Sony A550 DSLR
Top 43%854 points
Top 43%
Megapixels
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746 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
longer battery life
14.2
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Sony A550 DSLR: 52 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

14.2MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
288
0

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
245
0

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
185
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
7fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
171
0

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony A550 DSLR
25% have it
150
0

6. weight

597g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
0

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
131
0

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
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
0

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
114
0

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
87
0

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00025s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
0

12. pixel density

471ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
77
0

13. width

104mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

14. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Sony A550 DSLR
26% have it
73
0

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.
11.8Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
72
0

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
71
0

17. volume

1196.83cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

18. height

137mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

19. thickness

84mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

20. battery power

1400mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
69
0

21. resolution

1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

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
15% have it
62
0

23. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
58
0

24. 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
57
0

25. 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
29% have it
56
0

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
43% have it
54
0

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
52% have it
52
0

28. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Sony A550 DSLR
88% have it
51
0

29. 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%
Sony Alpha 7R: 100%
49
0

30. 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
49
0

31. 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
48
0

32. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Sony A550 DSLR
66% have it
48
0

33. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
0
Nikon D800E: 2
43
0

34. 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
67% have it
41
0

35. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Sony A550 DSLR
55% have it
41
0

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