Updated (March 2012): Compare the Sony SLT A57 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Sony SLT A57 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Winner
Sony SLT A57

138

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

110

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.4 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13 EV
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
180 ms shutter lag
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

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-A700.

competitors

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$638 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$962 body only

$1,098 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

GPS Has a GPS
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p No 24p support

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$1,500 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Color depth Worse color depth
Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

$902 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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