Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 (Body Only) reviews and prices: SLR camera

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This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 60 reviews.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 (Body Only): 14.2 MP (Megapixels), SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital SLR camera. See full product description
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paul, wiltshire Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
shutter speed auto hdr
Bad points:
bit plasticy
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Jul 2010

Ian, Aberdeen Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very flexible, also easy to use in "simple" mode
Bad points:
Sometimes the complexity of functions can be a disadvantage, in particular in manual mode
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Nov 2010

harvey, chorley Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
found it easy to use, lots of handy features and i think good image quality.
Bad points:
the pop up flash feels and sounds cheap. i wouldn't mind a bigger body with even more features on board as it has no video, but manufacturers seem to think that everyone wants smaller dslr's.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jun 2010

Ian, Swansea Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
7 frames per second, rear screen, Live view,
Bad points:
Cheap looking grey plastic top, No tracking mode, no 100 iso setting
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Oct 2010

Malcolm, Birmingham uk Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
The only problem with this camera is that trying to open the up load covers and shutter release cover, man are they hard to open they was much better on the A350
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 5.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jan 2011

Anthony, Hinckley, Leics. Experienced amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Simple to use and fairly quick to adjust.

The live screen is very helpful when using a tripod.
Bad points:
Anti-shake technology is very sluggish and laboured when compared to my A700 dslr. I am almost tempted to switch it off permanently.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 6.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Feb 2011

Chris, Caterham Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
At around 595 gms this is a comfortable medium weight SLR to hold, use, build quality and facilities are excellent. I love using the live image view display on the back for taking young children or above my head in crowds. My old Minolta lenses work perfectly on it.
Bad points:
This is a bit less than a pro-am camera (eg.,for adjusting exposure) and so doesn't have a flash sync socket, or a few bells & whistles, otherwise a great camera.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Dec 2012

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Screen size (Inches) 3
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Media format Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
PictBridge Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Weight (g) 599
Flash Yes
Body Only Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 137x104x84
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2009-09-17
Height in mm 104
Width in mm 137
Depth in mm 84
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: Sony DSLR-A550 Body Only

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