Sony Alpha SLT-a35 DSLR offers solid assortment of options
20 December 2011
Excerpt: (1 items) The 16 megapixel Sony Alpha SLT-a35 is part of Sony’s second-generation SLT (single lens translucent) DSLR line, using the company’s unique Translucent Mirror Technology. There are a few differences between the new model and its predecessor, the a33, with most changes happening under the hood.
Pros: Good still and video image quality, Autofocus and stereo sound for video, Feature-rich but beginner-friendly, Speedy overall performance
Cons: Cropped image for 7fps continuous shooting, Unbalanced with longer lenses, Limited control over noise reduction, Static LCD
Summary: The Sony SLT-A35 is an excellent all-round performer that gets all the basic stuff right and is fun to shoot with. The feature set is great for a camera at this price point and if you can live without an optical viewfinder the SLT-A35 is a very good alternative to more traditional DSLRs.
Pros: Reliably good image quality at lower sensitivities, Versatile and capable (for its class) 15-point AF system, Accurate metering and focus, Excellent LCD and good EVF, with efficient automatic switch, Compact dimensions, Auto+ mode makes the various continuous shooting modes available to novices, Very good dynamic range, Good resolution, Good quality HD video, Fast and responsive operation, Very good continuous shooting performance for this class of camera, Very usable...
Cons: Higher RAW noise levels than some competitors, Comparatively strong noise reduction at higher ISOs, Little control over high ISO noise reduction in JPEG mode ('auto' or 'weak'), Limited control in 7 fps continuous shooting and movie modes, No live view in 7 fps continuous shooting mode makes panning very difficult, Menu system a little confusing (hard to orientate yourself sometimes), EVF slightly more prone to RGB 'tearing' than competitors, Awkward to navigate betwe...
Summary: In essence, there is little new to talk about here as the release of the Alpha 35 is more about the repositioning of the Sony's SLT range than fresh technology.
However, the refined sensor is particularly capable of resolving detail and performs well in low light, while the new tele-zoom high-speed shooting mode is genuinely useful.
Excerpt: The best way to think of the Sony Alpha SLT-A35 is by picturing it half-way between a digital SLR camera like the Canon EOS 600D and a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera like the Olympus E-P3 , because it has a ‘pellicle’ mirror — it can focus as fast as a digital SLR while showing a live view image on the rear LCD screen like a mirrorless camera.
Sony Alpha SLT-A35 im Test: sehr gute Spiegelreflexkamera mit starrem Spiegel
28 September 2011
Summary: Angesichts des Gebotenen klingt die Sony Alpha SLT-A35 mit ihren Anschaffungskosten von 550 Euro inklusive Kitobjektiv nach Schnäppchen: 5,5 Bilder pro Sekunde, Full-HD-Video mit kontinuierlichem Autofokus, 3D-Fotomodus, 16-Megapixel-Auflösung und so weiter. Ob die Spiegelreflexkamera die hohen Erwartungen in die Praxis umsetzen kann, zeigt der Testbericht.
Pros: guter elektronischer Sucher, ausgezeichnete Bildqualität, Videofunktion mit Autofokus, sehr schnell
Cons: klobiges Design, teilweise hakelige Bedienung