Both the Sony Alpha A33 and A55 use the new Translucent Mirror Technology with continuous phase-detect autofocus while shooting at up to 10 frames-per-second (7fps on the A33), and recording full AVCHD 1080p HD video.
There is also talk of the new sensors used in each DSLR; the 16.2 and 14.2 Exmor APS HD CMOS sensors for the A55 and A33, respectively. Both of these high-end bad-boy DSLRs come with articulated, 920k-dot, 3-inch LCD screens, with 3D panoramas and automated HDR shot creation. Lastly, $750 is the pricing set for the A55 in October and $650 for the A33 in September.
All in all, if you don’t want a Canon Rebel or Nikon D-Series camera, Sony’s new Alphas are pretty cool to look at and use. Problem is I’m a Nikon man.
For now at least. Sony’s promo vid for the new A55 and A33 is found after the cut.