Sony Alpha 33, Sony Alpha 55, Sony Alpha 560, Sony Alpha 580
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
The new Sony are here
After some exciting growth of the rumors, finally, we’ve got the real information about the new Sony DSLR cameras:
Features and specific comments
The feature set is quite impressive for cameras supposed to be low-end and mid-range only. Some of the competition is going to feel the heat.
Sony Alpha 33
As expected, this is a Pellix camera (a semi-transparent mirror provides fast AF while in LiveView or in video capture mode). It climbs up to 10 frame/s continuous shooting and is 1080i HD video-capable.
The sensor is the 14MP APS-C CMOS sensor that we have been seeing a lot around here in the recent weeks.
Sony Alpha 55
Same as Sony Alpha 33, but with a larger (16MP) CMOS sensor.
Impressive enough to immediately receive a “Gold Award” from DPreview.
The A55v version (for USA only, apparently) will include a GPS for geo-tagging of photos and videos.
Sony Alpha 560
The A560 is definitely bringing 1080i HD video to the Sony SLR line; From a 14.2 MP CMOS photo sensor.
Specific to the Alpha 560: It will not be available before early 2011.
No GPS, contrary to rumours.
Sony Alpha 580
Same as Sony Alpha 560, but with a larger (16MP) CMOS sensor.
Nearly immediately available.
B & H
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