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Sony Alpha SLT-A37 Camera

Sony Alpha SLT-A37 Camera - New A37 DSLR from Sony delivers speedy full-time continuous AF 7fps shooting and full HD video.

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Sony Alpha A37 in Digital SLRs

Alpha A37
Explore the creative world of high-quality imaging and interchangeable lenses with the new SLT-A37 camera with Translucent Mirror Technology from Sony. Light and easy to use, the temptingly-priced A37 broadens artistic options for anyone who’s stepping up from their point-and-shoot compact camera.

Key features

  • 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
  • High-speed shooting up to 7fps with Full-time Continuous AF in Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode, thanks to the Translucent Mirror Technology
  • Responsive, accurate 3-cross 15-point phase detection autofocus
  • High-resolution Tru-Finder with 100% coverage
  • AVCHD (50i/25p) ensures smooth, high quality video
  • Auto Portrait Framing for getting a top-quality portrait
  • Tiltable LCD making low/high-angle shooting easier
  • High sensitivity with wide ISO 100-16000 range
  • Clear Image Zoom doubles effective focal length while maintaining full pixel count
  • Great results made easy with Superior Auto mode
Unique to Sony, Translucent Mirror Technology delivers a potent combination of speedy shooting, non-stop phase detection autofocus and continuous live image preview, even when you’re shooting full HD video (50i/25p). The precision 3-cross 15-point AF system, with tracking autofocus, keeps faces and fast-moving subjects in sharp focus. From action-packed sports to spontaneous family portraits, you’ll capture all the drama and beauty of that special moment.

Translucent Mirror Technology also lets the A37 grab split-second action with a burst of sharply-focused images. Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode magnifies the central portion of the sensor’s image, delivering a crisply-detailed burst of still images at up to seven frames per second - even when your subject’s moving.

Framing and focusing is a pleasure through the high-resolution Tru-Finder, which matches or exceeds the abilities of many optical viewfinders. With a high 1440k dot resolution, excellent contrast and 100% field of view, this high-performance electronic viewfinder offers the same detail and clarity as the recently-launched SLT-A57. There’s also a special mode to assist comfortable Tru-Finder operation for spectacle wearers.

It’s easy to give your shots that professional polish. Adjustments to exposure and other creative picture settings can be previewed in real time, either via the Tru-Finder or the tilt-angle 2.7 inch Clear Photo LCD screen.

The A37 helps inexperienced photographers craft top-quality portraits without effort. Auto Portrait Framing mode identifies your subject’s position, trimming the scene to create beautifully composed, high-resolution portraits using the compositional ‘rule of thirds’. Unique to Sony, By Pixel Super Resolution Technology ensures that cropped, zoomed portraits retain a full pixel count to flatter your subject.

Getting close to the action used to mean packing a more powerful lens, but now you can enjoy high-quality close-ups with 2x Clear Image Zoom, doubling effective magnification of your lens. By Pixel Super Resolution Technology maintains superb image detail, tones and textures. Ideal for travel and everyday shooting, it’s a great way to boost your maximum focal length without carrying extra hardware.

The 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor inside the A37 captures finely-detailed, low noise stills and Full HD video. It’s teamed with the latest BIONZ image processor that extends sensitivity to a generous ISO 100-16000 range, broadening options for atmospheric low-light shooting without flash. Shared with all Alpha SLT cameras, SteadyShot INSIDE cuts the effects of camera shake by up to 4.0 stops for clearer handheld images with any A-mount lens.

The A37 takes the guesswork out of choosing the right camera settings for virtually any shooting situation. Superior Auto mode intelligently recognises a wide range of scenes and subjects, adjusting exposure and other picture settings for effortlessly accomplished results.

Sony SAL18135 A-mount 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 telephoto zoom lens

A versatile match for the A37, the new SAL18135 telephoto zoom offers a generous 8x (approx.) zoom range in a compact, go-anywhere lens that’s great for travel, street photography and everyday shooting. The SAM design assures smooth, rapid, whisper-quiet autofocus operation, while Direct Manual Focus allows accurate fine-tuning of focus for refined results.

The PCK-LM11 semi-hard screen protector sheet is exclusively designed for a perfect fit with the camera’s LCD screen. Ideal for active shooters, the ACC-FW1A accessory kit bundles a spare NP-FW50 rechargeable battery with the compact and a versatile LCS-AMB travel case that protectively cradles the A37 while offering quick access.

The Sony Alpha SLT-A37 will be available in the UK from the end of May 2012 for around £530. For more information, please visit the Sony website.

Sony Alpha A37 Specifications

Effective Magnification1.5x
Image Sensor
Pixels16.2Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4912
Pixels (H)3264
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.6mm
Sensor Size (height)15.8mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor2.7in
Screen resolution230k dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Face Detection
  • Spot
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted - Average
ISO sensitivity100 - 16000
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting7fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS25
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • Memory Stick (Sony)
  • SD
  • SDHC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeNP-FW50
Battery Life (CIPA rating)450shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsBattery charger (BC-VW1), Power cord, Rechargeable battery NP-FW50, USB Cable, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Eyecup, CD-ROM, Printed Instruction manual (202 pages), Sony A37K, DT18-55mm Zoom lens with Lens cap.

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