The Sony A330 is one of the new entry-level Sony Alpha DSLRs, replacing the revolutionary A300. The standout feature in the A300 and A330 is the fast-autofocus Live View display. One step behind this awesome feature is the fact that the screen articulates. These features are solid and, frankly speaking, put Nikon and Canon’s efforts of Live View in a DSLR to shame.
However, fancy features mean nothing if image quality is not up to snuff. In today’s digital imaging world, a big component of overall image quality focuses on low light performance – and that means clean images at high ISO. The Sony A330 and A300’s max sensitivity setting is at ISO 3200, while the Canon Rebel T1i and Nikon D5000 cover the sensitivity range up to ISO 12800 and ISO 6400, respectively. Sony’s A700 has a max sensitivity up to ISO 6400. [Read more…]