I started with an A200 and loved it so much i upgraded to the A700 (as well as some better lenses haha). The A330 is a great camera, those lenses are alright for a beginner lens. Is it the 75-300mm kit lens that it comes with? If so I used that one for a little while and was surprised to find how soft it was, but that's what you get with a kit lens. Those two lenses are really good for beginning just know if you become serious you are probably going to want to bump up to the 70-300 G series (Which I did and now purchased the 70-400 and need to sell my 70-300). I really enjoy my Sony Alpha and it's great for spotting.