Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

148

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

110

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,121 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.3 EV
 

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 A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$499 - $597

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$299 - $397

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$370 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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