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Sony SLT-A55
6.7 out of 10

Sony SLT-A55

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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
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Features 8
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Performance 8
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Sony Alpha SLT-A55VL

ITP.net
12 June 2011
  • Summary: Verdict:An innovative camera packing serious autofocus punch. It also offers decent image quality, a usable interface and great ergonomics.
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Sony A55 Review

photographybay.com
26 April 2011
  • Summary: 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.
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Sony Alpha SLT-A55

stuffmideast.com
22 February 2011
  • Conclusion: Tech specs Price US$1,210 with lens Dimensions 124x92x87mm LCD Size 3in Maximum movie resolution 1080i Megapixels 16.2MP Memory card type SD(HC/XC)/Memory Stick Optical viewfinder No Weight 441g Zoom function during movies Yes
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Sony Alpha SLT-A55 review

Gadgetmania
19 February 2011
  • Conclusion: * 16.2MP (effective) APS HD CMOS sensor * Fixed, pellicle-type semi-translucent mirror * Maximum ISO 12,800 (with a quasi-ISO 25,600 ‘Multi-frame NR’ option) * 15-point phase-detection AF array with 3 cross-type AF points * Electronic viewfinder with 1.15 million dot resolution * Built-in GPS *...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha SLT-A55

neocamera.com
30 January 2011
  • Summary: The Sony Alpha SLT-A55 is an excellent alternative to a DSLR, acquiring most of their advantages, some unique abilities with very little downsides. Externally, the SLT-A55 is a lot like an entry-level DSLR, with a price to match.
  • Pros: Good resolution and sharpness, Lower than average image noise, Good color accuracy, Conservative metering, Speedy and accurate autofocus, Very effective image stabilization, Excellent large and detailed EVF, True exposure-priority Live-View, Fantastic Eye-Start sensor, Phase-Detect AF-C while rec...
  • Cons: High-ISO softness due to NR, AWB struggles more than usual, Indistinct EC button, Tiny video crop-marks, 1s Delay starting video recording, 1s Delay stopping video recording, Eye-Start AF triggers too often, Delicate translucent mirror, Gap below mirror lets dust in, No way to use 1/2 EV stops, H...
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Overall 9
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Design 9
9.0
Value for money 10
9.5
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
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Picture quality 9
8.5

Sony Alpha A55 Review

What Digital Camera
17 January 2011
  • Summary: At the £700 price point there’s nothing else on the market that can match the 10fps continuous focus – a notable benefit of the SLT technology that even out-performs (in terms of speed, at least) the Nikon D300s.
  • Pros: Super-fast continuous focus burst shooting, GPS, excellent 1080i, HD movie autofocus
  • Cons: Widescreen ratio LCD, EVF not for everyone
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony Alpha SLT-A55V Review

Digitaltrends
16 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Sony’s been on a roll this year with the introduction of NEX series of cameras, and now the Alpha A55V as well as its lower-priced sibling, the A33. Although they look like traditional DSLRs , the pair is radically different which we’ll detail on the following pages.
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Overall 10
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Design 9
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Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 9
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Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
18 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Sony Alpha 55 system camera The Sony Alpha SLT-A55 is a remarkable camera. Not only due to its compact dimensions, as there are even smaller cameras available, but more because of its design.
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
4 November 2010
  • Excerpt: At first glance, the Sony Alpha SLT-A55 (priced from $749) may look like yet another digital SLR. But this cameras, as well as its cheaper sibling (the A33 ), is anything but. Normal D-SLRs have a mirror splits incoming light between the viewfinder and AF sensor.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha 55 (SLT-A55VL)

PC Magazine
15 October 2010
  • Conclusion: The Sony Alpha 55 (SLT-A55VL) offers faster-than-D-SLR focusing speeds along with D-SLR-quality images. The only thing you don't get is a true optical viewfinder.
  • Pros: 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.
  • Cons: 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.
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