As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro DSLRs and super zooms. The Sony Alpha DSLR-A350's top rivals come from Sony (such as the SLT A58 and the Alpha DSLR-A300) and Canon (such as the Rebel T4i and the EOS 5D)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
5 years newer
$330 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A58 and DSLR-A350

  • None found

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSLR-A300 and DSLR-A350

  • None found

Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A35
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the SLT A35 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A35 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A35 and DSLR-A350

  • None found

Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37
4 years newer
$470 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A37 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A37 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A37 and DSLR-A350

  • None found

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

common strengths of the T4i and DSLR-A350

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years newer
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3100 and DSLR-A350

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSLR-A350 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a screen which flips out, much more lenses available (126 lenses vs 20 lenses) and has a significantly longer battery life (730 shots vs 330 shots).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.5 fps vs 60 fps) and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 126 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and DSLR-A350

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
2 years newer
$593 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-5 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5 (vs the DSLR-A350)

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

common strengths of the NEX-5 and DSLR-A350

  • None found

Sony NEX 7

Sony NEX-7
3 years newer
$737 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX 7 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the NEX 7 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 126 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the NEX 7 and DSLR-A350

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1
3 years newer
$832 10-30mm, 30-110mm lenses

Significant advantages of the J1 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 2.5 fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the J1 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the J1 and DSLR-A350

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
2 years older
$2,499 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 5D (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D and DSLR-A350

  • None found

Canon EOS 70D

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

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and DSLR-A350

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSLR-A350 compared to super zoom competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (14 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a screen which flips out, has a much longer battery life (730 shots vs 350 shots), is thinner (3" vs 4.8") and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 97%).

Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Fujifilm FinePix S3200
3 years newer
$698

Significant advantages of the S3200 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S3200 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S3200 and DSLR-A350

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (131×99×75 mm)
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3"
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 674 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
6 years newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 730 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and DSLR-A350

  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 730 shots
  • Light weight: 590 g vs 674 g

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
7 years newer
$274

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the DSLR-A350)

  • Much shorter battery life: 590 shots vs 730 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the L840 and DSLR-A350

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Prosumer size (131×99×75 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 590 shots vs 730 shots
  • Thin: 3.8" vs 3"