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Sony Alpha A55 review

The first DSLR to use a translucent mirror is part of a new breed of digital cameras

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Sony A55 Review: 1/80sec at f/2.8, ISO 250 (Click to view full size)

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Sony A55 Review: 1/80sec at f/2.2, ISO 200 (Click to view full size)

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Sony A55 Review: 1/80sec at f/2.2, ISO 100 (Click to view full size)

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Sony A55 Review: 1/320sec at f/2.0, ISO 100 (Click to view full size)

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLT Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution16.2 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product Familyalpha
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Optical Zoom3.1x, 3.1x (Lens 1) - 3.6x (Lens 2)
Brand NameSony
FeaturesFace Detection, Smile Detection, Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority, Live View, External Flash Shoe, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMP4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)441 g
Maximum Image Resolution4912 x 3264
Maximum Frame Rate25 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution16.7 Megapixel
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
Height92 mm
Width124.4 mm
Depth84.7 mm
Autofocus Points15
Focal Length18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1) - 55 mm to 200 mm (Lens 2)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAAC
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelSLT-A55
Product Namealpha SLT-A55 Digital SLT Camera
Product Linealpha
Manufacturer Part NumberSLTA55VY.CEH
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Never miss another moment, however fleeting. Discover a new world of lightning-quick shooting responses and smooth, accurate autofocus tracking - even with moving objects. Capture beautiful videos in detail-packed Full HD. All in a light, compact camera that's easy to carry.

Battery Life380 Shot
Package Contents
  • alpha SLT-A55 Digital SLT Camera
  • NP-FW50 Battery
  • SAL-1855 Lens
  • SAL-55200-2 Lens
Display Resolution921600 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year