Sony’s latest entry-level SLT camera shows that a tight budget need not mean compromising on specification. We find out if it hits the mark. Read the Sony Alpha 37 review...

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Sony Alpha 37 review


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The Alpha 37 features an extensive range of autofocus points for a camera of its class. It boasts 15 in all, spread fairly wide across the centre of the frame, and including three cross-type points. In comparison, Nikon’s D3200 has 11 points with one cross-type, and Canon’s EOS 1100D has nine-points with one cross-type. The object tracking works well in zonal, wide and local AF settings, following the subject around the frame with the closest AF point. Single focus is quick and accurate, only let down slightly by the noisy AF motors in the kit lens.

  1. 1. Sony Alpha 37 at a glance:
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  5. 5. Dynamic range
  6. 6. White balance and colour
  7. 7. Metering
  8. 8. Autofocus
  9. 9. LCD, viewfinder and video
  10. 10. Our verdict
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