Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 vs Sony SLT A57

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

81

Sony SLT A57

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

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
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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 DSLR-A900

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Pro DSLR

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 - $3,198 body only

$1,398 with 28-70mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony SLT A99

Sony SLT A99

Pro DSLR

$1,998 body only

$2,896 with 28-75mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$498 - $666 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

$1,149 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 body only

$593 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

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

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