Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 vs Sony SLT A57

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

118

Sony SLT A57

96

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,415 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.74x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
 

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

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony SLT A99

Sony SLT A99

Pro DSLR

$1,998 - $3,198 body only

$2,614 with 10-24mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,098 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$626 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Focus points Many more focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$431 - $649 body only

$535 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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