Updated (March 2012): Compare the Nikon D3200 vs Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

88

Nikon D3200

73

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A77.

competitors

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Focus points Significantly more focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,142 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$350 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$348 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$377 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag

discussion

Sony SLT-A77
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