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Sony Alpha 35 review

Lightweight Sony SLT camera packed with innovative features

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The bundled kit lens offers a wide-angle setting of 18mm, making it ideal for capturing landscapes, as well as groups of people.

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The metering system performs well under a variety of conditions, producing accurate exposures in most situations.

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The ability to set the aperture allows scope for creating photographs with a shallow depth-of-field, for beautiful out-of-focus effects that draw attention to your subject.

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The AF Tracking system does a good job of keeping up with moving subjects, with performance being enhanced by the camera's unique Tele-Zoom High Speed Shooting mode.

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The Toy Camera Picture Effect produces particularly pleasing images, with warm colours and a subtle vignette that really adds impact to scenes like this one.

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Lots of detail and great colours are particularly favourable traits in the SLT-A35s images, which rarely failed to impress us during our image quality tests.

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This is a fine example of the accuracy of the SLT-A35's metering system, which has done a superb job of correctly exposing the horse in the foreground, set against the comparatively bright background.

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Beautiful shallow depth-of-field shots are easily achievable using the SLT-A35's Aperture Priority or Manual exposure modes.

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This shot of a backlit leaf showcases the level of fine detail that the camera's sensor can reproduce, as well as the faithfulness of the colours it records.

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Sony's excellent, easy-to-use Sweep Panorama mode produces seamless results in a matter of seconds. The 3D panorama options are an added bonus if you have 3D TV/monitor to view images shot with this feature.

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The SLT-A35 offers a new range of Picture Effects that produce uniquely stylised images in-camera: no need for any complicated post-processing.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLT Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution16.2 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeNo
Product Familyalpha
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.1x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameSony
FeaturesLive View, Smile Detection, External Flash Shoe, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)415 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Minimum Focus Distance250 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4912 x 3264
Maximum Frame Rate25 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution16.5 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height92 mm
Width124.4 mm
Depth84.7 mm
Autofocus Points15
Focal Length18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAAC
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Flash Exposure Compensation, High Speed Sync
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelSLT-A35
Product Namealpha SLT-A35 Digital SLT Camera
Product Linealpha
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberSLTA35L.CEH
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Never miss another moment, however fleeting. Explore an exciting world of high-speed shooting responses and smooth, accurate auto focus tracking - even with moving objects. Capture beautiful videos in detail-packed Full HD. All in a light, compact camera that's easy to carry.

Battery Life480 Shot
Package Contents
  • alpha SLT-A35 Digital SLT Camera
  • DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Lens
  • BC-VW1 Battery Charger
  • Power Cord
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FW50
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Eyecup
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Packaging lid
Display Resolution921600 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker