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

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay

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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 SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Video autofocus
3D Takes 3D photos
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$296 body only

$448 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$350 with 16mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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