Sony SLT A55 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Winner
Sony SLT-A55

75

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

58

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
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
184 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
950 shots

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 A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

$866 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$576 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen size Much smaller screen

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Color depth Better color depth
Live view No live view

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