Sony SLT A37 vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Sony SLT A37

142

Canon EOS 550D

113

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 Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 body only

$1,198 - $1,579 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

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

$376 body only

$324 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,490 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$446 body only

$558 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger

discussion

Sony SLT A37
SLT A37
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Canon EOS 550D
EOS 550D
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