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"
Weight
Light-weight
287 g
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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 Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$539 - $1,335 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Smaller
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Entry-level DSLR

Size Smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

$309 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$337 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Significantly larger
Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen

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