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Sony Alpha A330 - Test Shots - Detail and Lens Performance

A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.

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Sunny Sidmouth sea front once again provides our detail comparison shot. I really like what they've done with the beach. Using computer flow modelling they placed two artificial islands off the beach which have encouraged sand to be deposited, replacing the previous stony beach with some nice sand.

The downloadable full-size image is 3.9MB, so it may take a while if you're on a slow internet connection.

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Here's a full-res crop from the image above to compare with other similar cameras such as the Canon EOS 400D, Nikon D40x, Pentax K-m or the Sony A200.

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Here's another crop from the same shot, but from the edge of the frame. This was taken using the new smaller, lighter Sony 18-55mm kit lens.

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Here's the same shot, but using the old Sony 18-70mm kit lens. As you can see it has a lot of edge blurring and some chromatic aberration.

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For comparison here's the same shot but taken with the Carl Zeiss T* 16-80mm, which costs over £500.

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