• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony DSC-T900 advantages over Sony A33

  • Less expensive
    $379 vs $750 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    16 mm vs 84 mm
    Thinner
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 13 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Sony A33 advantages over Sony DSC-T900

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.16 vs 1.54 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
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 270 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    14.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.1 fps vs 1.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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 Sony DSC-T90

Sony DSC-T900
Sony DSC-T90
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Sony A33
Sony DSC-T90
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung TL225

Sony DSC-T900
Samsung TL225
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 60p video
Sony A33
Samsung TL225
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $350
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony DSC-TX9

Sony DSC-T900
Sony DSC-TX9
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Wider angle lens
Sony A33
Sony DSC-TX9
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon D3100

Sony DSC-T900
Nikon D3100
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony A33
Nikon D3100
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A55

Sony DSC-T900
Sony A55
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $734
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony A33
Sony A55
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • $734
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Built-in GPS
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