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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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-A390

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Entry-level DSLR

$842 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Live view No live view

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$498 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$350 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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