56points

Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

83points

Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
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Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM vs Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

Why is Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM better than Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300?

  • 322g lighter
    490gvs812g
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • 34.6% less body volume
    838.08cm³vs1279.2528cm³
  • 19mm narrower
    128mmvs147mm
  • Has a flash
  • 10.9mm thinner
    67.5mmvs78.4mm
  • 22.22% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/3.5 vs4.5f

Why is Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300 better than Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM?

  • 2.38x more megapixels (main camera)
    24.3MPvs10.2MP
  • 2.31x larger sensor
    35.8 x 23.8mmvs23.5 x 15.7mm
  • 10 more focus points
    19vs9
  • 4x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    10fpsvs2.5fps
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 8x higher maximum light sensitivity
    25600 ISOvs3200 ISO
  • 270shots longer battery life
    500shotsvs230shots
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    1/8000svs0.00025s

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.pixel density

262ppi

544ppi

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

2160ppi

3.Weather sealed
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

4.resolution

588 x 392px

1358 x 905px

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5184 x 3888px

5. more viewfinder coverage

95%

100%

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.

Best

Leica Q-P

100%

6.has an optical viewfinder
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

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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Optics

1.focus points

9

19

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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

23.5 x 15.7mm

35.8 x 23.8mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.widest aperture

f/3.5 (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

f/4.5

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Ricoh GR II

f/1

4.has AF tracking
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

5.megapixels

10.2MP

24.3MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

6.maximum light sensitivity

3200 ISO

25600 ISO

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.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

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Videography

1.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

2.supports AVCHD format
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

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.

3.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

0

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

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Battery

1. longer battery life

230shots

500shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.battery power

1180mAh

1650mAh

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

3.has a removable battery
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.has an external memory slot
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

2.can be controlled remotely
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

3.Has dual card slots
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

4.has GPS
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

5.USB version

2

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

3.1

6.has a HDMI output
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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Miscellaneous

1.minimum focus distance

0.25m (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

1.4m (Sony DT 55-300mm F/4.5-5.6)

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Samsung NX Mini + NX-M 9mm f/3.5

0.11m

2.Has focus motor
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

3.maximum angle of view

76° (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

29° (Sony DT 55-300mm F/4.5-5.6)

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

84°

4.Has a metal mount
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

5.Is a normal lens
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

6.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

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