Amazing picture quality and 1080p movie alongside 7 Frames per Seconds make this a great camera for beginners and enthusiasts. The only problem is that some people don't like EVF's and the battery life is pretty bad.
January 16, 2012
Perfect for a personal camera.
I am not a camera expert.. this is my first SLR and boy am I glad I got this. For a entry level camera.. this is perfect.. I've played with entry level nikons and canon's.. but to me this is definitely the best.. its not bulky, its very easy to use and get a hang of, the features are great compared to other entry level slrs..its fast.. focus is great.. its reliable and built very well..its a really good camera paired with the right lens especially the 50mm f1.4. Its not too expensive either. I love my A33.
September 8, 2011
Not a Movie camera
I bought a 32 GB card hoping this could handle long video recording but sad to say the camera overheated and shutdown about 10 min in video, But it does take nice 6 or 7 FPS depending on what SD card you buy and for how long it can take the high res 7 FPS depends on the card.
-Also if you have any old Minolta parts like a flash it really helps night photos on the camera and still works great with the sony camera
September 4, 2011
The camera that never blinks!
This camera i must say is very impressive, I am very picky when i comes to cameras and i needed one that will react and give me results at my will, THIS CAMERA DOES IT!
Ok first the ugly, and im not going to be light on it,
BATTERY!!! This camera has so much to offer, the "powerhouse" drains your battery, FAST and im not kidding, 300 shots is your limit until your battery dies.
The second Bad thing is the electric viewfinder, it was a sacrifice the camera had to make to get all that speed. If your going to to shoot in sunlight or when light is present, you will have NO problem, but when the light go out your camera goes "blind" when i mean blind i mean, your focus is going to be hard to do, but it shouldn't b e a problem if your going to use a flash. But i like to slow shutter speed and challenge myself in manual focus, but thats just me.
Ok time for the Good
When they mean 7fps, THEY MEAN IT! its that fast, it actually caught me of guard when i used the 7fps mode!
HD 1080 Video IS AMAZING!! im very picky when it comes to video since im a videographer as well, but this does the job! *side note be carefull when composing the shot, it zooms in a bit more but its no big deal because it zooms in by 6mm when recoding
(ex. 18mm in photo=24mm in video)
The autofocus on BOTH video and picture, Takes my breath away! sooo amazing.
It does fairly well compared to PROFESSIONAL 5000$ cameras.
Im still messing with the features as we speak, it has soo much to offer.
My favorite thing is, What you see is what you get type of pictures.
Slow shutter speeds is great i still need to test it.
I like how the iso goes extremly high and has fairly amount of noise in return. For 25600 iso and alittle nose is good.
Overall, if you want a fast camera this is it! if you have a few money to spair, i suggest buying a battery.
Ps i am a 16 year old writting this review. I may be young but i have been told im gifted.
August 1, 2011