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

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$941 with 10-24mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $2,698 body only

$1,198 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$941 with 10-24mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
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
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

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