Sony Alpha a57 review

The sharp-shooting DSLT that clocks up 12fps

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Product Type
Digital SLT Camera
Battery Size Supported
Proprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Touchscreen
No
Effective Camera Resolution
16.1 Megapixel
GPS
No
USB
Yes
PictBridge
No
Product Family
alpha A
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical Zoom
3.1x, 3.1x (Lens 1) - 3.6x (Lens 2)
Digital Zoom
No
Brand Name
Sony
Features
Live View, Self-timer, Face Detection, Face Recognition, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, 3D Panorama
Screen Size
7.6 cm (3")
Video Formats
AVCHD, MPEG-4 AVC
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
Weight (Approximate)
539 g
Maximum Image Resolution
4912 x 3264
Maximum Frame Rate
60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported
1
Battery Built-in
No
Battery Rechargeable
Yes
Battery Included
Yes
Display Screen Type
LCD
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
Total Camera Resolution
16.7 Megapixel
HDMI
Yes
Camera Assembly
Body with Lens Kit
HD Movie Mode
Yes
Battery Model Supported
NP-FM500H
Memory Card Supported
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Eye-Fi Card
Height
97.5 mm
Width
132.1 mm
Depth
80.7 mm
Autofocus Points
15
Product Series
A
Focal Length
18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1) - 55 mm to 200 mm (Lens 2)
Image Formats
JPEG, MPO, RAW
Audio Formats
AC3, AAC
Focus Modes
Auto, Manual
Manufacturer
Sony Corporation
Product Model
SLT-A57
Product Name
A57 Translucent Mirror Interchangeable Lens Camera
Product Line
alpha
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
SLTA57Y.CEH
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information
Speedy shooting plus limitless creative options

Serious quality and powerful creative options have never been so accessible. The SLT-A57 shares many features found in range-topping cameras from Sony, including super-fast shooting with continuous autofocus. Explore the possibilities of flawless images and Full HD video.

Battery Life
590 Shot
Package Contents
  • A57 Translucent Mirror Interchangeable Lens Camera
  • SAL-1855 Lens
  • SAL-55200 Lens
  • NP-FM500H Battery
  • Software Media
Display Resolution
921600 Pixel
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Built-in Devices
Microphone, Speaker
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