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Sony Alpha 37 review

New entry-level DSLT offers 7fps shooting

As part of our image quality testing for the Sony Alpha a37, we've shot our resolution chart with a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens mounted.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Sony Alpha a37 is capable of resolving up to around 22 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Sony Alpha 37 review

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 100, score: 22 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 200, score: 22 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 400, score: 22 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 800, score: 22 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 1600, score: 20 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 3200, score: 20 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 6400, score: 18 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 12800, score: 16 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 16000, score: 16 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw images

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 100, score: 22 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 200, score: 22 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 400, score: 22 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 800, score: 22 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 1600, score: 20 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 3200, score: 20 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 6400, score: 18 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 12800, score: 16 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony Alpha 37 review

ISO 16000, score: 16 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLT Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeNo
Product Familyalpha A
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationOptical
Digital Zoom2x
Brand NameSony
FeaturesExternal Flash Shoe, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Face Detection, 3D Panorama
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMPEG-4 AVC, AVCHD
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)506 g
Maximum Image Resolution4912 x 3264
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeExmor APS HD CMOS sensor
Total Camera Resolution16.5 Megapixel
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
Battery Model SupportedNP-FW50
Height92 mm
Width124.4 mm
Depth84.7 mm
Autofocus Points15
Product SeriesA
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAC3, AAC-LC
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelSLT-A37
Product NameA37 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
Product Linealpha
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberSLTA37.CE
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Creative shooting made simple

Explore the world of high-quality imaging, supple shooting responses and interchangeable lenses. Capture smooth, detail-packed videos in Full HD. Create exciting artistic effects and grab pro-style portraits. All in a light, compact camera that's easy to use and carry.

Battery Life500 Shot
Package Contents
  • A37 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
  • Lithium Ion Battery NP-FW50
Display Resolution230400 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker