• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 36.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony DSLR-A330 advantages over Leica X2

  • 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
    ~ 6.12 vs 4.79 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    18 vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Leica X2 advantages over Sony DSLR-A330

  • Thinner
    51 mm vs 71 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    345g vs 765g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 10.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 2.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12500 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Pentax K200D

Sony DSLR-A330
Pentax K200D
  • $530
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Top deck display
Leica X2
Pentax K200D
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • HDMI out
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony DSLR-A230

Sony DSLR-A330
Sony DSLR-A230
  • $530
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More viewfinder magnification
Leica X2
Sony DSLR-A230
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon D3000

Sony DSLR-A330
Nikon D3000
  • $530
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
Leica X2
Nikon D3000
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • HDMI out
  • Lighter weight
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sigma DP1 Merrill

Sony DSLR-A330
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $530
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
Leica X2
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Sony DSLR-A330
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $530
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1534
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
Leica X2
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • $1534
  • APS-C
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