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Sony Alpha 57

Sony α 57
Type Digital single-lens translucent camera
Sensor 23.5 mm × 15.6 mm, 16.1 effective megapixels CMOS
Lens interchangeable, Sony A-mount
Flash Built-in flash, Range: approx. 3' - 15' (1 m - 5 m); Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode), Wireless;
Shutter electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane Shutter
Shutter speed range 30–1/4000 sec, with Bulb, 1/160 sec X-sync
Exposure metering Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Continuous shooting up to 12 Frames Per Second
Viewfinder 0.46" SVGA Xtra Fine EVF (2174 dpi) (Electronic viewfinder) (1,440,000 pixels), Diopter Adjustment: -4.0 to +3.0 m-1, Field of View: 100%, 1.04x magnification
ASA/ISO range Auto: 100-3200; Selectable: 100-16000; Multi Frame NR (up to ISO 25600)
Custom WB Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool white/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900 K, C Filter G7 to M7, 15-step, Custom, AWB micro adjustment
Rear LCD monitor 921k pixel 3-inch TFT LCD
Storage Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Battery InfoLITHIUM® NP-FM500H (7.2 V)
Weight Approx. 618 g (with battery & media);
Made in Thailand

The Sony Alpha 57 (model name SLT-A57) is a Digital single-lens reflex camera that replaces the A55 in 2012. The camera features an electronic viewfinder and a translucent mirror. The main advantage of a translucent mirror is that it needn't flip up out of the way when taking a picture in order to expose the sensor, but the camera can focus and capture images simultaneously. The camera's 15-point autofocus system can be set to single, continuous or automatic and is arranged towards the centre. The 12 fps burst mode is available only in "speed priority" mode but can reach up to 5.5 fps burst rate in combination with any other settings.

Feature List

  • 16.1-megapixel Exmor™ CMOS sensor
  • Updated BIONZ™ Image Processor
  • ISO 100 - 16,000 (25,600 with multi-image combination)
  • Auto ISO with customizable lower and upper limits
  • Pull-out three-hinge tilt/swivel 921K dot TruBlack™ LCD screen
  • Stereo microphone and external mic socket
  • Dust shake sensor cleaning
  • 2nd generation Translucent Mirror Technology™
  • 12fps burst mode at full 8-megapixel resolution.
  • Tru-Finder™ XGA Electronic Viewfinder with 1440K dots resolution with full 100% frame coverage.
  • Full HD Movies at 60p, 60i, or 24p all at full HD 1080p resolution.
  • AVCHD™ codec
  • Live View with full-time Phase Detection AF
  • 15-point autofocus sensors.
  • SteadyShot™ Image stabilization system in body
  • 3D Sweep Panorama™
  • Full tilt/swivel LCD screen
  • Multi-frame Noise Reduction
  • Object tracking AF


External links

  • Sony Store listing of camera
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