Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs Sony SLT A58

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Sony SLT A57

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
16,000 ISO
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Slightly smaller 122x87x93 mm vs 132x98x81 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 583 g vs 618 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $683.38 vs $860.92
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The best price we've seen is $178 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A57

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 13x larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SLT A57's maximum light sensitivity is 3.3 f-stops better
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 16 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Battery life Longer battery life 550 shots vs 450 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 3.2" vs 3.7"
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More than 10% thinner
Focus points Slightly more focus points 15 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The SLT A57's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              DSC-HX200V:Tunnel
              SLT A57:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-HX200V:583 g
              SLT A57:618 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DSC-HX200V:3.7"
              SLT A57:3.2"
              Size Large Help
              DSC-HX200V:122x87x93 mm
              SLT A57:132x98x81 mm
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              DSC-HX200V:9
              SLT A57:15
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $390 - $418

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $478

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $269

              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $222

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony SLT A57 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $448 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony SLT-A65

              Sony SLT A65

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 body only

              $798 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              GPS Has a GPS
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony SLT-A77

              Sony SLT A77

              Pro DSLR

              $1,398 - $1,700 with 16-50mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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