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Sony Alpha DSLR-A550
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

PC Magazine
30 April 2010
  • Conclusion: If you can look past its missing video-capture capability, Sony's Alpha DSLR-A550 is a very impressive (and very fast) D-SLR.
  • Pros: Speedy 7 fps burst mode. Terrific image quality, even in low light. Tilting 3-inch LCD. Well-designed, newbie-friendly user interface.
  • Cons: No video capture—not even standard definition.
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Camera Test: Sony Alpha 550

Pop Photo
10 February 2010

Expert Review

Dc Resource
8 February 2010
  • Excerpt: The Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 (from $899) is a midrange digital SLR that features a 14 Megapixel CMOS sensor, built-in image stabilization, live view, a tilting LCD display, full manual controls, and the kind of expandability that you'd expect from this type of camera.
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Digital Camera Review
14 January 2010
  • Summary: Introduced in late August 2009, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 slots into the Sony lineup at the top of their entry level/consumer DSLR fleet of five bodies (in addition to the three other Alpha models comprising the prosumer and up class).
  • Pros: Excellent Live View, Dynamic range options, Articulating LCD
  • Cons: Plastic body material, Card slots not linked
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Sony A550 Review

photographybay.com
17 December 2009
  • Summary: Sure, the A550 is more expensive that the baseline entry-level cameras; however, it offers some features that other cameras in the same price range and below just can’t match. Up to 7 fps shooting speed and even 5 fps with autofocus and auto exposure engaged.
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Overall 8
8.4

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Camera Labs
1 December 2009
  • Summary: Thankfully for anyone doubting the Alpha range, Sony has delivered not one, but two highly compelling mid-range DSLRs which not only keep-up with the competition, but surpass them in a number of key regards.
  • Pros: Fast continuous shooting at 5 or 7fps., Built-in IS which works with any lens., Fuss-free Live View with continuous AF., Large and detailed articulated monitor.
  • Cons: No movie mode., Minimal customisation., No Program Shift or DOF preview., Relatively small viewfinder with visible lines.
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Overall 6
5.8

Expert Review

reviewed
24 November 2009
Overall 9
8.6
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Sony Alpha a550 Review

What Digital Camera
12 November 2009
  • Summary: The a550 is quite the live view photographer’s camera – it ousts competitors at a similar level with class-leading, super-fast live view autofocus and quirky modes such as Quick Tele 1.4x or 2x crop factors.
  • Pros: Tilt-LCD, improved image quality, excellent live view
  • Cons: Build quality a bit ‘plasticy’, noisy AF with kit lens, no video mode
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Sony A550

PhotographyBLOG
20 August 2010
  • Summary: Virtually identical to the A500 model, the Sony A550 marks a return to form for Sony in the mid-range DSLR market after the backwards step of the A330 / A380 models, offering more megapixels, faster 7fps burst shooting and a better LCD screen than its cheaper sibling.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Overall quality 6
6.0
Photo quality - landscapes 10
10
Photo quality - macro 8
8.0
Photo quality - portraits 8
8.0
Photo quality - low light 10
10
Photo quality - sports 10
10

Sony Alpha 550

digicambuyer.co.uk
26 April 2010
  • Conclusion: For the enthusiastic novice photographer looking to improve their skills, this is the ideal partner. The lack of video mode is off putting when compared to its major rivals.
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