Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
184 ms shutter lag
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
126 lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
950 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 7 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A550.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$210

Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$328

Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Size Much smaller
Movie format Shoots movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 body only

$737 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay

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