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

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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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

Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$549 with 18-50mm lens

Live view Has live view
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,640 body only

$1,642 with 16-50mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 - $2,698 body only

$1,098 with 28-70mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$943 with 10-24mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$962 body only

$1,098 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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