Sony SLT A35 and NEX-C3 Announced

Sony just announced two new cameras: Sony SLT A35 and Sony NEX C3. The Sony A35 is designed to replace the Sony A33, features 16 megapixels sensor, record HD video 1080p at 60fps, 7fps continous shooting and new picture effects that will be added in next firmware update (june 20th). Sony NEX-C3 is Sony’s latest addition to their mirrorless camera lineup with same 16 megapixels sensor as Sony A35 and improved battery life. Both camera will be ready for shipping in August this year and will be priced (body+kit) at $700 and $650 respectively.


Sony SLT A35

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Sony SLT A35 and NEX C3 Full Specifications Leaked

I guess it becomes normal that full camera specs will be leaked just before the announcement date. And now , via PhotoRumors, we have full specs of Sony SLT A35 and Sony NEX C3 :


Sony NEX C3:

  • Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with aprox. 16.2 effective megapixels
  • BIONZ image processing engine
  • Contrast-detection AF (25-point Multi / Center / Flexible Spot)
  • 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec. shutter speeds
  • 200-12800 ISO sensitivity settings
  • 49-segment Multi, Center-wighted average, and Spot metering modes
  • HD movie recording (MP4, 1280 x 720p)
  • 3-inch, 921,000-dot, tiltable Xtra Fine LCD monitor with TruBlack technology
  • iAuto (intelligent Auto) mode
  • Scene Selection modes
  • Photo Creativity modes )Background Defocus ? Color ? Brightness / etc.)
  • Picture Effect (Toy Camera / Pop Color / Posterization / Retro Photo / High-key / Partial Color / High Contrast Monochrome, see previous Photo Rumors post on the new picture effects)
  • Face-detection AF/AE/AWB and Smile Shutter (for still photos only)
  • Creative Style
  • Auto HDR
  • D-Range Optimizer
  • Soft Skin Effect
  • 5.5 fps Speed Priority Continuous shooting
  • 10x precision digital zoom
  • Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama modes
  • Anti-dust system
  • Customizable Soft Keys
  • Shooting Tips and Help Guide
  • MF assist and Peaking function
  • Grid lines
  • MS Duo / SDXC multi memory card slots
  • HDMI, PhotoTV HD, and BRAVIA Sync support
  • Hi-speed USB 2.0 support
  • Smart accessory terminal
  • Automatic LCD monitor brightness control
  • Eye-Fi ready
  • Built-in stereo microphone and monaural speaker
  • 400-shot battery life

Sony a35:

  • Tele-zoom High Speed Shooting
  • 15-point AF system with 3 cross sensors
  • Quick AF movies (AVCHD: 1920 x 1080)
  • Quick AF Live View (with the main image sensor)
  • Tru-Finder with 100% frame coverage
  • High-quality, Xtra Fine LCD monitor (TruBlack)
  • Newly developed 16.2 MP, Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
  • Fast, high-quality BIONZ image processing engine
  • Wide ISO range: ISO 100 –12800
  • Multi Frame NR (equivalent to max. ISO 25600)
  • Auto HDR
  • D-Range Optimizer
  • Hand-held Twilight
  • 11 Picture Effect types
  • 2D / 3D Sweep Panorama
  • AUTO+ (AUTO Advanced) mode
  • Creative Style settings
  • 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Compact and 433 g lightweight
  • Face detection AF
  • Built-in SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization
  • Grid display
  • Built-in anti dust system


Sony A35 & NEX C-3 more specs and availability

More detail has leaked on Sony A35 and Sony NEX C-3 specifications. Both cameras will be priced at $599 and estimate availability according to SAR’s sources is around August 2011.


Sony A35

  • 16 megapixel
  • ISO 200 – 12800
  • HD video recording
  • 25 AF points
  • 3″LCD
  • new picture effects
  • increased battery life

Sony NEX C-3

  • 16 megapixel
  • 100-12800 ISO
  • FullHD 1080 AVCHD
  • New tele-zoom high speed shooting mode with 7 fps (???)
  • new picture effects

via SAR

Sony A35 menu leaked on Sony Netherland

See image below or you can visit the site and see it for your self. Unfortunately , the link goes to some ‘latest news’ page. Mistypo? i don’t think so. The Sony alpha 35 is successor of the Sony A33. Several rumors says it will have minor improvement over A33.