Sony SLT A37 vs Nikon D3200

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Sony SLT A37

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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

$598 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$348 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony SLT-A55

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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$350 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$348 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$377 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Shutter lag More shutter lag

discussion

Sony SLT A37
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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.