Top 15 Reasons for the Sony SLT - A57

Top 16 Reasons for the Canon EOS 650D

 
 
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Sony SLT - A57 vs Canon EOS 650D

Top 15 Reasons for the

Sony SLT - A57

Compared to Canon EOS 650D

179
Vastly larger sensor
Comment
23.5 x 15.6mm
vs
14.9 x 22.3mm
10.33% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

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143
Measurably more focus points
Comment
15
vs
9
6 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

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128
Clearly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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12fps
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5fps
2.40x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

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57
Has a microphone in
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

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57
Has built-in optical image stabilization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect vibrations of the camera. The lens and / or sensor move in response, adjusting the optical path. This ensures that any motion is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

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51
Appreciably narrower
Comment
97.5mm
vs
133.1mm
35.60mm narrower

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50
Has a built-in focus motor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. With it built into the camera, you still have the function when using a lens without its own motor. This allows you to use a wider range of lenses.

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47
Has sensor shift stabilization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.

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45
Can create panoramas in-camera
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.

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43
Supports AVCHD format
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

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43
Has an electronic viewfinder
Comment
Yes
vs
No
An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.

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41
Significantly more microphone(s)
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2
vs
1
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

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38
Reasonably more viewfinder coverage
Comment
100%
vs
95%
5% more viewfinder coverage. With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

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31
Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

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26
Wireless charging
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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Top 16 Reasons for the

Canon EOS 650D

Compared to Sony SLT - A57

239
Explicitly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
18.5MP
vs
16.1MP
14.91% more megapixels (photo)

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102
A tad lighter
Comment
575g
vs
618g
43g lighter

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95
Notably higher maximum light sensitivity
Comment
25600ISO
vs
16000ISO
1.60x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

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67
A little bit higher pixel density
Comment
501ppi
vs
471ppi
6.37% higher pixel density

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60
Explicitly higher resolution
Comment
1250x833px
vs
1176x784px
12.94% higher resolution

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56
Appreciably shorter
Comment
99.8mm
vs
132.1mm
32.30mm shorter

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55
Vastly higher resolution (screen)
Comment
1040k dots
vs
921k dots
119k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

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49
Marginally thinner
Comment
78.8mm
vs
80.7mm
1.90mm thinner

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45
Has a touch screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

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43
Has an optical viewfinder
Comment
Yes
vs
No
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

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42
Has touch autofocus
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.

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39
Has manual shutter speed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.

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37
Measurably faster flash X-sync
Comment
0.005s
vs
0.00625s
25% faster flash X-sync. Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.

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34
Clearly more cross-type focus points
Comment
9
vs
3
6 more cross-type focus points. Cross-type focus points, in contrast to normal focus points, can detect both horizonal and vertical making them the most precise and reliable focus points to use.

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34
Noticeably more lenses available
Comment
162
vs
122
40 more lenses available. A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.

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Paddy Uglow
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Cheaper lenses on 650D
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A good micro 4/3 f2.8 zoom costs a fortune, and there are all sorts of compatibility problems too I think. For Canon there are many good lenses available, cheaper, second hand, and they'll just work.

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