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
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

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-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$866 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Lowest price Much cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$320 with 18-135mm lens

Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Entry-level DSLR

$803 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$866 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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