Sony Alpha SLT-A37 (with 18-55mm lens) comparison

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Sony Alpha SLT-A37 (with 18-55mm lens)

Sony Alpha SLT-A37 (with 18-55mm lens)
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Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)

Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)
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Nikon D3200 (with 18-55mm VR lens, Black)

Nikon D3200 (with 18-55mm VR lens, Black)
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Canon EOS Rebel T3i (with 18-55mm IS II Lens)

Canon EOS Rebel T3i (with 18-55mm IS II Lens)
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Nikon D3100 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)

Nikon D3100 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)
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Price $361 at 1 store $569 to $1,016 at 9 stores $476 to $1,373 at 10 stores $549 to $925 at 8 stores $374 to $426 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 4.5 stars out of 16 reviews 4.0 stars out of 26 reviews
Release date May 14, 2012 November 06, 2012 April 18, 2012 March 07, 2011 September 01, 2010
The Bottom Line A good option if you're looking for something fast with a viewfinder and tilting LCD, the Sony Alpha SLT-A37 is a solid but not outstanding sub-$800 dSLR-style camera. The Nikon D5200 makes a great choice for family and vacation photographers. A solid if unexceptional entry-level dSLR, the Nikon D3200 should still please most folks looking for an upgrade from their point-and-shoots. For the money, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i is a great choice for dSLR videographers--though the cheaper T2i can still suffice if you don't need the articulated LCD--and it's a solid choice for creative still shooters. But though the image quality and general shooting performance are top-notch, if you're upgrading to capture sports, kids, or pets, the T3i may not be able to keep up. A very good entry-level dSLR, the Nikon D3100 delivers excellent photo quality in a body that's streamlined for experienced photographers, but relatively unintimidating for the less advanced. Its only weakness is performance; though solid, it nevertheless lags behind the competition.

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Type Info unavailable LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
Dimensions (W x D x H) Info unavailable 5.1 in x 3.9 in x 3.1 in
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Lens System Info unavailable 3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 II Canon EF-S
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR
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Battery technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
Weight Info unavailable 17.8 oz
16 oz
18.2 oz
16 oz
Product Type Info unavailable Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera
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Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
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