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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT-A37

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
16,000 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A710 IS

Size
Really small
Mid size 98x67x41 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
1.6"
Weight
Light-weight
210 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon A710 IS

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Size Significantly smaller 98x67x41 mm vs 124x92x85 mm
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3.6x smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Weight Significantly lighter 210 g vs 506 g
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2.4x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.6" vs 3.3"
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2.1x thinner
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Advantages of the Sony SLT-A37

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 109 ms vs 530 ms
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4.9x less delay when taking photos
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 16 MP vs 7.1 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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More than 14.5x larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The SLT-A37's maximum light sensitivity is 4.3 f-stops better
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Startup delay Less startup delay 900 ms vs 1500 ms
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40% less delay when turning on
Screen size Larger screen 2.6" vs 2.5"
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 1.7 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        A710 IS:Tunnel
        SLT-A37:Digital
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        A710 IS:2.5"
        SLT-A37:2.6"
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        A710 IS:115k dots
        SLT-A37:230k dots
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon Rebel SL1

        Canon Rebel SL1

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $500 body only

        $599 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon PowerShot A710 IS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A720 IS

        Canon PowerShot A720 IS

        Digicam

        True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
        Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Olympus XZ-2 iHS

        Olympus XZ-2 iHS

        Pro digicam

        $299

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $115 - $250

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot A540

        Canon PowerShot A540

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 - $681 body only

        $499 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Significantly larger

        Sony SLT-A37 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony SLT A58

        Sony SLT A58

        Entry-level DSLR

        $448 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Autofocus Slower video autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Sony SLT A57

        Sony SLT A57

        Entry-level DSLR

        $861 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $370 - $400 body only

        $500 - $590 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Autofocus Slower video autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

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