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Sony SLT-A55

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Overall 7
7.0

Sony SLT-A55V

CNET
2 days ago
  • Summary: Expensive and probably a bit large for the typical point-and-shoot upgrader, the Sony Alpha SLT-A55V nevertheless delivers the performance and photo quality boost those shooters are expecting.
  • Cons: Poor battery life; limited manual video-capture controls.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony SLT-A55V

CNET
2 days ago
  • Summary: Expensive and probably a bit large for the typical point-and-shoot upgrader, the Sony Alpha SLT-A55V nevertheless delivers the performance and photo quality boost those shooters are expecting.
  • Cons: Poor battery life; limited manual video-capture controls.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony SLT-A55V

CNET
2 days ago
  • Summary: Expensive and probably a bit large for the typical point-and-shoot upgrader, the Sony Alpha SLT-A55V nevertheless delivers the performance and photo quality boost those shooters are expecting.
  • Cons: Poor battery life; limited manual video-capture controls.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony SLT-A55V

CNET
2 days ago
  • Summary: Expensive and probably a bit large for the typical point-and-shoot upgrader, the Sony Alpha SLT-A55V nevertheless delivers the performance and photo quality boost those shooters are expecting.
  • Cons: Poor battery life; limited manual video-capture controls.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony SLT-A55V

CNET
2 days ago
  • Summary: Expensive and probably a bit large for the typical point-and-shoot upgrader, the Sony Alpha SLT-A55V nevertheless delivers the performance and photo quality boost those shooters are expecting.
  • Cons: Poor battery life; limited manual video-capture controls.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony SLT-A55V

CNET
2 days ago
  • Summary: Expensive and probably a bit large for the typical point-and-shoot upgrader, the Sony Alpha SLT-A55V nevertheless delivers the performance and photo quality boost those shooters are expecting.
  • Cons: Poor battery life; limited manual video-capture controls.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha SLT-A55

neocamera.com
29 September 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. Its design though, which includes a translucent mirror, lets it perform phase-detect AF during exposures and video. No other ILC can shoot 1080p video while focusing so quickly.
  • 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 recording video, AF-C during continuous drive up to 10 FPS, Excellent dual-axis digital-level, Fast and responsive, Nice build quality, Good ergonomics, protruding EVF, Phase-Det...
  • Cons: High-ISO softness due to, 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, Histogram and level views show little info, Difficult Sweep Panorama framing, GPS not so reliable, Weak LCD hinge
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Overall 8
8.0

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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Overall 8
7.6

Expert Review

DP Review
12 February 2011
  • Summary: The Sony SLT-A55 is an excellent all-rounder with a comprehensive feature set. The translucent mirror technology gives it an innovative touch and the best live view AF on the market. Continuous shooting performance is the best in its class - just don't plan on shooting the Olympics with it.
  • Pros: 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 and focus, Very Good JPEG resolution, Very good (almost 9EV) dynamic range, Good quality HD video output, Swivel-screen useful for overhead- and video shooting, Good ergonomics all around, good build quality, nice hand...
  • Cons: 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 in JPEG mode ('auto' or 'weak'), Visible loss of detail at anything over ISO 400 in JPEG mode (noise reduction too strong), Menu system a little confusing (hard to orientate yourself sometimes), 'Ghosting' can be an iss...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
30 January 2011
  • Summary: 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 viewfinder.
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