Sony announces SLT A33 and A55 with full-time live view

Sony announces SLT A33 and A55 incorporating Sonys new translucent mirror making possible live view with full-time AF for both pictures and video.

SLT stands for Single-Lens-Translucent, a system using a fixed semi-transparent mirror redirecting some light to the autofocus system while the rest is going to the sensor, making possible to use phase-detection autofocus all the time, even during shooting videos. All this at a competitive price of US$ 649 (A33) and US$ 749 (A55) and available from September (A33) and October (A55).

  • 14 MP (A33) or 16 MP (A55) sensor
  • Full HD video (1080p)
  • ISO up to 12,800
  • 3″ LCD
  • Built in GPS (A55 only)