doesn't matter in my opinion. I am by no means "advanced", and am still learning the basics of the camera world...but for my everyday life, this camera can't be beat.
Summary: I absolutely love everything about the camera, when it is working. Not even a year old and something was knocked loose. It was taking crooked pictures and had to be sent in. Not even 2 years old now and the light bulb in the factory flash piece went out. Now I can only take pictures in the direct sunlight. My gripe is that SONY won't sell me the light bulb.
Excerpt: Spent quite a good bit of time researching digital cameras before going with the Sony alpha 330. I've had several digital cameras over the years, but this was my first SLR camera. No regrets so far! I'm still trying to go through all of the many special features on the camera, but everything is easy to figure out. The auto-focus is surprisingly quick, and you can keep snapping photos back to back.
Excerpt: I had been dreaming of a DSLR for quite some time, and my husband bought this one for me as a gift. And what a gift! This thing takes amazing photographs. Admittedly, I don't know all the funtions on the camera, and I don't know what it can do inside and out yet, but wow. I have used it to take pictures of our children, and there are more than a few that turned out even better than if they were professionally done in a studio.
Excerpt: This camera is great. I needed a camera to go with my minolta lenses and this is the one I chose. All of the minolta lenses and the accessory flash work with this camera. Of course the Sony lens that comes with the camera works great as well. The Sony Alpha 330 takes great pictures and is easy to use. This camera has a live view screen as opposed to older models of the alpha that only allows you to see the photos you have taken on the screen.
Excerpt: Having bought this DSLR just recently, I admit that I was thinking long and hard about spending on this camera. Some electronics, such as a laptop or a cellphone should be purchased considering the amount of hours and hours that you will spend using the item. The same goes for this type of camera.
Excerpt: Once you leave behind those rinky dink point and shoot cameras and graduate into the world of slr photography, you will notice the quality and the enjoyment that you recieve from your photos to be multiplied manyfold. I love this camera. I will never ever use a point and shoot again. This has art to it, and even though it has the same or less megapixels than other cameras, it is a real joy to use and I highly recommend it.