Sony Alpha A55 and A33 DSLR Options Go Public

August 24, 2010, By Atul Roach

I do not expect all of you to remember this, but at least the photography buffs know why August 24, 2010 is a big day. The latest Sony DLSRs, Alpha A55 and Alpha A33 were suppose to break cover today and Sony didn’t disappoint us by making these cameras public early today.

We first spoke about these novel DSLR options a week ago and loved them the moment we saw them and here are they, all set to please the lens hounds.

Forget the technology part, even the design of these new interchangeable lens options is special as Sony has given the DSLR variants a compact camera like look, which is hybrid and very acceptable. A DSLR with a compact size and the ability of permanent auto focus sounds quite a package, eh?!

It is the Translucent Mirror Technology which gives these options the ability of continuous phase-detect autofocus while shooting at up to 10fps (7fps for the smaller A33 variant) or recording Full HD AVCHD videos.

What is more is the inclusion of a 15-point autofocus system with 16.2 Exmor APS HD CMOS sensors for the A55 (14.2 for the A33). Commonly shared features include- 920k-dot, 3-inch LCD screen, 3D panoramas, automated HDR shot creation, and an Auto+ mode.

The A55 will be available in October for $750 while the A33 will be up for the grabs in September for $650.

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