Updated (April, 2012): Compare the Sony SLT-A65 vs Sony SLT-A37

Sony SLT A65 vs Sony SLT A35

Winner
Sony SLT-A65

74

Sony SLT A35

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
900 ms startup delay
Weight
Light-weight
415 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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differences

Advantages of the Sony SLT A65

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Movie format
Lower frame rate movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but SLT A65 does so at a higher frame rate
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 5.5 fps
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More than 80% faster continuous shooting
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
24 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
138 ms vs 223 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Longer battery life
510 shots vs 420 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
3.2" vs 3.3"
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
16,000 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The SLT A65's maximum light sensitivity is 0.3 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A35

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
900 ms vs 2800 ms
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3.1x less delay when turning on
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
763 ISO vs 717 ISO
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The SLT A35 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Weight
Significantly lighter
415 g vs 622 g
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More than 30% lighter
Size
Smaller
124x92x85 mm vs 132x97x81 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$499.95 vs $587.55
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The best price we've seen is $88 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection video autofocus which is uncommon Help
              fast and accurate
              Panorama Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SLT A653.2"
              SLT A353.3"
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              123 lenses
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              3
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SLT A65510 shots
              SLT A35420 shots
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              SLT A65717 ISO
              SLT A35763 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $445 - $498 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thinner
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony SLT-A77

              Sony SLT A77

              Pro DSLR

              $1,238 with 16-50mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 - $697 body only

              $579 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Sony SLT A57

              Sony SLT A57

              Entry-level DSLR

              $608 with 18-55mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony SLT-A37

              Sony SLT-A37

              Entry-level DSLR

              $386 - $581 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony SLT-A65.

              Sony SLT A35 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $222 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Movie format Lower frame rate movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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