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

71

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Battery life
Great battery life
650 shots
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

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

$498 - $629 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

$1,149 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,199 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Size Significantly larger

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$498 - $629 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,199 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

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

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