Sony A37 summary
Sony A37 is Sony's Entry-Level DSLR camera initially announced on May of 2012. The camera comes with a 16MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 4912 x 3264.
The A37 is placed #38 out of 79 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and overall #280 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should look at our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personal factors.
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Sony A37 family
The Sony A37 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can discover all past and current models alongside main specifications.
Sony A37 Gallery
You can look at the A37 from different angles in the gallery below.
Sony A37 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Sony A37 based on things which are generally considered necessary in a camera.
Sony A37 Sensor features
The spec of the sensor in the Sony A37 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4912 x 3264 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor based). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter may cause cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CMOS sensor boasts 16MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 25600. RAW files are saved so the user has more margin for error.
The picture underneath shows the A37's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The A37 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Sony A37 dimensions
Sony A37 is 1.12 lb (506 gr / 17.85 oz) and the physical size of the camera is 124mm x 92mm x 85mm (4.9" x 3.6" x 3.3"). The weight of typical Entry-Level DSLR camera is 538 gr so the Sony A37 is very much the same in comparison with other competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Underneath is a shot of the Sony A37 beside a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will illustrate the button design on the A37.
Sony A37 Lens features
The A37 works with the Sony/Minolta Alpha mount and has 142 lenses that you can purchase. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the A37.
Sony A37 Connectivity
The A37 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send photos and in some cases change settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Several apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Sony A37 Video features
The max video quality in the Sony A37 is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance in quality vs file size but 1080p isn't going to leave you with much room to crop. Even though the body includes a mic jack, it is unfortunately missing a headphone jack so you won't be able to check your audio levels.
Sony A37 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Sony A37 so you have to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.
Sony A37 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony A37 comes with a 2.6 inch tilting display having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the display is not a touch screen.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Sony A37 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 1,440 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.73x
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders are quite valuable.
Sony A37 Shutter features
Sony A37 has the capability to shoot continuously at 6.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Sony A37 Flash and Hot shoe features
Sony A37 includes both in-built flash and also external flash support. The maximum flash sync is 1/160s.
Sony A37 Autofocus features
Sony A37 includes both Phase Detect AF and Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker & exact as compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera comes with Face detect which is useful for people photography.
It comes with 15 focus points to choose from. Sony A37 supports manual focus when required in low light or you want to have more accurate focus control.
Sony A37 Battery life
The battery pack (NP-FW50) on the Sony A37 is made to last for 500 shots based on the CIPA standards which is less when compared with its rivals. The usual Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 592. Pentax K-x has got the maximum (1900) battery life in this type of cameras.
Following is a list of Entry-Level DSLR cameras having the strongest battery life:
Sony A37 for specific kinds of photography
The following bar chart presents a outline of the Sony A37 for specific kinds of photography. To view more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Sony A37 Portrait photography information
The Sony A37 has a points total of 75 which is very good, and means the camera is a respectable option for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos plus the option to use external lighting.
Sony A37 Street photography features
Having a exceptional points total of 77, the Sony A37 is a great choice to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Sony A37 Sports photography features
A very good sports photography points total of 62 indicates the Sony A37 is a very decent option for shooting sports. A camera really should have great focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Sony A37
Portability is really critical in picking a travel camera. In general, the Sony A37 gets a reasonable 54 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat suited for your journeys.
Sony A37 as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody who is planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sony A37 with it's nice score of 65 for a landscape camera is a very decent choice in the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Sony A37
A vlogging camera preferably should come with a articulating screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Sony A37 is not very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a really bad score of 35.
Sony A37 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the A37, here is a list of the highest rated cameras which fall under the class of Entry-Level DSLR.
The line graph underneath shows you an overview of the A37 compared to it's highest rated rivals shown above.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might take a look at as alternatives. To check out a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.