Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

86

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Screen size
Large screen
3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A500.
Explore our gallery of 7 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A550.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$210

Movie format Shoots movies
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$328

Movie format Shoots movies
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A35

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$353 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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