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

Sony SLT A77

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

82

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Sony SLT-A33

58

Sony SLT-A33

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

differences

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
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
12 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
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
Color depth
Better color depth
24 bits vs 22.8 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
124 ms vs 215 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.2 EV vs 12.6 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
11 vs 3
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Grab focus in difficult situations
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
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SLT A77:3.2"
              SLT-A33:3.3"
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              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

              $600 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

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $398 - $455 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

              $608 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

              $479 body only

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

              Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Pro DSLR

              $898 body only

              $1,498 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $896 - $897 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

              Sony SLT-A33 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A35

              Sony SLT A35

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,110 body only

              $679 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $409 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

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Sony SLT-A37

              Sony SLT-A37

              Entry-level DSLR

              $464 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

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