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3

Sony Alpha 35


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Price as Reviewed:

£700.00

The Alpha 35 features a refined version of the 16.2-million-pixel sensor that we loved in the Alpha 55, yet it is Sony’s new entry-level SLT camera

Verdict

In essence, there is little new to talk about here as the release of the Alpha 35 is more about the repositioning of the Sony’s SLT range than fresh technology.

However, the refined sensor is particularly capable of resolving detail and performs well in low light, while the new tele-zoom high-speed shooting mode is genuinely useful. With few changes, the Alpha 35 is in its own right a solid camera and particularly suited to those wanting a compact and lightweight unit that will hold its own in high-speed situations.

  • Dioptre Adjustment: -4 to +4 dioptre
  • External mic: Yes
  • Video: 1920x1080 pixels (at 30fps, 25fps or 24fps), 1280x720 pixels (at 60fps or 50fps), 640x480 pixels (at 60fps or 50fps), MOV files with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression
  • White Balance: Auto, 6 presets, Kelvin, plus custom setting
  • Built-in Flash: Yes – GN 10m @ ISO 100
  • Shutter Type: Electronically controlled focal-plane shutter
  • Memory Card: SD, SDHC, SDXC or Memory Stick Pro Duo
  • Output Size: 4912x3264 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type: 1.15-million-dot EVF
  • LCD: 3in LCD with 921,600 dots
  • Field of View: Approx 100%
  • AF Points: 15 points (3 cross-type), auto or manual selection possible
  • White Balance Bracket: Yes, 3 images over 2 steps
  • Max Flash Sync: 1/160sec
  • Sensor: 16.2-million-effective-pixel CMOS sensor
  • Focal Length Mag: 1.5x
  • Exposure Modes: Auto, program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual and 8 scene modes
  • Weight: 473g approx (including battery or card/s)
  • Power: Rechargeable Li-Ion NP-FW50 battery
  • File Format: Raw, JPEG, raw + JPEG simultaneously
  • Shutter Speeds: 30-1/4000sec in 1⁄3EV steps plus bulb
  • Colour Space: Adobe RGB, sRGB
  • Drive Mode: 5.5fps (7fps in tele-zoom high-speed mode)
  • Lens Mount: Sony Alpha mount
  • ISO: 100-12,800 (extendable to ISO 25,600 in multi-frame NR mode)
  • DoF Preview: Yes
  • Focusing Modes: Manual, single-shot AF, automatic AF, continuous AF
  • Dimensions: 124.4x92x84.7mm
  • Metering System: 1,200-zone evaluative metering, centreweighted, and fixed centre spot
  • Connectivity / Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, HMDI
  • Compression: 2-stage JPEG
  • Exposure Comp: ±2EV in 1⁄3EV steps
  • RRP: Expected to be around 700 Euros

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