Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
184 ms shutter lag
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
126 lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Sony Alpha NEX-5 over the Sony Alpha DSLR-A550.

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Movie format Shoots movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 - $548 body only

$547 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Size Significantly smaller
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Movie format Shoots movies
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$691 body only

$853 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 - $548 body only

$547 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Better image quality
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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