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: I am more into videography so i had to make a switch to Canon. The picture quality with the kit lens is amazing. One neat feature i liked was convenient button for video right by the thumb. You can shoot video at any of the modes selected. If you don't plan on color correcting the videos it's great but it lacks functionality for lowering the contrast and sharpness to be able to make greater post production adjustment.
Summary: So this is my first review of the first ever DSLR Iv'e owned, so I hope this can provide some back bone to new comers of photography and video. first off I would like to say that i bought this camera mainly for the high video quality, and the fact that I had a good deal with 2 others lens I had up for grabs at the time, (they were free) so this one was the best choice. I am very satisfied with the way this product works.
Excerpt: I bought and heavily use an HX100V super zoom, and that positive experience led me to buy an SLT-A35 kit. I have been most intrigued by the auto HDR feature set, including the multi-frame noise reduction where a short fast series of images are "stacked" such as is done in astrophotography. Just for fun, I walked out in the driveway and shot Orion's Belt in the overhead night sky using the 75-300 kit lens.
Summary: I am a professional photographer of 15 years. I needed a new camera to take on vacations so I did not need to bring my big, bulky pro equipment with me internationally. Just for kicks I tried some of the auto night settings in a estuary (not to be rude, but in case you don't know it's a body of water full of organisms) that was behind our dinner restaurant on a pier. You could SEE THE JELLYFISH!!
Summary: Sony Alpha SLT-A35 16 MP Digital SLR Kit with Translucent Mirror Technology and 18-55mm Lens I've had the Sony SLT-A35 for a couple of weeks now and after some testing and two in the field photo shoots, I think I'm ready to review it. I'll outline Pros, Cons and Matters of Preference. Pros: The photo quality is very good, what you would expect from a 16MP camera. The colors seem accurate and true to me. While the menu system is fairly deep, it seems well organized.
Summary: The primary advantage of A35 over A55 except price(price difference is $100 at this point) is the overheating issue with A55. A35 being a second-generation model using Sony's 16.2mp sensor, Sony claim the improved version is more efficient, hence has longer battery life and less heat. Other than this, A55 is a more feature packed camera. Except the obvious feature differences (articulating screen, GPS, continuous shooting speed...
It would get 5 but is eats batteries while switched off
Amazon Customer, Amazon
1 June 2013
Summary: This is my first DSLR and I bought a 75-300 zoom as well for the complete package. As with my old film SLR there's more features than I will probably ever make use of but the shooting is easy and I have managed some great shots from the first time out. I'm glad I bought the second battery though, because this thing eats power while not being used - full charge to < 10% in about 5-6 weeks!
Summary: I purchased this as an upgrade from a previous Sony DSLR. This has an amazing array of features, too many to list here, but all easily accessed in 'automatic' or for the more adventurous 'programmable' modes. This model is also slightly smaller in size, which makes it much more natural to hold and operate. Most importantly the final output picture quality is Fantastic. I have deducted a star, as (unlike previous) models, Sony has Removed(!