Sony SLT-A35 Review
Sony SLT-A35 specifications
|Price (with 18-55 mm kit lens)||• US: $699
• EU: €699
• UK: £599
|Body material||Polycarbonate resin|
|Sensor||• 23.4 x 15.6 mm Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
• 16.2 million effective pixels
• 16.5 million effective pixels
• 16 MP - 4912 x 3264
• 8.4 MP - 3568 x 2368
• 4.0 MP - 2448 x 1624
12 MP - 4912 x 2760
• 7.1 MP - 3568 x 2000
• 3.4 MP - 2448 x 1376
|Image sizes (Panorama)||Sweep Panorama
• 8192 x 1856
• 2160 x 3872
• 12416 x 1856
• 2160 x 5536
3D Sweep Panorama
• 4912 x 1080
• 7152 x 1080
• 1920 X 1080
|Image sizes (Video)||• AVCHD:
• 1920 x 1080, 59.94i (from 29.97fps sensor output)
• 1440 x 1080, 29.97p or 25p, depending on region
• 640 x 480, 29.94 fps
|Aspect ratios|| 3:2
variable (Sweep Panorama)
|File formats|| RAW
RAW + JPEG
RAW + JPEG Fine
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Standard
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Fine
|File formats (Movie)||• AVCHD Ver. 1.0 compliant Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
• MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
|Lenses||• Sony A-mount
• Konica-Minolta AF mount
|Focus modes||• Auto Focus (15-point phase-detection AF system)
• Manual focus
• Face Detection
• AF Tracking
|AF assist lamp||Yes, dedicated lamp|
|Image stabilization||Super SteadyShot INSIDE|
|Extended optical zoom||N/A|
|Exposure modes||• Program AE
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Auto +
• High-speed mode (10-fps)
• Sweep Panorama (2D/3D)
• SCN (see below)
• Flash off
|Scene modes||• Portrait
• Sports Action
• Night view
• Hand held Twilight
• Night portrait
|Scene modes (movie)||• Portrait
• Sports Action
• Night view
• Hand held Twilight
• Night portrait
|Picture Effect|| Posterization (color/B/W)
Partial color (R/G/B/Y)
High Contrast Monochrome
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
• ISO 6400
• ISO 12800
• ISO 25600 (multi-shot NR mode - JPEG only)
|ISO steps||1/3 or 1.0 EV|
|Metering range||-2 to 17 EV|
|Metering modes||• 1200-zone multi-segment
|AE Lock||• AEL/AFL button
• With shutter release half-press
|AE Bracketing||• 3 frames
• in 1/3 or 2/3
|Exposure compensation||• -2 to +2 EV
• 1/3 EV steps
|Shutter speed||• 60 -1/4000 sec.
• Flash X-sync 1/160 sec
|White balance||• Auto
• Kelvin temp (2500 - 9900K, 100K steps)
• Color filter
|WB fine tuning||Yes (magenta/green bias)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes, 3 frames, H/L selectable|
|Color space||• sRGB
• Adobe RGB
|Image parameters||• Creative Style (Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W)
• Saturation (5 levels)
• Contrast (5 levels)
• Saturation (5 levels)
• Sharpness (5 levels)
|Drive modes||• Single
• Continuous Hi (5.5 fps)
• Continuous Lo (3 fps)
• 7 fps via high-speed mode
|Self-timer||• 2 sec
• 10 sec
|Flash||• Manual pop-up
• TTL auto / manual
• Guide no. 10 (ISO 100)
• Sync modes: Auto, Fill flash, Slow sync, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction on/off, Wireless
• Flash exposure compensation: Up to +/- 2EV in 1/3 EV steps
|Flash X-sync speed||1/160 sec|
|External flash||• Hot shoe|
|Viewfinder||• Electronic Viewfinder
• Magnification approx.1.1x
• 100% field of view
|Focus check live view||• Focus system TTL phase detection system
• Contrast AF selectable
• Display Real-time image adjustment display (reflects exposure compensation, white balance, Sunset / B&W of Creative Style )
|LCD monitor|| 3.0 XtraFine TruBlack LCD
• Approx 100% frame coverage
• Auto / Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2) / Sunny Weather
|Playback functions||• Single (with or without shooting information
• RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning)
• 6/12-frame index view
• Enlarged display mode (L: 11.8x, M: 8.8x, S: 6x)
• Image orientation (On/Off selectable)
• Panorama scrolling
• Auto Review (10/5/2 sec Off selectable)
• Folder selectable (still image)
• Slow-forward (movie)
• fast-forward/fast-rewind (movie)
|Connectivity||• USB 2.0 (High Speed)
• HDMI type C
• external microphone
|Print compliance||• Exif Print
• Print Image Matching III
• DPOF setting
|Storage||SD/SDHC/SDXC/MemoryStick Pro Duo|
|Power|| NP-FH50 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied)
Battery charger included
Optional AC adapter
|Dimensions||124 x 92 x 85 mm (4.8 x 3.6 x 3.3 in)|
|Weight (camera body)||Approx. 415g (14.6oz)|
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