Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A37 vs ILC-3000

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from dpreview.com, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and reviews.cnet.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A37 vs Alpha ILC-3000

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

SLT A37
799 ISO
Alpha ILC-3000
1,068 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A37
109 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

SLT A37
57 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

SLT A37
900 ms
Alpha ILC-3000
2,200 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A37
7 fps
Alpha ILC-3000
3.5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

SLT A37
500 photos
Alpha ILC-3000
480 photos

Features Key features of the SLT A37  vs Alpha ILC-3000 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A37
16 MP
Alpha ILC-3000
20.1 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A37
25,600 ISO
Alpha ILC-3000
16,000 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

SLT A37
0.71x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

SLT A37
22.8 microns
Alpha ILC-3000
20.9 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A37  vs
Alpha ILC-3000 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16 MP 20.1 MP
Resolution 4912 x 3264 5175 x 3875
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.4 x 15.6 mm 25.1 x 16.7 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.4x
Pixel size 22.8 microns 20.9 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes No

focus system

Type Phase detection Contrast detection
Focus points 15 25

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 1.09x 0.7x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.49x
Display type LCD LCD

performance

Max continuous shooting 7 fps 3.5 fps
Battery life 500 480
Continuous shooting
7 fps
5.5 fps
3.5 fps
Focus lag 109 ms 279 ms
Shutter lag 57 ms 22 ms
Startup delay 900 ms 2,200 ms

video

SLT A37  vs
Alpha ILC-3000 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps (24 Mbps)
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm None
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Contrast detection

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.6" 3"
Resolution 230 k dots 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 124 x 92 x 85 mm 102 x 58 x 38 mm
Thickness 85 mm 38 mm
Weight 506 g 281 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
Automatic panorama Yes Yes
Create realistic 3D images Yes No
Image stabilization
Optical
Sensor shift
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