Sony Sony A33 Review

olli

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Photozone have just published their review of the Sony A33. Generally, it's a positive review but I was a little surprised to see their comments on the high ISO capabilities of the camera which seem out of line with conclusions I've seen elsewhere.
 

texascbx

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My take is that 1600 ISO is usable, but that's all. My G1 at 1600 is quite bad in comparison. I guess if you use the multi-shot at 1600 ISO with the Sony, it's pretty good, but really requires a tripod for it to work well.
 

olli

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I was surprised because my take on the NEX5 which I believe uses the same sensor is that up to 3200 is fine and 6400 is a viable option when necessary. This was confirmed in the IR review which suggested 3200 could comfortably produce high quality prints at 14" x 11".
 

texascbx

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The NEX does not have the mirror to block some of the light and I guess that is the difference. I've shot some 3200 but they are pretty bad. Now I have the high ISO NR turned off because it's pretty strong.
 

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