Sony SLT-A37 vs Sony SLT A35

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Sony SLT-A37

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Sony SLT A35

61

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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT-A37

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
109 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A35

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Weight
Light-weight
415 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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differences

Advantages of the Sony SLT A35

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.6"
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Around 20% larger screen
Weight
Lighter
415 g vs 506 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$499.95 vs $631.63
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The best price we've seen is $132 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony SLT-A37

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
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Get that real film feel
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
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
109 ms vs 223 ms
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2x less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 5.5 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
799 ISO vs 763 ISO
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The SLT-A37 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
75.0 vs 74.0
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Almost the same
Battery life
Longer battery life
500 shots vs 420 shots
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Around 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-A37's maximum light sensitivity is 0.6 f-stops better
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs, and ignoring price

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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
              1. 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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.3"
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              16 MP
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              126 lenses
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              3
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SLT A35420 shots
              SLT-A37500 shots
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SLT A3512,800 ISO
              SLT-A3716,000 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              SLT A35763 ISO
              SLT-A37799 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $448 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $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
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Sony SLT A57

              Sony SLT A57

              Entry-level DSLR

              $587 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony SLT-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $485 - $649 body only

              $587 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony SLT-A33

              Sony SLT-A33

              Entry-level DSLR

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Sony SLT A35 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              Sony SLT-A37 Competitors

              Advantages

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony SLT-A37.

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              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:23 AM, August 20, 2012)
              Thanks for pointing that out, we will fix that up soon.
               
              Sia (5:03 PM, August 18, 2012)


              Continuous video focus Yes vs No


              is not true. Sony slt 37 does also have it.