Sony Alpha A55 review

Full specification for Sony Alpha SLT-A55

Sensor 16.2 megapixels Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
Output Size 4912 x 3264
Focal Length Mag 1.5x
Lens Mount Sony A-mount
File Format Raw, JPEG, RAW + JPEG
Compression Fine or Standard (JPEG)
ISO 100-12,800
Shutter Speeds 30 – 1/4000th second (plus Bulb)
Drive Mode Single, Continuous, 10 seconds and 2 seconds Self-timer, max 7fps in Continuous Advance Priority AE, max 6fps in Drive Mode
Viewfinder Type 1.15M-dot EVF
Field of View 100%
LCD 3in, 921k-dot, tilt-angle, TruBlack LCD
Live Mode Yes
Movie Mode Yes, 1080i HD capture
Built-in Image Stabilisation Yes, sensor-based Super SteadyShot
Dust Reduction Yes, Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Focusing Modes Single, Automatic, Continuous, Manual Focus
Exposure Modes P, A, S, M, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Sweep Panorama, Scene, Flash Off, Auto, Auto+
Metering System 1200-zone evaluative metering
Exposure Comp Yes, ±2EV (in 1/3 stops)
Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
White Balance Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature
White Balance Bracket Yes, 3 frames, Selectable 2 steps
Colour Temp Control 2500 – 9900 Kelvin
DoF Prview Yes
Built-in Flash Yes, GN10
Max Flash Sync 1/160th sec
PC Socket No
Cable Release Remote release
Memory Card SD (HC/XC)
Power Rechargeable li-ion battery
Connectivity HDMI (c-type), USB (standard mini connection)
Dimensions 124.4 x 92 x 84.7mm
Weight 441g (no battery or card)
AF Points 15-point system with 3 cross-type sensors

Manufacturer website: Sony

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Design 18/20
Image Quality 17/20
Performance 18/20
Value 19/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 91%