Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

76

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

56

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
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
 

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

$609 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$900 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,642 body only

$1,500 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$478 - $548 body only

$617 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $2,898 body only

$1,298 with 28-70mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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