Sony announced its Alpha A33 (SLT-A33) and A55 (SLT-A55V) digital SLR cameras. Both new Alpha cameras sports Sony’s new Translucent Mirror Technology, which achieves the highest-level of auto focus speed for both still image and movie shooting. They both have “a translucent mirror, which enables light passing through the lens to be simultaneously received by the image sensor and the auto focus sensor, allowing continuous shooting and continuous focusing at speeds never before possible.”
The Alpha A33 and A55 get a 14.2 Megapixel and 16.2 Megapixel Exmox APS HD CMOS image sensor, respectively. Both of them are equipped with BIONZ image processor, Tru-Finder Electronic Viewfinder, a tilting and swiveling 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD display, built-in flash and card slot for Memory Stick PRO DUO/PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC cards. They feature ISO 100-12800, Quick AF Live View, SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization system, Anti-dust System, Auto HDR mode, Sweep Panorama for both 2D and 3D.
Sony’s A33 and A55 are capable of doing Quick AF Full HD 1920x1080i movie with phase-detection autofocus, in AVCHD format, and offer HDMI output. They are compatible with Sony α lens, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lens. The A55 boasts also built-in GPS capability for geotagging as well.
The A55 and A33 DSLR cameras will be priced about $750 and $650, respectively, for the body only and about $850 and $750, respectively, for the body and 18-55mm zoom len.