Updated (August 2010): Compare the Canon EOS 60D vs Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55 vs Canon EOS 60D

Sony SLT-A55


Canon EOS 60D



Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A55

Great image quality
Overall image quality
Great color depth
Color depth
23 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.4 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A55.


Sony SLT-A55 Competitors

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,298 body only

$1,398 - $1,579 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A35

Entry-level DSLR

Weight Slightly lighter
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much smaller screen

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$946 with 18-135mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$469 - $649 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$305 - $649 body only

$344 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack


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kenny (0:34 AM, December 22, 2011)
Okay! people The SLT A55v it's in a class of it's own... like the bugatti veyronIt does everything you can imagine and brings them to life 3D for real.....  The only problem is it's better them the others and there not happy... but I LMFAO For the people how doesn't like  what Sony's doing well this is what I say; YOU CAN'T STOP TECHNOLOGY IT'S GONNA  EVOLVE WITH OR WITHOUT YOU....And stop criticizing  what you don't understand.... we all have our own opinion on thing respect my opinion an I'll respect yours it's just that simple.ANYWAY'S THE A55 IT'S AMAZING  ALOT OF FUN, BE CAREFUL YOU CAN GET VERY VERY ATTACHED ..... AND THE CANON IT'S REALLY REALLY COOL I HAD THE CHANCE TO PLAY WITH IT...  BUT OVER ALL I LIKE SONY BEST  JUST MY OPINION!  
Marco K.L.Choi (0:29 PM, July 16, 2011)
I think the Canon just won that is the popular brand only!
Avatar for Niall M Niall M (9:59 AM, July 01, 2011)
My wife has a 60D and I have the Sony SLT A55 - both are good but the Sony is better for video and the Canon has a slight edge in resolution. Sony is lighter and more compact. Canon is more chunky. Sony has a viewfinder image at all times, which is great for video in bright places where the Canon screen becomes unusable....and has faster frames per second and more efficient video compression... So a bit of six and a half dozen which is better... depends what you are doing with it.
Avatar for Niall M Niall M (9:54 AM, July 01, 2011)
How about selling your cameras and giving the money to a good cause instead of letting them collect dust? This posting is definitely the dumbest thing I have read on this site, and that's saying something, because MOST of the posts are unbelievably banal.
Lamboram (8:28 AM, May 10, 2011)
This is what i call Acceptance to change.. Sony has brought in a new technology challenging enough to overtake to accuracy and quality of market leaders. Now don't get me wrong, apart from still photos and videos[Which SLT-A55 does the best], it has many other things Panorama, 3D, light weight, still 92 different lenses to select from, HDR, better stabilization and more.. Now I agree Canon's are the kings of business for years, but people its time for the change. Wait for couple of more months, Sony is revealing the A77, the next generation SLTs.. Canon and Nikon should be ready to face that.. I have tried Nikon D7000, Canon 60D and SLT A55.. I m not saying Sony is the best, but its an overall Camera.. I m buying one, cuz its not compromising the image quality nor my budget !!!
Andrek60 (11:27 PM, April 26, 2011)
If you're relying on a piece of technology to get incentive to be creative, then you're a sad sad man. Incentive comes from within
Antoiuckristian (4:58 PM, April 13, 2011)
Antoiuckristian (4:57 PM, April 13, 2011)
I completly agree with you))) I have got Canon eos 60d It's Great Camera!!!
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (3:13 PM, March 19, 2011)
Hi Deo, thanks for checking out the site.

What happened here is we made categories for the cameras BEFORE Sony created this new line of SLT cameras, and we haven't yet made a category just for them, so we put them with the mirrorless cameras instead of the DSLR cameras, though I agree they are neither mirrorless nor DSLRs.
Deo (2:03 PM, March 19, 2011)
THIS IS BS, this review should not be taken with a grain of salt, the A55 is not a mirrorless camera, idiots....
Louis (6:44 PM, January 12, 2011)
I have minolta 7,sony a300,a500 which I hardly use,so still I'm hoping for a camera that will give me
the incetive to go out and shoot. Maybe the sony a55t will give me that goal. I am considering buying it and hoping it will not connect dust in my closit.
Tama (2:20 PM, January 02, 2011)
For those who thinks that the new Sony cameras comes from the scratch, just one thing, you are totally wrong. Sony bought years ago one of top Japan brand specialized in the camera market, which one? Konica Minolta. I'm a regular user of Konica minolta cameras and all my old lenses works with this new "non reflex" cameras, that have a new system of translucent mirror. So, finally, yes Canon is the new King but Sony made its own movements to reclaim its natural position on the market.
Skippdill (0:33 PM, December 26, 2010)
what a ridiculous argument to support canon.sony makes world class video cameras for years
Avatar for Mark Feeney Mark Feeney (2:14 PM, November 12, 2010)
Agreed that Canon is much better known for their cameras than Sony. However, to be fair, Canon also makes lots of stuff: printers, calculators, scanners, projectors, security systems, binoculars, etc.
The Don (10:21 AM, November 12, 2010)
canon 60D all the way... come on, its a canon, they specialise in cameras... sony makes everything... jack of all trades is master of none