Our DSLR pick to highlight for the holidays is feature-laden, quick and for it's price a great value: Read on to check out the brand new Sony Alpha A35! Conventional DSLRs can shoot. Or they can focus with the speed and precision of Phase Detection AF. They cannot do both at once. The SLT-A35 utilizes Translucent Mirror Technology that directs light to both the image sensor and the Phase Detection AF sensor simultaneously.The translucent mirror makes it far easier to capture the decisive soccer kick or your baby at her absolute cutest. The Tele Zoom High Speed shooting mode shoots up to 7 fps at 8.4 MP while maintaining continuous auto focus and auto exposure. You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements as well, thanks to the 16.2 megapixel APS-C sensor size and Sony® Exmor™ APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise. You get full HD video quality with full time AF as well.When most DSLRs shoot video, their Contrast AF is slow and visibly “hunts” for focus. The Quick AF Full HD Movie retains the same fast, precise Phase Detection you enjoy for still images. It’s a decisive advantage for tracking fast-moving subjects and a major benefit of Translucent Mirror Technology. This is an amazing camera, but don't just take our word for it;  Check out this hands- on review on the A35 (with video) from CNET: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20069794-1/hands-on-sony-alpha-slt-a35/. The A35 is available in a kit with a 18-55mmm SAM zoom lens for $699.95! And with 17 shopping days till Christmas, we'll suggest some other cool photo items & accessories on our blog as the big day approaches! And, as we looked in the papers today (12/8), we were pleasantly surprised to see the New York Times recommend our highlighted mirrorless camera ( The Olympus E-PM1) this morning in their weekly technology article. Wanna check it out ? Then click onto the following link: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/07/technology/personaltech/to-artfully-capture-memories-try-these-cameras.html?_r=1

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