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Sony Alpha A57
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Sony Alpha A57

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We've given the A57 a grade of A-.
This product is ranked
17th of 30 in $600 - $1000
19th of 46 in Sony Digital Cameras
40th of 155 in 14-16 Megapixels Digital Cameras
10th of 29 in Consumer dSLR

Editor's Review

Sony's A57 falls under the A65 and A77 as Sony's 2012 mid-level SLT. Specifications are remarkably similar to the aging A55; the A57 uses the same 16 megapixel sensor yet trades the former's small form factor for the A65's chunkier styling. A55 users might not find any compelling reasons to upgrade here, especially because the A57 lacks a GPS, but that larger body does make room for a battery with 50% more juice. The kit is only $800 list, another blow to Canon and Nikon's mid-range lineup. Image quality tends to be a bit better than Micro 4/3's cameras and comparable to other mirrorless cameras with the same sensor size. The 12 fps burst mode is the highest we've seen in this category lately and a big plus.

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Specifications

  • 16.1 megapixels CMOS sensor
  • 1080p HD video with stereo sound
  • 3-inch articulating LCD
  • 12 fps continuous shooting
  • Manual modes
  • RAW capture
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2012

Sony Alpha A57 Reviews

Sony Alpha A57 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

Over the past thirty years, Sony has taken the lead in the consumer electronics market. All Sony digital cameras demonstrate the company's devotion to including the latest technology together with minimalist styling to make high-quality compact digital cameras for casual users, hobbyists, and now professional photographers.

Sony's Newest Innovation in the Digital Camera Field

In September 2012, Sony announced the release of the Cybershot DSC-RX1, its latest camera. As indicated by Sony, this is the first full-frame compact digital camera available. It has a 24.3 megapixel full-frame sensor attached to a capable 35mm f2 lens. This camera that fits in your pocket produces professional-quality photos in a package that's comparatively small.

Two of the finest Sony digital cameras of 2012 as indicated by consumer ratings include the following:

* Sony Cybershot HX30V: This Sony digital camera is capable of great photos and video in a very compact yet versatile package ideal for someone on the go. The 18.2 megapixel camera is known for its fast performance, including full HD video capture and extremely fast continuous burst mode, as well as features like a GPS tracker.
* Sony Cybershot HX200V: Its fast burst mode and extremely large 35x optical zoom has caused this camera to be rated by consumers as one of Sony's best digital cameras. The lack of RAW capture makes it obvious that Sony is aiming the camera at a market that's more amateur than some of the competition. Sony digital camera reviews rate the HX200's image quality as good to excellent, with the video quality being one of the the best available.

Sony has a vast array of digital cameras suitable for photographers of any skill level, and reviews of most of the cameras offered by Sony can be found on this site. You will be totally happy with the end result regardless of which Sony digital camera you decide on.

You can find informative and unbiased recommendations and reviews to help you find the right camera at Digital Camera HQ. We're not an actual store, we're just here to help you find the perfect camera at the best price price possible by using our camera grades. Let us know if you have any problems or questions, we're happy to help.
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