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
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
180 ms shutter lag
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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

$632 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$431 - $649 body only

$535 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,640 body only

$1,400 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Lowest price Much more expensive

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$499 - $597

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$299 - $397

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$370 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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