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 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 Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

$922 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$410 body only

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

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
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
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$535 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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