Sony SLT-A37 vs Canon PowerShot A710 IS

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Sony SLT-A37

47

Canon PowerShot A710 IS

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT-A37

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A710 IS

Size
Really small
Mid size (98×67×41 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
98×67×41 mm vs 124×92×85 mm
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3.6x smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.6" vs 3.3"
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2.1x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
210 g vs 506 g
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2.4x lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$499.99 vs $612.16
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The best price we've seen is $112 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony SLT-A37

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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
109 ms vs 530 ms
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4.9x less delay when taking photos
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 1.7 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
16,000 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The SLT-A37's maximum light sensitivity is 8.6 f-stops better
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 ISTunnel
              SLT-A37Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              A710 IS2.5"
              SLT-A372.6"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              A710 IS115k dots
              SLT-A37230k dots
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              $517

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon PowerShot A560

              Canon PowerShot A560

              Digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $252

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A610

              Digicam

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony SLT-A37 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $350 body only

              $430 - $448 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony SLT A57

              Sony SLT A57

              Entry-level DSLR

              $608 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony SLT-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $548 - $566 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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