Sony SLT A37 vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Sony SLT A37

74

Canon EOS 550D

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A37

Great image quality
Overall image quality
75.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.3 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.9 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
 

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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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

$598 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$350 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$290 - $749 body only

$409 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$2,013 body only

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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Sony SLT A37
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