Summary: Good Camera. I've taken over 2000 photos on mine. Avoid Bionyx LLC, I tried to upgrade to a Sony A65. They NEVER shipped it, and I had to wait 20 days for Amazon to complete the cancellation of the sale. Meanwhile, all the cameras in the lower price ranges sold out.
Summary: I purchased this camera body to supplement my Alpha a230 and kit lenses. I liked the extra mega-pixels, Live View and several additional features the a230 doesn't have, plus the ability to have each of the 2 zooms on a camera ready to go without breaking the bank. Found a good deal on a Used-Like New model on Amazon. I haven't tested extensively, but I like the single color settings and the menu arrangement.
Summary: This camera model was purchased for my teens as an entry into photography. It is compact, light in weight, and loaded with functions that will likely delay their understanding of photographic principles. It captures RAW, RAW+JPEG, JPEG. If you have any intent of digital darkroom work, RAW format is essential. It also captures HD video at 60 fps.( I suggest you use Serif software for the HD editing.
Summary: The Sony a35 is my first DSLR or DSLR-like (technically is not an actual DSLR), I had a good HP point and shoot until it died on me. I have had it for 6 months now, since I still have not learned to use it well I get high noise in my indoor photos, even at 400. But I'm working on it, the DAvid Busch book for it is very good so far and I can see its not necessarily a camera issue.
Great value, awesome features, incredible performance
J. D. Nesbitt, Amazon
6 December 2012
Summary: I received this last night, so I haven't had much time with it yet, but my initial response is amazement. Excellent camera. I'm very impressed by it's low-light performance. I miss the optical view finder, but the speed of focus and shooting more than make up for it. I can see it being a bit difficult when trying to manually focus in low-light, as the electronic view finder gets grainy in low light, but it's easy enough to take the shot, adjust focus, and reshoot as...
Summary: I'm never buying a Sony again. Words cannot describe how disappointed I am in Sony. I've owned Sony cameras all my life and never had any problems with them. In August 2011 I paid around $500 for a Sony A35 body through Amazon. I was extremely happy with the features, especially the handheld feature. In November 2012 my camera stopped working (it won't turn on). I tried every fix I could find on the internet.
Summary: Image quality is good and the control is not dificult. The lens was not expensive and has some options. Is not a perfect camera, but for the price was the best buy and increase a lot on my photos. It's a good camera.