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

Sony SLT A65

Winner
Sony SLT-A65

76

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Sony SLT A35

61

Sony SLT A35

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

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

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
900 ms startup delay
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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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
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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$600.00 vs $679.00
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The best price we've seen is $79 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
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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
              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
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              3
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              123 lenses
              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

              $398 - $455 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

              $998 - $1,050 with 16-50mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 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
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $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

              $601 with 18-55mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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

              Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

              Sony SLT A35 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT-A33

              Sony SLT-A33

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,027 with 18-55mm lens

              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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