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 A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$590 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$699 body only

$1,200 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$627 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

$840 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony SLT-A33

Sony SLT A33

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$627 with 18-55mm lens

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

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