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Alpha DSLR-A330L 10.2 MP Digital SLR Kit with 18-55mm Lens
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A330L 10.2 MP Digital SLR Kit with 18-55mm Lens

Discontinued.
Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty

Striking a perfect balance between ease-of-use and powerful features, the Sony a DSLR-330L digital SLR camera puts better pictures at your fingertips. The a A330 offers the convenience of Live View, which lets you compose and capture shots via a tiltable 2.7" LCD screen while 10.2 megapixel resolution provides superb image clarity, and exceptionally quick AF response helps you capture the perfect moment. Plus, SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization reduces blur, while the on-screen Help Guide and Graphic Display help take the complexity out of DSLR photography. The a A330L comes with an 18-55mm standard zoom lens.

Key Features:

  • Why a DSLR?
    If you want to take your pictures from snapshots to memorable images, then let a Sony DSLR put better pictures at your fingertips. A DSLR's responsiveness, versatility and image quality helps capture those moments that other cameras often miss. The A330 makes shooting with a DSLR easy and fun with its compact and lightweight design, intuitive controls and Quick AF Live View that let you keep eye contact with your subjects while you capture the moment
  • Capture fast-moving subjects
    Unlike previous systems that required a tradeoff in autofocusing performance, the a A330 features a dedicated live view sensor for fast, accurate, SLR-class autofocusing?even during live view shooting
  • Improve your skills as you shoot
    A unique new Graphic Display helps you hone your photographic skills by making it much easier to understand how aperture and shutter speed adjustments will affect your results
  • Compose on the tiltable LCD
    Shoot easily and comfortably from virtually any angle or position with Quick AF Live View. The a A330 features a variable-angle LCD monitor that can be tilted up or down making it a snap to capture high-position and low-position photos
  • Easy shooting mode selection
    It's never been easier to capture the perfect shot. The mode dial on top of the a A330 offers instant access to 6 Scene Selection modes, each with a user-friendly Help Guide and example photo. You can even customize the user interface and choose from four background colors
  • Significantly reduced camera shake
    Equipped with SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization, this a DSLR camera compensates for shaky hands so you can capture crisp, sharp images at shutter speeds 2.5???3.5 steps slower than would otherwise be possible without using a flash1 or tripod. It also works together with an anti-static coating on the low-pass filter to help keep the image sensor clean
  • Perfection at every click
    Shoot in rich detail and true-to-life color. Featuring large, APS-C type CCD sensors, image detail is truly amazing. Plus, the high-speed BIONZ image processing engine delivers enhanced color reproduction, rich tonal graduation and remarkable clarity
  • Optimal exposure in any virtually light
    Adopted from our top-of-the-line a A900, the a A330 features an advanced D-Range Optimizer that helps you take beautiful photos in difficult lighting conditions. Choose from Standard mode, which optimizes exposure for the scene overall, or Advanced mode, which can be used to bring out rich shadow and highlight detail
  • Unleash your creativity
    Take your photography to the next level with a lenses and flashes. Make your subject the star with a portrait lens, use a macro lens to gain entry into another dimension, or get beautifully balanced, well-lit photos with an external flash

Features:

  • 2.7" (diag.) Clear Photo LCD Plus featuring Live View with Quick Auto Focus
    A large 2.7" (diag.) Clear Photo LCD Plus display features Live View with Quick Auto Focus, which lets you compose and shoot pictures in real-time using the LCD, just as you would with a point-and-shoot camera. In addition, the LCD display tilts up or down for low or high-angle shooting situations, such as capturing a child?s first steps or shooting over a crowd
  • SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization
    SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization is built into each camera body, so every a-mount lens benefits from the ability to minimize blur due to camera shake
  • 10.2 megapixel resolution for ultra-fine detail
    A 10.2 megapixel APS-size CCD image sensor captures your images in stunning detail, giving you the freedom to make large prints and tight crops without sacrificing quality
  • Lightweight and stylish body
    The a330 features a stylish, modern design with an intuitive button layout for easier operation. In addition, the lightweight body and revised grip make the camera more comfortable to hold and carry
  • Integrated on-screen Help Guide and Graphic Display
    An integrated on-screen Help Guide and Graphic Display help take the complexity out of DSLR photography. The Help Guide offers clear, concise explanations of various modes and settings, while the Graphic Display helps you understand the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, as well as the effect each has on photographic results
  • HDMI terminal and BRAVIA Sync compatibility
    An HDMI terminal gives you the option of connecting your camera to a compatible HDTV and playing back your images in stunning high definition quality (HDMI cable required, sold separately). In addition, BRAVIA Sync works with compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTVs to let you control camera playback using the television?s remote (HDMI cable and BRAVIA Sync capable HDTV required, sold separately)
  • High sensitivity (ISO 3200) for superior noise reduction
    A broad sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 3200 enables you to capture beautiful color images even in very dim light -- High ISO Noise Reduction technology reduces picture noise artifacts at high-sensitivity ISO 1600 and ISO 3200 settings by eliminating noise from RAW data after analog-to-digital conversion
  • Eye-Start Autofocus
    Eye-Start Autofocus System begins precision autofocus adjustments the moment you raise the camera to your eye, so the camera is ready to catch the perfect moment
  • 9-Point AF Sensor
    9-Point Center Cross AF Sensor with improved focus control to help bring images into sharp definition more quickly, and predictive focus control automatically calculates the position of fast-moving subjects
  • Up to 2.5 fps continuous shooting
    Continuous Shooting lets you shoot at up to 2.5 fps (frames per second) while viewing your subject through the optical viewfinder so you never lose track of the action
  • Creative Style settings
    Creative Style settings give you control over how the camera processes your images. Choose from 8 finishing styles, including Standard, Vivid, Potrait, Landscape, Night View, Sunset, B&W, and Adobe RGB, and fine tune them to your personal taste with the ability to adjust contrast, saturation, and sharpness settings
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer
    Dynamic Range Optimizer provides two levels - Standard/Plus to improve results with backlit subjects and recover details hidden in shadows or lost in glare. Normal DRO improves detail using standard gamma curves for fast shot-to-shot response time, while Advanced DRO adjusts dynamic range area-by-area for greater accuracy
  • Built-in Pop-Up Flash
    The Auto Pop-Up Flash automatically pops up and fires as needed when the camera is set to certain scene selection modes, helping first-time DSLR photographers shoot more effectively. In addition, the a features an integrated hot shoe, which lets you expand your lighting options with a range of accessory flashes (sold separately)
  • Anti-Dust Technology
    Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CCD imager clean, resulting in consistently better pictures, by utilizing a static-free anti-dust coating on the CCD filter, as well as an anti-dust vibration that automatically shakes the CCD to help dislodge dust each time the camera is shut off
  • Stamina Battery power
    Stamina Battery power allows you to take up to 510 shots2 on a fully charged NP-FM50 InfoLITHIUM battery when using the optical viewfinder mode, and you?ll be able to see how much power remains in percentage increments, so you can keep shooting in confidence
  • Smart Teleconverter 2X Digital Zoom
    Smart Teleconverter 2X Digital Zoom lets you zoom in electronically on your subject and reproduces pixels on a 1:1 basis so there?s no degradation in picture quality. One touch zooms in at 1.4X, while the second touch advances to 2X zoom -- creating the 35mm equivalent of a telephoto effect with the camera?s standard 18-55mm optical zoom lens
  • BIONZ image processor
    The advanced BIONZ image processor uses hardware-based Large Scale Integrated (LSI) circuitry to enhance images with rich tonal reproduction, reduced noise, and improved white balance and exposure control, for clear, sharp photos even at high sensitivity settings
  • PhotoTV HD compatibility
    PhotoTV HD compatibility3 lets you automatically create high-resolution thumbnails optimized for viewing on a compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTV
  • Scene Selection Modes
    Scene Selection Modes optimize camera settings for different shooting situations. Just turn the Mode Dial to select from Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, and Night View modes
  • Index and Slide Show Display
    Index and Slide Show Display enable you to quickly review your photos using 4, 9 or 25-frame index views, or as an automatic slide show with fade-in/fade-out effect
  • Function Guide Display
    Function Guide Display provides intuitive and easy to use on-screen menus that can be activated and operated with one hand using the Fn (Function) button and controller button to adjust Flash mode, Autofocus mode, White Balance, Metering mode, AF area and D-Range Optimizer
  • Dual slot Compatiblity for Memory Stick and SD media
    Compatible with high-capacity Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC media (sold separately) for convenient storage and sharing of your images

Specifications:

Convenience

  • Anti-dust function: Charge protection coating on low pass filter and image-sensor shift mechanism
  • BRAVIA Sync: Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
  • Color Mode(s): Display color (Black, White, Brown, Pink)
  • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night view, Sunset, B/W Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
  • Scene Mode(s): Scene selection (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night portrait/Night view)
  • User Interface: "Easy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly function menu"

Viewfinder

  • Diopter Adjustment: -2.5 - +1.0m-1
  • Eye relief: Approx. 19.7 mm from the eyepiece / 14.1 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 diopter
  • Field of View: 95%
  • Focusing Screen: Spherical Acute Matte Screen
  • Magnification: 0.74x (with 50mm lens at infinity)
  • Type: Fixed eye-level, penta-Dach-mirror

Power

  • Battery Type: NP-FH50
  • Number of Shots: Approx. 510 images with viewfinder, approx. 230 images in live view mode (CIPA standard)

General

  • Camera Type: Sony a Digital SLR camera with built-in flash and inter-changeable lenses
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 10.2 megapixels
  • Imaging Sensor: APS-C size CCD sensor (23.6x15.8mm)
  • Lens Mount Type: Sony a lens, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lens
  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 10.9 megapixels
  • Processor: BIONZ image processor
  • Recording Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo media / , SD and SDHC memory card
  • Recording Mode: RAW, RAW+JPEG, Fine, Standard
  • Still Actual 16:9: L size: 3872x2176 (8.4M) M size: 2896x1632 (4.7M) S size: 1920x1088 (2.1M)
  • Still Actual 3:2: L size: 3872x2592 (10M) M size: 2896x1936 (5.6M) S size: 1920x1280 (2.5M)

LCD Display

  • Angle Adjustment: Yes (upward by up to 135 degrees, downward by up to 55 degrees)
  • Brightness Control: Selectable in 5 steps
  • Coverage: 100% (Playback)
  • Type: 2.7" TFT Clear Photo LCD (230,400 pixels)

Flash

  • Flash Compensation: -/+2EV (in 0.3-stop increments)
  • Flash Coverage: 18mm in focal-length of lens attached
  • Flash Metering System: ADI flash (automatic change for Pre-flash TTL)
  • Guide Number: 10 (in meters at ISO100)
  • Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear sync, Slow sync, Hi-speed sync*., Wireless
  • Recycling Time: Approx. 4 sec.
  • Type: Auto Pop-up

Software

  • Operating System Compatibility: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Windows XP*SP2 Windows Vista Mac OS X(v10.1.3) or later
  • Supplied Software: PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Image Data Converter SR Image Data Lightbox SR

Operating Conditions

  • Operating Temperature: 32 - 104 degrees F (0 - 40 degrees C)

Inputs and Outputs

  • HD Output: HDMI
  • Memory Card Slot: Dual memory card slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo media SD and SDHC memory card
  • Tripod Mount: Yes, 1/4"-20
  • USB Port(s): USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, PTP)

Control

  • AF modes: Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, (AF/MF selectable)
  • Drive Mode: Single-shot, Continuous, Self-timer, Self-timer Continuous, Bracketing, Remote Commander
  • Exposure Compensation: -/+2EV (in 0.3 EV steps)
  • Exposure settings: Auto, Auto Flash Off, Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M)
  • Focus Area: Wide (Up to 3 active focus points glow), Spot, Local (9 local areas selectable)
  • Focus Features: Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-start AF, AF illuminator (Built-in flash, Range: approx. 1-5m)
  • Focus Points: 9 points
  • Focus Sensitivity: EV0 - 18 (ISO100)
  • Focus System: TTL phase detection system
  • ISO: Auto, 100 to 3200 (in 1 EV steps,Recommended Exposure Index)
  • Metering: TTL metering w/ 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity: EV1 - 20 at ISO100 with F1.4 lens, (EV3 - 20 in spot metering mode)
  • White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 3.81"
  • Width: 5.03"
  • Depth: 2.65"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit (Without Battery): 0.9 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor

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5 out of 5 stars   An absolutely lovely camera!
By Cap'n Scooter (Laramie WY.) June 06, 2011
Review submitted for Sony Alpha DSLR-A330L 10.2 MP Digital SLR Kit with 18-55mm Lens (SNDSLRA330L)
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Easy To Use, Good Image Quality
Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay
Other Comments: I revived this camera as a birthday present,and was able to use it for about a year.I then had the camera stolen and still decided to buy the same exact camera because of how much i liked it! It is a wonderful, and easy to use camera and makes capturing memories even more fun.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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