LCD and Viewfinder
Sony A37 has a Tilting 2.6″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.6″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
A37 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 1,440kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Sony A37 can shoot continuously at max speed of 6 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
A37 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Sony A37 features a Phase Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 15 focus points and 3 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
Sony A37 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony A37, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60i,29.97p fps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Sony A37 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
A37 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Sony A37 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect A37 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony A37 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 500 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 883 shots, Sony A37 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend A37 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level DSLR Cameras
Pentax K-x with its 1900shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Sony A37 vs Pentax K-x or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Sony A37 Features Compared to Main Competitors