Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Sony SLT A58 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

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Sony SLT A57

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Sony SLT A57

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,121 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
800 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A57

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Movie format Higher frame rate movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but SLT A57 does so at a higher frame rate
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder 0.72x vs 0.52x
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Around 90% larger viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 12 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Size Significantly smaller 132x98x81 mm vs 137x104x84 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The SLT A57's maximum light sensitivity is 0.3 f-stops better
Thickness Thinner 3.2" vs 3.3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSLR-A580

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 1,121 ISO vs 785 ISO
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The DSLR-A580 has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Battery life Much longer battery life 1050 shots vs 550 shots
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More than 90% more shots per battery charge
Overall image quality Better image quality 80.0 vs 75.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Color depth Better color depth 23.8 bits vs 23.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.3 EV vs 13 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Weight Slightly lighter 599 g vs 618 g
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Almost the same
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        similarities

        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        Panorama In-camera panoramas 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
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        SLT A57:3.2"
        DSLR-A580:3.3"
        Size Large Help
        SLT A57:132x98x81 mm
        DSLR-A580:137x104x84 mm
        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

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        Sony SLT A58

        Sony SLT A58

        Entry-level DSLR

        $448 - $498 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Size Is slightly smaller
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $449 - $520 body only

        $545 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Sony SLT-A65

        Sony SLT A65

        Entry-level DSLR

        $498 - $499 body only

        $798 with 18-135mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Startup delay Has much more startup delay
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
        Sony SLT-A77

        Sony SLT A77

        Pro DSLR

        $798 body only

        $1,098 with 18-135mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is significantly larger
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
        Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
        Sensor size Has a much smaller sensor
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $647 body only

        $747 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Sony SLT A57 Competitors

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

        Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580.

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