Sony A550 DSLR
Top 43%863 points
Top 43%
Megapixels
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10.91MP - 19.73MP
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
longer battery life

Sony A550 DSLR: 52 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

14.20MP
Panono Camera: 108MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.5 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
9
Sony Alpha a6500: 425

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
7fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony A550 DSLR
26% have it

6. weight

597g
HTC Re: 65.50g

7. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
66
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98

8. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
12800ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO

9. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
950shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots

10. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
21.90bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s

12. pixel density

471ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi

13. width

104mm
DxO One: 26.20mm

14. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Sony A550 DSLR
25% have it

15. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
11.80Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.80Evs

16. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots

17. volume

1196.83cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³

18. height

137mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm

19. thickness

84mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm

20. battery power

1400mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh

21. resolution

1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px

22. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Sony A550 DSLR
16% have it

23. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"

24. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Sony A550 DSLR
30% have it

25. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Sony A550 DSLR
18% have it

26. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Sony A550 DSLR
44% have it

27. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Sony A550 DSLR
53% have it

28. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Sony A550 DSLR
87% have it

29. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Sony A550 DSLR
44% have it

30. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Sony A550 DSLR
65% have it

31. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Sony A550 DSLR
29% have it

32. more viewfinder coverage

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
95%
Canon EOS M6: 100%

33. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
0
Canon EOS M6: 2

34. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Sony A550 DSLR
88% have it

35. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Sony A550 DSLR
68% have it

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