• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony A33 advantages over Samsung NX2000

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • 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 4.29 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Wider angle kit lens
    27 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Samsung NX2000 advantages over Sony A33

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Higher effective ISO
    908 vs 591 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 340 vs 270 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 84 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    7 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • 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
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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

  • 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

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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 NX2000
Nikon D3100
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A55

Sony A33
Sony A55
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • $734
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Built-in GPS
Samsung NX2000
Sony A55
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $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 NX2000
Sony A35
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $567
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Samsung NX210

Sony A33
Samsung NX210
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $625
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung NX2000
Samsung NX210
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $625
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • Wider angle kit lens

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Sony A33
Samsung NX3300
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Samsung NX2000
Samsung NX3300
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
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