Sony Alpha SLT-A55
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
High resolution images, Access to high quality lens range, No vibration, High Frame Rate, AF in Movie Mode, GPS Module built in
Extremely sharp and bright images, either in auto or manual shooting modes, Automatic exposure is very accurate, even in tough shooting conditions, Extremely easy to use for a DSLR camera; automatic shooting mode works very well, Autofocus is very fast an
Blazing fast 10fps burst mode; accurate continuous AF while recording video; compact size; onboard GPS.
Very good photo quality, Incredible continuous shooting performance, Sensorshift image, stabilization Flipdown, rotating 3inch LCD with excellent sharpness, very good outdoor/low light visibility, Large, sharp electronic viewfinder, Great live view implem
Extremely fast continuous-mode shooting at full resolution/image quality, (High-speed shooting isn't just for sports; is a real benefit for candid/kid photography as well), Live phase-detect autofocus during video recording, True (100% frame-accurate)
Excellent image quality. Extremely fast autofocusing in any mode. Continuous autofocus when recording video. Easy-to-use interface. High-quality LCD. GPS. HD video capture at 1080i60 in AVCHD (17Mbps). Choice of HD video codecs.
Reliably good image quality at lower sensitivities, High ISO JPEG output usable up to ISO 12800 for smaller prints, Excellent LCD and good EVF, with efficient automatic switch, Versatile and capable (for its class) 15-point AF system, Accurate metering an
Zoom ring locks up occasionally, Camera overheats while full HD video shooting and shuts down
No program shift, Electronic viewfinder only.
Widescreen ratio LCD, EVF not for everyone
Metering gives very light images, Loss of quality at high ISO values, Resistance to concept of EVF
Large camera body for an entrylevel DSLR camera, In extreme lowlight conditions, camera sometimes cannot generate enough light to focus, Occasional glare makes LCD tough to see in direct sunlight, Might not have enough features for experienced photographe
Limited video-recording option.
Tends to overexpose; some highlight clipping and purple fringing, Widescreen LCD not suited for 3:2 still shooting (you'll see black bars on other side of the scene when you're composing a shot), Electronic viewfinder has a strong "rainbow effect"
More exposure variability than we like to see, Overexposure bias in metering system under bright/high-key conditions, Maddening black-screen delay (15 seconds) after filling buffer, before you can review any photos, total buffer clearing time is very s...
No optical viewfinder. Single-focus autofocus not available while recording video. No control over aperture and shutter speed while recording video. Audible lens noise in video capture.
Limited control in 10fps and movie modes, AF system not quite up to capturing fast action, No live view in 10fps/6fps shooting makes panning almost impossible, Slow (50 seconds) buffer clear time (RAW-mode), Little control over high ISO noise reduction (&
Grip might be too small for some, Button placement not totally intuitive, Plan to go broke buying better lenses
By PC Advisor on October 06, 2011
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...80
By T3 Magazine on August 25, 2011
A good alternative option for anyone who's formerly considered a digital SLR for video as much as (or more than)...80
By ITP.net on June 12, 2011
An innovative camera packing serious autofocus punch. It also offers decent image quality, a usable interface and great ergonomics....100
By DigitalVersus on June 01, 2011
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...60
By Photography Bay on April 26, 2011
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 April 21, 2011
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...80
By TechTree on March 15, 2011
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...80
By TechRadar on March 02, 2011
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...60
By 5FWD on February 24, 2011
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...80
By PhotographyBLOG on February 17, 2011
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...90