Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

166

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

143

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Much smaller
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$781 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$539 - $1,335 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$514 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,967 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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