SLT-A55V

SLT-A55V

Sony SLT-A55V Preview

By

sony_A55V_SAL24Z_front_550.jpg

Pairing a new technology with two new SLR announcements today, Sony is rolling out Translucent Mirror Technology in the α55 (SLT-A55V) and α33 (SLT-A33) digital cameras.  TMT increases the speed of continuous shooting to an impressive 10fps, and allows the α55 to focus faster than traditional dSLR cameras. In addition to the new mirror technology, Sony has paired that with a 15-point autofocus system allowing photographers to track moving targets more accurately.  Other features of the α55 include 16.2-megapixels of resolution, full time live view, an articulated 3.0-inch LCD, 3D sweep panorama mode and 1080i HD video recording.  

Sony α55 DSLR key features:
  • 23.5 X 15.6mm, 16.2-megapixel HD CMOS image sensor
  • Full Time Live View
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Sweep Panorama Mode  (Regular & 3D)
  • 3-inch LCD screen with 921,600 pixels
  • Smart Capture mode
  • Records AVCHD video at 1920 x 1080 (1080i, 60ps) with stereo microphone
  • Face Recognition Technology, can detect up to 8 faces
  • 10fps continuous shooting
  • Li-ion power source (330 images with viewfinder, 380 images with LCD monitor)
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo, Pro-HG Duo, PRO-HG HX Duo media as well as SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card slots
The Sony α55 is scheduled for release in October for around $850 US for the camera body and 18-55mm lens kit.  Purchasing the body alone will cost you around $750. 

Additional Photos

sony_A55V_back_550.jpg
sony_A55V_lcd_550.jpg

Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Sensor DIGIC 4 Image Processor Full-HD Movie Mode Digital SLR Camera and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Standard Zoom Lens (Discontinued by Manufacturer) Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Sensor DIGIC 4 Image Processor Full-HD Movie Mode Digital SLR Camera and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Standard Zoom Lens (Discontinued by Manufacturer) $899.00
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS 16.1MP Digital Camera with 65x Optical Zoom and Built-in WiFi/ NFC + 64GB Deluxe Accessory Bundle Canon PowerShot SX60 HS 16.1MP Digital Camera with 65x Optical Zoom and Built-in WiFi/ NFC + 64GB Deluxe Accessory Bundle $609.99
Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 1 Nikkor 10-30mm VR Lens, Silver - Bundle with Camera Case, 32GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Card, Spare Battery, Screen Protector, Cleaning Kit, Memory Wallet Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 1 Nikkor 10-30mm VR Lens, Silver - Bundle with Camera Case, 32GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Card, Spare Battery, Screen Protector, Cleaning Kit, Memory Wallet $525.70
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Digital Camera + Battery + External Charger + 16GB SDHC Card + 32GB SDHC Card + 64GB SDXC Card + Case + Saver Bundle - International Version (No Warranty) Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Digital Camera + Battery + External Charger + 16GB SDHC Card + 32GB SDHC Card + 64GB SDXC Card + Case + Saver Bundle - International Version (No Warranty) $525.69
Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (White) + Battery + Charger + 16GB Bundle 4 - International Version (No Warranty) Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (White) + Battery + Charger + 16GB Bundle 4 - International Version (No Warranty) $525.39
Kastar Fast Charger and NP-FW50 Battery (1X) for Sony BC-VW1 BC-TRW Alpha 7 a7 a7R a3000 a5000 a6000 NEX-3 3N NEX-5 5N 5R 5T NEX-6 NEX-7 NEX-C3 NEX-F3 SLT-A33 A35 A37 A55V Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Camera Kastar Fast Charger and NP-FW50 Battery (1X) for Sony BC-VW1 BC-TRW Alpha 7 a7 a7R a3000 a5000 a6000 NEX-3 3N NEX-5 5N 5R 5T NEX-6 NEX-7 NEX-C3 NEX-F3 SLT-A33 A35 A37 A55V Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Camera $75.99
Kastar NP-FW50 Battery(4-Pack) and Charger for Sony BC-VW1 BC-TRW and Alpha 7 a7 a7R a3000 a5000 a6000 NEX-3 3N NEX-5 5N 5R 5T NEX-6 NEX-7 NEX-C3 NEX-F3 SLT-A33 A35 A37 A55V Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Camera Kastar NP-FW50 Battery(4-Pack) and Charger for Sony BC-VW1 BC-TRW and Alpha 7 a7 a7R a3000 a5000 a6000 NEX-3 3N NEX-5 5N 5R 5T NEX-6 NEX-7 NEX-C3 NEX-F3 SLT-A33 A35 A37 A55V Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Camera $65.99