Updated (April, 2014): Compare the Sony SLT A77 II vs Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A77

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Sony SLT-A77

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Sony SLT-A33

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Sony SLT-A33

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT-A33

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
800 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A77

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Overall image quality Better image quality 78.0 vs 70.0
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More than 10% better image quality
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture more than 70% more detail in your photos
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 12 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Color depth Better color depth 24 bits vs 22.8 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 124 ms vs 215 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 801 ISO vs 591 ISO
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The SLT A77 has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 11 vs 3
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.2 EV vs 12.6 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Battery life Longer battery life 530 shots vs 270 shots
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Around 2x more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The SLT A77's maximum light sensitivity is 0.3 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Focus points Slightly more focus points 19 vs 15
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness Thinner 3.2" vs 3.3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony SLT-A33

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 800 ms vs 3100 ms
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3.9x less delay when turning on
Size Smaller 124x92x85 mm vs 143x104x81 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 500 g vs 732 g
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More than 30% lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent 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
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Sensor shift
        Panorama Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Autofocus Both use faster phase detection video autofocus which is uncommon Help
        fast and accurate
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
        Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        SLT A77:3.2"
        SLT-A33:3.3"
        Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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        Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
        Won't autofocus with all lenses
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Lens availability Few lenses available Help
        123 lenses
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        SLT A77:530 shots
        SLT-A33:270 shots
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        SLT A77:801 ISO
        SLT-A33:591 ISO

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony SLT-A65

        Sony SLT A65

        Entry-level DSLR

        $675 body only

        $772 with 18-55mm lens

        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $648 body only

        $798 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony SLT A58

        Sony SLT A58

        Entry-level DSLR

        $448 with 18-55mm lens

        Thickness Is thinner
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony SLT A57

        Sony SLT A57

        Entry-level DSLR

        $846 with 18-55mm lens

        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony SLT-A55

        Sony SLT-A55

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,073 body only

        $1,060 with 18-55mm lens

        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

        Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

        Entry-level DSLR

        Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

        Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony SLT A77 II

        Sony SLT A77 II

        Pro DSLR

        $1,048 body only

        $1,648 - $1,649 with 16-50mm lens

        Focus points Many more focus points
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,047 body only

        $1,347 with 18-140mm lens

        Startup delay Much less startup delay
        Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,231 body only

        $200 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Much less startup delay
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Much less startup delay
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Canon EOS 7D

        Canon EOS 7D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,199 body only

        $1,099 - $1,530 with 28-135mm lens

        Startup delay Much less startup delay
        Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
        Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
        Color depth Worse color depth

        Sony SLT-A33 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony SLT-A37

        Sony SLT-A37

        Entry-level DSLR

        $430 - $479 with 18-55mm lens

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $285 body only

        $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Sony SLT A35

        Sony SLT A35

        Entry-level DSLR

        $589 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Color depth Better color depth
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $378 - $415 body only

        $495 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

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