Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Sony SLT-A37

Canon EOS 60D vs Sony SLT A35

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

66

Sony SLT A35

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Great battery life
Battery life
1100 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

Color depth
Great color depth
23.3 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.7 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
197 lenses vs 123 lenses
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More than 60% more lenses available
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 900 ms
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2.2x less delay when turning on
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
1100 shots vs 420 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
9 vs 3
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
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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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.7 EV vs 11.5 EV
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1.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Overall image quality
Better image quality
74.0 vs 66.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Color depth
Better color depth
23.3 bits vs 22.2 bits
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Distinguishes 1.1 more bits of color
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
223 ms vs 253 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Size
Smaller
124x92x85 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The SLT A35's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Significantly lighter
415 g vs 755 g
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Around 50% lighter
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
15 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The SLT A35's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              $579.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Thickness Quite thick Help
              60D3.1"
              SLT A353.3"
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              60D9
              SLT A3515
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              60D17.9 MP
              SLT A3516 MP
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              60D813 ISO
              SLT A35763 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              60D66.0
              SLT A3574.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $612 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 - $547 body only

              $360 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $549 body only

              $499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $627 body only

              $480 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $354 body only

              $591 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $949 body only

              $1,170 - $1,249 with 18-135mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $649 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $749 - $778 body only

              $849 - $1,448 with 28-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $684 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $570 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Sony SLT A35 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT-A37

              Sony SLT-A37

              Entry-level DSLR

              $453 - $625 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 - $468 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony SLT-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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              Avatar for chee YieJian chee YieJian (8:56 AM, December 22, 2011)
              A35 EXCELLENT CAMERA !!!!!!!!!