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Advantages of the Nikon D3300

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True resolution
Much higher true resolution
24.2 MP vs 20.1 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Movie format
Lower frame rate movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but D3300 does so at a higher frame rate
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
230 lenses vs 126 lenses
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More than 80% more lenses available
Size
Smaller
124×98×76 mm vs 129×95×78 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
430 g vs 492 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A58

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Viewfinder size
Much larger viewfinder
0.65x vs 0.55x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
8 fps vs 5 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
15 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lowest price
Cheaper
$339.90 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              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
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              D3300$399.00
              SLT A58$339.90
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              D3300400 ms
              SLT A581900 ms
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              D33003"
              SLT A583.1"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Viewfinder Help
              D3300Pentamirror
              SLT A58Digital
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D330012,800 ISO
              SLT A5816,000 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              D330011
              SLT A5815
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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