A55 versus 550D at low ISO (large images)

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Danel Senior Member • Posts: 2,905
A55 versus 550D at low ISO (large images)

I was wondering if the A55 gave up anything at low ISO in terms of image quality versus the 550D. I had read in a few places that the A55 had "soft images" or that they looked "flat". So I went to Imaging-Resource and did some crops at ISO 100 for both cameras. My conclusion: I think the A55 holds up pretty darn well. There are some minor differences where the A55 looks slightly better and some where the 550D looks slightly better. The 550D is slightly larger so maybe that's why some people think there is more detail. What do you all think?

A55 is always on the left:

Many thanks to Imaging-Resource for their great samples.

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