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SonySLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera With 18-55mm Zoom Lens
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (9)
  • Good image quality (9)
  • Fast shutter speed (8)
  • Large clear LCD (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (9)
  • Travel (7)
  • Wildlife (7)
  • Family photos (5)
  • Low light (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Reviewed by 11 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome camera to grow with

By Vultite

from Tampa, Fl

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality

Cons

  • Noisy At High ISO

Best Uses

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

Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera With 18-55mm Zoom Lens:

This camera helped me transition from Minolta 35mm film into the DSLR (well, SLT) world almost seamlessly, I've gotten pro-quality shots right out of the box and uses all of my vintage Minolta lenses flawlessly. This thing is really a good performer with many features of a upper-scale DSLR. It's not a low light/high ISO performer, but most cameras aren't. I actually think the EVF is a plus because you can see your changes on the fly in the EVF where you wouldn't be able to see that with an optical view finder.

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

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

would buy again

By Rose from Louisiana

from Opelousas, Louisiana

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera With 18-55mm Zoom Lens:

    I purchased this camera as a backup/ travel camera. I own a Canon 7D and wanted a lighter camera to travel. The camera is extremely easy to use and light weight but it does not compare to my Canoon 7D.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A GREAT CAMERA 5 Star Performance

    By Dave

    from Mindanao Philippines

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos
      • Will need 80-200mm lens

      Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera With 18-55mm Zoom Lens:

      I got this camera and was able to take great pictures out of the box. I then explored the options of photography and did some great pictures especially in macro. I was a Point and Shoot camera guy and then I got this and I learn something every time I use this camera. The only thing that would be in the "CON" Catagory would be the lens cap. It has no attachment to the camera so your either carrying it in your hand or back in forth from the camera case.However this is a great camera and I would recommend this camera to anyone. It is so easy to use and you can grow with it. A FIVE STAR RATING FROM ME.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 10
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect balance

      By robgspeed

      from Grafton, Ohio

      About Me Photography Student

      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

      Cons

      • None yet

      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 With 18-55mm Zoom Lens:

      Has plenty of professional features plus you can just set it to do all the thing for you and just shoot. It even has a smile detector and will wait to shoot till your subject smiles if you so choose. Looked at the a55 but this one had much longer battery life and could take longer video clips, trade off for gps tag which was not important for me.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fast Performance, Light body, Great JPGs

      By danstheman7

      from Bellmore, NY

      About Me Photography Student

      Pros

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

      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 With 18-55mm Zoom Lens:

        This camera is great. Got it today, and I'm already thoroughly impressed. I've owned the xsi, D500, GF2, and now this camera. Out of all of them, this performs the fastest in focusing, FPS (which goes up to 7 at medium photo quality), and boot time. The menus are easy to navigate, the screen quality is superb (though, the EVF is a little bright), and the lens is very sharp.

        I purchased the kit (A35Y) with the 18-55 and 55-200, which B&H didn't carry. Anyway, the autoHDR is great, so is the 3D pan mode. So far, I've experienced not a single problem with this camera.

        Definitely surprised. This being my first Sony camera, I didn't expect much. But man, I was wrong.

        I'd highly recommend this, even over a camera such as the T2i.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great!

        By Rodrigo

        from Brazil

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera With 18-55mm Zoom Lens:

            It´s impossible make a mistake with this camera. Simply perfect!

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great camera

            By SteveZ

            from Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

            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

            Cons

            • Did not find any yet

            Best Uses

            • Fashion Photography
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera With 18-55mm Zoom Lens:

            I use this camera to take pictures for my wife's blog. Also to sell various things online. The image quality and overall performance is great. To sum this up, this camera gives you the most for the money.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 7
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            More than meets the eye!

            By Geren W. Mortensen, Jr.

            from Westminster, MD

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            See all my reviews

            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

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera With 18-55mm Zoom Lens:

            I bought this as my introduction to Sony SLRs. I've been shooting another brand for some time, but that manufacturer's new products weren't meeting my needs or desires, so I thought I'd give Sony a try. To say that I've been thrilled would be an understatement. The SLT-series shoots and handles like my old favorite Konica-Minolta DiMage A2 -- only better!

            One important subjective feature I was looking for was a more "film-like" appearance right out of the camera. Sony's Dynamic Range Optimization and/or in-camera HDR, along with the Sony's color rendition give an immediate slide-film-look.

            For me, another useful feature is the in-camera panorama. I have a special use for that -- background images for model railroading -- and the Sony will make creating those images a snap, albiet a long, sweeping snap.

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

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sony A35

            By Del

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Good Image Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera With 18-55mm Zoom Lens:

              I bought this camera to take pictures of my boys. It's very easy to change the settings and takes very nice pictures. I'm still learning with it, but I have noticed the partial color options do not always work or will only pick up some of the color. Partial color blue works the best. It may have to do with the lighting...I'm still playing around with it.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Excellent DSLR

              By Chuck the golfer

              from L.A.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera With 18-55mm Zoom Lens:

                I really enjoy the live-view viewfinder
                While I'd like to have all info displayed along with the histogram I did "learn" to call up the WB, ISO, meter etc with just 1 push of a button
                All in all very satisfied, especially with the dynamic range.

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Excellent camera for a reasonable budget

                By jayasblue

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Good Image Quality

                Cons

                • Noisy At High ISO

                Best Uses

                • Artistic photography
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Sony SLT-A35 Alpha 35 DSLR Digital Camera With 18-55mm Zoom Lens:

                Automatic focus is fast and accurate, nice image quality too.

                HD video is fully automatic, mic. pickup focusing noise. It has plug for an external mic. it would be nice to have a plug for headphones.

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

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