The Sony SLT- A37 is a new, recently announced entry level digital single lens translucent (DSLT) camera with a 16.1 mega-pixel 23.5 x 15.6mm Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor. It is the successor to the SLR – A35,  It will be available around the end of May 2012 and and is expected to be priced at around $600/ £530. The camera will be available with the new 18-135mm f3.5-5.6, which gives approximately 8x zoom, which is quite generous for a kit lens.

The camera has many features, just a few are listed below:

  • 50i/25p AVCHD video recording
  • Articulating LCD (Liquid Chrystal Display
  • 16.1 Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
  • High sensitivity, and wide ISO range (ISO 100-16,000)
  • 15 point autofocus system (3 cross type)
  • Thanks to SLT technology, the camera is capable of a speedy 7 frames per second, while using xcontinuous autofocus, and again, thanks to SLT technology, the screen does not black out during high speed bursts
  • Intelligent Superior Auto Mode
  • Auto Portrait Framing detects your subjects face, and creates a perfectly cropped, beautiful portrait for inexperienced photographers
  • Clear Image Zoom doubles your lens’s magnification, without lowering resolution
  • It also has Sony’s usual: 3D panorama, sweep panorama, video mode, PASM, and photo effects
  • 3in LCD screen for good image viewing

This is a camera that would suit an inexperienced photographer who is looking to make that leap from a compact (point and shoot) camera.