Sony SLT-A37

Last Updated (01 May’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Digitalcamerainfo

Sony SLT-A37 is a 16.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology and 18-55mm Lens. It features ISO 16000 sensitivity, 1080/60i/24p Full AVCHD video recording, High Speed shooting at up to 7 fps with continuous AF, Auto Portrait Framing, Tru-finder electronic viewfinder, and has a 3.0-inch LCD screen that can be Tilt and swivel with high resolution up to 230K. The camera measures Approx. 4-7/8 x 3-5/8 x 3-1/3” (124.4 x 92 x 84.7mm) (W/H/D) excl grip & lens mount and weight Approx. 1.12 lb 17.8 oz (506g) (w/battery & media). It is available at Amazon with price of $498.00.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Expert Reviews

Sony SLT-A37 Reviews

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Sony SLT-A37 and writes;
“Shooting with the A37 feels much like shooting with the A35; it’s a compact DSLR that features fast autofocus (even while recording video), with a plush grip, but an overall lightweight feel. The articulating LCD allows you to capture from tough angles, while the electronic viewfinder functions well in most environments.”
rating: N/A

T3 reviews the Sony SLT-A37 and writes;
“While it used to be the case that zoom lenses bundled with budget models were just there to get us started out of the box, the 18-55mm kit lens provided with the SLT-A37 is actually pretty good. It maintains detail and sharpness well into the corners. Add to this the fact that Sony’s default colour settings tend to be punchy and well saturated,”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCAdvisor reviews the Sony SLT-A37 and writes;
“As this a budget model costing a very reasonable £499 with the 18-55mm standard zoom supplied on test, we don’t get the top plate function window found on semi pro models, but we are provided with a shooting mode dial crammed with 12 manual and automatic picture enhancing controls, including panorama and 3D stills option. Again this is more than we’d normally expect at this price point. Add in colour-rich, well-defined images and smooth 50fps video capture and you can’t go wrong.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Expertreviews reviews the Sony SLT-A37 and writes;
“Video quality was excellent, although it’s best to avoid the 1080/50i mode, which gave the same strange take on interlaced footage that we saw from the Sony NEX-F3. The 1080/25p mode was better, and delivered rich colours and crisp details.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Ephotozine reviews the Sony SLT-A37 and writes;
“The camera feels great, working as expected with a good number of controls and buttons giving quick access to settings. The camera’s small size works in its favour as well by making the camera easy to pick up and take with you. The Sony Alpha A37 delivers excellent images with low noise and great colour making it a brilliant choice for anyone looking for a fast compact Digital SLR.”
Rating: ★★★★★

CNET reviews the Sony SLT-A37 and writes;
“The A37 is a solid, entry-level, SLR-class camera that will serve anyone on a tight budget who’s looking for something with which to shoot active kids and pets.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Photographyblog reviews the Sony SLT-A37 and writes;
“Image quality is excellent, with results from the 16 APS-C sensor rivaling the main DSLR competition and in most cases surpassing the Compact System Camera alternatives, especially if you want to achieve shallow depth-of field effects.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Pocket-lint reviews the Sony SLT-A37 and writes;
“But not only is it affordable, the A37 is also a great camera. The continuous autofocus system will outdo anything at a similar price point, and the same can be said for movie mode’s swift autofocus (just a shame it’s 50i, not 50p). Then there’s the 7fps burst shooting mode that’s unrivalled for this kind of money.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Video Reviews

Sony SLT-A37 Reviews

Review Video By spymit

Review Video By John Sison

Review Video By DigitalCameraWorld

Review Video By alphacamera


Sony SLT-A37 Sample Photos

Sony SLT-A37 Sample Photos @

Sony SLT-A37 Sample Photos @

Sony SLT-A37 Sample Photos @ Ephotozine

Sony SLT-A37 Sample Photos @

Sony SLT-A37 Sample Photos @ Amazon

Sony SLT-A37 Sample Photos @


Sony SLT-A37 User Manual (PDF)

Click to view or right click and select Save Target As..(Firefox) or Save link as.. (IE) to download

– Download Sony SLT-A37 User Manual (PDF -)


Sony SLT-A37 Features

The Sony SLT-A37 features a Translucent Mirror Technology which enables the camera is able to shoot and focus simultaneously by utilizing the image sensor and the Phase Detection AF sensor. It makes the camera is different with conventional DSLRs that can only shoot or focus with the speed and precision of Phase Detection AF. While with 16.1 MP Resolution, this camera allows you to get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements with less noise even in low light conditions.


The camera also use an Exmor image sensor which delivers more than 4,000 column-parallel A/D converters, it makes this camera enable to continuous shooting at up to 7 frames per second. Beside it, the high sensitivity ISO of 16000 lets you enjoy beautiful images that captured in low light situation with low noise and without sacrificing detail. There is a Steadyshot INSIDE stabilization for reducing the blur caused by camera shake, it has function as image stabilization in the camera body itself ensures you will get clear and sharp images.


In addition, Sony SLT-A37 is able to record Full HD 1080/60i/24p movies that you can be chosen in 1080/60i or 24p AVCHD format or in PC-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format. It also has capability to capture 3D Images by featuring 3D Sweep Panorama Mode which lets you capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. Not only that, the camera also comes with a 3.0-inch LCD screen which offers high resolution of 230K dots for easy review your pictures and videos. The LCD screen also can be tilt up or down, and swivel under the camera for self-portraits.


Sony SLT-A37 Highlight Features:

+ 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
+ Clear Image Zoom doubles effective focal length while maintaining full pixel count
+ Great results made easy with Superior Auto mode
+ Face Detection and Smile Shutter Technology
+ HDMI output for HD viewing
+ Anti-Dust Technology
+ Built-in Auto Pop-Up Flash
+ Six Creative Style settings
+ Slot for two media types
+ Powerful supplied software


Listed below are some of the rivals of the Sony SLT-A37

Canon EOS 1100D Reviews

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Canon EOS 600D Reviews

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Nikon D3200 Reviews

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Olympus E-PL3 Reviews

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Reviews

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Pentax K-5 Reviews

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Pentax K-x Reviews

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Samsung NX200 Reviews

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Sony A35 Reviews

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Sony A57 Reviews


Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Leave a Reply