Sony SLT A57 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Winner
Sony SLT A57

122

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
184 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
950 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT A57.
Explore our gallery of 7 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A550.

competitors

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$638 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,098 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$367 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$367 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$700 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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