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

Sony SLT-A37

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Sony SLT-A37

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Sony SLT A57

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Sony SLT A57

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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT-A37

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
900 ms startup delay
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
 
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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 Significantly cheaper $429.99 vs $860.92
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The best price we've seen is $431 cheaper (2x 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 Lower 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 Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder size Large viewfinder size Help
              SLT-A37:0.71x
              SLT A57:0.72x
              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
              Sensor shift
              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
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SLT-A37:3.3"
              SLT A57:3.2"
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              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
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              SLT-A37:799 ISO
              SLT A57:785 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $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

              $749 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 - $567 body only

              $444 - $477 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
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $699 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Sony SLT-A77

              Sony SLT A77

              Pro DSLR

              $1,398 with 16-50mm 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
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 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 a built in panoramas
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $549 - $697 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 a built in panoramas

              Sony SLT-A37 Competitors

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              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $249 body only

              $427 - $440 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

              Sony SLT A57 Competitors

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              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?