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Sony SLT-A35 Digital Camera

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SLR 16.5MP CMOS Jul 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
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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32 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both wrote that this Sony camera was brilliant and gave it their highest award. CNET.co.uk and Photoreview.com.au both gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both concluded that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This SLR digital camera received a "Recommended" from both Theregister.co.uk and Itndaily.ru, both of which said that this camera was good.

The writers at two additional expert review sites both liked this camera. This digital camera received a "Silver" award from DP Review and it received a "Platinum" award from Buy-n-shoot.com.

The reviewers at two more expert review sites both concluded that this camera was good. Magnus.de gave this Sony camera a "Buying Tip" award and Pocket Lint gave it a "Hot Product" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 80 out of 100 based on thirty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

Good Quality Pictures

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

A few customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Expert website Thestar.com.my said five years ago “It has a fast autofocus, decent continuous shooting capability and lots of modes” . Avhub.com.au mentioned “Cropped image for 7fps continuous shooting”. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “5fps continuous shooting mode”.

A few people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their review “The refined sensor is particularly capable of resolving detail”. Expert website Thestar.com.my said “Features a larger 16.2-megapixel sensor” in their review of the Sony SLT-A35.

One customer who purchased the Sony SLT-A35 reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review two years ago “Good high ISO performance”.

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Good Size

Six Sony SLT-A35 owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it was compact. Five years ago expert review site Dpexpert.com.au wrote in their review “A full-time “live” view on the LCD, as on a compact”. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk said in their review “The catch with this magic mirror tech is that to keep things compact, you end up with an” . Expert review site Thestar.com.my gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said “The Alpha SLT-A35, is the size of an ultra-zoom compact camera” in their Sony SLT-A35 review.

A few Sony SLT-A35 owners who purchased it considered that it was a good body shape. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au said “Includes them in a smaller, lighter and lower-priced camera body” . One Sony SLT-A35 owner considered that this digital camera was lightweight. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review “Compact and lightweight”.

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Good Technical Features

Some customers who reviewed the Sony SLT-A35 agreed that it had good features. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert review site CNET.co.uk “With the perfect balance of features and usability”. Photoanswers.co.uk mentioned in their Sony SLT-A35 review “If you†™ re an a33 user there aren†™ t really enough new features here to justify an upgrade”. Expert website Thestar.com.my mentioned “Light DSLR with plenty of features” and gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “The build quality should be noticeably lower at this pri”. Five years ago expert website Dpexpert.com.au said “We are impressed with the consistent image quality from the Sony” in their review. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Sony SLT-A35 “As good as image quality is there are times when the Sony Alpha 35 will sometimes underexpose”.

Good Video Capture

Some customers agreed that it was good for video recording. Expert review site Popphoto.com mentioned “Better stills, better video, same smokin' speedWhat's Hot” in their review of the Sony SLT-A35. Popphoto.com also wrote “Shooters who want a DSLR that is equally convenient for still and video capture”. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their Sony SLT-A35 review “Good still and video image quality”.

Good Quality Lens

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Ephotozine.com wrote “A higher resolution sensor, high speed 7fps shooting (at reduced resolution) with continuous focusing thanks to the translucent mirro”. Avhub.com.au said “Great image quality, super-fast autofocus system” in their review. Avhub.com.au also said “1080i HD movie with impressive continuous autofocus”.

One person wrote that it had a good lens. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review on expert review site CNET.co.uk “A great 18-55mm kit lens”.

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony digital cameras and also specifically for Sony SLR cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Robust

Four Sony SLT-A35 owners who purchased the product thought it was well made. Cnet.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said on expert review site CNET.com “A solid camera for point-and-shoot upgraders who want to be able to shoot action”. Expert website Popphoto.com mentioned “The speedy and solid continuous AF delivers what most people look for when they step up to a DSLR” in their review. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Has very quickly built its own identity with the subsequent generations o” in their review of the Sony SLT-A35.

One customer considered that the product was strong and durable. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “The body is sturdy and well laid out” in their review of this digital camera.

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Nice Design

One Sony SLT-A35 reviewer who bought this digital camera thought it was a good design. Photoanswers.co.uk mentioned on Photo Answers.co.uk five years ago “The Sony a33 has a translucent mirror design and is identified as a D-SLT” in their review of this digital camera.

One Sony SLT-A35 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Five years ago expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “This new DSRL(T) is a pretty sharp little un”.

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Easy to Use

Some customers who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use. Avhub.com.au said “Otherwise the Alpha 35 offers great noise control” in their review. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Simple control layout”.

One Sony SLT-A35 owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site 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”.

One Sony SLT-A35 reviewer said that the Sony SLT-A35 was easy to use the menus. Avhub.com.au said “There are lots of automatic modes and settings including vivid portrait, landscape, sunset”.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The SLT-A35 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SLT-A35 do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony SLT-A35 supports video capability. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also support video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might also want to look at including the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3[plb_798413_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SLT-A35 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Canon EOS 1100D - Rebel T3[plb_798413_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that support an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-6L/B[plb_1609287_price].

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Nikon D3200 + TAMRON AF 18-200 XR Di II LD + SD 4GB[plb_1947140_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 415 grams, the Sony SLT-A35 is fairly light compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago. The weights of SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SLT-A35 range from 230g to 1.5kg.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Pentax 645Z[plb_2522250_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

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.

An electrical viewfinder type is actually the best viewfinder amongst all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SLT-A35.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst viewfinder is Electronic.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the SLT-A35 is more than most SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found photo effects is Neutral, but this photo effects is not found on this camera. The photo effectss Black&White and Vivid are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Big Effective Megapixels (image)

At 16.2 megapixels, the SLT-A35 has a very big effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SLT-A35. Across all the SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the SLT-A35 the effective megapixels (image)s range from 16MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 16MP.

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Has One Image Editing

The Sony SLT-A35 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This Sony digital camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the SLT-A35 is more than most SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the SLT-A35. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the SLT-A35 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the SLT-A35. The ISO sensitivity "12800" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Sony SLT-A35 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of this spec and age. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this Sony camera.

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Supports One Camera File System

The Sony SLT-A35 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported camera file system is DCF 2, but this camera file system is not supported by this digital camera. The camera file systems Exif 2.3 are also supported by this camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The SLT-A35 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SLT-A35.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

A number of people thought the Sony SLT-A35 was not noisy. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Limited control over noise reduction”. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Noisy autofocus motor”.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the SLT-A35, the Sony SLT-A35 does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the D3200 + TAMRON AF 18-200 XR Di II LD + SD 4GB[pl_1947140_price], or the D7100[pl_2082345_price] both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SLT-A35 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Sony SLT-A35 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the D3200 + TAMRON AF 18-200 XR Di II LD + SD 4GB[pl_1947140_price], or the D7100[pl_2082345_price] both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A35, the Sony SLT-A35 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sony SLT-A35 does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The SLT-A35 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Sony camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SLT-A35. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the SLT-A35 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently found shooting modes is Manual, but this shooting modes is not found on this Sony camera. The shooting modess Auto are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The SLT-A35 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SLT-A35. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging times of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 1s to 5.5s. With a flash recharging time of 4 seconds, the SLT-A35 has one of the longer flash recharging times amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Only Ten Flash Guide Numbers

Most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A35 have between 6 and 23 flash guide numbers, including the SLT-A35 which has ten flash guide numbers.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of cameras that are a comparable age to the SLT-A35 is 720mAh and the biggest is 2,300mAh. At only 1,080 milliampere * hour, the SLT-A35 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 440 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The SLT-A35 is a camera that takes 440 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SLT-A35 take between 220 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony SLT-A35

Average Display Diagonal

The SLT-A35 has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SLT-A35.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the D800[pl_1347009_price] (3.2"), or the Df[pl_1740408_price] (3.2") both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This SLR digital camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Megapixel

The Sony SLT-A35 has a fairly average megapixel (16.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SLT-A35.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the EOS 600D - Rebel T3i[pl_1102050_price] (18MP and higher rated), or the EOS 60D[pl_1503709_price] (18MP and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Dustproof
Lens System
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Shutter
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Metering Modes
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Colour Space Standard
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB Specification
Exifprint Supported
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Panorama
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed
Aperture Priority AE
Digital SLR
Manual Exposure
Recording Format
Shutter Priority AE
Colour Temperature
Effective Megapixels (image)
Recording Media

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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers SLTA35, slta35k, slta35ceh, slta35kceh, slta35cee5, slta35cee2, slta35.cee2, slta35kcee2
Barcodes 00000001554160, 00027242825710, 00027242825734, 03610170546214, 04905524769739, 04905524769791, 04905524769807, 04905524769821, 04905524769838, 04905524770018, 04905524770025, 04905524770032
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