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
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
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 A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$945 - $1,049 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
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
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,137 body only

$1,279 with 12-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus

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