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

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
807 ISO
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

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 SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$536 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A35

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Entry-level DSLR

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Significantly smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen

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