Sony SLT-A37

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Sony SLT-A37

44

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Canon PowerShot A710 IS

38

Canon PowerShot A710 IS

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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT-A37

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.9 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
 

differences

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
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.6" vs 3.3"
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2.1x thinner
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
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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
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
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
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              A710 IS:Tunnel
              SLT-A37:Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              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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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $191

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $150

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $449 - $549

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $194

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Sony SLT-A37 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $448 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

              $309 - $527 body only

              $443 - $447 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

              $500 with 18-135mm lens

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

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 - $449 body only

              $409 - $490 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-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

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