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
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

$462 - $598 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

$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 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 SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

$1,142 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$849 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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