Sony A33 Review

Discussion in 'Sony A-Mount (DSLR and DSLT) Forum' started by olli, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
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    Photozone have just published their review of the Sony A33. Generally, it's a positive review but I was a little surprised to see their comments on the high ISO capabilities of the camera which seem out of line with conclusions I've seen elsewhere.
     
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  2. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    My take is that 1600 ISO is usable, but that's all. My G1 at 1600 is quite bad in comparison. I guess if you use the multi-shot at 1600 ISO with the Sony, it's pretty good, but really requires a tripod for it to work well.
     
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  3. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

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    I was surprised because my take on the NEX5 which I believe uses the same sensor is that up to 3200 is fine and 6400 is a viable option when necessary. This was confirmed in the IR review which suggested 3200 could comfortably produce high quality prints at 14" x 11".
     
  4. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    The NEX does not have the mirror to block some of the light and I guess that is the difference. I've shot some 3200 but they are pretty bad. Now I have the high ISO NR turned off because it's pretty strong.
     
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  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    Never used the A33. But in the A55, 3200 was usable and 6400 was usable with some work. 12800 was usable eith multi-shot NR.
     
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