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

Sony SLT A65

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Sony SLT-A65

71

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Sony SLT A35

57

Sony SLT A35

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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
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Phase detection video autofocus
fast and accurate
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony SLT A65

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Movie format Higher 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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 10 fps vs 5.5 fps
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More than 80% faster continuous shooting
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
Battery life Longer battery life 510 shots vs 420 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
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
Thickness Thinner 3.2" vs 3.3"
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Almost the same
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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
Size Smaller 124x92x85 mm vs 132x97x81 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 415 g vs 622 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $588.77 vs $799.99
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The best price we've seen is $211 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SLT A65:3.2"
              SLT A35:3.3"
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              123 lenses
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              SLT A65:717 ISO
              SLT A35:763 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $448 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony SLT-A77

              Sony SLT A77

              Pro DSLR

              $1,398 body only

              $1,298 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 D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 - $697 body only

              $549 - $647 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

              $861 with 18-55mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 body only

              $564 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly 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-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,073 body only

              $1,075 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $659 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony SLT A35 Competitors

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              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $273 body only

              $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony SLT-A33

              Sony SLT-A33

              Entry-level DSLR

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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