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Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm
Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm
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Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm Digital Camera

SLR 16.5MP CMOS Jul 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
One industry award
Good quality pictures
Good size
10 Reviews + 1 Award
theregister.co.uk Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this Sony camera. This Sony digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Theregister.co.uk.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, theregister.co.uk, kamerabild.se and fotoguiden.se the average expert rating of this camera is 73%.

Good Brand

Based on 23,045 expert and user reviews (including 401 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 93% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

A number of people said that it was able to produce good images. Five years ago Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “The Alpha 35 is a fast-shooting entry-level D-SLR that is capable of grabbing photos in subpar lighting conditions” in their Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm review yet they only scored it 60 out of 100. Mac World he said in his review of this digital camera “Good still and video image quality”.

A few Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Mac World wrote in his Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm review “Cropped image for 7fps continuous shooting”. Theregister.co.uk said in their review of the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm “5fps continuous shooting mode” .

One Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm owner said in their reviews that the product had a good ISO range. Five years ago Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Good high ISO performance” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Good Video Capture

Four customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good for video recording. Avhub.com.au said “If you're looking for a model with fast performance, decent video capture”. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Movie quality is excellent”.

Good Quality Lens

Four people concluded that the product had a good autofocus. Theregister.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review “1080i HD movie with impressive continuous autofocus”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Two Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk mentioned “It's a real bargain and a camera suitable for both beginners”. Theregister.co.uk also mentioned “Poor button ergonomics, no flip-out LCD Kit lens feels plasticky and cheap”.

One Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm reviewer who bought the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm thought it was good value for money. Avhub.com.au said “Auto-focus is lightning fast and although the lens feels to have been made down to a price it is sharp with good contrast” in their review.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm had good features. Avhub.com.au said “The Sony Alpha 35 offers up plenty of features for intermediate and even beginners to get stuck into”.


Design

Good Product Quality

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good quality. Theregister.co.uk gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “Great image quality, super-fast autofocus system” in their review of the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm. Theregister.co.uk also wrote “Very good image quality”. Avhub.com.au said three years ago “As good as image quality is there are times when the Sony Alpha 35 will sometimes underexpose” .

Poor Design

One person reckoned that the product was not ergonomic.

Robust

One Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm owner concluded that it was well made. Expert review site Avhub.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “Has very quickly built its own identity with the subsequent generations o”.

Easy to Use

Several Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm owners concluded that it was easy to use. Theregister.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “Simple control layout” in their review of this digital camera. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Otherwise the Alpha 35 offers great noise control” in their review of this digital camera.

One person thought the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm was easy to use the menus. Avhub.com.au said “There are lots of automatic modes and settings including vivid portrait, landscape, sunset” .

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Dustproof

The Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm is dustproof. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also are dustproof.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

A few Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm owners thought it was compact. Pc Mag said “Compact for a D-SLR” in their Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm review but they scored the product 60 out of 100. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk wrote in their Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm review “The catch with this magic mirror tech is that to keep things compact, you end up with an”. Theregister.co.uk also said “Compact Excellent live view Built-in IS”.

One Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm owner who bought this digital camera concluded that it was lightweight. Theregister.co.uk wrote “Compact and lightweight” in their review and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

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Heavy

The Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm is fairly heavy (415 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera. The average weight of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 250g, and the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

A number of customers said that it was noisy. Mac World he mentioned “Limited control over noise reduction” in his review. Theregister.co.uk said “Noisy autofocus motor” in their review of the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This digital camera was released in April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon 240 HS (3.2"), or the Nikon Df (£2,039) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The average display resolution (numeric) of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 430,000 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon 140.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Nikon L31, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W, and the Pentax K-01 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of this age and spec.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Camera

Supports Live View

The SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm supports live view. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also support live view.

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Battery

440 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm which takes 440 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm has a battery charger included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm has a batteries included, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Picture Quality

4912 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Sony digital camera has a 4912 X 3264 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera the image resolution ranges from 4288 x 3216 pixels (worst) to 4928 x 3264 pixels (best).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers slta35.cee2, slta35ycee2, slta35kcee2, slta35kceh, slta35cee5, slta35ceh
Barcodes 00000001554160, 00027242825710, 00027242825734, 03610170546214, 04905524769739, 04905524769791, 04905524769807, 04905524769821, 04905524769838, 04905524770018, 04905524770025, 04905524770032

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