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SonySLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only)
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large clear LCD (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (5)
  • Fast shutter speed (5)
  • Good image quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family photos (8)
  • Travel (8)
  • Wildlife (7)
  • Landscape/scenery (5)
  • Low light (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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4.0

Great upgrade for me

By fridaythecat

from columbia, sc

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

crisp sharp photos. some learning curve. noise pronounced with lens movement on movie mode. great features for money vs other models.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Better than I expected

By Ciscato

from São Paulo - Brazil

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

    Excellent resources, but I need to buy a 18-50mm.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Amazing Camera!

    By CircaSkittle

    from San Mateo, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

      I purchased this camera for my mom for Christmas and I ended up using it more than she did. I immediately fell in love with it. The pictures this camera takes are absolutely breathtaking; they are so clear and so vivid. I love that it automatically can change from LCD view to the viewfinder when your face gets close to it. Love that it is compatible with old Minolta lens mounts (the main reason that I purchased it so that my mom could use her old lenses). Definitely a MUST BUY!!

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 10
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      WOW! It's so light!

      By WifeyPants

      from North Little Rock, AR

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

        After my Minolta 7D went to a better place, I needed a new camera to fit my spread of lenses. Sony is the best place to go, so after research we decided on the Alpha 35. I am still getting accustomed to it, but we were immediately impressed with how light the body is. This is bound to help in low light situations.

        Upgrades since my last camera - automatic flash pop-up, easy access timers, amazing resolution!! 16Mp are incredible! A neat feature I found is the smile shutter technology. It doesn't work so well in low light, but I'm looking forward to testing on my nephews.

        Still learning a few tricks - a lot less buttons on the body, so I'm having to figure out the shortcuts (or longcuts) of how to get a few places.

        We're totally pleased with this camera so far. I'll review further if I find a need!

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sony SLT A35 Camera

        By 1eyedjack

        from Waukesha, Wis

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance

        Cons

        • SO FAR NONE

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

        Received on time in Excellent shape.
        Camera operates as advertised. It is a very
        good upgrade from my A300
        Easy to operate and I am thinking of getting one
        for my wife,that good.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        SLT-A35 Alpha 35 Digital Camera

        By Rhino Filmmaker/ Videographer

        from Chicago

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Battery Life
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

          Had this camera for about two weeks now and LOVE it. Replaced a Sony HDR-HC5 and Canon HV40 with this camera. I skipped the kit lens and opted for the Sony SAL-50F18 50mm f/1.8 DT AF Lens and am not disappointed. Picture quality is unmatched in the price group and the camera is fast with little lag time.

          I had my first videography gig last week in downtown Chicago and the camera worked wonders on a day that went from sunny to cloudy. I used a Rode camera mounted shotgun mic mounted on an Opteka X-GRIP holder. Worked like a charm with no noticeable lens noise.

          A few slight cons...

          The fixed LCD might cause problems when self recording. B&H lowered the price $50 two weeks after I bought it! Killing me B&H!

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Thrilled!

          By GDawgMom

          from Gig Harbor, WA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Battery Life
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

            I got this camera (body only) to shoot my son's sports and to shoot video of upcoming hunting trips. I've been using the Sony A100 for a few years and have been very pleased with it's performance, but it was time for an upgrade.
            I like the fact that since I am an amature photographer it has a tutorial that is shown on the screen when I select something on the program dial. I'm a hands on person and don't like to spend most of my time reading the manuals. It's lightweight and a little smaller than my A100. I do suggest getting a good quality sdhc card that has at least 8GB and 60mb/s. You will notice how quickly your photo's upload and record.
            So far I haven't found any faults with this camera. It is very lightweigt as I mentioned so that takes some getting used to.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Awsome Camera

            By DannyK

            from Seattle Wash.

            About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Battery Life
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Resolution
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                Bought two new A35s. My son bought one and I bought one. We both love the camera. So easy to use. I shoot alot in manual mode and still easy to navagate throuht the menus. The software is something to be desired.I would recamend this camera to all intrested in buying a new camera.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                This is an amazing camera for the price

                By Earl

                from Seattle

                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Resolution
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only):

                  Now that there Adobe has released Camera Raw and Lightroom Release Candidates that cover its RAW files, I had a chance to really test it. The files are excellent, which is what matters with a great dynamic range.The camera even correctly metered an IR filter. The eye-level-electronic-viewfinder is kind of hard to get use to as I like a lot of others, have a habit of reviewing the image taken in the screen at the back. It took me a bit to realize that when looking through the view finder, one is seeing the actual results of clicking the shutter since it has the histogram right there to look at. Originally, I had a Nex as my walk around camera to go with my medium format back, but could not get used to a not looking through a view finder, this is my upgrade to the Nex and am glad I did. With two lenses, I have a camera that covers 16mm to 350mm. Don't think I have used it enough for pro/con comments. I do think this takes a little getting use to.

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                  • No

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