Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 vs Sony SLT A57

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

149

Sony SLT A57

139

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
800 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentamirror
Great battery life
Battery life
1050 shots
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT A57.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $498 body only

$500 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

GPS Has a GPS
Size Smaller
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

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