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on September 28, 2012
The seller send me a use but in perfect condition item and the item are more than I spect. Very nice camera, very very fast auto focus system. Easy to use menu....
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on April 4, 2012
This camera is light weight and takes beautiful pictures. Happy I got it. Don't forget to get a case for it because it doesn't come with one.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 10, 2012
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.
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on October 18, 2014
Great camera. This is my 2nd a35 and bought this one for a telescope lens....
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2011
Bought a week back to replace my old a350. Tried to capture most of the snaps under low light and got pleasing shots.
Very satisfied with the camera.
Poeple who are looking for entry level, then go for a35.
Cost effective with much much more features than any other competetors.
Picture quality is superb.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2012
after buying this camera we shot few pictures with my friend who has nikon d 5100.Why doing personal photos on balcony under cloudy conditions, sony a35 photos had half faces shaded ,while nikons looked more uniform,no shading.Colors looked more dull on sony.Doing close up photos of flowers, detail was better with nikon.Photos inside apartment were almost equal,with nikon having only slight advantage.I think problem is with sony translucent mirror, that does not allow all light to get to sensor.Seeing this difference I immediately returned sony a35.In order for sony to compete with dslr they need to remove translucent mirror.Too bad nikon/canon in lagging behind in mirror-less cameras.I am surprised that consumers report/photo magazines did not report this issue.I liked size,speed of sony.
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2011
PROS:
Very fast focusing in Photo and Video
High photo image quality
Screen image quality is fantastic
Great build quality
Small and light but is easy to hold.
Auto+ mode is really good. It auto detects what mode should be used and typically does a good job.
7fps works very well and

CONS:
Fixed screen
Small screen - Even though the documented size is comparable to other cameras, the aspect ratio used here makes it look smaller.
Image quality is low within electronic viewfinder and image looks washed out. Also, the image doesn't take up the entire viewable area of the electronic viewfinder; there is a black border all around it. It has the pixels there (because there is backlight bleed all over it, and a few icons appear in that space).
Too much shutter noise. You would think that since the mirror doesn't move, it would make less noise.
Functionality severely limited in RAW mode. Many features are not useable when camera set to save RAW or RAW/JPEG.
HDR mode should have an option to make an artistic HDR opposed to just the simple dynamic range adjustment. What they call HDR just makes the image look more grey.
Screen blacks out between shots, especially noticeable when doing HDR.
Sweep panorama feels like you are using a machinegun. It's not smooth at all and
Image stabilization should turn on when using manual focus assist. It's great that manual focus assist is there to begin with, but it would be 100x more useful if the built in image stabilization would also be there to assist.
No GPS like A55.
No built-in wifi. Cheap phones have it, why not latest cameras?

This is true for any manufacturer:
(1) For those that use a hand strap instead of neck strap, put a place to attach the strap UNDER the camera body. Now we have to use the tripod mount to secure the BULKY handstrap under the camera.
(2) Photos taken in burst mode should have a special file name suffix or a field in EXIF data to make it easier to find groups of photos taken in burst mode.
(3) Open source firmware.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2012
I'm never buying a Sony again. Words cannot describe how disappointed I am in Sony. I've owned Sony cameras all my life and never had any problems with them. In August 2011 I paid around $500 for a Sony A35 body through Amazon. I was extremely happy with the features, especially the handheld feature. In November 2012 my camera stopped working (it won't turn on). I tried every fix I could find on the internet. Even called Sony Service, they could only suggest troubleshooting tips I already tried from the internet. Then, after two minutes of trying, Sony Service said sorry, your camera is our of warranty and you'll need to send it to Texas (from Hawaii!!) to have them look at it. $250 for Sony to look at the camera...that doesn't include the repair.

I'm still in shock. I've never dropped the camera or got it wet. I take very good care of it. I bought two lenses for it, a full range lens and a prime lens as well as other accessories.

The camera broke on day one of my vacation in November. Extremely disappointed. Don't purchase this camera unless you want a headache. My brother in law bought the same camera after trying my camera...he purchased his one week after I purchased mine and just today his camera is having the same problem as mine.

After a quick search on the internet, turns out I am not the only one having this problem with my camera. What a huge disappointment.
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on April 10, 2012
While this camera is easy to operate and smaller and lighter than most DSLRs from Canon and Nikon, the picture quality is deficient in one major area: color and exposure. An Apple iPhone 4S will produce better images in many cases.

If you are taking pictures in high contrast situations, the colors will be washed out and muted. In other conditions the colors will be steely and dark if there is a broad dynamic range. Turning DOR off seems to help quite a bit but I hate to start tinkering with settings so early in the game. I have seen pictures from the NEX-5 and they appear to have the same problem. Of course, you can touch up afterwards and the editing software that comes with the camera is sufficient to get better results, but having to increase the saturation on most photos is not for me.

In general, the image quality is inferior and it is because the colors are muted and faded. The biggest deficiency is in the pink/red/purple spectrum. However, as many have noted, the autofocus is incredibly fast. To prove that point, I put on the 55-200 zoom and took pictures of motorcyclists passing by on the highway. The focus is very good. The Canon T3i can not approach the SLT A-35 in either autofocus speed or for burst speed, so this seems like a good choice for the action photo types.

Back to color. If you are taking a picture of a dog for instance, it might be acceptable. But my sample pictures, taken in good lighting conditions, are not what I expect. Out of some 250 snaps I took in Carcassonne, France last year maybe a dozen were acceptable.

Finally, now that the A37 is coming out, it is noteworthy that the initial offering price for the A-37 will be a hundred dollars under this camera and yes many bought the camera when it was $699. At $499 it is acceptable but $699, no way. Note that the A37 has a downgraded LCD viewer, this one is better in that respect.

I guess the lesson is to be wary of Sony cameras in general. Also be wary of the professional paid reviewers who constantly promote Sony products on this site. If they say this camera is nearly perfect etc or offer "pros" and "cons" then the big "con" is the review itself.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2011
The LCD of my camera is geting a black spot that grows more every day....Sony Alpha SLT-a35 16 MP Digital SLR Kit with Translucent Mirror Technology and 18-55mm Lens
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