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Sony Alpha SLT-A37K 16.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology and 18-55mm Lens (Black)

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  • 16.1 megapixels with Sony's Exmor HD APS sensor
  • Translucent Mirror Technology accelerates AF performance
  • 1080/60i/24p Full AVCHD or 1080/30p MP4 movies
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Technical Details

Style: With 18-55mm lens
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Flash
  • Image Stabilization
  • HD Compatible
  • Battery Charger

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Sensor Size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) Information not Provided APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Max Resolution 16.1 megapixels 20.1 megapixels 18 megapixels 16.2 megapixels
Iso Range Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000 (25600 with boost) Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost) Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, (25600 with boost)
Display Size 2.7 inches 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches
Continuous Shooting Speed 5.5 5 3.7 10
Wireless Communication Technology EyeFi EyeFi EyeFi EyeFi
Image Stabilization Sensor-shift Optical None Sensor-shift
Item Weight 1.12 pounds 1.08 pounds 1.26 pounds 1.1 pounds
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Product Details

Style: With 18-55mm lens
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.4 x 3.6 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00836H2CC
  • Item model number: SLTA37K
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,700 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 16, 2012

Product Description

Style: With 18-55mm lens

Product Description

Exclusive Translucent Mirror Technology DSLR with 18-55mm kit lens provides superb still and video capture performance.

From the Manufacturer

Sony Alpha SLT-A37 16.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology

A37
  • Translucent Mirror Technology accelerates AF performance
  • 16.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
  • Superb in low light: ISO 16000 sensitivity
  • SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization built into body
  • Tele-zoom High Speed shooting at up to 7 fps with continuous AF
  • Fast, accurate Phase Detection AF in all modes
  • Tilt and swivel 230K 2.7-inch LCD screen
  • 1080/60i/24p Full AVCHD or 1080/30p MP4 movies1
  • Clear Image Zoom extends the reach of any lens
  • Accurate 15-point Auto Focus system; 3 cross sensors
  • BIONZ image processor for high speed, low noise
  • HDMI output with BRAVIA Sync compatibility4
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) elicits shadow detail
  • Stamina battery power for up to 500 shots5

















Experience the Alpha SLT-A37, Sony's newest addition to their Alpha DSLR series. As the successor to the SLT-A35, the new SLT-A37 includes advanced features such as translucent mirror technology, a 16.1 MP resolution and BIONZ processor. Capture your moments precisely with Tele-zoom High Speed Shooting at up to 7 frames per second, complete with continuous auto focus.


Key Features

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Translucent Mirror Technology

While conventional DSLRs can only shoot or focus with the speed and precision of Phase Detection AF separately, the SLT‐A37 utilizes Translucent Mirror Technology that directs light to both the image sensor and the Phase Detection AF sensor simultaneously.


16.1 MP Resolution

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Enjoy incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements with the SLT-A37. Featuring APS‐C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low‐light sensitivity or sensor noise.

Sony Exmor Technology

Conventional image sensors use only a handful of analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, which can slow you down. The Exmor sensor provides more than 4,000 column-parallel A/D converters. This helps enable continuous shooting at up to 7 frames per second.

ISO 16000 sensitivity

With the SLT-A37, you can enjoy incredibly clear low‐light pictures without sacrificing detail, made possible by the low‐noise Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor.

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Steadyshot INSIDE

Image stabilization reduces blur by compensating for camera shake. With SteadyShot INSIDE, image stabilization is built into the camera body itself. You'll reduce blur with every a‐mount lens, including macro and wideaperture standard zoom lenses. Typical DSLR systems build image stabilization into selected lenses only.



Tele Zoom High Speed 7 FPS Shooting

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The Translucent Mirror makes it easier to capture those precise moments, while the Tele Zoom High Speed shooting mode shoots up to 7 fps at 8.4 MP and maintains continuous auto focus and auto exposure.

High Speed AF for Full HD Movie Capture1

When most DSLRs shoot video, their Contrast AF is slow and visibly “hunts” for focus. The High Speed AF Full HD Movie retains the same fast, precise Phase Detection you enjoy for still images.1 It’s a decisive advantage for tracking fast-moving subjects and a major benefit of Translucent Mirror Technology.

BIONZ image processor

With a BIONZ image processor, the chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 12800 sensitivity. Also enables up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full resolution, Sweep Panorama mode and more.

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Auto Portrait Framing

Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds, Auto Portrait Framing provides beautifully composed and balanced full resolution portraits.

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Clear Image Zoom

Utilizing Sony’s exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of whatever lens you’re using providing greater shooting flexibility.

AUTO+ (Advanced Auto) mode

Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies, the SLT-A37 automatically recognizes the correct scene mode, then quickly shoots and combines up to six shots to produce images with greater clarity, optimum dynamic range using Auto HDR technology and lower image noise using 6 shots layering technology.

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Eye‐Level Electronic Viewfinder

The viewfinder displays your scene with clarity so you can fine‐tune every aspect of your image with confidence and achieve desired results. Its high‐end specifications include a notably wide 36.2 degree viewing angle and sharp 1440kdot resolution and provides 100% frame coverage. Exposure preview and informative overlays make operation easy.

Full HD 1080/60i/24p movies1

Experience super smooth 1080/60i/24p Full HD recording capability. Records in your choice of 1080/60i or 24p AVCHD format or in PC-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format.1

Six Creative Style settings

Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, B&W, Sunset, Portrait and Landscape. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.

Multi-frame NR

Experience incredible low-light shooting without a flash. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity. Sensitivity selectable up to ISO 25600. (Recommended for still subjects.)

Hand-held Twilight

Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures—beyond the capability of traditional cameras—without using flash or a tripod. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data with separate algorithms for still and moving parts of the picture reduces blur, minimizes noise and enables extraordinary detail.

3D Sweep Panorama Mode3

Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television3. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats.

Tilt/swivel 2.7-inch 230K LCD dot screen

Tilt it up or down to frame high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss. Tilt and swivel under the camera for self-portraits. Fold it flush to the camera with the LCD exposed for shooting or protected for travel.

Face Detection and Smile Shutter Technology

The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. It can also prioritize children or adults. The a37 allows you to capture a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter mode and the camera takes the picture automatically and you can adjust the smile sensitivity.

HDMI output for HD viewing

Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV9. The camera includes an HDMI output. In addition, the BRAVIA Sync system works with compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTVs enabling you to control camera playback using the television's remote4.

Anti-Dust Technology

Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. A static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust and the vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor.

Built-in Auto Pop-Up Flash

To help you shoot more effectively, the built-in flash automatically pops up and fires as needed when the camera is set to certain scene selection modes. The built-in flash can also trigger a wireless accessory flash (sold separately). The integrated hot shoe enables you to expand your lighting options with a range of accessory flashes (sold separately).

PhotoTV HD compatibility6

Optimizes compatible BRAVIA televisions for gorgeous display of digital pictures.6

Up to 500 Shots of battery life5

Take up to 500 shots on a single charge with Sony Stamina battery power.5 Sony's InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.

Six Creative Style settings

Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, B&W, Sunset, Portrait and Landscape. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.

Slot for two media types

For cost-effective, convenient storage and sharing of your images, the camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC media (Class 4 or higher recommended). (Memory card is required. All are sold separately.)

Powerful supplied software

To help you refine and manage your images and video, the camera is equipped with computer software including Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR and Play Memories Home software8
1. 1. Records in 29 minute segments.
3. Requires 3D HDTV, HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) and active 3D glasses sold sep.
4. Compatible with BRAVIA Sync or Theatre Sync HDTVs connected via HDMI
5. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.
6. Requires compatible BRAVIA® HDTV and cable sold sep.
8. Files compatible with iMovie '09 or later on Mac. Software not compatible with Mac OS X.
9. Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold sep.

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Love the tilt screen.
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The A37 is much lighter and smaller which means that it fits perfectly in a small camera bag together with a couple of spare lenses.
Richard Evans
In use it is a fairly user friendly camera but being used to DSLR's there are a number of niggles.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

121 of 125 people found the following review helpful By Richard Evans on June 19, 2012
Style Name: With 18-55mm lens
Five years ago I sold my Sony DCS-F717 which was a great camera for an all in one and decided to get a DSLR. I bought the A100 because of the built in image stabilization and the ability to use Minolta lenses. Five years ago it was easy to find Minolta lenses for very low prices as no one was sure Sony would put such a great effort into making an entire line of DSLR's. I started with a 50 mm f1.7. Then I found a 24-85 mm f3.5/4.5 which has become my favorite lens because it's very sharp, relatively light and offers good range. Then I found the 100 mm f2.8 Macro which is a superb lens and was top rated (same rating as the Leica) by Colorfoto (a German magazine) which ran a test on various macro lenses.

All of these lenses only cost me a few hundred dollars so buying into the Minolta/Sony A-Mount system is a real bargain compared to Canon/Nikon lenses. I also have the Sony 75-300 mm f4.5/5.6 which is a copy of the Minolta lens. Over the course of the last five years I've discovered that the A100 is too large and heavy to drag around for casual shooting and it's low light performance was limited. Also it doesn't shoot video so I used a Sanyo Xacti HD-1010 as my video camera. I had to decide which was more important. Video with poor quality stills on the Sanyo or high quality stills but no video on the Sony.

Recently I started investigating the options. After much research I was all set to buy the new Sony NEX F3. Then I went to look at it and immediately I struggled to read the tiny font and icons. Just about everyone will eventually suffer from Presbyopia which a difficulty to focus on close up objects. This can be easily corrected with reading glasses but I don't want to carry around a set of glasses to take photos.
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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful By NyReckDiver TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 28, 2012
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I recently had the opportunity to test the Sony Alpha A37 (SLT-A37) with the Sony 18-55mm lens. As an avid life-long Nikon Shooter, I welcomed the opportunity to try another "non-pro" brand, specifically the Sony Alpha series, which seems highly regarded by amateurs and even advanced amateurs. My review and rating of the A37 is based on the camera within its own class as opposed to an unfair comparison to a Nikon D300s or D800 for example, which are priced much higher and target a different shooter group with different needs. Please note Sony's designation of SLT indicates replacement of the optical viewfinder with an electronic one and relies upon a translucent mirror. This is a major differentiation to DSLR's.

The Sony Alpha A37 is best described as an advanced entry level DSLR camera. At $600 (I expect a minor 5% price drop in the future) with the Sony 18-55mm lens, it represents a great way for shooters to enter into the DSLR range or expand from lower ranked DSLR camera and is priced lowest in the Sony Alpha line. But, as with most brands, you are committing to specific branded lenses; in this case, Sony and Minolta "A-mount" lenses. This is not necessarily bad because you will save thousands of dollars when compared to Nikon or Canon. I am not aware of any converters allowing use of Nikon or Canon branded lenses. But, out of the box, you get everything you need including the 18-55mm lens, which would provide most people most of the focal length they need in day to day use, as well as on-camera flash, charger (wall type), battery, strap, and Sony Software. At the wide end of the included 18-55mm lens, the end most used by casual shooters, you have the ability to get creative out of the box- a big plus in today's economy.
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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful By XNOR VINE VOICE on August 26, 2012
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I have used this camera over the last 4 weeks and I am very impressed with the quality of the images.

Now, what sets this camera apart ?

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[**] 16.1 MP images - the images come out crystal clear and mindblowing. Tried to print them on a 13x19 sheet and it looks even better.

[**] Low light sensitivity - I shot a couple of images inside a home and they came out very good without using flash. I try to minimize the use of flash since natural light photography is always good. If you are doing a lot of low light photography, I would suggest you to buy a 50mm lens which allows a lot of light to come through the lens:
Sony 50mm f/1.8 SAM DT Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras

[**] Shooting speed - The camera can shoot at the rate of 7 shots per seconds which is versatile for a variety of applications. Someone new to DSLR may wonder as to why this is important. To give you an example - if you are shooting a sports scene - it is humanly impossible to shoot the exact image that you are looking for. So what you do is to hold the shoot button and the camera keeps clicking the images continually. And finally you select one of them which best represents your action.

[**] Panorama & 3D Images - This is something which is really exciting and cant wait for my next hiking trip to shoot panoramic images. If you are looking at a mountain range and want to get the full scope of the mountains - so far there was no way to do it other than a video.
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