Sony SLT-A35 Preview

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sony_SLT-A35_wSAL1855_550.jpgWith the overwhelming popularity of the SLT-α55 and SLT-α33 from 2010, Sony continues to build new dSLRs featuring their acclaimed Translucent Mirror Technology. The all new SLT-α35 builds off of the foundations laid by its predecessors, with various new upgrades.

While resolution is still set at 16-megapixels (like found on the α55), the α35 boasts a newly developed 16MP, Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor. To help keep the α35 fast and responsive, Sony chose their proven BIONZ processor. This sensor/processor combination allows the α35 to offer impressive burst mode capabilities (up to 5.5fps at full resolution, or 7fps at 8M), a vast sensitivity range (ISO 100 - 25,600), and Auto HDR and 3D sweep functionalities; among others.

Other impressive specifications include AVCHD video recording at full 1920x1080 resolution, a high-speed 15-point AF system with three "cross type" sensors, Quick autofocus in both movie and Live View modes, a high-quality 3.0-inch "Xtra Fine" LCD screen with Sony's TruBlack technology, Multi frame Noise Reduction, Creative Style settings, 11 new Picture Effects for both stills and video, built-in SteadyShot image stabilization, and much more. 

Check back in the coming weeks for updates to this page as we patiently await for an eval unit to arrive from Sony.
 
Sony α35 DSLR key features:
  • APS-C (23.5x15.6mm), 16-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor
  • Sony's new Translucent Mirror Technology (aka TMT)
  • Sony/Minolta A bayonet lens mount system
  • Full Time Live View
  • SSS (Super Steady Shot) image stabilization built into the body
  • Sweep Panorama Mode  (2D & 3D)
  • 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD screen with 921,600 pixels of resolution and TruBlack technology
  • Smart Auto capture mode
  • Records AVCHD video at 1920 x 1080 (1080i, 60fps) with stereo sound
  • Burst mode shooting at up to 5.5fps at 16M, or 7fps at 8M with 1.4x magnification in "Tele-Zoom High Speed" mode
  • Improved battery life (Rated at 420 images with viewfinder or 440 images with LCD monitor)
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo, Pro-HG Duo, PRO-HG HX Duo media as well as SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card slots
  • HDMI output
The Sony SLT-α35 will be available in August of 2011 with a MSRP of approx. $699.95 US for the camera body and 18-55mm lens kit. Purchasing the body alone will cost you around $599.95 US.

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