• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A33 advantages over Samsung NX200

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $750 vs $900 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.16 vs 4.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 3.6 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.21 vs 0.36 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Samsung NX200 advantages over Sony A33

  • Thinner
    36 mm vs 84 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    525g vs 725g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 14.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Sleek, more professional camera design; faster autofocus system and burst modes; solid performance at high ISOs despite the bump up in megapixels.

  • Significantly more expensive than previous model; slow buffer clearing with RAW images; with kit lens attached, camera becomes less portable.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3100

Sony A33
Nikon D3100
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Samsung NX200
Nikon D3100
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • More dynamic range
  • Thinner
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A55

Sony A33
Sony A55
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • $734
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Built-in GPS
Samsung NX200
Sony A55
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $734
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A35

Sony A33
Sony A35
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $567
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung NX200
Sony A35
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $567
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Sony A33
Sony NEX-7
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher effective ISO
Samsung NX200
Sony NEX-7
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Samsung NX300

Sony A33
Samsung NX300
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $990
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Samsung NX200
Samsung NX300
  • $934
  • APS-C
  • $990
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
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