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
Great battery life
Battery life
950 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"

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 EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$367 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Movie format Shoots movies
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$700 body only

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Overall image quality Better image quality
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$761 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay
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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