Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 vs Sony SLT A57

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96

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,415 ISO
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.74x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT A57.
Explore our gallery of 38 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A850.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 Competitors

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Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

Autofocus Video autofocus
Live view Has live view
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Pro DSLR

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
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Sony SLT A99

Pro DSLR

$3,198 body only

Autofocus Video autofocus
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

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Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
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Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$949 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
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Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen

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