Summary: So far the A33 is doing exactly what I wanted it to do. I have an old Minolta Maxxum and quite a few accessories for it. As film got more expensive to shoot I put it away and bought a point and shoot digital camera.
Summary: Although I like the Sony brand, this camera didn't stand to the company's reputation for quality and reliability. Soon after I purchased this camera I went on a cruise in the Caribbean and while on vacation the camera started shutting off for no reason.
Summary: I bought this camera three years ago and it's been fine. However - a couple years ago I started to notice that when I wanted to review my shots the button seemed to stick so that it would fly through all the pictures - I could stop it, but never where I wanted.
Summary: I got this camera (new) in November of 2011 and have nothing but praise for the pictures it takes (especially in conjunction with the Sony Alpha DT 18-250mm lens.) However, when I was on vacation this September the shutter died and I had to send it in for repairs.
Summary: This is a great camera. My daughter saved up her money and purchased this camera. It is very nice, takes great pictures and well worth the money spent. You can do a lot with this camera. Very good product.
Summary: Camera stopped working while at SeaWorld, the main board was fried. I took it to a local shop since I bought it 15 months ago and they told me it would be over 400 dollars to fix, took it to another shop for a second opinion with the same results. , I can get a new camera for a little more.
Summary: I love this camera and have accumulated old Minolta compatible lenses for it at good prices. But the later models have better resolution and faster shot time. Warning! Older Sigma lenses tend to strip the plastic gears with this camera because it uses a higher voltage drive.