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Sony alpha SLT-A57 16.1 Megapixel Digital SLT Camera Body with Lens Kit - 18 mm - 55 mm - Black (3" LCD - 3.1x Optical Zoom - Optical IS - 4912 x 3264 Image - 1920 x 1080 Video - HDMI - HD Movie Mode)
Speedy shooting plus limitless creative optionsSerious 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.
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Product Details of Sony alpha SLT-A57 16.1 Megapixel Digital SLT Camera Body with
DescriptionSpeedy shooting plus limitless creative optionsSerious 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.
- Image Processor
- Image Sensor: Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
- Total Pixels: 16700000
- Other Features
- Camera Body Only: Body with Lens Kit
- Maximum Video Capture Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- Flash: Auto Flash|Fill Flash|Slow Sync|Red-eye Reduction|Flash Exposure Compensation|Rear Flash Sync|High Speed Sync|Flash OFF|Rear Curtain Sync
- Lens Features
- Optical Zoom: 3.1 X
- Focal Length: 18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
- Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 27 mm to 82.50 mm (Lens 1)
- Height: 3.8 in
- Width: 5.2 in
- Depth: 3.2 in
- Weight: 1.19 lbs
- Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
- URL: http://www.sony.com
- Quick Glance
- Memory Card Support: 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
- LCD Screen Size: 3 in
- Camera Type: Digital SLT Camera
- Effective Megapixels: 16.1 Megapixel
- Image Stabilization: Optical
- Lens Mount: Sony Alpha
3 Reviews for Sony The Sony Alpha SLT-A57 SLR Digital Camera combines the quality and control reminiscent of a professional DSLR and pairs it with the convenience and efficiency of a point and shoot camera. This melding of technologies allows you to make outstanding imagery17/10/2012Sony a57 is a really fantastic camera.
Handling of the camera is excellent and the way better than any competitor.
Its design and built quality are simply perfect, it fits in hand ideally. Not only that it's easy shooting with various settings with a57 but it's also very pleasing.
The shutter is really quiet and smooth. The electronic first curtain shutter significantly decreases sound and vibration caused by shutter mechanism.
Articulating screen is very useful and once you get used to it's a very comfortable and necessary feature to have.
Viewfinder is more than good enough, although it's not as good as OLED EVFs we have seen in high-end SLTs but it's much better than competitor's small OVFs. Most important thing is that with EVF "what you see is what you get" unlike OVFs where you have no clue what your final image is gonna be like.
One more thing, manual focusing with traditional DSLRs is a really headache, it's almost impossible to get accurate...19/04/2012I purchased this from another retailer before it was available from Amazon. I needed it in a hurry because my A100 failed. The a57 is a very good camera but it took some getting used to.
This is my first SLT so I found the LCD viewfinder to be a bit strange at first when using a DSLR. It is very bright, and has a bit too much contrast when shooting in very bright sunlight. The LCD multiple angle live/playback/menu screen is great. Easy to see even in bright daylight. Being an SLT (single lens translucent mirror) camera, the a57 is extremely quiet when taking pictures. I use the Intelligent auto mode or the P mode most of the time as opposed to the Superior mode. I don't want the flash to pop up on its own when shooting in low light, which it does very well. All my older Minolta AF A mount lenses work well with the camera, including my Sigma 28 f2.8 macro lens. My older HVLF36am flash is completely compatible with the a57 as well.
The camera body is the same size as the...25/04/2012I have used a Sony SLT-a55 for the past year and a half and purchased a number of the Sony and Zeiss professional lens. This combination has produced very good output. Some of the finest pictures I have ever taken were with the a55. However I was annoyed that the camera was not as responsive as my a700 and the overheating problem during video recording. So I preordered the SLT-a57 March 18th and it arrived yesterday. I have only had the camera one day and I am very impressed and think the upgrade from the a55 is very good. I think the Sony SLT cameras offer an excellent feature set. I am a fan of the EVF technology. Much of my photography is done shooting stage events where the lights vary greatly across the stage. I love being able to see the adjustments of the camera setting in the EVF and shoot without needing to refer to the output on the LCD screen. What you see is what you get. I can concentrate on the subjects and wait for just the right moment in the action. I prefer...