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

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13 EV
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
 

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

$609 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$587 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$785 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,642 body only

$1,500 with 16-50mm 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
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $2,898 body only

$1,298 with 28-70mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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