Can this scaled-down Sony Alpha A55 be more than a miniaturized facsimile? The Sony Alpha A35 review follows...

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Overall rating:


Sony Alpha A35

Overall score:90%
Image Quality:90%


Sony Alpha A35 Review


Price as reviewed:


Value and Verdict

Sony Alpha A35 review – Value

For the price, the Sony A35 offers
plenty. Within a comparable price band to budget DSLRs such as the Nikon
D3100 and Canon EOS 1100D, the Sony A35 has a higher resolution sensor,
more autofocus points and a higher speed burst mode. For beginners the
functions are explained when the camera is left to dwell for a second,
but not to the determent of those better informed.

Although the
amount of lenses on offer may not quite match up to the Nikon or Canon
DSLRs in the same price range, Sony is making impressive headway to
provide a wider profile of optics. This, combined with other clever
features such as the Sweep Panorama mode, make the A35 a real contender
at the lower price range.

Sony Alpha A35 review – Verdict

Sony A35 Review

it’s hard to fault the A35 in any area. The body is sturdy and well
laid out, the camera’s functionality highly impressive for the low price
range and the image quality excellent. The only downside, per se, is
user preference as to whether an electronic viewfinder is acceptable in
use instead of an optical viewfinder typical in DSLRs. Beyond that the
A35’s a superb camera that’ll more than give the current crème of the
entry-level DSLR market a run for its money, not least based on the top
notch sensor at its heart. Highly recommended.


Metering System:Multi-pattern, Centre Weighted, Spot
Built-in Image Stabilisation:Yes
Movie Mode:1080p AVCHD
Exposure Modes:Auto, Auto+, P, M, A, S, Scene (15 Scene Modes)
Live Mode:Yes
Shutter Speeds:Bulb, 30-1/4000 sec
Dimensions:124.4 x 92 x 84.7mm
File Format:JPEG, RAW, AVCHD
Colour Space:16.2MP
Dust Reduction:Yes
LCD:3inch 921k dot
Viewfinder Type:EVF
Memory Card:SD/SDHC, MS
Built-in Flash:yes
Lens Mount:Sony AF
White Balance:Auto, 6 Presets, Manual
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  1. 1. Sony Alpha A35 review - Features
  2. 2. Design and Performance
  3. 3. Image Quality
  4. 4. Value and Verdict
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