Sony SLT A55 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Winner
Sony SLT-A55

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A55

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.4 EV
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Battery life
Great battery life
750 shots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1100 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A55.

competitors

Sony SLT-A55 Competitors

Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$410 body only

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 - $448 body only

$529 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$459 - $597 body only

$499 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Entry-level DSLR

$211 body only

Live view Has live view
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$400 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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