Sony SLT-A55 Overview

Key Features

  • APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 CMOS Sensor
  • 16 Megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • 1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
  • 10.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 15 Focus Points
  • 1920 x 1080 Max Video Resolution
  • Electronic viewfinder
  • 500g. 124 x 92 x 85 mm
  • Replaced by Sony SLT-A57 - Compare


Sony SLT-A55 Overview
Sony SLT-A55 is a 16 Megapixel, APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 CMOS Sensor DSLR Camera. This DSLR Camera was announced in 2010-08-24.
Sony A55 was replaced by Sony SLT-A57
Compare Sony A55 vs Sony SLT-A57 here
Sony A55 vs other DSLR Cameras
This part compares the pros and cons of Sony A55 vs other DSLR Cameras.

PROs


High Resolution Sensor at 16 Megapixels
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO
RAW Supported
Large Screen Size at 3"
High Screen Resolution at 921,000 dots
1920 x 1080 Max Video Resolution
Live View
Flip-Out Screen
High Continuous Shooting at 10.0 fps
Built-in Flash
External Flash
Microphone Port
HDMI Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity
Remote Control
Light Body at 500g
GPS
Panorama
HDR
3D
Small Body


CONs


No Touch Screen
No Touch Autofocus
No Autofocus Tracking
No Face Detection Autofocus
15 Focus Points
No Environmental Sealing
Low battery life at 380 shots
Poor DxO Low Light ISO
Sony A55 Photography Recommendations
This section reviews how Sony A55 is recommended for different types of photography.

Sony A55 Daily and Social Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Sony A55 Daily and Social Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Daily and Social photography camera, click here.

Large APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Wireless Connectivity
Light Body Weight at 500 g
Smaller Body Size
No Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Quality

Sony A55 Portrait Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Sony A55 Portrait Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Portrait photography camera, click here.

Large APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 mm Sized Sensor
RAW Image Quality
Average Resolution Sensor at 16 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
External Flash
Aperture-Priority
Electronic Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode

Sony A55 Sports Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Sony A55 Sports Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Sports photography camera, click here.

No Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Quality
Electronic Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode
No Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
High Continuous Shooting at 10.0 fps
Average Max Shutter Speed at 1/4000s
15 Focus Points
Poor Dxo Low Light ISO
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO
Low Battery Life at 380 shots


Sony A55 Street Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Sony A55 Street Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Street photography camera, click here.

Large APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Light Body Weight at 500 g
Smaller Body Size
RAW Image Quality
No Face Detection Autofocus
Electronic Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Focus Mode

Sony A55 Landscape and Wildlife Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Sony A55 Landscape and Wildlife Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Landscape and Wildlife photography camera, click here.

Large APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 mm Sized Sensor
Live View
Remote Control
GPS
Light Body Weight at 500 g
Smaller Body Size
No Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Quality
Average Resolution Sensor at 16 Megapixels
Aperture-Priority
Electronic Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode
No Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO
Low Battery Life at 380 shots

Sony A55 Low light Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Sony A55 Low light Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Low light photography camera, click here.

Large APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Built-in Flash
RAW Image Quality
External Flash
Aperture-Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode
Poor Dxo Low Light ISO
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO

Sony A55 Family and Kids Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Sony A55 Family and Kids Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Family and Kids photography camera, click here.

Large APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 mm Sized Sensor
RAW Image Quality
Average Resolution Sensor at 16 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
No Image Stabilization
Manual Focus Mode
No Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
High Continuous Shooting at 10.0 fps
Average Max Shutter Speed at 1/4000s

Sony A55 Wedding and Social Events Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Sony A55 Wedding and Social Events Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Wedding and Social Events photography camera, click here.

Large APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
Wireless Connectivity
RAW Image Quality
Average Resolution Sensor at 16 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
External Flash
Manual Focus Mode
Poor Dxo Low Light ISO
High Max Light Sensitivity at 25,600 ISO
Low Battery Life at 380 shots


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