Sony a33 & a55 SLT Cameras: First Look

By Mayuri, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

sonya33-lg1With a series of DSLR cameras flooding the market from Nikon and Canon, Sony is not behind. It challenges the family of DSLR cameras by releasing the SLT a55 and SLT a33. This will be the first pair of cameras to flaunt Sony’s translucent mirror design technology. These two cameras feels like DSLR and produces DSLR image quality but they cannot be categorized as DSLR cameras because of some of its distinctive features. Sony is set to challenge the array of DSLR cameras with this new duo cameras.

Sony’s Alpha range will include the new pair that are supposed to redefine speed. Both the a33 and a55 models are able to deliver performance that is unattainable by traditional DSLRs. These new models are sure to revolutionize the technology of cameras with its 10 fps High-Speed Shooting and Full HD Movie Shooting moments. The cameras are able to continuously and quickly focus (with TTL phase-detection) while you shoot stills or record video. They are power packed by high- definition video.


slt-a55v_lv_012The translucent mirror will enable light to pass through the lens in order to allow it to be simultaneously received by the image sensor and the auto focus sensor. This benefits continuous shooting and focusing at speeds that was never possible before . In addition to this, the cameras come up with much smaller lighter weight. So why will you not be keen to buy a Translucent Mirror Cameras instead of buying DSLR. The enriching features of these cameras are set to create waves in the market.

The latest translucent mirror technology lures the casual photographers due to shrinked size and complexity. Its effortless composition and image viewing gives a dramatic new shooting possibilities. Powered by world’s fastest burst continuous AF shooting, this pair of cameras is sure to deliver a groundbreaking performance. The prices of a33 and a55 are around $750 and $650, respectively for only the body. If you want to include the 18-55mm zoom lens then it will cost an additional amount of $100. Lets have a quick glance on the enticing features of Sony’s two new members in its wide range of cameras:

Sony a33 Features

  • 14MP sensor
  • ISO range of 100-12800
  • 1080i video
  • 15 AF points, some of them cross-point
  • 7 fps
  • dual memory slots

Sony a55 Features

  • 16MP sensor
  • ISO range of 100-12800
  • 1080i video
  • 15 AF points, some of them cross-point
  • 10 fps
  • dual memory slots (not sure what type)
  • built-in GPS

Do you feel that Sony’s these two new pair of cameras can outrun craze of DSLR cameras? Share your opinion with us.

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