Sony A550 DSLR
Sony A550 DSLR
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Sony A550 DSLR review: 52 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

14.2MP
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 25.4mm

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 a7 III: 693

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
27% have it

6. 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.
12800 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO

7. 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

8. 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

9. weight

597g
HTC Re: 65.5g

10. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
21.9bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s

12. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Sony A550 DSLR
31% have it

13. 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.
11.8Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs

14. pixel density

471ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 2160ppi

15. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Sony A550 DSLR
26% have it

16. resolution

1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px

17. battery power

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

18. width

104mm
DxO One: 26.2mm

19. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots

20. volume

1196.83cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³

21. 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
17% have it

22. height

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

23. 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

24. 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
45% have it

25. 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
54% have it

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