Sony Alpha DSLR SLT A35 Digital Camera with 18-55 Zoom Lens, 3D Sweep Panorama, 3.0 inch LCD, Face Detection

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About Sony SLT-A35

The SLTA35K incorporates Sony's exclusive Translucent Mirror Technology, which replaces the mirror box used in conventional SLR cameras. Although almost stunningly simple and straightforward, this is a profound shift in technological approach that enables SLR-class, high-speed, high-precision, TTL phase-detection autofocusing while using the main sensor for live view shooting and while shooting movies.

It also makes it possible to achieve - in an ultra-compact body - high-speed autofocusing during live view and movie shooting, high-speed continuous shooting and other features that have been difficult to realize on SLR cameras of the past.

Sony SLT-A35 Features

  • Fast response: Translucent Mirror Technology enables ultra high-speed continuous shooting by eliminating the need to raise and lower the mirror, while a highly evolved AF system maintains accurate focus on moving subjects
  • High image quality: Making full use of Sony's image sensors, lenses and other digital imaging technologies cultivated over years of camcorder, Cyber-shot and alpha SLR camera development, the CX86900 represents significant leap forward in image quality
  • 3D Sweep Panorama: Cameras are rapidly joining Sony's expanding 3D world and the SLTA35K keeps pace with the ability to create two 3D Sweep Panorama images, each with a slightly different parallax, from a single series of photos
  • Ultra-compact body: Translucent Mirror Technology eliminates the need for a mirror drive mechanism, the layout of the AF module unit and drive motor has been revised and implementation of the Tru-Finder reduces the size of the mirror box
  • Quick AF Full HD movie shooting: The SLTA35K is equipped with a newly designed, original Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor that can capture beautiful Full HD quality movies. In addition, they can record in either the AVCHD and the MP4 formats
  • Personal expression: Picture Effect provides a range of 7 image processing types (11 variations) that can be monitored via live view while shooting stills or movies, providing versatile, easy-to-use tools that can bring the photographer's personal artistic vision to life
  • 16.2 megapixel resolution: You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the 16.2 megapixel APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise
  • Eye-Level Electronic Viewfinder: The Tru-finder Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is super bright, easy to see with 1.1x magnification, ultra-sharp with 1.44 million dots (1.15 effective) and provides 100% frame coverage. Exposure preview and informative overlays make operation easy
  • BIONZ image processor: The brains of the camera is a refined version of Sony's BIONZ image processor. Its chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 12800 sensitivity. Also enables up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full resolution, Sweep Panorama mode and more
  • Face Detection technology: The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults
  • Eight Scene Selection Modes: These help you get the shot by optimizing the camera for specific shooting situations. Select from Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night View, Night Portrait and Handheld Twilight Shot modes
  • P/A/S/M exposure modes: The camera offers a full range of controls from the beginner's AUTO+ mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control
  • Index and Slide Show Display: Quickly review your photos using 6- or 12-frame index views, or as an automatic slide show with fade-in/fade-out effect
  • Tele Zoom High Speed Shooting: The translucent mirror makes it far easier to capture the decisive soccer kick or your baby at her absolute cutest. The Tele Zoom High Speed shooting mode shoots up to 7 fps at 8.4 MP while maintaining continuous auto focus and auto exposure
  • Picture Effect mode: There are 7 types (11 variations) of picture effects to choose from: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color(R), Partial Color(G), Partial Color(B), Partial Color(Y), High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera
  • Main Sensor Live View with Quick AF: Main Sensor Live View with Quick AF combines the optimum focus of Phase Detection with high quality Live View images right from the main sensor. This is made possible by Sony Translucent Mirror Technology
  • ISO 12800 sensitivity: Incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail, made possible by the low-noise Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO): Improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off
  • Smile Shutter technology: Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter mode and the camera takes the picture automatically. You can prioritize children or adults and adjust the smile sensitivity
  • Anti-Dust Technology: Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor
  • Remote capability: Works with the RMT-DSLR1 Remote Commander wireless remote control, sold separately
  • Sony Exmor technology: Conventional image sensors use only a handful of analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, which can slow you down. The Exmor sensor provides more than 4,000 column-parallel A/D converters. This helps enable continuous shooting at up to 7 frames per second
  • 3D Sweep Panorama Mode: Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats
  • 15-point Auto Focus: To maximize the value of Translucent Mirror Technology, Sony incorporates Phase Detection AF of great sophistication. Three cross sensors maximize precision
  • Graphic Display: Clarifies the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, as well as the effect each has on photographic results

Sony SLT-A35 Specifications

Drive System: Burst Buffer
JPEG Standard (18 shots) JPEG Fine (14 shots) RAW (6 shots) RAW+JPEG (6 shots) Tele-zoom High Speed Shooting (Standard: 28 shots; Fine: 21 shots)
Drive System: Continuous Shooting Speed
Continuous (up to 5.5 fps) Tele-zoom High Speed (7fps)
Drive System: Drive Mode
Single-shot, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Remote commander (RMT-DSLR1 Sold Separately), Bracketing
Drive System: Flash Sync Speed
1/160 seconds
Drive System: Self-timer
2-sec. or 10-sec. delay,
Drive System: Shutter Speeds
1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Drive System: Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Lens Compatibility
Sony A-mount lens
Imaging Sensor: Imaging Sensor
Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.4 X 15.6mm)
Imaging Sensor: Processor
BIONZ image processor
Imaging Sensor: Anti-Dust
Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and Image Sensor-Shift mechanism
Imaging Sensor: Pixel Gross
Approx. 16.5 megapixels
Imaging Sensor: Picture Resolution
Approx. 16.2 megapixels
Imaging Sensor: Conversion Factor
Imaging Sensor: Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Optics/Lens: Lens Mount Type
Sony A-mount
Optics/Lens: Lens Stabilization
Optics/Lens: Aperture
f/3.5 - 5.6
Optics/Lens: Aperture (Max.)
f/3.5 - 5.6
Optics/Lens: Aperture (Min.)
f/22 - 36
Optics/Lens: Focal Length
27mm - 82.5mm (35mm equivalent)
Optics/Lens: Filter Diameter
Optics/Lens: Lens Construction
Optics/Lens: Lens Groups-Elements
7 groups, 8 elements (2 aspheric surface)
Optics/Lens: Minimum Focus Distance
9.84" (0.25m)
Optics/Lens: Angle of View
76deg. - 29deg.
Optics/Lens: Aperture Blade
7 blades (Circular aperture)
Optics/Lens: Aspheric Elements
2 (3 surface)
Dimensions (Dia x Length)
Optics/Lens: 2-3/4 x 2-3/4" (69.5x69mm)
Optics/Lens: Distance Encoder
Optics/Lens: Internal Motor
Yes (SAM motor)
Optics/Lens: 7.4 oz (210g)
Optics/Lens: Maximum Magnification
0.34x (APS-C)
Interface: Microphone Input
Interface: Accessory Shoe
Yes (Alpha)
Interface: BRAVIA Sync
Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
Interface: DVDirect
Yes, via USB
Interface: HD Output
HDMI (TypeC mini)
Interface: Memory Card Slot
Dual memory card slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Interface: PhotoTV HD
Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI cable
Interface: USB Port(s)
USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, PTP)
Focus Control: Focus System
TTL phase detection AF (CCD line sensors)
Focus Control: Focus Points
15 points (3 points cross type)
Focus Control: AF Modes
Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Auto selectable(AF-A)
Focus Control: Focus Area
Wide, Spot, Local (15 local areas selectable)
Focus Control: Focus Sensitivity
-1 EV to +18 EV (at ISO100 equivalent)
Focus Control: Focus Features
Predictive Focus Control, Focus Lock
Focus Control: AF Illuminator
Built-in flash, Range: approx. 3' - 15' (1m-5m)
Viewfinder: Type
0.46" Xtra Fine EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (1,440,000 pixels)
Viewfinder: Diopter Adjustment
-4.0 to +4.0m-1
Viewfinder: Field of View
Viewfinder: Magnification
1.10x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 )
Advanced User Interface
Easy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly function menu.
Anti Motion Blur
6-image layering
Auto High Dynamic Range
Yes, (Off/On, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step)
Sweep Panorama
Yes (2D/3D)
Face Detection
Off, Auto, Child Priority, Adult Priority (up to 8 faces detectable)
Smile Shutter technology
Yes - Off, Slight, Normal, Big
Image Stabilization
SteadyShot INSIDE in-body image stabilization
Flash Compensation
+/-2EV in 0.3EV steps
Flash Coverage
18mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
Recycling Time
Approx. 4 sec.
Flash Bracketing
3 exposures in 0.3/0.7 EV steps
Flash Metering System
ADI, Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes
Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode), Wireless
Flash Type
Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Guide Number
10 (in meters at ISO100)
Recording: Media Type
Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Recording: Color Space
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Recording: Still Image Mode
JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Recording: Still Image Size 16:9
L: 4912 x 2760 (14M), M: 3568 x 2000 (7.1M), S: 2448 x 1376 (3.4M)
Recording: Still Image Size 3:2
L: 4912 x 3264 (16M), M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M), S: 2448 x 1624 (4M)
Recording: Panorama Still Image Size
Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std. : 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std. : 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M) 3D Sweep Panorama: Horizontal Wide: 7152 X 1080 (7.7M) Horizontal Std. : 4912 X 1080 (5.3M) 16:9: 1920 X 1080 (2.1M)
Recording: Video Format
AVCHD Ver. 1.0 compliant / MPEG-4 AVC (H.64)
Recording: Video Mode
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/ 60i (59.94i Interlace recording, 29.97 progressive image sensor output) Approx. 17Mbps (Average bit-rate) MP4 HD: 1440 x 1080/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 12Mbps (Average bit-rate) MP4 VGA: 640 x 480/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 3Mbps (Average bit-rate)
Recording: Video Resolution
1920x1080/60i (59.94i, 29.97p sensor output)
Recording: Video Signal
NTSC color, EIA standards
Recording: Audio Format
Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch.
Recording: Microphone/Speaker
Built-in Stereo Microphone
Exposure System: Metering
Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Exposure System: Metering Modes
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure System: Metering Sensitivity
-2EV to 17EV (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/1.4 lens)
Power: Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Power: Number of Still Images
Approx. 440 images with viewfinder, 420 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
LCD Display: Angle Adjustment
180 degrees from the camera back, leftward rotation in 270 degrees with LCD monitor facing forward
LCD Display: Brightness Control
Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)/Sunny Weather
LCD Display: Live View
Continuous Live View (LCD/EVF Auto, selectable)
Operating System Compatibility
Windows XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter Editions are not supported, Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI)Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows 7; Mac OS X(v10.4-10.6) (Image Data Converter & Image Data Lightbox only, PMB is not Mac compatible)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.87 x 3.62 x 3.33" (124.4 x 92 x 84.7mm) Excl grip & lens mount
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Sony taking one step forward and two steps back...


In my opinion with this camera (SLT-A35K ) Sony has taken one step forward and two steps backwards as far as one important feature is concerned. Why did Sony take Tilt/swivel 3� LCD screen feature away from this camera? You improved from Alpha 33 and took away the useful feature making it not attractive when compared with CanonT3i or Nikon D5100. I would have preferred Alpha 35 due to affordable price compare to other entry level DSLRs, but due to the lack of swivel LCD screen I have changed my mind, this is just my opinion.


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Shopper  Is there an external mic input?
JAMES S  Yes there is, a mini stereo input on the side.
Shopper  Is there an external mic input?
JAMES S  Yes there is, a mini stereo input on the side.
Shopper  will my minolta auto focus lenses work on this ?
LEE H  I use my old Minolta-compatible lens on my Alpha 200 camera. I believe that the newer Alphas are still compatible.
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