Sony A35 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Sony Alpha SLT-A35
Resolution: 16.20 Megapixels
Sensor size: APS-C
(23.4mm x 15.6mm)
Kit Lens: 3.00x zoom
18-55mm
(27-83mm eq.)
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD
Native ISO: 100 - 12,800
Extended ISO: 100 - 25,600
Shutter: 30 - 1/4000
Max Aperture: 3.5
Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.6 x 3.3 in.
(124 x 92 x 85 mm)
Weight: 24.5 oz (694 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
MSRP: $700
Availability: 08/2011
Manufacturer: Sony
Full specs: Sony A35 specifications

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16.20
Megapixels
Sony Alpha (Minolta A) APS-C
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A35 Summary

Smaller than an SLR, yet compatible with SLR lenses, the Sony A35 also does tricks: it's capable of up to 7 frames per second at a slightly cropped image size, but still retails for far less than SLRs with a similar capture speed. The Sony A35's translucent mirror allows fast and full-time phase-detect autofocus, great for tracking moving subjects and for shooting movies.

Pros

Fast continuous mode shooting, full-time autofocus, small camera size with a large image sensor. Compatibility with existing Alpha-mount SLR lenses. Longer battery life.

Cons

Lens AF noise can be heard in video tracks, no tilt-swivel LCD, grip may be too small for some users, especially with larger lenses.

Price and availability

Available in August 2011, the Sony A35 with an 18-55mm will sell for around $700. Body only, the A35 is expected to sell for $600.

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