Compare Sony α (alpha) SLT-A55 16.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ DT SAM 18-55mm Lens) (SLT-A55VL) to Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ EF-S IS II 18-55mm Lens)

 
  Sony α (alpha) SLT-A55 16.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ DT SAM 18-55mm Lens) (SLT-A55VL)

Sony α (alpha) SLT-A55 16.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ DT SAM 18-55mm Lens) (SLT-A55VL)

Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ EF-S IS II 18-55mm Lens)

Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ EF-S IS II 18-55mm Lens)

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The Sony SLT-A55V Single Lens camera features a class leading APS HD CMOS sensor that captures extraordinary images up to 16.2 MP in resolution. The Sony Alpha camera comes with an 18-55 mm... More
The Sony SLT-A55V Single Lens camera features a class leading APS HD CMOS sensor that captures extraordinary images up to 16.2 MP in resolution. The Sony Alpha camera comes with an 18-55 mm lens that offers highest level of photographic excellence. The Sony SLT-A55V also boasts of a built-in GPS receiver which on getting signals will help to find your way through difficult terrains and challenging conditions. This SLT camera incorporates a 15-point phase-detection with 3 cross-type AF points that ensures accurate focus in live view. Thanks to the 10 fps shooting speed, you can capture photos at breath-taking speed. With such amazing functions and ultra-stylish design, this camera is here to stay for a long time. Less
Capture all your special moments with the Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D DSLR camera and cherish the memories over and over again. With an 18.0 MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor, this DSLR... More
Capture all your special moments with the Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D DSLR camera and cherish the memories over and over again. With an 18.0 MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor, this DSLR camera lets you take smooth, detailed, and high-quality images. The 3-inch monitor on this Canon 18.0 MP camera makes it easy to view photos, read menu, and compose shots. With a high ISO sensitivity (up to 6,400), the Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D captures clear photos even in low-light conditions. What's more, you can connect this Canon 18.0 MP camera to the USB port of a PC or a printer, thanks to its dedicated interface cable. All things considered, this Canon 18.0 MP camera, with an EF-S IS II 18-55 mm lens, aims to be a great travel companion. Less
Key Features   
Optical Zoom - 3x
Type Digital SLR Digital SLR
Megapixels - 18.0 MP
Other Features   
Additional Features Quick AF Live View • Eye-Start AF System • Brightness Control • Digital Noise Reduction • Blink Detection • 1080i Full HD Movie Recording • Automatic Brightness Adjustment • Sweep Panorama Technology • Exif Print Support • RGB Primary Color Filter • Digital Image Rotation • With Tripod Mount • Smile Detection • Image Stabilization • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Function • Not Interchangeable Lenses • Auto HDR Mode • Orientation Detection • DPOF Support • Smile Capture • Built-In Help Guide • USB 2.0 Compatibility • Dynamic Range Optimizer • Histogram Display • Automatic Face Tracking • Depth-Of-Field Preview Button • Direct Print • Date/Time Stamp • Built-In GPS • Highlight Point Display • PRINT Image Matching • Sharpness Control • Shadow Point Display • Saturation Control • LCD Live View Mode • Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) Recording Dust Delete Data System • Brightness Control • Digital Noise Reduction • AF Lock • Exif Print Support • RGB Primary Color Filter • Highlight Tone Priority • HDMI • Shockproof • With Tripod Mount • Image Stabilization • Not Interchangeable Lenses • Interchangeable Lenses • USB 2.0 • DPOF Support • Built-In Help Guide • USB 2.0 Compatibility • Histogram Display • Automatic Face Tracking • Depth-Of-Field Preview Button • Direct Print • 1080p Full HD Movie Recording • Highlight Point Display • AE/FE Lock • Auto Lighting Optimizer • PictBridge Support • Scene Detection Technology • Auto Power Save
Face Detection Yes Yes
Environmental Parameters   
Max Operating Temperature - 40 °C
Min Operating Temperature - 0 °C
Resolution   
Max Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
File Format   
Digital Video Format MPEG-4 • AVCHD • H.264 HD (High Definition) • MOV • QuickTime
Battery   
Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific Manufacturer specific
System Requirements for PC Connection   
Operating System Supported Microsoft Windows XP • Microsoft Windows Vista • Microsoft Windows 7 • Apple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6 • MS Windows XP SP3 • MS Windows 7 • MS Windows Vista Microsoft Windows 7
Connections   
Connector Types - 1 x remote control
Expansion Slot - 1 x SD Memory Card
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone   
Microphone Type - Microphone - built-in - mono
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo Mono
Display   
Screen Details - LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color
Display Rotation Folding Rotating
Screen Size - 3"
Display Type LCD LCD
Dimensions   
Depth - 3.1 in.
Width - 5.2 in.
Height - 3.9 in.
Weight - 18.2 Oz.
Viewfinder   
Viewfinder Magnification - 0.85x
Dioptric Correction Range - -3 to +1
Viewfinder Type Digital • Electronic Digital • Optical
Viewfinder - Field Coverage - 95%
Optical Viewfinder Type - Eye-level mirror pentaprism
Memory / Storage   
Supported Flash Memory SDXC Card • SDHC Card • Memory Stick DUO PRO • SDXC Memory Card • Memory Stick PRO Duo • SDHC Memory Card • Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo • SD Memory Card SDXC Card • SDHC Card • SD Card • SDXC Memory Card • SDHC Memory Card • SD Memory Card
Camera Flash   
Red Eye Reduction Yes Yes
Flash Type Pop-up Flash Pop-up Flash
Exposure   
Exposure Metering Center-Weighted • Multi-Segment • Spot spot (4%) • partial (9%) • Center-Weighted • Evaluative
Max Shutter Speed - 1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed - 30 sec
Exposure compensation - ±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Light Sensitivity - ISO auto (100-6400)
Light Sensitivity Max - 12800
Exposure Modes Automatic • Bulb • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority E-TTL II Program Flash • Depth-Of-Field • Automatic • Bulb • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority
Exposure Range - EV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )
Lens System   
Lens For SD - EF-S IS II 18-55mm
Lens Filter Size - 58 mm
Auto Focus type TTL phase detection TTL phase detection
Focal Length Range - 18mm - 55mm
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera - 29 - 88mm
Lens Type - Zoom lens
Lens Construction - 9 group(s) / 11 element(s)
Focus Adjustment Autofocus & Manual Focus • Automatic • Manual Autofocus & Fixed Focus & Manual • Automatic • Manual
Optical Sensor   
Sensor Size - 14.9 x 22.3mm
Product Identifiers   
Model - Rebel T3i / 600D
Brand Sony Canon
Miscellaneous   
Shooting Programs - Portrait mode
White Balance Shade (Preset) • Incandescent (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Flash (Preset) • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Auto Tungsten (Preset) • Shade (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Flash (Preset) • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Auto
Special Effects Portrait • Sunset • Landscape • Vivid • Black & White Portrait • Neutral • Landscape • Faithful • Monochrome
Continuous Shooting Speed - 3 frames per second
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Consumer Reviews
Sony α (alpha) SLT-A55 16.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ DT SAM 18-55mm Lens) (SLT-A55VL)
Sony α (alpha) SLT-A55 16.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black...
$699.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ EF-S IS II 18-55mm Lens)
Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera -...
From $449.99

Consumer Reviews

245

Sony A55 Excellent, Worthy Award-winning DSLR

bykentmom Nov 28, 2011
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to learn, reasonably priced, Sony reputation backed by great warranty, lots of...
Cons HDR image processing takes 3+ seconds, Sony A-compatible lenses generally 5-10% more than...
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this camera in May, so my review reflects about 6 months of experience with the camera. I consider myself a sort-of-serious hobbyist.

In short, if you're looking for a very solid but not overly bulky, reasonably priced, and high-quality consumer DSLR, I highly recommend this... Read full review »

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Product Review Summary

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Consumer Reviews

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Canon T3i you could spend more, but why?

byconsumer_azmom Aug 26, 2013
19 Helpfuls 20 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Inexpensive (especially if purchasing body only)<br>, Excellent Image Quality, Ease...
Cons Prefer the dial on higher end Canon line but for cost can't complain
Recommended it? Yes

I have been a photography enthusiast since SLR's used film.  And I've owned many Digial SLR's in the past few years.  My latest purchase was not the newer Canon Rebel models, but rather the Canon T3i which has been around a couple of years.

So why the T3i?  The T3i is all a... Read full review »

2

Power Packed Compact dSLR

bypaulsk Dec 21, 2011
16 Helpfuls 17 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Image quality, light weight, video quality, battery life
Cons none really
Recommended it? Yes

We bought the 600D because we wanted to add video capability to our Canon equipment. Having been a long time Canon user I already had a substantial investment in Canon mount lens and other equipment. Was initially dubious about the lack of compact flash storage and the wierd odd shped battery, but... Read full review »

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