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
Light-weight
Weight
500 g
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

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
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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

$598 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$567 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen size Much smaller screen

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $599 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

$866 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

$567 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

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Sony SLT A57
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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