Updated (April, 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 20D vs Sony SLT-A37

Sony SLT A35

Winner
Sony SLT A35

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Canon EOS 20D

31

Canon EOS 20D

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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

Overall image quality
Great image quality
74.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Color depth
Great color depth
23.3 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.7 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 20D

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 20D

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 197 lenses vs 123 lenses
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More than 60% more lenses available
Thickness Much thinner 2.8" vs 3.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A35

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Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 118k dots
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Around 8x higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.7 EV vs 11 EV
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1.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Autofocus Video autofocus Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 74.0 vs 62.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 23.3 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 1.4 more bits of color
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
True resolution Much higher true resolution 16 MP vs 8.2 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The SLT A35's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 763 ISO vs 721 ISO
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The SLT A35 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Lowest price Much cheaper $585.59 vs $1,299.00
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The best price we've seen is $713 cheaper (2.2x less)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SLT A35's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Size Significantly smaller 124x92x85 mm vs 144x106x72 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight Much lighter 415 g vs 770 g
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Around 50% lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.5 fps vs 5 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              20D:8.2 MP
              SLT A35:16 MP
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              20D:721 ISO
              SLT A35:763 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $539 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 body only

              $959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $270 - $387 body only

              $401 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $674 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 20D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 30D

              Canon EOS 30D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,138 body only

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Live view Has live view
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,000 body only

              $1,600 with 17-85mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much smaller
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
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              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

              Entry-level DSLR

              $525 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Much smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

              Sony SLT A35 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT-A37

              Sony SLT-A37

              Entry-level DSLR

              $440 - $479 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $448 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony SLT-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 body only

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $469 body only

              $485 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony SLT-A65

              Sony SLT A65

              Entry-level DSLR

              $631 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

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