Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Sony SLT-A37 vs Sony SLT A58

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
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

differences

Advantages of the Sony SLT-A37

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Size
Smaller
124x92x85 mm vs 132x98x81 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$376.91 vs $607.92
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The best price we've seen is $231 cheaper (around 40% less)
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
3.0" 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
Thickness
Thinner
3.2" vs 3.3"
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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
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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
              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
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              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
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              16 MP
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              123 lenses
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              3
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              SLT-A37799 ISO
              SLT A57785 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $412 - $448 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

              $560 - $917 body only

              $640 - $642 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 - $527 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Sony SLT-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,756 with 18-55mm lens

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $354 body only

              $630 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              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
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $870 - $899 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony SLT-A37 Competitors

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

              Sony SLT A57 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony SLT A57.

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