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

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
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
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

$598 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,142 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 A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$548 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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