Updated (March 2012): Compare the Sony SLT A57 vs Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55 vs Sony SLT A57

Winner
Sony SLT-A55

100

Sony SLT A57

93

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A55

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
900 ms startup delay
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
25,600 ISO
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen size
Large screen
3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT A57.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A55.

competitors

Sony SLT-A55 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$638 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$420 body only

$479 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A35

Entry-level DSLR

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$638 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,098 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

discussion

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Cheeyiejian (4:13 AM, March 18, 2012)
And 12 FPS burst rate at tele zoom mode
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (8:41 PM, March 14, 2012)
It will be fixed up soon. Thanks for letting us know. 
 
Guest (8:38 PM, March 14, 2012)
The a57 has Phase detection, you should correct it