- 16MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 25600
- Sensor based Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
- 415g - 124 x 92 x 85mm
- Announced September 2011
- Superseded the Sony A33
- Later Model is Sony A37
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Sony A35 overview
Sony A35 is Sony's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera originally introduced on September of 2011. It includes a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4912 x 3264.
Sony introduced this model in order to improve the older Sony A33 (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards brought out the fresher Sony A37 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to improve this camera.
The A35 ranks at #37 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & all-around #289 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to try out our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
Here is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Sony A35 history
The Sony A35 has a history of related cameras. Down below, you can see all older and the latest models as well as main specs.
A35 vs A6824MPAPS-C8.0 fps2015
A35 vs A5820MPAPS-C8.0 fps2013
A35 vs A5716MPAPS-C12.0 fps2012
A35 vs A3716MPAPS-C6.0 fps2012
A35 vs A6524MPAPS-C10.0 fps2011
A35 vs A58016MPAPS-C7.0 fps2011
A35 vs A5516MPAPS-C10.0 fps2010
A35 vs A56014MPAPS-C5.0 fps2010
A35 vs A3314MPAPS-C7.0 fps2010
A35 vs A39014MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
A35 vs A29014MPAPS-C3.0 fps2010
A35 vs A45014MPAPS-C7.0 fps2010
A35 vs A55014MPAPS-C7.0 fps2009
A35 vs A50012MPAPS-C5.0 fps2009
A35 vs A38014MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
A35 vs A33010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
A35 vs A23010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
A35 vs A20010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008
A35 vs A35014MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008
A35 vs A30010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008
A35 vs A10010MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
Sony A35 Gallery
You can look at the A35 from different angles in the gallery below.
Sony A35 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of advantages and drawbacks of the Sony A35 based on factors that are usually viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Sony A35 Sensor features
The Sony A35 is powered by the Bionz chip. The specification of the sensor in the Sony A35 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4912 x 3264 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can cause cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 100 - 25600. RAW photos are supported therefore the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below shows the A35's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The A35 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is shown in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Sony A35 dimensions
Sony A35 weighs in at 0.91 lbs (415g / 14.64 ounces) & has outer measurements of 124mm x 92mm x 85mm (4.9" x 3.6" x 3.3"). The weight of normal Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540g so the Sony A35 is lighter as compared with other rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Listed below is a pic of the Sony A35 beside a softdrink so you can get a sense of its size.
The top view below will show you the button arrangement on the A35.
Sony A35 Lens features
The A35 works with the Sony/Minolta Alpha mount and has 145 lenses available on the market. Here is some of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the A35.
Sony A35 Connectivity
The A35 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can send images and at times adjust settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Certain apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external display. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Sony A35 Video features
The maximum video resolution in the Sony A35 is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution will provide a decent balance between video quality vs file size but FULL HD is not going to give you any room to downsample. Even though the body offers a microphone port, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone port which means you will not have the option to keep an eye on your sound levels.
Sony A35 Weather Sealing
Sony A35 doesn't have weather sealing so damp conditions may affect the camera.
Sony A35 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony A35 includes a 3 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
Please note that the display has no touch support.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder specs for Sony A35 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 1,150 thousand dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.73x
Viewfinders can be quite beneficial during bright outdoor situations which may make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Sony A35 Shutter features
Sony A35 continuous shooting speed is 6.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Sony A35 Flash and Hot shoe features
Sony A35 features both integrated flash along with external flash ability. The highest flash sync speed is 1/160 seconds.
Sony A35 Autofocusing features
Sony A35 features both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & exact as compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera includes Face detection making it valuable for taking portraits of people.
The AF system includes 15 focus points to select from. Sony A35 can use manual focusing when needed during low light conditions or you need to have more exact control on focusing.
Sony A35 Battery life
The battery (NP-FW50) for the Sony A35 is built to last for 440 images with respect to the CIPA standards making it lower when compared with it's rivals. The general Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x features the highest possible (1900) battery life within this type of cameras.
Following is a list of Entry-Level DSLR cameras which have the best battery life:
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Sony A35 for varying styles of photography
The following diagram shows a analysis of the Sony A35 for varying styles of photography. To view more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Sony A35
The Sony A35 receives a rating of 74 which is nice, meaning that it is a good choice to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support in addition to the capability to use off-camera flash.
Sony A35 Street photography factors
With a nice points total of 71, the Sony A35 is a good option to use in street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Sony A35 Sports photography details
A very good sports photography score of 61 means the Sony A35 is a good fit for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have fantastic focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony A35 Travel photography info
Size is super important in selecting a travel camera. All things considered, the Sony A35 gets a decent 59 for a travelling camera which makes it reasonably suitable for your journeys.
Sony A35 Landscape photography factors
When you're planning to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most significant aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Sony A35 at it's very good rating of 69 as a landscape camera is a good option among its rivals.
Sony A35 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera really should have a moving display, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering all things, the Sony A35 is just not good as a vlog camera as it receives a really bad rating of 36.
Sony A35 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the A35, here is a range of the top rated cameras which fall into the family of Entry-Level DSLR.
The graph listed below gives you a summary of the A35 vs it's highest ranked rivals suggested previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you might regard as alternatives. To browse through a full comparison, simply click the "compare" link.