Sony SLT A35 vs Canon EOS 20D

Winner
Sony SLT A35

61

Canon EOS 20D

29

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 20D

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
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
220 lenses vs 126 lenses
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More than 70% 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" 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
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.7 EV vs 11 EV
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2.3 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
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
  1. 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
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
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 6 f-stops better
Weight
Much lighter
415 g vs 770 g
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Around 50% lighter
Size
Smaller
124×92×85 mm vs 144×106×72 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$499.95 vs $942.01
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The best price we've seen is $442 cheaper (around 50% less)
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The SLT A35's boost ISO is 6 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5.5 fps vs 5 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
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recommendations

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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              20D8.2 MP
              SLT A3516 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              20D1,600 ISO
              SLT A3512,800 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              20DNone
              SLT A351080p @ 30fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              20D721 ISO
              SLT A35763 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 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 EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 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 EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $898 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much 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

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $819 body only

              $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon EOS 20D Competitors

              Advantages

              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 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $820 body only

              $960 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $700 body only

              $1,670 with 28-135mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Live view Has live view
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon EOS Kiss Digital X

              Canon EOS Kiss Digital X

              Entry-level DSLR

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $999 body only

              $919 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Sony SLT A35 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $498 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony SLT-A37

              Sony SLT-A37

              Entry-level DSLR

              $550 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-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              $900 body only

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Movie format Lower frame rate movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

              Super zoom

              $1,279 - $1,298

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Autofocus Slower autofocus

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