Sony a37 vs Sony a6600

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony a37 and Sony a6600. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Sony.

Sony a37 were released 2012 and Sony a6600 was released 2019. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony a37 2012
Sony a6600 2019

Type of camera

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts of sensor (called "Sony APS-C") which means that if you compare these cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras has a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the camera's sensor size affect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Sony a37 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Sony a6600 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Sony)

Resolution

Sony a37 has a 16 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Sony a6600 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony a37 16 MP
16032768 pixels
4912 x 3264
Sony a6600 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Sony a6600 has a 50 % larger resolution than Sony a37. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Sony a6600 has a larger ISO-range than Sony a37. Sony a6600 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 32000 while Sony a37 has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Sony a37 100-25600
Sony a6600 100-32000

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Sony a37
Lens compatibility chart for Sony a6600

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony a37 can shoot up to 5,5 pictures per seconds and Sony a6600 can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony a37 5,5
Sony a6600 11

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Sony a37 and Sony a6600 can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Sony a37 weighs 506 gr (equal to 1.12 lb) which is 1% heavier than Sony a6600 and its 503 gr (or 1.11 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony a37 506 gr
1.12 lb
Sony a6600 503 gr
1.11 lb

Sony a37 vs Sony a6600 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony a37 and Sony a6600, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Sony a37
Sony a6600
Name Sony a37 Sony a6600
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Release Date and Price
Sony a37
Sony a6600
Release Year 2012 2019
Release Date 2012-05-17 2019-08-28
MSRP 599 USD 1399 USD
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Camera Type
Sony a37
Sony a6600
Camera Type SLT Mirrorless
Sensor
Sony a37
Sony a6600
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 4912 x 3264 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 16 MP 24 MP
Image Processor Bionz Bionz X
Image
Sony a37
Sony a6600
ISO Range 100 - 25600 100 - 32000
White Balance Presets 6 8
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor-Shift)
Yes
(Sensor-Shift (5-axis))
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony a37
Sony a6600
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 15 425
Lens Mount Sony A

See Compatible Lenses
Sony E

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Sony a37
Sony a6600
Articulated LCD Tilting Tilting
Screen size 2.6 3
Screen dots 230400 921600
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type N/A TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 1.09 (0.73 35mm equiv.) 1.07 (0.71 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 2359296
Photography features
Sony a37
Sony a6600
Frames per second 5,5 fps 11 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony a37
Sony a6600
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
AVCHD
MPEG4
XAVC-S
AVCHD
Video resolution 1440 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Sony a37
Sony a6600
Memory Card Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony a37
Sony a6600
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No Yes
Wireless Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + NFC)
Remote Control Yes (Optional) Yes (via smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Sony a37
Sony a6600
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Rechargeable NP-FW50 battery & charger
NP-FZ100
Battery Life (CIPA) 500 shots 810 shots
Width 124 mm 120 mm
Height 92 mm 67 mm
Depth 85 mm 69 mm
Weight 506 gram 503 gram