Sony A33 Translucent Mirror interchangeable lens camera

14.2MP (4592x3056), CMOS, 1080i, ISO 100 - 12800, 18-55mm, SD, 7.62 cm (3.0 ") LCD, USB 2.0, mini HDMI, NP-FW50, 433g, Black

Manufacturer
Sony
SKU
SLT-A33
09-10-2010
DSLR redefined: powered by world’s first “Translucent Mirror Technology”
Introducing the Sony α33 – the revolutionary new ultra-compact interchangeable-lens digital cameras powered by Translucent Mirror Technology. It offers the lightning-quick speed and precision you need to 'focus between the moments'. And it does it on a full-time basis, whether you're shooting high-resolution still photos or Full HD movies. Now, at last, the ultimate in interchangeable lens digital camera speed and performance can be yours.
Sony α55 – the revolutionary new ultra-compact interchangeable-lens digital cameras powered by Translucent Mirror Technology

Excellent contrast and gorgeous colours
The high-resolution Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor assures beautiful image quality and background defocusing during both still-photo and movie shooting. Exmor technology cuts noise while signals are converted to digital form. The result? Flawlessly beautiful images and videos.

True-to-life color and fast shooting response
Rich tonal gradation and highlight/shadow detail are assured by a newly optimized BIONZ image processing engine with powerful new algorithms to support high-speed continuous shooting, advanced digital compositing, and Full HD movie recording.

Ultra-fast shooting up to 7 fps
Capture fast-moving action or the changing expression of a portrait subject with a continuous burst of images. With the revolutionary Translucent Mirror Technology, you can achieve an unrivalled ultra high-speed shooting at 7 frames per second, plus high-speed continuous AF that keeps your subject in precise focus in every frame - ensuring you never miss a moment.

Quick AF Full HD movie shooting
Translucent Mirror Technology doesn't just enable full-time phase-detection AF for photos - it gives you the same speed and precision for Full HD movie shooting, too Offering high-speed TTL phase-detection AF during movie shooting, the α33 solves the moviemaker's perennial problem of maintaining accurate focus on moving subjects. It's a revolutionary advance that makes it much easier to get professional-looking results.

Advanced Quick AF Live View
Experience the freedom and convenience of live view shooting plus accurate, responsive autofocus that serious photographers demand. High-resolution, low-noise image can be displayed in the finder as well as on the LCD monitor. You’ll enjoy quicker, more precise autofocus to keep pace with the action.

Great pictures from any angle
The LCD screen tilts up or down for comfortable viewing in different shooting positions. It’s really useful if you’re not holding the camera close to your eye: for example shooting above a crowd or crouching down for an interesting viewpoint.

Capture stunning panoramas in 3D
Love taking wide angle photos? The Sony α camera go one step further – letting you take panoramic shots in 3D! Using Sony’s proprietary Sweep Panorama Mode, the cameras let you take stereoscopic 3D panorama photos with a simple sweep of the camera. When connected to a compatible 3D TV, you can view the images in a breathtaking 3D dimension.

Advanced features made easy
With the all-new AUTO+ (AUTO Advanced) mode, it's easy to take advantage of the leading-edge Sony digital technologies that the camera offer – even if you've never used a DSLR camera before. The camera analyzes the scene and automatically activates advanced features such as Auto HDR to produce an optimum shot.
Settings and features activated are displayed on screen to help you improve your photographic skills by understanding which modes and features are best suited to each kind of scene.

Video

Full HD 
Y
Maximum video resolution 
1920 x 1080 pixels
Video resolutions 
640 x 480, 1440 x 1080 pixels
Video formats supported 
AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Motion JPEG frame rate
25 fps

Technical details

Material 
Plastic
Colour of product 
Black
ISO sensitivity 
100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2250, 3200, 6400, 12800, Auto
Weight 
433g
Flash guide number 
1m
Aperture range (F-F) 
3.5 - 5.6
Auto focusing (AF) modes 
Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Single Auto Focus
Camera file system
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
Camera shutter speed 
1/4000 - 30, 1/160s
Compatible memory cards 
MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Compatible operating systems 
Windows 2000 Professional/XP SP2/Vista, Mac OS X 10.1.3+
Display 
LCD
Flash exposure lock
Y
Flash modes 
Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Focus
TTL
Histogram
Y
Light exposure control
Program AE
Light exposure correction
± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light metering 
Centre-weighted, Spot
Megapixel 
14.2 MP
Memory slots 
1
Scene modes 
Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Twilight
Self-timer 
2, 10s
Sensor type 
CMOS
Total megapixels 
14.6 MP
Video capability 
Y
Viewfinder type 
Electrical
White balance 
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack 
Y
Built-in microphone 
Y

Power

Power source type 
AC
Battery type 
NP-FW50
Number of batteries supported 
1

Display

Display resolution (numeric) 
921600 pixels
Field of view
100%
Vari-angle LCD display
Y

Technical details

Display diagonal 
7.62 cm (3")

Audio

Voice recording
Y
Audio formats supported 
AAC

Lens system

Image stabilizer 
Y

Camera

Camera type 
SLR Camera Kit
Photo effects 
Black&White, Vivid
Camera playback
Movie, Single image
3D compatibility 
Y
Date imprinting
Y
Live view
Y
Calendar
Y

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock
Y

Light exposure

Light exposure modes 
Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE

Flash

Built-in flash 
Y
Flash recharging time
4s

System requirements

Mac compatibility 
Y

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T) 
0 - 40 °C

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard)
340 shots
Battery capacity 
1080 mAh

Packaging content

Battery technology 
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Cables included
USB
Hand strap
Y
AC adapter included
Y
Batteries included
Y
Battery charger included
Y

Picture quality

Maximum image resolution 
4592 x 3056 pixels
Image formats supported 
JPG
Still image resolution(s) 
2288 x 1520, 3344 x 2224
Supported aspect ratios 
3:2, 16:9
Image sensor size (W x H)
23.4 x 15.6 mm

Weight & dimensions

Filter size 
5.5 cm
Width 
12.44 cm
Depth 
8.47 cm
Height 
9.2 cm

Other features

USB 2.0 ports quantity 
1
HDMI ports quantity 
1
Magnification 
1.1x