Sony Alpha 37 system camera : Lightweight, easy to use and packed with a variety of useful features, the new Sony SLT-A37 camera is an ideal choice for consumers eager to explore the world of interchangeable lens DSLR photography. The new Sony A37 camera is the latest to feature Sony's acclaimed Translucent Mirror Technology, which delivers a potent combination of fast shooting, non-stop phase detection autofocus and continuous live image preview during still and full HD video (60i/24p) shooting. This innovative technology also allows the new Sony A37 camera to grab split-second action with a burst of sharply focused images. Shots can be captured at up to seven frames per second in Tele-Zoom High Speed Shooting Mode, where the central portion of the sensor's image is magnified by approximately 1.4x.
Sony A37 camera
"Delivering lightning-fast shooting speeds and autofocus plus advanced full HD video capture, our innovative Translucent Mirror Technology continues to serve as the backbone of our A-mount line of cameras," said Mike Kahn, director of the Alpha business at Sony. "Featuring this unique technology plus a host of exciting new features and an attractive price tag, our new Sony A37 camera brings a whole new meaning to the term 'entry level DSLR'."
Sony A37 electronic viewfinder
The Sony Alpha 37 camera has a precision 3-cross 15-point AF system with tracking autofocus that keeps faces and fast-moving subjects in sharp focus. From action-packed sports to spontaneous family portraits, it will ensure that all the drama and beauty of that special moment is captured. Framing and focusing is easy with the camera's high-resolution Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder. With a high 1440k dot resolution, excellent contrast and 100% field of view, it matches or exceeds the abilities of many optical viewfinders. Adjustments to exposure and other creative picture settings can be previewed in real time, either via the Tru-Finder EVF or the tilt-angle 6.7 cm (2.7") Clear Photo LCD screen, making it easy to create shots with a professional finish.
Creating portraits with the Sony A37
Additionally, the Sony Alpha 37 camera helps inexperienced photographers create top-quality portraits with ease. The new Auto Portrait Framing mode identifies the subject's position in a composed image and follows the "rule of thirds" to trim the scene and create a beautifully framed portrait. The cropped photo is then boosted to full resolution using Sony's unique By Pixel Super Resolution technology, which uses pattern matching to maintain superb image detail, tones and textures in the photo. Both the original and cropped image files are saved for review.
Sony Alpha 37 photo features
By Pixel Super Resolution Technology is also used for the "Clear Image Zoom" feature, which digitally doubles the effective magnification of any lens attached to the camera. Ideal for travel and everyday shooting, it's a great way to boost maximum focal length without carrying extra hardware. The new Sony A37 camera also features Superior Auto Mode, which intelligently recognizes a wide range of scenes and subjects and adjusts settings automatically.
16 megapixel Sony SLT-A37 camera
The 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor inside the Sony Alpha 37 camera captures finely detailed, low noise stills and Full HD video. It's teamed with the latest BIONZ image processor that extends sensitivity to an ISO 100-16000 range, broadening options for low-light shooting without flash. Shared with all Alpha A-mount cameras, SteadyShot INSIDE stabilization cuts the effects of camera shake by up to 4.0 stops for clearer handheld images.
18-135mm telephoto zoom lens for the Sony A37
A versatile match for the Sony A37 and other Sony A-mount camera bodies, the new SAL18135 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 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 lens features a SAM design that assures smooth, rapid, whisper-quiet autofocus operation and Direct Manual Focus for accurate fine-tuning of focus. This sharp telephoto zoom lens will also be offered as a kit lens with the Sony A37 and other Sony A-mount camera bodies.
Sony Alpha 37 accessories
Compatible accessories include the new PCK-LM11 semi-hard screen protector sheet, exclusively designed for a perfect fit with the LCD screen on the Sony A37 camera, as well as the HVL-F43AM flash, LCS-BP2 backpack and a variety of other exciting products that complete the Alpha ecosystem.
Sony A37 price & availability
The new Sony A37 digital camera will be available this June with an 18-55mm kit zoom lens (model SEL1855) for about $600. The new SAL18135 telephoto zoom lens will be available as a stand-alone product this July for about $500, and will be offered as a kit lens with Sony A-mount cameras beginning this August at the below approximate prices:
• Sony Alpha 37 camera kit with 18-135mm lens: $800
• Sony Alpha 57 camera kit with 18-135mm lens: $1,000
• Sony Alpha 65 camera kit with 18-135mm lens: $1,200
• Sony Alpha 77 camera kit with 18-135mm lens: $1,700
The Sony Alpha camera kits, new lens and variety of accessories will be available at Sony retail stores and other authorized dealers nationwide.
Sony A37 review
As soon as we receive a Sony A37 test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Sony A37 review.