Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 vs Sony SLT A57

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

117

Sony SLT A57

95

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

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13 EV
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps

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

Sony Alpha a99 II

Sony Alpha a99 II

Boutique

$3,198

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Pro DSLR

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 body only

$588 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Live view Has live view
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$627 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Significantly more focus points
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed Weather sealed
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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