Sony SLT A55 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Winner
Sony SLT-A55

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A55

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
184 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
950 shots
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

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 SLT-A55.

competitors

Sony SLT-A55 Competitors

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$637 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Entry-level DSLR

$842 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Live view No live view

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