Sony SLT A37 vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Sony SLT A37

100

Canon EOS 550D

79

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

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$563 - $679

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A35

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

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

$373 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$346 body only

$678 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS 500D

Canon EOS 500D

Entry-level DSLR

$346 body only

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support

discussion

Sony SLT A37
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