Sony SLT A57 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Winner
Sony SLT A57

71

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

58

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
Battery life
Great battery life
950 shots
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

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

$498 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

$1,149 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,300 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Size Significantly larger

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$498 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

$1,043 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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