Sony SLT A37 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Sony SLT A37

102

Nikon D3200

100

Runner-up

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

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm)

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

$632 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$525 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$295 - $549 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Longer battery life
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder

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.