"Top DSLR for the newbie that wants to shoot like a Pro."
4 February 2013
Pros: Sony really has outdone themselves with their line of DSLR camera's. In particular, the A35-A37, for the enthusiast who is ready for DSLR control and quality, while still learning about ISO's shutter speeds and aperture settings.
Cons: The stock flash (as with most DSLRs) lacks brightness, i suggest you get a mounted flash when you purchase!
"Great upgrade from my old film SLR a Maxxum 7000!"
20 June 2012
Pros: The biggest pro I found is that my old Maxxum lenses fit this along remote control. The manual perfect to get me started with point and shoot and then on to changing the ISO, Aperture and Shudder speeds.
Cons: Biggest problem I have found is the location for the aperture setting when shooting in manual mode. I think the controls would have been better placed on left side of lens bayonet, allowing control of both at once.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: 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. This handheld shot rather severely tests the image stabilizatio...
Cons: Would love to have an articulated LCD viewfinder but could've spent more money on an A65 for that. The EVF is noisy in low light, but I quickly learned to ignore that.
"Great entry level DSLR, especially for the price!"
20 January 2012
Pros: 1)Price - The price is amazing for all of the features that you get. 2) Picture Quality - The picture quality is GREAT! 3) In camera anti-vibration 4) Loads of features you will use
Cons: 1)Status - Camera snobs will look down their noses at you since it's not a Nikon or Cannon 2) No Articulated LCD screen 3) Slow/unable to autofocus in low light - in my mind, the biggest con. 4)Fewer lens options than Nikon or Cannon
"My first DSLR has plenty of features & worth the cost."
11 October 2011
Pros: Lightweight than other DSLRs (though I realize some people prefer additional weight). The lenses are lighter than competitors because (from what I've learned), the stabilizer is in the body, not the lens. The cost of the basic lenses is competitive w/ th
Cons: As this is my first DSLR, I cannot opine on whether it is missing a particular feature or otherwise weak in a particular aspect of photography. Thus far, it's working fine for me.
Summary: I've had this camera for two weeks and have been able to give it a thorough trial whilst on holiday in Turkey. My digital cameras to date have all been compacts or superzooms, but I decided to take the plunge and trade in my old Minolta Dynax SLR film camera and move up in the quality digital world. First impression is that it is just so much easier to get that shot that you want with the very user friendly controls providing masses of versatility.