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

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$498 - $666 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $1,000 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$400 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

Sony SLT A37
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Nikon D3200
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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.