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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White balance and colour

Those familiar with the Sony Alpha range, and indeed the first-generation SLT cameras, will know that the colours produced are punchy and vivid, especially in sunny conditions. This remains the case with the Alpha 35. Auto white balance also performs as expected and can be relied upon in most situations. It is a little warm in tungsten light and a tad neutral in warmer sunlight, but this is not unusual.

Image: Auto white balance is a little warm in tungsten light, so it is best to employ the dedicated tungsten white balance

Two of the more effective picture effects include partial colour and high-contrast mono. The former extracts all colours but one and can be applied for yellow, green, red or blue, while the latter mode gives punchy and very pleasant results.

Image: The partial colour shooting mode can work well in some situations, like here where the flower petals stand out

  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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