Sony SLT-A55

Announced Aug 24, 2010 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
dpreview conclusion

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.

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Gold Award
76%
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Good for

Feature-hungry photographers from entry- to enthusiast level

Not so good for

Anyone who expects real pro-level sports camera performance at a budget price

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DCRP Review: Sony Alpha SLT-A55
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Nov 5, 2010)

The Sony Alpha SLT-A55 is a camera that is more than it first appears to be. It uses a radically different translucent mirror design allows for super-fast autofocus in live view (and in movie mode) and a continuous shooting mode whose speeds are normally reserved for cameras costing thousands more. Add in very good photo quality, sensor-shift image stabilization, a rotating LCD, Full HD video...

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