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
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
 

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

$637 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

$317 - $649 body only

$376 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Live view No live view
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,050

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Entry-level DSLR

$823 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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