The Sony SLT-A37 is a compact interchangeable lens digital camera . It has a 2.7-inch (6.7 cm) TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 230,400 pixels that can be rotated to facilitate framing in difficult shooting positions. It comes complete with a Tru-Finder LCD electronic viewfinder with SVGA resolution (1.44 million pixels) with 100% coverage. Supports any kind of objective mount A (Alfa) , whether of Sony or Konica and Minolta. It has a double anti-dust system that protects the sensor during lens changes.
You can capture up to 16.1 megapixels effective, thanks to an image sensor CMOS Exmor with a size APS-C . As is usual in machines of this brand, the processor is a BIONZ. It is a camera with translucent mirror technology . The autofocus is phase detection (TTL) fifteen points. It includes a continuous autofocus mode that is suitable for bursting . By the way, you can do continuous shooting at 7fps (frames per second). You can track subjects in both photo and video mode.
This Sony can take good shots with little image noise in low light conditions. The sensitivity adjustment possibilities are quite wide, with ISO from 100 to 16,000 . The camera recognizes faces and detects smiles . You can recognize up to eight different faces per scene. There is also the possibility to configure the smile trigger. It also offers an automatic portrait framing function for professional results.
It has advanced features such as a dynamic range optimizer , which analyzes the image in real time to adjust the brightness and contrast and achieve the ideal exposure. The manufacturer has improved the HDR mode , which automatically combines three successive exposures to create a single image with a high dynamic range. You can store photos in various formats: RAW , RAW, and JPEG, Fine JPEG, and Normal JPEG.
You can record videos in format MP4 of 1,440 by 1,080 pixels at 25 fps; the sound is stereo in AAC format. Likewise, you can record higher quality videos in AVCHD format with a resolution of 1920 by 1080, progressive and at 50 fps; in this case the sound is two channel Dolby Digital. It has an optical image stabilizer of the SteadyShot type, which allows you to correct vibrations between 2.5 and 4 levels.
Videos, and photos, can be viewed in high definition on a Full HD television, thanks to the HDMI output . It also has a USB 2.0 port , valid both for transferring images to a computer and for recharging the battery. It weighs 506 grams , without lens. It measures 124.4 by 92 and by 84.7 millimeters. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts for about 500 shots with the screen and about 450 shots using the electronic viewfinder. In mid-June 2012, the Sony SLT-A37 will be available in stores at a retail price of 600 euros .