Sony A33 Review

December 6, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

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Sony's latest SLT-A33 model with its Single Lens ?Translucent technology epitomises just how far camera technology has progressed. Near-identical to a DSLR in use, the compromise (as some may see it) ?is using the A33's Electronic Viewfinder but ?the new technology's resulting benefits mean that full-time phase-detection live view and ultra-fast 7fps continuous focus burst mode are available. Impressive stats indeed, but will the new 'SLT' category be the true undoing of ?DSLR cameras?
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Just three months after launching the NEX-3 and NEX-5 single-lens direct-view (SLD) cameras, Sony offers up yet another interchangeable lens alternative to the traditional DSLR, with the Alpha SLT-A33, and its closely-related sibling the SLT-A55. Instead of being mirrorless, the new digital cameras employ a "translucent mirror," more commonly known as a pellicle mirror. This advanced translucent mirror remains fixed in place during operation, allowing most of the light to reach the imaging sensor, while a small percentage is reflected to a dedicated autofocus sensor.
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