Sony SLT A77 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

88

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
800 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Battery life
Great battery life
1050 shots
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A77.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580.

competitors

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$241 body only

Size Smaller
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$2,114 - $2,397 with 16-80mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $498 body only

$479 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$449 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$602 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

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Showing 2 comments

lukman (2:38 PM, May 17, 2013)
hi, how do see/compare the low iso performance of the two cameras?
 
Avatar for andyken andyken (6:26 PM, January 26, 2012)
Come on Snapsort, you need to sort out your scoring system.

The A580 is a very good camera, but the A77 is unquestionably better in so many ways. You award the same score to both cameras for video, without taking into account that the A77 has a superb ultra fast video focus, whereas the A580 doesn't video focus at all. I used to own an A580 and found the video useless for anything that moves! Also you score electronic viewfinders zero (the same as no viewfinder at all) why?! Okay score pentaprism highest then pentamirror, then electronic, but a score of zero (i.e. of no consequence whatever) is just silly when the A77 viewfinder has been widely acclaimed.

Edit: Scoring now appears to be revised, so A77 comes out ahead of A580, but A77 still scores zero for (its excellent) electronic viewfinder