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
Great color depth
Color depth
23.4 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
 

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

$598 - $599 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

$1,909 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$859 with 18-135mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Entry-level DSLR

$426 with 18-70mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Color depth Better color depth
Live view No live view
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

$405 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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