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

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Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only)
Key Features
  • 16.2Mp Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack
  • Memory Stick Pro
The Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only) is an affordable and lightweight DSLR that's easy to travel with, yet full of options putting your vision into print. With a 16.2Mp APS HD CMOS sensor and Sony's BIONZ image processor, along with 'Translucent Mirror Technology', you're assured detailed photos that can stand up to editing and enlarging, and look great in any application: on your HDTV, computer monitor, digital picture frame, and of course, as prints, big and small. Of course, RAW image capture provides you with even more latitude, providing high-quality files and allowing for exposure and other adjustment options not available with images shot in JPEG.

With the Sony A-mount you can put any number of lenses onto the Alpha 35 for getting the just shot you want. If you're feeling the need for an all-purpose zoom lens, you can add one. Want a fixed wide-angle? You can do that too. And of course, the SLT-A35 wouldn't be a true digital camera if it didn't also record HD video. The Quick AF Full HD Movie mode allows you to record 1080/60i movies. With features like Live View, the TruBlack LCD monitor, and creative controls, you can make stunning videos along with spectacular photos. Additionally, the eye-level finder for HD movies helps you with framing and focus.

No matter which mode you're shooting in: video or stills, all your files can be stored on a variety of optional memory cards. The camera's media card slot allows for insertion of Sony's own Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory PRO-HG Duo, and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Other useful features of the camera include a built-in auto pop-up flash, which is great for grabbing low-light snapshots, and Hand-held Twilight and Multi-frame NR modes which both allow for quality low-light images without the flash, by combining the data from 6 consecutive shots into one. You can also shoot 3D images that look great on 3D televisions as JPEG or MPO files. These features, and numerous others, all contribute to this truly versatile and cost-effective DSLR, the SLT-A35.

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Sony SLT-A35 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Translucent Mirror Technology
  • 3Tele Zoom High Speed Shooting
  • 4Quick AF for Full HD Movie Capture
  • 516.2Mp Resolution
  • 6APS-C Size HD CMOS Image Sensor
  • 7Sony Exmor Technology
  • 8Full HD 1080/60i Movies
  • 9Picture Effect Mode
  • 10Multi-Frame NR
  • 11Hand-Held Twilight
  • 12Auto HDR Built Into Camera
  • 133D Sweep Panorama Mode
  • 14Eye-Level Electronic Viewfinder
  • 15Eye-Level Finder for HD Movie
  • 1615 Point Auto Focus
  • 17921K Dot TruBlack LCD Screen
  • 18Main Sensor Live View with Quick AF
  • 19Live View in LCD or EVF
  • 20Phase Detection Auto Focus
  • 21ISO 12800 Sensitivity
  • 22Auto+ (Advanced Auto) Mode
  • 23Sweep Panorama Mode
  • 24Powerful Creative Control Over Movies
  • 25Pro-Style 'Rack Focus" Movie Effect
  • 26Help Guide
  • 27Compact and Lightweight Design
  • 28Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
  • 29Graphic Display
  • 30BIONZ Image Processor
  • 31SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 321200-Zone Exposure Metering
  • 33RAW Image Capture
  • 34Smile Shutter Technology
  • 35Powerful Supplied Software
  • 36Face Detection Technology
  • 37Six Creative Style Settings
  • 38HDMI Output for HD Viewing
  • 39Eight Scene Selection Modes
  • 40Anti-Dust Technology
  • 41Up to 440 Shots of Battery Life
  • 42P/A/S/M Exposure Modes
  • 43Slot for Two Media Types
  • 44Built-In Auto Pop-Up Flash
  • 45Versatile On-Screen Displays
  • 46Remote Capability
  • 47Photo TV HD Compatibility
  • 48Index and Slide Show Displays

The Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera (Body Only) is an affordable and lightweight DSLR that's easy to travel with, yet full of options putting your vision into print. With a 16.2Mp APS HD CMOS sensor and Sony's BIONZ image processor, along with 'Translucent Mirror Technology', you're assured detailed photos that can stand up to editing and enlarging, and look great in any application: on your HDTV, computer monitor, digital picture frame, and of course, as prints, big and small. Of course, RAW image capture provides you with even more latitude, providing high-quality files and allowing for exposure and other adjustment options not available with images shot in JPEG.

With the Sony A-mount you can put any number of lenses onto the Alpha 35 for getting the just shot you want. If you're feeling the need for an all-purpose zoom lens, you can add one. Want a fixed wide-angle? You can do that too. And of course, the SLT-A35 wouldn't be a true digital camera if it didn't also record HD video. The Quick AF Full HD Movie mode allows you to record 1080/60i movies. With features like Live View, the TruBlack LCD monitor, and creative controls, you can make stunning videos along with spectacular photos. Additionally, the eye-level finder for HD movies helps you with framing and focus.

No matter which mode you're shooting in: video or stills, all your files can be stored on a variety of optional memory cards. The camera's media card slot allows for insertion of Sony's own Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory PRO-HG Duo, and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Other useful features of the camera include a built-in auto pop-up flash, which is great for grabbing low-light snapshots, and Hand-held Twilight and Multi-frame NR modes which both allow for quality low-light images without the flash, by combining the data from 6 consecutive shots into one. You can also shoot 3D images that look great on 3D televisions as JPEG or MPO files. These features, and numerous others, all contribute to this truly versatile and cost-effective DSLR, the SLT-A35.

Translucent Mirror Technology

Conventional DSLRs can shoot. Or they can focus with the speed and precision of Phase Detection AF. They cannot do both at once. The SLT-A35 utilizes Translucent Mirror Technology which directs light to both the image sensor and the Phase Detection AF sensor simultaneously

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 8.4Mp while maintaining continuous auto focus and auto exposure

Quick AF for Full HD Movie Capture

When most DSLRs shoot video, their Contrast AF is slow and visibly "hunts" for focus. The Quick AF Full HD Movie retains the same fast, precise Phase Detection you enjoy for still images. It's a decisive advantage for tracking fast-moving subjects and a major benefit of Translucent Mirror Technology

16.2Mp Resolution

You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the 16.2Mp 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

APS-C Size HD CMOS Image Sensor

With 19.5 times the area of the typical camcorder image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between amateur and professional-looking video, delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds

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

Full HD 1080/60i Movies

This is one of the very few DSLRs with 1080/60i Full HD, exactly the same resolution and frame rate as most broadcast and cable HDTV channels. Records in 1080/60i AVCHD format, 1080/30p high definition in PC-friendly MP4 format and standard definition 480/30p in MP4 format

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. Each is unique and each give you a new and exciting way to make your images and videos pop

Multi-Frame NR

Experience incredible low-light shooting without a flash. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity. Sensitivity selectable up to ISO 25600. (Recommended for still subjects)

Hand-Held Twilight

Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures-beyond the capability of traditional cameras-without using flash or a tripod. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data with separate algorithms for still and moving parts of the picture reduces blur, minimizes noise and enables extraordinary detail

Auto HDR Built Into Camera

Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle-and more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot. Captures in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects)

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

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

Eye-Level Finder for HD Movie

The eye-level finder is one of the reasons people love DSLRs. But that finder goes dark whenever you shoot HD Movies. The Sony SLT-A35 enables you to shoot movies with the added stability you get holding the camera up to your face and using the eye-level finder for framing a scene and focus

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

921K Dot TruBlack LCD Screen

Sony's 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD monitor has 921K dots for superb resolution. The TruBlack screen includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increasing contrast compared to conventional LCDs. Sunny Weather mode boosts visibility even further in bright sunlight

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

Live View in LCD or EVF

You can use both the LCD monitor and Electronic Viewfinder for composing shots. Both provide a what-you-see-is-what-you-get preview of white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure and 100% framing accuracy, plus informative on-screen displays

Phase Detection Auto Focus

While Contrast Detection AF often hunts for correct focus, Phase Detection AF knows exactly where correct focus is, and goes straight for it. The Sony SLT-A35 provides Phase Detection AF when capturing HD movies as well as during still image capture, either using the viewfinder or Live View on the LCD

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

Auto+ (Advanced Auto) Mode

Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies, the camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Auto HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology

Sweep Panorama Mode

Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter and sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23Mp image size

Powerful Creative Control Over Movies

While the camera offers fully automatic movie shooting, you can also control aperture (A mode with manual focus only), white balance and select Creative Style. During a movie shot, you can change the metering mode and adjust exposure compensation

Pro-Style 'Rack Focus" Movie Effect

A hallmark of today's movies is the "rack focus" effect, when the cinematographer changes focus between background and foreground subjects. This usually involves careful planning, a tape measure and dedicated a crew member for "pulling" focus. With the SLT-A35, you can perform this pro-style effect simply by changing the selected AF Area within the frame

Help Guide

Provides ready reference to advanced camera functions, helping to develop your confidence and skills as a photographer

Compact and Lightweight Design

Eliminating the moving mirror also reduces the camera's size and weight. It's not just remarkably advanced; it's notably small and light

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

Graphic Display

Clarifies the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, as well as the effect each has on photographic results

BIONZ Image Processor

The brain 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

SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization

Image stabilization reduces blur by compensating for camera shake. Typical DSLR systems build image stabilization into selected lenses only. SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization is built into the camera body itself. You'll reduce blur with every A-mount lens, including macro and wide-aperture standard zoom lenses

1200-Zone Exposure Metering

Reads exposure directly from the main image sensor. Choice of Multi, Center and Spot metering accommodates a full range of shooting situations

RAW Image Capture

Saves your pictures as compact JPEG files or ultra-high quality RAW files or both. RAW files save images prior to de-mosaicing, white balance, sharpness and color enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image on your PC

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

Powerful Supplied Software

To help you refine and manage your images and video, the camera is equipped with computer software including Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR and Picture Motion Browser (PMB)

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

Six Creative Style Settings

Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, B&W, Sunset, Portrait and Landscape. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste

HDMI Output for HD Viewing

Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV. The camera includes an HDMI output. In addition, the BRAVIA Sync system works with compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTVs enabling you to control camera playback using the television's remote

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 Hand-held Twilight Shot modes

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

Up to 440 Shots of Battery Life

Take up to 440 shots on a single charge with Sony Stamina battery power. Sony's InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence

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

Slot for Two Media Types

For cost-effective, convenient storage and sharing of your images, the camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC media (Class 4 or higher recommended. Memory card is required. All are sold separately)

Built-In Auto Pop-Up Flash

To help you shoot more effectively, the built-in flash automatically pops up and fires as needed when the camera is set to certain scene selection modes. The built-in flash can also trigger a wireless accessory flash (sold separately). The integrated hot shoe enables you to expand your lighting options with a range of accessory flashes (sold separately)

Versatile On-Screen Displays

Informative displays in the LCD monitor and electronic viewfinder include digital level gauge, graphic display of exposure settings

Remote Capability

Works with the RMT-DSLR Remote Commander wireless remote control, sold separately

Photo TV HD Compatibility

Optimizes compatible BRAVIA televisions for gorgeous display of digital pictures

Index and Slide Show Displays

Quickly review your photos using 6 or 12 frame index views, or as an automatic slide show with fade-in/fade-out effect

Sony SLT-A35 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 16.5 Megapixel
Effective: 16.2 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio3:2, 16:9
Focus
Focus ModeSingle-Servo AF, Continuous-Servo AF
Autofocus Points15
Viewfinder/Display
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 1.1x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +4
Exposure Control
Metering MethodSpot, Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Kelvin, Manual, Shade
Flash
Flash ModesAuto, Fill Flash, Red-Eye Reduction, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync
Power
Battery Type1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.7 VDC, 1080 mAh

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