As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Sony SLT A57 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, pro DSLRs and pro digicams. The Sony SLT A57's top rivals come from Sony (such as the SLT A58 and the SLT A65) and Canon (such as the Rebel T5i and the EOS 70D)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
1 year newer
$330 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A58 and SLT A57

  • None found

Sony SLT A65

Sony SLT-A65
6 months older
$241 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A65 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A65 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A65 and SLT A57

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3300 and SLT A57

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

common strengths of the T5i and SLT A57

  • None found

Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30
similar age
$391 (body only)
$548 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-30 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-30 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-30 and SLT A57

  • None found

Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37
similar age
$470 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A37 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A37 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A37 and SLT A57

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony SLT A57 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 8 fps), slightly larger viewfinder (0.72x vs 0.57x) and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (16 MP vs 24 MP) and is older (march 2012 vs november 2015).

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the SLT-A68 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT-A68 (vs the SLT A57)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Built-in lens only
  • Shoots slower: 8 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the SLT-A68 and SLT A57

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony SLT A57 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), significantly larger viewfinder (0.72x vs 0.49x), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (16 MP vs 20.1 MP), is older (march 2012 vs august 2013), is significantly larger (professional size (132×98×81 mm) vs compact (111×59×38 mm)), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is slightly more expensive ($1,993.51 vs $400.00).

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10
3 years newer
$522 (body only)
$400 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T10 (vs the SLT A57)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (118×83×41 mm) vs Professional size (132×98×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.6" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the X-T10 (vs the SLT A57)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.41x vs 0.72x
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 126 lenses
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the X-T10 and SLT A57

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6
5 months newer
$606 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-6 (vs the SLT A57)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (120×67×43 mm) vs Professional size (132×98×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.7" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly lighter: 287 g vs 618 g

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-6 (vs the SLT A57)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 126 lenses
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the NEX-6 and SLT A57

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3
9 months older
$717 (body only)
$289 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the C3 (vs the SLT A57)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller: Compact (110×60×33 mm) vs Professional size (132×98×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the C3 (vs the SLT A57)

  • No 24p support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 126 lenses

common strengths of the C3 and SLT A57

  • Focus continuously recording movies

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the SLT A57)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Professional size (132×98×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.5" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the SLT A57)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and SLT A57

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony NEX 7n

Sony NEX 7n
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 7n (vs the SLT A57)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16 MP
  • Much smaller: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Professional size (132×98×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.5" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the 7n (vs the SLT A57)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 126 lenses

common strengths of the 7n and SLT A57

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the SLT A57)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16 MP
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Professional size (132×98×81 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the SLT A57)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 126 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the A6000 and SLT A57

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II
2 years newer
$1,198 (body only)
$1,798 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A77 II (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A77 II (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

common strengths of the A77 II and SLT A57

  • None found

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year newer
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and SLT A57

  • None found

Sony SLT A77

Sony SLT-A77
6 months older
$1,967 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A77 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A77 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A77 and SLT A57

  • None found

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A900 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A900 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSLR-A900 and SLT A57

  • None found

Sony SLT A99

Sony SLT A99
5 months newer
$3,198 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A99 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A99 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A99 and SLT A57

  • None found

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
1 year older
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

common strengths of the 60D and SLT A57

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony SLT A57 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (16,000 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a screen which flips out and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (132×98×81 mm) vs mid size (106×72×43 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (12 fps vs 24 fps), has significantly fewer focus points (15 vs 315) and is thicker (3.2" vs 1.7").

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
6 months older
$750

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

common strengths of the X10 and SLT A57

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
4 years newer
$998 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and SLT A57

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
4 years older
$459

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the SLT A57)

  • None found

common strengths of the G9 and SLT A57

  • None found