Sony SLT-A37 vs Sony SLT A57

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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT-A37

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
900 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
109 ms shutter lag
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps

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differences

Advantages of the Sony SLT-A37

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Size
Smaller
124×92×85 mm vs 132×98×81 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
506 g vs 618 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A57

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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
Movie format
Higher frame rate movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but SLT-A37 does so at a lower frame rate
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
12 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.72x vs 0.71x
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Almost the same
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
550 shots vs 500 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
3.2" vs 3.3"
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Almost the same
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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
              Viewfinder size Large viewfinder size Help
              SLT-A370.71x
              SLT A570.72x
              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
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              SLT-A377 fps
              SLT A5712 fps
              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
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SLT-A373.3"
              SLT A573.2"
              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
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              16,000 ISO
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              SLT-A37799 ISO
              SLT A57785 ISO

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $498 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Sony SLT-A65

              Sony SLT A65

              Entry-level DSLR

              $593 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony SLT-A77

              Sony SLT A77

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 body only

              $1,499 with 18-135mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $648 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Sony SLT-A37 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              Sony SLT A57 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Pro DSLR

              $885 - $998 body only

              $1,598 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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              ashok (6:15 AM, October 03, 2013)
              tie?? are you kidding me?