Sony Alpha 35 review

Lightweight Sony SLT camera packed with innovative features

Sony a35
How will the Sony Alpha 35 stand up in our in-depth test?

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Sony has succeeded in taking an already impressive piece of technology and really exploring its potential. Using their innovative SLT design, the manufacturer has created a very responsive camera that impresses in just about every aspect. With a glut of high-end features that elevate the SLT-A35 above the rank of your typical 'entry-level' camera, there's plenty to love about this model.

Sony alpha 35

We liked

The fast performance of the SLT-A35 - thanks to its SLT design and intuitive handling - makes a very good impression. Couple this with superb image quality and an impressive feature-set, and we're sold.

We disliked

The fixed LCD feels like a bit of a step backwards after using the older SLT-A33's more versatile vari-angle version.


Offering simple, no-fuss handling, beginners will find the camera very easy to get to grips with. There's a good range of automatic and scene modes, as well as in-camera colour and picture effects - all of which produce great results with minimal effort on the photographer's part. That said, the SLT-A35 is also a camera that will grow with you as your skills progress, offering full manual control and RAW shooting capability once you're ready to advance.

In terms of performance, the SLT-A35 is highly responsive, while image quality - whether you're shooting JPEGs and/or RAW files - is equally as impressive. When it comes to finding fault with this camera, there's little for us to complain about: it's an excellent potential choice for amateur photographers and as such comes highly recommended.