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Advantages of the Sony A77 II

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Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
12 fps vs 3 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Focus points
Many more focus points
79 vs 19
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,228k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
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
Lens availability
More lenses available
126 lenses vs 82 lenses
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More than 50% more lenses available
Size
Significantly smaller
143×104×81 mm vs 156×117×82 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 98%
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
647 g vs 895 g
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Around 30% lighter
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Thickness
Thinner
3.2" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSLR-A850

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Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
880 shots vs 410 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.74x vs 0.71x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              A77 II0.71x
              DSLR-A8500.74x
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.2"
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Size Large Help
              A77 II143×104×81 mm
              DSLR-A850156×117×82 mm
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              A77 II126 lenses
              DSLR-A85082 lenses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A77 II25,600 ISO
              DSLR-A8503,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              A77 II24.7 MP
              DSLR-A85024.4 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              A77 II1,228k dots
              DSLR-A850921k dots

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