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

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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

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

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A55.

competitors

Sony SLT-A55 Competitors

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Sony Alpha a7 III

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,998 - $2,742 body only

$2,198 - $3,068 with 28-70mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Lowest price Much more expensive
Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Entry-level DSLR

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Movie format Does not take movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$549 - $720 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$894

Movie format Shoots movies
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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