Sony SLT A37 vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Sony SLT A37

141

Canon EOS 550D

112

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A37

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 550D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT A37.

competitors

Sony SLT A37 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 650D

Canon EOS 650D

Entry-level DSLR

$531 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$629 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$332 body only

$651 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$425 body only

$531 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$451 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

discussion

Sony SLT A37
SLT A37
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EOS 550D
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