Slt-A55 vs A-37

Started Sep 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
shady1991
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Re: Slt-A55 vs A-37
In reply to Felix11, Sep 29, 2012

Felix11 wrote:

Hi,

I am trying to decide between these 2 models (with their stock lenses).
The pros and cons seem very finely balanced.

Advantages of A55:

Much higher screen resolution (921K vs 230k)
larger screen (3.0 vs 2.5 inch)
fully articulated screen
GPS (not worth much to me)

Advantages of A37:

Newer sensor
Focus peaking
Higher max ISO (25600 vs 12800)
Higher resolution EVF (1.4M vs 1.1M)
digital zoom (I like it
Stronger flash (12m vs 10m)

Is focus peaking the most important difference and should it make me go for the A37?
What differences have I missed?

Thanks for your input.

you missed main advantages of a55 like much much larger buffer size. 21 raw vs 6 and 10 fps vs 5.5.

focus peaking is very good feature but not worth it. it works only on edges of subject but doesn't work on faces (maybe sometimes overflows on eye but onlly in good light).

and the advantages like max iso isn't thing to consider. nothing above iso 3200 is usable (maybe in extreme situation iso6400 would help)

and wiht Clear Image Zoom you can only confuse yourself it really doesn't work. I always has turned off it on a57 and use digital zoom if needed.

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