Sony SLT A37 vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Sony SLT A37

100

Canon EOS 550D

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A37

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
799 ISO
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.9 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
17.9 MP
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

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

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$268

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony SLT-A33

Sony SLT A33

Entry-level DSLR

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

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$369 body only

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$424 body only

$530 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Olympus Stylus SP-100

Olympus Stylus SP-100

Super zoom

$397

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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Sony SLT A37
SLT A37
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EOS 550D
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