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

Sony SLT A55 vs Sony SLT A57

Winner
Sony SLT-A55

75

Sony SLT A57

71

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"
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
 

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

$462 - $598 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$964 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

$1,142 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$462 - $598 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

$1,142 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$964 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen

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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