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

$632 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $498 body only

$500 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

GPS Has a GPS
Size Smaller
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A450

Sony Alpha DSLR-A450

Entry-level DSLR

Thickness Thinner
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

$984 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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