Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A55 vs A35

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

SLT A55
9.7
SLT A35
9.6
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

SLT A55
7.0
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 A55
8.2
SLT A35
8.2
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

SLT A55
8.9
SLT A35
9.1
Reviews from techradar.com, sonyalpharumors.com, photographyblog.com and 2 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

SLT A55
8.9
SLT A35
8.9

Winner
Sony SLT A35 

Camera Rocket recommends the Sony SLT A35  based on its reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A55 vs A35

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

SLT A55
816 ISO
SLT A35
763 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

SLT A55
2,600 LPH
SLT A35
3,000 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A55
220 ms
SLT A35
223 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

SLT A55
103 ms
SLT A35
102 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

SLT A55
900 ms
SLT A35
900 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A55
10 fps
SLT A35
5.5 fps

Features Key features of the SLT A55  vs A35 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A55
16 MP
SLT A35
16 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A55
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

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

SLT A55
22.9 microns
SLT A35
22.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

SLT A55  vs A35 

9.0
9.0
The Sony A55 can shoot full-resolution 16.2 megapixel pictures at up to 10fps whilst maintaining continuous auto focus and auto exposure, an impressively fast rate for such an inexpensive camera.
SLT A55

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A55  vs
A35 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16 MP 16 MP
Resolution 4912 x 3264 4912 x 3264
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.4 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 22.9 microns 22.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,600 LPH 3,000 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,600 LPH 3,000 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 15 15
Cross type focus points 3 3
Supports continuous No No

shutter

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 5.5 fps
Battery life 330 420
Continuous shooting
10 fps, JPEG
7 fps, JPEG
5.5 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 220 ms 223 ms
Shutter lag 103 ms 102 ms
Startup delay 900 ms 900 ms

video

SLT A55  vs
A35 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No 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 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Translucent Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic

form factor

Size 124 x 92 x 85 mm 124 x 92 x 85 mm
Thickness 85 mm 85 mm
Weight 500 g 415 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

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