Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

174

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

129

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.3 EV
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
180 ms shutter lag
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Competitors

Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,098 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$627 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

$400

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,640 body only

$1,500 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,417 - $2,497 body only

$2,900 - $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$588 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

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Nev75 (1:00 PM, October 18, 2011)
a700 the best camera ..