Sony SLT-A35 Digital SRL Camera - A Beginner's Camera

The Sony SLT-A35 was named one of the best digital SLR cameras for beginners. It is among Sony’s Single Lens Translucent (SLT) models. The lens sends 66.66 percent of sunlight toward the CMOS sensor and 33.33 percent of it to an electronic display that is built into its roof. The model includes nearly all the options of the initial A33 and A55; however, it also includes an upgraded 16.2MP EXMOR the APS-C CMOS sensor, as well as a number of additional processing options. The chip has been revamped to reduce power consumption and improve thermal performance. The camera has an aerodynamic appearance and smooth edges.

Sony’s new sensor delivers sharply detailed, high-quality, low-noise, still as well as HD-quality video. This camera’s powerful processing can optimize image information, ensuring sharp, crisp images that have natural, vibrant color reproduction. The maximum sensitivity is ISO 12800, and extension to ISO 25600 allows natural still images as well as HD video recording in low-light conditions.

Sony has managed to provide a live view without the autofocus feature’s speed. The SLT includes an electronic viewfinder. It does not feature a movable mirror to direct light towards the viewfinder. Instead, it utilizes an opaque, fixed mirror to direct light towards the focusing sensor and allow light to reach the sensor. This is an automated live view camera that provides quick autofocus. Also, the activities of this camera will be identical regardless of whether you’re using an eyes-level display or rear screens for watching. When you move your eyes away from the large LCD on the rear of the camera to the viewfinder at eye level, you can view the action through a small LCD. The result is live-streamed in real-time. This camera is a small and relatively inexpensive camera for beginners and is among the top models among its peers.


Video 1080i 60 and
4x magnification with seven frames per second.
Four MP (a 1.4x crop of the center of the sensor, which Sony calls the Telezoom high-Speed Shooting).
“Picture Effects” processing filters
APS HD CMOS sensor
An easy-to-use interface
Translucent Mirror Technology
on-screen Help Guide
A top-mounted button that can be customized for 14 functions, including
Tele-zoom High-Speed Shooting
Continuous tracking autofocus
Drive mode five frames/second
Continuous filming 5.5 frames every second
ISO 12800 and expandable to ISO 25600
Video Full HD in AVCHD format
3D Sweep Panorama
5-inch screen
4912×3264 pixel maximum image size

The LCD Screen and Its Options

The LCD screen is coated with an elastomer coating that is placed between the glass and the LCD. It closes the air gap, making images more clear as well as the display more robust. It comes with an on-screen help Guide that gives a clear explanation of each function and the ways they’re utilized.

There are six options to choose from when shooting, which include standard, vivid landscape, portrait sunset, and black and white. Within these settings, users can alter the contrast, saturation, and sharpness.

When you shoot pictures, the general information about the shooting is displayed on the right-hand side of the monitor, such as the shooting mode, the type of file, picture left, and battery power, which is presented in percentages. In the bottom right-hand corner, there are picture types.

The status of the LCD screen can be pretty helpful, showing the exposure mode you’ve selected (P A, P, S, and M) as well as battery charges and image quality, as well as an illustration of your lens’s aperture as well as shutter speed. There are also a variety of scene modes like portrait macro, sports, and many more. This section contains several Partial Color effects, which allow you to capture one color and the rest of the scene viewed in monochrome. There’s a Picture Effect setting that can be seen in the display, providing you with an idea of the result. This can include ‘artistic’ effects like Posterisation, Pop Color, Retro effect, etc.

Tele-zoom High-Speed Shooting magnifies the middle part of the image offering an impressive 1.4x magnification while taking up to seven frames every second. Tele-zoom lowers in resolution to 8.4 megapixels and also sets a compression speed to moderate. Continuous tracking autofocus for moving or stationary objects is ideal for capturing fast-moving sports and children’s faces at the right time when they are running, swinging, or just playing around or to capture distant subjects using a fast frame rate. It has the drive mode that can capture with up the speed of 5.5 frames every second, with high-resolution continuous shots with autofocus tracking.

Within the Playback Menu, there’s an option to create slideshows, change the index of images, select the images to print, as well as delete images or secure the images.

The feature of sweeping panoramas can provide 3D Panos as large as 4912×1080 pixels or flat Panos that measure up to 8192×1856 pixels.

The 35 is able to use any of the interchangeable A-mount lenses Sony manufactures, along with the six Carl Zeiss lenses, as well as the Konica/Minolta earlier AF glass lens.

Sony SLT-A35 is an excellent option for photographers who are experienced and novices. Advanced photographers will appreciate the top button mounted on the panel, which can be set to your preferences. It allows for instant recall of each of the 14 commonly used functions to suit their preferences. Beginners will love this camera due to its user-friendly interface and professional-quality photographs.