How can a company that came up with such names as Betamax, MiniDisc, Blu-ray and Walkman, call a feature ‘Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE’?
What it actually means is that the Sony A35 will shoot at up to 7 frames a second but with a reduced image size of 8.4MP. RAW isn’t available in this mode.
Although I managed to get good results with this mode, I do think it is slightly gimmicky and led by the desire of the marketing department to be able to say ’7 frames a second’. Actually the A35′s full-resolution continuous shooting of up to 5.5 frames a second is faster than its immediate competitors.
Continuous autofocus works in both the normal and Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode (can’t we just call it ‘Shotburst’ or something?) and I used it to get these shots of a skier hitching a ride: