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Sony Alpha SLT-A37

alaTest has collected and analyzed 236 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The screen and value for money also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the software. Many are less positive about the shutter.

performance, value for money, screen, portability, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Sony Alpha SLT-A37 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony SLT-A37 Preview


Today Sony announced the new SLT-A37 (aka α37) Translucent Mirror Technology camera, which allows full time autofocus and continuous live image preview while taking still shots or capturing full high definition video at 60i/24p. This continuous focus,...

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Sony Alpha SLT-A37 (with 18-135mm lens)


Compact interchangeable-lens cameras are cute, but sometimes you want the heft of a dSLR-style body, full mode dial, electronic viewfinder, and a lot of direct-access controls. The Sony Alpha SLT-A37, the latest entry-level model in Sony's line of...

The Sony Alpha SLT-A37 offers some class-leading performance, along with a solid set of features and respectable photo quality.

The EVF looks dim, and the LCD is on the small side.

A good option if you're looking for something fast with a viewfinder and tilting LCD, the Sony Alpha SLT-A37 is a solid but not outstanding sub-$800 dSLR-style camera.

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Sony Alpha A37


The A37 replaces the A35 and clearly defines Sony's Alpha product lineup. As the lowest in the line, the A37 camera loses out on the burst speed, video quality, and screen resolutions of the more expensive models but does retain a smaller form factor....


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Sony Alpha SLT-A37


If you're not alert, life can quickly pass you by. Now, thanks to the A37 DSLR camera, you will always be ready to capture and preserve those special moments. We enjoyed reviewing this DSLR because of its exciting list of features and technologies that...

You get about 500 shots per battery charge, and this camera's electronic viewfinder is top-notch

This camera's display is on the small side and has lower resolution than many entry-level DSLRs

The Sony A37 is an entry-level DSLR camera with professional styling and features.

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Sony SLT-A37 Review


It’s easy to see Sony is on a winner with its NEX series. Likewise, the fan mail for the SLT DSLR range is growing.

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Amazon review summary for Sony Alpha SLT-A37


alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Sony Alpha SLT-A37 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Digital SLR Cameras on

performance, value for money, portability, lens, usability


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Alpha SLT-A37K 16.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology and 18-55mm Lens (Black)Sony Alpha SLT-A37M 16.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology and 18-135mm Lens (Black)

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Great Beginner DSLR


This is a great camera to have if you're a beginner into the DSLR world. This is my first DSLR and i'm in love with it absolutely. The picture quality is great and the movie quality for both the MP4 and the Full HD and AVCHD is very good as well. This...

Excellent Picture/Video Quality

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Best purchase ever (so far)


The 2 sales people I have were great and very helpful. I hope they both get credit.. I am tracking it now. It seems like it will be here much faster than I originally expected. I have been wanting a digital camera for a long time but the expense was...



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Sony A37 - Single Lens Translucent


This is really a huge advance over using a camera with a flip up mirror which was invented in 1949. For the first time Sony has also included all of the features of the higher end cameras in their entry level A37. The A37 is a NEX-F3 in an Alpha SLT...

16mp sensor, 3rd generation Bionz processor


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Please - Auto Focus micro adjustment


Please make AF Micro Adjustment (SLT-A77) available across the whole range of SLT cameras -- being able to correct for the normal manufacturing variation within lens and camera tolerances is the only way photographers will be able to get the best out...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:23.4 x 15.6 mm


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: Yes
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Sony NP-FW50
Battery Type:Sony NP-FW50


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes