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Advantages of the Sony SLT A58

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Battery life
Longer battery life
690 shots vs 410 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
129×95×78 mm vs 143×104×81 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$329.99 vs $1,198.00
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The best price we've seen is $868 cheaper (3.6x less)
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
492 g vs 647 g
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More than 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony A77 II

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Movie format
Higher frame rate movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but SLT A58 does so at a lower frame rate
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,228k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
12 fps vs 8 fps
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50% faster continuous shooting
Focus points
Many more focus points
79 vs 15
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24.7 MP vs 20.1 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.65x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Continuous shooting Very fast continuous shooting Help
              SLT A588 fps
              A77 II12 fps
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              SLT A580.65x
              A77 II0.71x
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SLT A583.1"
              A77 II3.2"
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              126 lenses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SLT A5816,000 ISO
              A77 II25,600 ISO
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SLT A58690 shots
              A77 II410 shots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              SLT A582.7"
              A77 II3"

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