Hands-on Review: Sony Alpha SLT-A37 with 18-135mm Zoom Lens



The Sony Alpha SLT-A37 digital camera with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens is an entry-level DSLR-style camera based around Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology.  It features a 16.1-megapixel APS-C-sized sensor and BIONZ image processor for producing high quality images and HD video with an expanded ISO sensitivity up to 16000.  The translucent mirror design allows this camera to continuously autofocus while you use the tiltable 2.7” 230,400-dot LCD or 1,440k-dot electronic viewfinder.  It also has the capability of recording continuous still images at a rate up to 7fps, or full HD videos at 1080/60i or 24p in the AVCHD or MP4 format.

This compact interchangeable lens camera is ideal for all levels of photographers, but is well-geared to novices due to the integration of helpful automatic exposure features.  Superior Auto mode detects and analyzes the scene in which you are photographing, and automatically applies proper exposure settings and advanced features to best render the scene.  The SLT-A37 also features Auto Portrait Framing, which utilizes Face Detection to determine where in the frame your subject is located and will automatically crop the image, based on the rule of thirds, to create an aesthetically-appealing portrait.  The included kit lens features a wide range of focal lengths for most shooting applications and incorporates a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) for quick, quiet zooming when working with still imagery or movies..

Lens Mount Sony A-mount
Camera Type Interchangeable lens digital camera
Imaging Sensor Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.4 x 15.6 mm)
Processor BIONZ image processor
Anti-Dust System Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and Image Sensor-Shift mechanism 
Effective Pixels 16.1MP
Total Pixels 16.5MP
Focal Length Conversion Factor 1.5x
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Still Image Mode JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Size 3:2
L: 4912 x 3264 (16MP)
M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4MP)
S: 2448 x 1624 (4MP)
L: 4912 x 2760 (14MP)
M: 3568 x 2000 (7.1MP)
S: 2448 x 1376 (3.4MP)
Hor. Wide: 12,416 x 1856 (23MP)
Hor. Std.: 8192 x 1856 (15MP)
Ver. Wide: 2160 x 5536 (12MP)
Ver. Std.: 2160 x 3872 (8.4MP)
3D Sweep Hor. Wide: 7152 x 1080 (7.7MP)
3D Sweep Hor. Std.: 4912 x 1080 (5.3MP)
16:9: 1920 x 1080 (2.1MP)
Video Format AVCHD Ver. 2.0 / MP4 compliant / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
Video Mode AVCHD 1920 x 1080:
60i, 24Mbps, FX
60i, 17Mbps, FH
24p, 24Mbps, FX
24p, 17Mbps, FH
MP4 HD 1440 x 1080: 30p, 12Mbps
MP4 VGA 640 x 480: 30p, 3Mbps
Video Signal NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format Dolby Digital (AC-3), MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Microphone Built-in stereo microphone
Viewfinder Type 0.46" / 1.17cm SVGA Xtra Fine EVF, 1,440k-dot resolution
Diopter Adjustment +/-4.0m
Viewfinder Field of View 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 1.09x (with 50mm lens at infinity)
LCD Type 2.7" / 6.9cm TFT Clear Photo LCD, 230.4k-dot resolution
LCD Angle Adjustment Tilt up: 135°, tilt down: 55°
LCD Brightness Control Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)/Sunny Weather
LCD Coverage 100%
LCD Peaking Display Level: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow
Exposure Metering System Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Exposure Metering Modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Metering Sensitivity -2 to 17 EV (at ISO 100 equivalent with f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 steps
Exposure Settings iAUTO, Flash Off, Superior Auto, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama, Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M)
Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight 
Picture Effects Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature 
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness adjustable in +/-3 steps) 
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-16000
White Balance Modes Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool white/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to M7, 15-step, Custom, AWB micro adjustment 
Burst Buffer Tele-zoom Cont. Adv. Priority AE JPEG: Fine: 17 images / Std: 18 images
Cont. JPEG: Fine: 15 images / Std: 16 images
RAW + JPEG: 6 images
RAW: 7 images
Continuous Shooting Speed Up to 7fps
Drive Mode Single-shot, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Bracketing, White Balance Bracketing 
Flash Sync Speed 1/160 sec.
Self-Timer 2 or 10 sec.
Shutter Speed Range 30 to 1/4000 sec., bulb
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter 
Focus System TTL phase detection AF (CCD line sensors) 
Focus Points 15 points (3 points cross type) 
AF Modes Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Auto selectable(AF-A) 
Focus Area Wide (auto, 15 points), Zone, Spot, Local (15 local areas selectable) 
Focus Sensitivity -2 to 17 EV (at ISO 100 equivalent with f/1.4 lens)
AF Illuminator Built-in flash, Range: approx. 3-15' / 0.9-4.6m
Image Stabilization SteadyShot INSIDE in-body image stabilization
Flash Type Built-in, pop-up
Guide Number 32.8' / 10m (at ISO 100)
Flash Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 steps
Flash Coverage 18mm focal length
Recycling Time Approx. 4 sec.
Flash Bracketing 3 exposures in 1/3 or 2/3 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 
Interfaces HDMI mini (Type C), USB 2.0, 3.5 mm Microphone Input
Memory Card Slot Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Power Source InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 rechargeable lithium-ion battery (7.2V)
Battery Life Approx. 450 images with viewfinder, 500 images with LCD (CIPA)
Dimensions 4.8 x 3.5 x 3.3" / 124.4 x 92 x 84.7mm
Weight 17.8oz / 506g (with battery and memory card)



in indian rupee how much i have to pay for sony alpha slt-a37 with 18-135mm zoom lens camera.....?


Unfortunately, the Sony A37 is no longer available.  I’m not seeing a replacement from Sony at the moment.  You could look at the A58.  Current pricing would be listed on an item’s page on our site.  Do keep in mind that all transactions are in USD, and we cannot say what exchange rate your bank might offer.