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

139

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

111

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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
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

$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 - $448 body only

$500 - $548 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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 - $1,210 body only

$1,298 with 28-70mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Pro DSLR

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Size Much larger

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