When we first saw Sony’s semitransparent-mirror Alpha A55 and A33 DSLRs, we were intrigued. Then, when we saw how they performed in our tests, we were impressed. Now, Sony has released the A35 ($600, street, body only), a follow-up to the now-discontinued A33. This model boosts the pixel count to 16.2MP, putting it on par with the $800 (street) A55. The A35’s newly developed sensor, however, consumes less power, which Sony says will deliver images with less noise at comparable ISOs.