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Sony SLT-A37 Digital Camera

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Sony Alpha a37 Review | John Sison
Sony A37 Review
Sony Alpha A37: Review + Test
Sony Alpha a37 Review

15 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

Experts in cameras love this Sony camera and have given it eight awards.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" from Ephotozine, CNET.co.uk and Macworld.co.uk all of whom decided that this digital camera was exceptional.

Two more expert review sites endorsed this digital camera. The reviewer at Expert Reviews gave this camera a "Budget Buy" award and concluded it was good value for money and Buy-n-shoot.com gave it a "Gold" award and said it was exceptional.

This camera received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com, it received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint and it received a "Buying Tip" award from Player.de.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 84 out of 100 based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews. Experts think this camera is one of the very best digital cameras of a similar age and type.

Good Technical Features

Four customers reckoned that the Sony SLT-A37 had good features. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “The array of clever features makes it easy to achieve some stunning results - so long as you have the composition to match” in their Sony SLT-A37 review. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “The Sony Alpha SLT-A37 has an arm-length list of features - many of which better the nearest big brand DSLR cameras” in their review of the Sony SLT-A37. Expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com mentioned five years ago “It comes with a great feature set including panorama mode” in their review of the Sony SLT-A37.

Good Quality Pictures

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Five years ago expert review site Videomaker.com mentioned in their review “Shooting will be a joy with the 1,440,000 dot resolution in the electronic viewfinder”. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Sony A37 is a new entry-level SLT/DSLR camera, boasting a 16 megapixel sensor, 7fps burst shooting, 1080i Full HD movies, high-resolution viewfinder, tilting LCD screen” in their review. Macworld.com.au mentioned in their review “We are provided with a shooting mode dial crammed with 12 manual” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One Sony SLT-A37 reviewer who purchased the product mentioned that it was able to produce good images.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of Sony SLT-A37 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Ephotozine.com said in their Sony SLT-A37 review on expert website Ephotozine “A higher resolution viewfinder, high speed 7fps shooting (at reduced resolution) with continuous focusing thanks to the translucent mirror technology” and rated this digital camera as excellent.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Techradar.com gave the Sony SLT-A37 a score of 4 stars and wrote on expert review site Techradar “Nikon counterparts, with the translucent mirror technology, Clear Zoom and Auto Portrait Framing giving the beginner photographer a lot of bang for their buck” in their review.

One Sony SLT-A37 owner considered that this digital camera had a good lens. Five years ago expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “The kit lens is optically good” in their review of the Sony SLT-A37.

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Good Value for Money

Expert Reviews highlighted in their review that this camera was great for its price.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 13,635 owner and expert reviews for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its cameras.

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Good Video Capture

A few Sony SLT-A37 owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good for video recording.

Good Size

One Sony SLT-A37 reviewer who purchased the product considered that it was compact. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Compact interchangeable-lens cameras are cute.” in their review.

One Sony SLT-A37 reviewer who reviewed the Sony SLT-A37 thought it was a good body shape. Cnet.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site CNET.com “Sometimes you want the heft of a dSLR-style body, full mode dial, electronic viewfinder”.

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Robust

One person wrote that it was well made. Expert website Cnet.com said in their review of the Sony SLT-A37 “The Sony Alpha SLT-A37 is a solid” .

One customer said in their reviews that the Sony SLT-A37 was strong and durable. Expert review site T3.com said “Outwardly the Sony Alpha A37 camera mirrors a digital SLR in every way, complete with large handgrip and rugged feel build” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

One Sony SLT-A37 owner who bought the product thought it was good value for money. Pocket-Lint.com gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Pocket Lint “Decent image quality, unrivalled continuous autofocus for the price and an impressive 7fps burst mode are the A37’s top features”.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was good quality.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three Sony SLT-A37 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “A good option if you're looking for something fast with a viewfinder and tilting LCD” in their review of the Sony SLT-A37.

Easy to Use

One Sony SLT-A37 reviewer considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the SLT-A37 range from 1.4" to 7.5". The SLT-A37 has a fairly large display diagonal (6.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the SLT-A37.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product did not have a good battery life. Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of the Sony SLT-A37 on expert website Pocket Lint “The LCD screen, viewfinder and poor battery life are its shortcomings.” although they still gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The SLT-A37 does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The SLT-A37 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SLT-A37 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony SLT-A37 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the SLT-A37, the SLT-A37 does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Sony SLT-A37 does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The SLT-A37 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SLT-A37 also do not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a similar age and spec to the SLT-A37 are not waterproof. The SLT-A37 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The Sony SLT-A37 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A37 are also not 3D.

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Very Small Effective Megapixels (image)

The SLT-A37 has a fairly small effective megapixels (image) (only 16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SLT-A37. Cameras that came out around the same time as the SLT-A37 have effective megapixels (image)s of between 16MP and 21MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 17MP.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony SLT-A37

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this digital camera was released.

Specification

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Colour of Product
Focusing
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Light Exposure
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Recharging Time
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Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
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Camera
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Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
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Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Panorama
Aperture Priority AE
Manual Exposure
Auto Exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Colour Temperature
Effective Megapixels (image)
Display Tilting

8 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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From the front the A37 looks almost indistinguishable from the previous two models. Sharing the same dimensions as its predecessors, the only noticeable difference (besides its badge) is that the... Read more…

14 November 2012

As this a budget model costing a very reasonable $699 with the 18-55mm standard zoom supplied on test, we don?t get the top plate function window found on semi pro models, but we are provided with...

13 November 2012

No matter what you intend to use it for, the Sony A37 will most likely fit the part. It comes with a great feature set including panorama mode and full HD video plus a range of specifications to...

Buy-n-shoot.com

8 November 2012

Anyone considering upgrading from a snapshot camera to a digital SLR may like to consider the user-friendly alternative of Sony's 16.1 megapixel SLT-A37. See all camera reviews . In many... Read more…

6 November 2012

Macworld.co.uk

Anyone considering upgrading from a snapshot camera to a digital SLR may like to consider the user-friendly alternative of Sony?s 16.1 megapixel SLT-A37. In many respects, including large APS-C... Read more…

1 November 2012

Outwardly the Sony Alpha A37 camera mirrors a digital SLR in every way, complete with large handgrip and rugged feel build. Indeed it shares the same ?A' lens mount and APS-C sensor with the... Read more…

25 September 2012

While everyone's trying to go EVIL (electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens camera), Sony has reinvented the DSLR. That's right, amidst all the hubbub of making smaller, mirrorless micro... Read more…

18 September 2012

Designed to a budget, but there's a lot to like about this unusual SLR-like camera...

Expert Reviews

As entry-level cameras go, the Alpha 37 offers a lot of benefits. The array of clever features makes it easy to achieve some stunning results - so long as you have the composition to match....

13 August 2012

There's not much to say regarding the A37's performance from a newbie's perspective. Everything works and every function is accessed easily which is the main point of purchasing a starter DSLR,...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers slta37, slta37y, sony 161, slta37ce, slta37yce, sony 161m, slta37y.ce, sony 161mp, sony slta37, sony slta37y, sony slta37yc, sony slta37yce
Barcodes 00027242847576, 00027242847583, 04905524868777, 04905524868791, 04905524868814, 04905524868838, 04905524868869

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