Sony SLT A37 vs Nikon D3200

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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A37

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.2 EV

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 A37.

competitors

Sony SLT A37 Competitors

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Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Larger
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Entry-level DSLR

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Screen size Larger screen
Movie format Does not take movies
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Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon D3200 Competitors

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
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Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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lightspeed (4:02 PM, August 01, 2013)
What is the reason of Nikon D3200 here? anyone can explain i'm confused too. And I heard some image sensor of Nikon made from Sony.
 
Avatar for AppleEnforcer AppleEnforcer (5:55 PM, March 28, 2013)
Thanks
 
riju san (2:04 PM, March 28, 2013)
go for sony.
 
mim (4:47 PM, March 26, 2013)
I am also stuck with which one is better they both have good and bad points so they even each other out making it hard to choose. I am mainly going to be using the camera for taking photos not so much video's, so I think i'm edging more towards the Nikon D3200.
 
Avatar for AppleEnforcer AppleEnforcer (5:00 PM, July 11, 2012)
I was just wondering which of these two cameras is a better buy for a beginner?
The Sony A37 seems to be packed with better features for the money. But, I am confused here.