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

Sony SLT A35

Winner
Sony SLT A35

57

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Canon EOS 20D

31

Canon EOS 20D

Runner-up
     
 

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
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
Autofocus Video autofocus Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
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
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
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
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 slightly faster 5.5 fps vs 5 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
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        similarities

        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        20D:8.2 MP
        SLT A35:16 MP
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        20D:721 ISO
        SLT A35:763 ISO
        Movie format One shoots movies Help
        20D:None
        SLT A35:1080p @ 30fps

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 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

        $276 - $290 body only

        $350 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Has slightly 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 - $871 body only

        $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon EOS Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $450 body only

        $200 - $400 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 D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $380 - $427 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 Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 body only

        $200 - $749 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
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $575 - $629 body only

        $830 - $966 with 18-105mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
        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

        $873 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

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Size Much smaller
        Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,049 - $1,150 body only

        $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker

        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
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony SLT-A33

        Sony SLT-A33

        Entry-level DSLR

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster
        Low light performance More noise at high ISO
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Sony SLT-A55

        Sony SLT-A55

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,073 body only

        $1,075 - $1,165 with 18-55mm lens

        Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
        GPS Has a GPS
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $656 body only

        $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

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

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