Sony A35 Impressions – Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE

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:

Sony A35 Continuous Shooting Example

Sony A35 Continuous Shooting Example

Sony A35 Continuous Shooting Example

Sony A35 Continuous Shooting Example

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3 Responses to Sony A35 Impressions – Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE

  1. Jessy Plames says:

    Hi, are all your a35 shots with the 18-55 kit lens? Can you post larger sample photos? Looks pretty good so far. Could come in handy for now and then be a backup camera to the a77 for me.

  2. David James Ross says:

    Yes they are all with the kit lens. I have some 35mm f1.8 samples but I’ve kept them separate. I don’t want to post larger samples but I could send you some by email.

  3. Jessy Plames says:

    Larger samples through emails would be great. Looking forward to some 35mm 1.8 samples as well. Seems like the first lens I should pick up with the a35.