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.
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: 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...
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: This is technically one fine camera. I had an A100 previously and upgraded to this new body for a trip to Europe. It takes extremely fine photographs and does HD or normal video and has built in HDR and panoramic modes. The 16.2 MP chip has fabulous resoultion. The Dynamic Range Optomizer does a great job of getting shadow and highlight details in the cathredrals. I honestly have nothing bad I can say about this camera's technical ability.