Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A37 vs A35

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

SLT A37
8.8
SLT A35
8.7
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

SLT A37
8.6
SLT A35
7.0
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

SLT A37
9.2
SLT A35
8.2
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

SLT A37
9.4
SLT A35
9.1
Reviews from dpreview.com, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and reviews.cnet.com

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

SLT A37
9.1
SLT A35
8.7

Winner
Sony SLT A37 

Camera Rocket recommends the Sony SLT A37  based on its image quality, focusing, responsiveness and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A37 vs A35

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

SLT A37
799 ISO
SLT A35
763 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A37
109 ms
SLT A35
223 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

SLT A37
57 ms
SLT A35
102 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

SLT A37
900 ms
SLT A35
900 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A37
7 fps
SLT A35
5.5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

SLT A37
500 photos
SLT A35
420 photos

Features Key features of the SLT A37  vs A35 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A37
16 MP
SLT A35
16 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A37
25,600 ISO
SLT A35
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

SLT A37
2.6"
SLT A35
3"

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

SLT A37
22.8 microns
SLT A35
22.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

SLT A37  vs A35 

10.0
9.0
As with Live View, continuous phase-detection AF is possible whilst shooting movies on the A37, a distinct advantage over most DSLR cameras and fast enough to rival Compact System Cameras like the Panasonic Lumix GH series.
SLT A37

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A37  vs
A35 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16 MP 16 MP
Resolution 4912 x 3264 4912 x 3264
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.4 x 15.6 mm 23.4 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 22.8 microns 22.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 15 15
Cross type focus points 3 3

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic

performance

Max continuous shooting 7 fps 5.5 fps
Battery life 500 420
Continuous shooting
7 fps, JPEG
5.5 fps, JPEG
7 fps
5.5 fps
Focus lag 109 ms 223 ms
Shutter lag 57 ms 102 ms
Startup delay 900 ms 900 ms

video

SLT A37  vs
A35 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Phase detection

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.6" 3"
Resolution 230 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 124 x 92 x 85 mm 124 x 92 x 85 mm
Thickness 85 mm 85 mm
Weight 506 g 415 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
Automatic panorama Yes Yes
Create realistic 3D images Yes Yes
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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