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. However, there are some fairly big differences in the level of control the A55 offers compared to what a professional DSLR can provide, but the difference in prices more than justifies this.
Pros: Super-fast continuous focus burst shooting, GPS, excellent 1080i, HD movie autofocus
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. The current series of digital SLR cameras on the market is based on an ‘old’ technology and although in terms of functions and image solutions, much has changed, the way in which the camera works has not even seen such a revolution.
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. In a nutshell, they’re pretty amazing.
Pros: 16-megapixel APS HD CMOS sensor, Full HD video, 10 fps shooting, Accurate focusing, Terrific EVF
Cons: Grip might be too small for some, Button placement not totally intuitive, Plan to go broke buying better lenses
Summary: The A55 (along with the cheaper A33) is the first translucent mirror SLT camera on the market. This bleeding edge tech brings with it a veritable plethora of advantages, most obviously the ability to shoot continuously at an incredible 10fps. It’s worth saying again: that’s (count ‘em) ten full-size 16.2MP shots. Every. Second.
Conclusion: Part of a new generation of cameras, the SLT-A55 is truly innovative. The 10fps continuous shooting is incredibly good and far outclasses the next nearest DSLR in this department, not to mention significantly by price. Downsides are few and far between, and may be to a matter of taste rather than significant negatives: the main point is that the electronic viewfinder may not be for everyone, as it’s quite different to the feel of an optical version.
Pros: 10 frames per second continuous focus burst shooting, GPS, great video autofocus
Cons: Electronic Viewfinder won’t be for everyone, 16:9 ratio of LCD screen not ideal for stills shooting
Summary: The new Sony Alpha SLT-A55 is an interchangable lens camera that looks a lot like a traditional SLR. But, like a lot of its competitors, it lets you switch between the rear LCD screen and a small electronic viewfinder located where the viewfinder on an SLR would be.
Conclusion: Wat over blijft is een opvallend goed presterende camera, we kunnen er niets anders van maken. De Sony SLT-A55 gebruikt een oude techniek om te innoveren en te optimaliseren en dat heeft de camera tot een uitstekend niveau gebracht. Prima video kwaliteit, een uitstekend snelle AF, gebruiksvriendelijke bediening en gemak, en niet te vergeten een uitstekende beeldkwaliteit.
Excerpt: Sony était en retard sur la question de la vidéo sur les reflex. Ce n'était pas par incompétence technologique mais par choix stratégique, la marque ne voulant proposer un reflex avec vidéo que lorsque la question de l'autofocus aurait été réglée. Le Sony Alpha 55 est la réponse fournie. Que penser de cet appareil ?
Pros: Qualité d'image, Vidéo avec AF performant, Rafales, Modes Panorama et HDR
Cons: La visée électronique malgré sa définition : il faut s'y habituer
Tanto iniciantes quanto profissionais vão gostar da nova Sony Alpha 55
25 April 2011
Conclusion: Ela pesa meio quilo, é grande e pode espantar aqueles usuários que querem apenas um gadget simples e compacto para levar para todos os lados, mas a qualidade da imagem e das cores se tornam evidentes, mesmo quando se comparada as Canon, Nikon e Pentax.
Pros: Inclui GPS., Boa qualidade de imagem., Autofoco de 15 pontos.
Cons: Lenta., Modo de filme não é muito bom., Autofoco deficiente em cenas rápidas.