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

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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 - $629 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 Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Super zoom

$1,498

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Color depth Better color depth
Live view No live view
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$998 body only

$1,598 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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