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Sony SLT-A35
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Sony SLT-A35 Digital Camera

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SLR 16.5MP CMOS Jul 2011
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High-speed shooting and Full HD video: with zoom lens for general use 16.2 effective megapixels: High-resolution Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor for low-noise, ultra-responsive still image and HD video... More
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Nine Industry Awards

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" from both CNET.co.uk and Photoreview.com.au, both of which said that this SLR camera was exceptional.

The editors of two additional expert review sites both thought that this Sony camera was great. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

Three additional expert review sites all endorsed this camera. The editor of DP Review gave this SLR camera a "Silver" award and concluded it was great and the reviewer at Buy-n-shoot.com gave it a "Platinum" award and thought it was outstanding. Also, the reviewer at Theregister.co.uk gave this camera a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

The editors of two more expert review sites both thought that this SLR camera was good. This camera received a "Buying Tip" award from Magnus.de and it received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint.

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Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 80% based on thirty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers agreed that the Sony SLT-A35 was able to produce good images. Expert website Pcmag.com said “The Alpha 35 is a fast-shooting entry-level D-SLR that is capable of grabbing photos in subpar lighting conditions” but in spite of that they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “The 16 megapixels should produce moderately good pictures.” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of the Sony SLT-A35 on expert review site Pocket Lint “The Sony Alpha SLT-A35 produces fantastic images, has a great continuous autofocus mode, shoots at up to 5.5fps”.

A number of Sony SLT-A35 owners who purchased the product concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Expert website Thestar.com.my mentioned in their Sony SLT-A35 review “It has a fast autofocus, decent continuous shooting capability and lots of modes” and rated this digital camera 4 stars. Avhub.com.au said two years ago “Cropped image for 7fps continuous shooting” in their review of the Sony SLT-A35. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “5fps continuous shooting mode”.

A number of people concluded that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk scored the product 4 stars and said five years ago “The refined sensor is particularly capable of resolving detail” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Thestar.com.my said “Features a larger 16.2-megapixel sensor” in their review of the Sony SLT-A35.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good ISO range. Avhub.com.au said “Good high ISO performance”.

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Good Size

A few Sony SLT-A35 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Expert website Dpexpert.com.au said “A full-time “live” view on the LCD, as on a compact”. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk mentioned in their review five years ago “The catch with this magic mirror tech is that to keep things compact, you end up with an”. Also five years ago expert website Thestar.com.my rated it 4 stars and wrote in their Sony SLT-A35 review “The Alpha SLT-A35, is the size of an ultra-zoom compact camera”.

Some customers who reviewed it considered that it was a good body shape. Photoreview.com.au said “Includes them in a smaller, lighter and lower-priced camera body” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars. One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was lightweight. Avhub.com.au wrote “Compact and lightweight” in their review of the Sony SLT-A35.

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Good Technical Features

Several Sony SLT-A35 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it had good features. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk “With the perfect balance of features and usability” in their review of the Sony SLT-A35. Expert website Photoanswers.co.uk said “If you†™ re an a33 user there aren†™ t really enough new features here to justify an upgrade” in their review and scored the product 5 stars. Expert website Thestar.com.my said in their review “Light DSLR with plenty of features” and scored the product 4 stars.

Good Product Quality

Several Sony SLT-A35 owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality. Dpexpert.com.au wrote in their review of the Sony SLT-A35 “We are impressed with the consistent image quality from the Sony” . Avhub.com.au said “As good as image quality is there are times when the Sony Alpha 35 will sometimes underexpose” in their review of the Sony SLT-A35. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Great image quality, super-fast autofocus system”.

Good Video Capture

A number of people who reviewed the Sony SLT-A35 concluded that it was good for video recording. Expert website Popphoto.com wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Better stills, better video, same smokin' speedWhat's Hot” . Popphoto.com also said “Shooters who want a DSLR that is equally convenient for still and video capture”. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Good still and video image quality” in their review.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Sony SLT-A35 owners concluded that the product had a good autofocus. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “A higher resolution sensor, high speed 7fps shooting (at reduced resolution) with continuous focusing thanks to the translucent mirro” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Avhub.com.au said “1080i HD movie with impressive continuous autofocus”. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Auto-focus is lightning fast and although the lens feels to have been made down to a price it is sharp with good contrast”.

One Sony SLT-A35 owner wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Cnet.co.uk said in their review of the Sony SLT-A35 on CNET.co.uk five years ago “A great 18-55mm kit lens” and rated it as excellent.

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 14,929 user and expert reviews for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its SLR cameras.

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Robust

Several customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com “A solid camera for point-and-shoot upgraders who want to be able to shoot action”. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of the Sony SLT-A35 “The build quality should be noticeably lower at this pri”. Expert website Popphoto.com said “The speedy and solid continuous AF delivers what most people look for when they step up to a DSLR”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on What Digital Camera five years ago “The body is sturdy and well laid out” in their review of the Sony SLT-A35.

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Nice Design

One customer concluded that the Sony SLT-A35 was good looking. Expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com said five years ago “This new DSRL(T) is a pretty sharp little un”. One Sony SLT-A35 reviewer who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was a good design. Photoanswers.co.uk said in their review five years ago “The Sony a33 has a translucent mirror design and is identified as a D-SLT”.

Easy to Use

A number of people who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. Avhub.com.au said “Otherwise the Alpha 35 offers great noise control”. Avhub.com.au also said “Simple control layout”. One customer thought the product was easy to use the menus. Avhub.com.au mentioned two years ago “There are lots of automatic modes and settings including vivid portrait, landscape, sunset” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who bought the Sony SLT-A35 reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Five years ago Photoanswers.co.uk mentioned “Even though the a35 has a fairly small handgrip it feels comfy to hold and is smartly finished in a black, rubberised coating” in their review.

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3D Compatible

The SLT-A35 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A35 which are not 3D compatible.

We compared this camera to all the other 3D compatible cameras and we think the Nikon D3200[plb_1947140_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Sony SLT-A35 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the EOS 1100D - Rebel T3[pl_798413_price], or the EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[pl_1102050_price] both from Canon.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SLT-A35, the Sony SLT-A35 supports Full HD video.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SLT-A35, the Sony SLT-A35 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3[plb_798413_price].

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3[plb_798413_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon Df[plb_1740408_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Light

The SLT-A35 is one of the lighter cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A35 (only 415 grams) amongst SLR cameras of this age. The lightest digital camera of a similar type and age to the SLT-A35 is 230g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 650g.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Pentax 645Z[plb_2522250_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Electrical Viewfinder

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

This camera's viewfinder (electrical) is in fact the best viewfinder across all digital cameras of this age and type.

The worst viewfinder across similar types of camera is Electronic.

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4912 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The SLT-A35 has a 4912 x 3264 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Across all cameras that were launched more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 480 x 480.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The SLT-A35 has a greater number of photo effects than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most commonly found photo effect is Neutral, but this photo effect is not found on this camera. The photo effects Black&White and Vivid are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Narrow

The widths of SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the SLT-A35 range from 100mm to 160mm, and the average width is 130mm. The SLT-A35 is one of the narrower cameras of this spec and age (only 124.4 millimeters) amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Sony SLT-A35 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Sony digital camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SLT-A35.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports One ISO Speed

The Sony SLT-A35 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Sony camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SLT-A35.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the SLT-A35 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently supported camera file system is DCF 2, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems Exif 2.3 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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12 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it was not noisy. Two years ago Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “Limited control over noise reduction”. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Noisy autofocus motor”.

Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the SLT-A35 does not have a GPS.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the D3200[pl_1947140_price], or the D3300[pl_3289888_price] both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the SLT-A35 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the D3200[pl_1947140_price], the D5200[pl_1829432_price], or the D750[pl_2497138_price] all from Nikon is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The SLT-A35 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SLT-A35 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The SLT-A35 does not have an image stabiliser, although this is within the context that most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the SLT-A35 is more than most SLR cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SLT-A35. The flash modes "Fill-in" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The SLT-A35 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The SLT-A35 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

Cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SLT-A35 have flash recharging times of between 1s and 5.5s. At 4 seconds, the SLT-A35 has a fairly long flash recharging time compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SLT-A35.

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Only Ten Flash Guides

The Sony SLT-A35 is a ten flash guide camera.

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Only 440 Shots Per Battery Charge

The SLT-A35 is a camera that takes 440 shots shots per battery charge.

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Thick

The average depth of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SLT-A35 is 79mm. With a depth of 84.7 millimeters, the SLT-A35 is one of the thicker similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A35 amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony SLT-A35

Average Screen Size

The Sony SLT-A35 has a fairly typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SLT-A35.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the D800[pl_1347009_price] (3.2" and higher rated), or the Df[pl_1740408_price] (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released over five years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.2 megapixels, the SLT-A35 has a pretty standard megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth looking at include the EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[pl_1102050_price] (18MP), the EOS M[pl_1609273_price] (18MP), or the EOS 60D[pl_1503709_price] (18MP) all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Metering Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
USB Specification
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Recording Format
Colour Temperature
Image Effective Megapixels
Recording Medium

10 Awards

buy-n-shoot.com Platinum CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice theregister.co.uk Recommended Pocket Lint Hot Product itndaily.ru Recommended DP Review Silver Magnus.de Buying Tip PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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26 May 2014

Sony has always been a company that does things a little differently and its SLT-series D-SLRs are a good example of this. Sony inherited its D-SLR platform from Konica Minolta, but has very... Read more…

The Sony Alpha 35 offers up plenty of features for intermediate and even beginners to get stuck into
There are lots of automatic modes and settings including vivid portrait, landscape, sunset, and for that aged look, black white
Theres also the option to customise your shots, letting you change contrast, saturation and the sharpness for a more professional look for your photos
Image qualit
Shoots at five frames per second
As good as image quality is there are times when the Sony Alpha 35 will sometimes underexpose
On the odd occasion will you notice a lack of brightness in some shots when pointing and shooting
So it could perform better in darker conditions to begin with
Otherwise the Alpha 35 offers great noise control
Photography fans will also bemoan the lack of optical viewfinder on place of an electronic
29 June 2012

Say cheese! Introducing the brand new Sony Alpha SLT-A35 Digital SLR camera ?Keeping true to its promises, Sony is yet again set to amaze and excite people who love taking photographs across the... Read more…

For its price the Sony Alpha A35 offers great value for money. It takes some great shots capable of rivalling more expensive digital SLR cameras, and is therefore well worth checking out. Be sure...

17 February 2012

The Alpha 35 is a fast-shooting entry-level D-SLR that is capable of grabbing photos in subpar lighting conditions. It is held back by a so-so electronic viewfinder, which makes it a tough sell...

29 December 2011

The Sony a33 has a translucent mirror design and is identified as a D-SLT. With a 16.2Mp CMOS APS-C sized sensor at its heart, the a35s photosites (or pixels) are more spread out over a larger... Read more…

20 December 2011

The 16 megapixel Sony Alpha SLT-a35 is part of Sony?s second-generation SLT (single lens translucent) DSLR line, using the company?s unique Translucent Mirror Technology. There are a few... Read more…

7 November 2011

Given the current street price of the Sony SLT-A35, it's a real bargain and a camera suitable for both beginners and enthusiast photographers. If kitted out with better (and pricier) optics such...

Theregister.co.uk

5 October 2011

With a higher resolution sensor, but lower specification body than the model it replaces (the A33), the A35 should give a more accessible product through a lower price. It's a shame that the 7fps...

Ephotozine

28 September 2011

The Sony Alpha SLT-A35 is a compact and light DSLR with plenty of features. It has a fast autofocus, decent continuous shooting capability and lots of modes. Modes such as Auto HDR, Handheld...

22 September 2011

The Sony Alpha SLT-A35 produces fantastic images, has a great continuous autofocus mode, shoots at up to 5.5fps and provides an HD movie mode good enough to outperform its closest rivals. Its one...

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