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

Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D

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Sony SLT A35

54

Sony SLT A35

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Battery life
Great 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
 
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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
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
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 Significantly more lenses available 197 lenses vs 123 lenses
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More than 60% more lenses available
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 1100 shots vs 420 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Startup delay Less startup delay 400 ms vs 900 ms
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2.2x less delay when turning on
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
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $199.95 vs $588.77
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The best price we've seen is $389 cheaper (2.9x less)
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A35

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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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 23.3 bits vs 22.2 bits
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Distinguishes 1.1 more bits of color
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
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
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
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              60D:9
              SLT A35:15
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              60D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              SLT A35:APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              60D:17.9 MP
              SLT A35:16 MP
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              60D:813 ISO
              SLT A35:763 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              60D:66.0
              SLT A35:74.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,199 body only

              $1,099 - $1,530 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Weight Is much heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $640 body only

              $850 with 18-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $549 - $647 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
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $929 body only

              $848 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

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              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,231 body only

              $200 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Sony SLT A35 Competitors

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              Sony SLT-A37

              Sony SLT-A37

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $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 Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Thickness Much thinner
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Sony SLT-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,073 body only

              $1,060 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $273 body only

              $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony SLT-A33

              Sony SLT-A33

              Entry-level DSLR

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

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