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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT-A37

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.9 EV
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $870

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

              Compact

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Samsung WB750

              Samsung WB750

              Travel zoom

              $488

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

              Casio QV-4000

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              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
              Sony SLT A57

              Sony SLT A57

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $831 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
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $545 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

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

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