Started Feb 3, 2013 | Questions thread
NowHearThis Veteran Member • Posts: 3,074
Re: SLT or DSLR?

Pitbullo wrote:

I have a Canon 550D, which is a very good dSLR. However, the high ISO performance can be tricky, and I am really really pushing it now. I do get good results in dim lighting, but it is borderline. I have looked at the Sony SLT, and they do look very interesting. Some say that due to lag sports photography is not possible. Others say you only need to adjust to the way EVF works, and sport/action is no problem at all. What I have learned is that most problems can be overcome with adjusting my technique, therefore I dont think the EVF is any problem.

What I dont like, what I have seen so far, is the poor (ok, "poor") high ISO capabilities compared to dSLR. The translucent mirror really does steal some light, and to me that is an issue when it comes to upgrading later on.

Sony A57 vs 550D

  • Overall score 75 vs 66
  • Color: 23.4 bits vs 22.1 bits
  • Dynamic Range: 13EV vs 11.5 EV
  • ISO: 785 vs 784

The A57, might not perform as well at high ISOs as an Pentax K5 or a Sony NEX-5n, but it'll hold up against any Canon APS-C DSLR right now.  I used to have the 550D (T2i), I wished I had waited just one more month and I could have bought the Sony A55 instead.  Ultimately I would have have been more satisfied.

As for now my perfect camera would be a FF DSLR with all the Sony SLT gadgetry and innovation. Some day...

You mean like the A99?

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