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
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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

$638 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A35

Entry-level DSLR

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$367 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$700 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

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

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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