Sony Alpha SLT-A55

  • Sony Alpha SLT-A55
82
Based on 48 scores, 67 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    16
  • Good:
    25
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Good image quality in low light too, fast continuous mode shooting speed, fast and accurate AF with tracking, live phase detection, large view in EVF, mechanical zoom and focusing rings, HDR bracketing, GPS, more compact than DSLRs, ergonomic
  • Can autofocus while shooting video, Fast continuous shooting mode, Very good image quality, Inviewfinder level, Multishot noise reduction.
  • Superfast continuous focus burst shooting, GPS, excellent 1080i HD movie autofocus

Cons:

  • Zoom ring locks up occasionally, Camera overheats while full HD video shooting and shuts down
  • No program shift, Electronic viewfinder only.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Advisor on 80

Not essential, but fun, is a Sweep Panorama function borrowed from Cyber-shot compacts. More likely to be used regularly is the A55’s exposure-adjusting Auto HDR functionality, ably maintaining both shadow and highlight detail if shooting against...

By T3 Magazine on 80

A good alternative option for anyone who's formerly considered a digital SLR for video as much as (or more than)...

By ITP.net on 100

An innovative camera packing serious autofocus punch. It also offers decent image quality, a usable interface and great ergonomics....

By DigitalVersus on 60

The Alpha 55 represents another step in the merger of the camcorder and the stills camera with a very powerful autofocus in video mode. It's still very much a camera first and foremost, and using it for filming can take some getting used...

By Photography Bay on -

As you have likely gathered by now, I think the Sony A55 is a great entry-level camera. Those who love the ability to frame photos using the live view display won’t find a more capable DSLR-type camera than the A55. And, if you are stepping up...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 80

Ignoring the shutter lag issues and dampened colours it produces, the A55 is a great piece of kit. It’s ideal for those looking to graduate from an entry-level DSLR Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features...

By TechTree on 80

The Sony Alpha SLT-A55V is an excellent performer and the image quality does come near that of DSLRs. It gives you complete control over all the camera functions and the manual focus along with the manual zoom allows you to achieve some amazing...

By TechRadar on 60

Sony isn't one to be left behind when it comes to the latest crazes. Its NEX cameras were released earlier in the year in response to other manufacturer's compact mirrorless camera offerings. Now the company has moved to introduce a new genere...

By 5FWD on 80

Overall, the Sony Alpha SLT-A55 is an impressive piece of kit. It's well made, offers a host of decent lenses, and is incredibly quick. It's good for shooting fast moving objects then, but you'll have to get used to the electronic...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

The Sony A55 turns conventional design on its head to provide what is in many ways a better user experience than traditional DSLRs can achieve, at a price point that Canon and Nikon must be worried about. If you can overcome your reservations about...

By Geek.com on -

Sony’s A55 digital camera (along with its little brother, the A33) had a significant impact in 2010. They were lauded for their technology and gave Sony a notable presence in the sub-$1000 camera market, with the A55 at $849 and the A33 at $699...

By Tech2 on 70

The Sony SLT-A55 ends up in a very awkward position. It’s a full-fledged DSLR-like camera but with an electronic viewfinder, which is isn’t what you expect from a camera that’s priced at Rs. 47,990.The Sony A55 looks like any other...

By Shutterbug on -

No, that’s not a typo—the “T” in the acronym refers to the new mirror system in the Sony alpha a55 and stands for “translucent.” This setup, available in this camera and the new alpha a33, uses a fixed mirror system...

By NeoCamera on 80

The Sony Alpha SLT-A55 is an innovative camera that provides a unique compromise between DSLRs and other SLDs. Most importantly, this camera closely matches the image quality and performance of modern entry-level DSLRs. Its translucent mirror also...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Certainly different, but fast continuous performance is the only significant benefit....

By PCWorld on 90

Sony's first translucent-mirror camera offers impressive continuous-autofocus capabilities, an amazing burst mode, and excellent image quality to go along with its smaller size. The major tradeoff is the lack of a through-the-lens optical...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Sony Alpha 55 is a real all-rounder whose photos are as impressive as its videos, and it also has some nice bonuses like automatic panoramas and a GPS receiver for geo-tagging. It's a real success story, so it's just a pity that the 18-55 mm...

By What Digital Camera on 91

Sony's new SLT technology is highly impressive and offers a cost-effective way to achieve super-fast autofocus with an impressive burst rate. Indeed this could be the first stepping-stone to the end of traditional DSLRs as we know them. Although the...

By PC Pro on 67

A camera with great potential, but a host of niggling irritations put paid to its chances...

By The Lobe and Mail on -

If you have any misgivings about shooting video with a DSLR, it’s best to cast them aside now; while Sony’s Alpha A55 DSLR ($899 at Henry’s, with a 18-55mm lens) may be a great camera, it’s an even better video shooter too.Unlike...