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

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Sony Alpha 35 review


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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
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
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. White balance and colour
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. Noise, Resolution and sensitivity
  7. 7. Autofocus
  8. 8. LCD, Viewfinder and video
  9. 9. Dynamic range
  10. 10. Verdict
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