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
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

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.2 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Entry-level DSLR

$842 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Entry-level DSLR

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$369 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay

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