As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, boutiques and mirrorless. The Sony Alpha DSLR-A900's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS 7D) and Sony (such as the SLT A99 and the SLT A77 II)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
3 years newer
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and DSLR-A900

  • None found

Sony SLT A99

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

Significant advantages of the SLT A99 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A99 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A99 and DSLR-A900

  • None found

Sony SLT A77 II

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

Significant advantages of the A77 II (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A77 II (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

common strengths of the A77 II and DSLR-A900

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
6 years newer
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and DSLR-A900

  • None found

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
3 years newer
$1,457 (body only)
$2,172 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

common strengths of the D600 and DSLR-A900

  • None found

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
1 year newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

common strengths of the 7D and DSLR-A900

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3
5 years newer
$818 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K-3 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-3 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-3 and DSLR-A900

  • None found

Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57
3 years newer
$1,994 (body only)

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A57 and DSLR-A900

  • None found

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700
1 year older
$262 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A700 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A700 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSLR-A700 and DSLR-A900

  • None found

Sony SLT A65

Sony SLT-A65
2 years newer
$241 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A65 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A65 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A65 and DSLR-A900

  • None found

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
similar age
$449 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

common strengths of the D90 and DSLR-A900

  • None found

Canon EOS 3D

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4 years newer

Significant advantages of the 3D (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 3D (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • None found

common strengths of the 3D and DSLR-A900

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSLR-A900 compared to boutique competitors include: it has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a weather sealed body, much better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 92%), slightly larger viewfinder (0.74x vs 0.33x) and has a much longer battery life (880 shots vs 330 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 2,100k dots), is significantly larger (large (156×117×82 mm) vs standard size (113×65×70 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
4 years newer
$2,398 - $2,798

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX1 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • Much smaller: Standard size (113×65×70 mm) vs Large (156×117×82 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 498 g vs 895 g
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX1 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 880 shots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DSC-RX1 and DSLR-A900

  • None found

Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm X100F
8 years newer
$1,050 - $1,299

Significant advantages of the X100F (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • Much smaller: Standard size (127×75×52 mm) vs Large (156×117×82 mm)
  • Much lighter: 469 g vs 895 g
  • Significantly thinner: 2" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the X100F (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • Much shorter battery life: 390 shots vs 880 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.33x vs 0.74x

common strengths of the X100F and DSLR-A900

  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 880 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS R

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10 years newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • Much shorter battery life: 370 shots vs 880 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the EOS R and DSLR-A900

  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 880 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSLR-A900 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), slightly larger viewfinder (0.74x vs 0.64x), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a much longer battery life (880 shots vs 340 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), much lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 409,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony A7

Sony A7
5 years newer
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • Has live view
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 880 shots
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the A7 and DSLR-A900

  • Weather sealed

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
5 years newer
$749 - $998 (body only)
$1,524 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • Shoots movies: UHD @ 30fps vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and DSLR-A900

  • Weather sealed

Sony a6400

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10 years newer
$898 (body only)
$971 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the a6400 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has live view
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the a6400 (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.46x vs 0.74x
  • Much shorter battery life: 410 shots vs 880 shots
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the a6400 and DSLR-A900

  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony A7S

Sony A7S
5 years newer
$1,998 (body only)
$2,598 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7S (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Has live view
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A7S (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 880 shots
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the A7S and DSLR-A900

  • Weather sealed

Sony a7R III

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9 years newer
$2,685 - $2,798 (body only)
$3,456 - $3,596 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7R III (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,440k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the a7R III (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 650 shots vs 880 shots

common strengths of the a7R III and DSLR-A900

  • Weather sealed
  • Great battery life: 650 shots vs 880 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Leica M10-P

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10 years newer
$7,777 - $7,995 (body only)

Significant advantages of the M10-P (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has live view
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the M10-P (vs the DSLR-A900)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 880 shots
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the M10-P and DSLR-A900

  • Viewfinders: Rangefinder vs Pentaprism