Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon D3300 vs Sony SLT-A37

Nikon D3200

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Nikon D3200

73

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Sony SLT A35

57

Sony SLT A35

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,131 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Color depth
Great color depth
23.3 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.7 EV
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 1,131 ISO vs 763 ISO
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The D3200 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Overall image quality Better image quality 81.0 vs 74.0
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Around 10% better image quality
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24.2 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 123 lenses
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Around 70% more lenses available
Startup delay Less startup delay 400 ms vs 900 ms
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2.2x less delay when turning on
Color depth Better color depth 24.1 bits vs 23.3 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Battery life Longer battery life 540 shots vs 420 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.2 EV vs 12.7 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Thickness Much thinner 3" vs 3.3"
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10% thinner
Size Smaller 125x96x76 mm vs 124x92x85 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price Cheaper $329.00 vs $599.00
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The best price we've seen is $270 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A35

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Autofocus Faster video autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.5 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 223 ms vs 276 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The SLT A35's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The SLT A35's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 3 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Focus points More focus points 15 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight Lighter 415 g vs 505 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Weight Light weight Help
              D3200:505 g
              SLT A35:415 g
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              D3200:1
              SLT A35:3
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $600 body only

              $499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $375 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thinner
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              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

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Is much smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor size Has a significantly smaller sensor

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

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              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Size Larger
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

              Sony SLT A35 Competitors

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              Sony SLT-A37

              Sony SLT-A37

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $479 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony SLT-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              GPS Has a GPS
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony SLT-A33

              Sony SLT-A33

              Entry-level DSLR

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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