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Sony Alpha SLT-A57
8.5 out of 10

Sony Alpha SLT-A57

Model Features: 16.1MP, Translucent Mirror Technology™, up to 12 Read more

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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Alpha 57 (SLT-A57)

PC Magazine
1 September 2012
  • Conclusion: Sony's Alpha 57 digital SLR is capable of producing excellent images and video, but its EVF has some issues, and the camera is a little slow to start and shoot.
  • Pros: Good high ISO performance. Quick burst shooting. Fast autofocus for stills and video. Seamless Live View experience. Good control layout. 1080p60 video support. Articulating rear LCD.
  • Cons: Slow to start and shoot. EVF sluggish in low light. Only a single control dial.
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Overall 8
7.8

Expert Review

DP Review
21 August 2012
  • Summary: The A57 combines a high-quality 16 MP sensor, easy access to shooting parameters, and class-leading video performance. And does this while providing an equivalent shooting experience, whether composing images via the EVF or rear LCD.
  • Pros: Very good Raw file output up through ISO 6400, Dynamic range at the top of its class, High magnification EVF with comprehensive information display, Manual focus 'Peaking' option for both stills and video modes, 10fps shooting in full resolution mode, Class-leading 1080/60p video resolution with ...
  • Cons: Mediocre JPEG processing with mushy detail and visible artifacts, LCD viewfinder (vs OLED panel in other Sony models), AF not compatible with manual exposure control in video mode, No live view in 8 or 10 fps continuous shooting modes makes accurate panning very difficult, Counter-intuitive setti...
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony Alpha SLT-A57 ( Body Only)

CNET
14 August 2012
  • Summary: The Sony Alpha SLT-A57 really delivers when paired with the 18-55mm kit lens. With bright, vibrant colours, plenty of fine detail and super-fast underlying hardware, it's easy to get great shots in practically any condition.
  • Pros: Punchy colours; Plenty of sharp detail; High-speed burst mode.
  • Cons: A little pricey.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Sony Alpha a57

Wired
13 August 2012
  • Pros: Saves you a bundle on software. Pro-level functionality at rookie prices. Higher frame rate than all but the top-shelf HDSLR cameras.
  • Cons: The bells and whistles come at the expense of image quality; low-light, high-speed, and digitally zoomed photos will be noisy. If you ever upgrade to a full-frame HDSLR, it likely won’t be a Sony, so you’ll need all new lenses.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony SLT-A57 Review

Digital Photography School
3 May 2012
  • Conclusion: top of the class, excellent definition, accurate colour.
  • Pros: great quality at a decent price; to shoot top video.
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Sony Alpha A57 Review

What Digital Camera
2 April 2012
  • Summary: With its 18-55mm kit lens the A57 is currently priced at just under £700, and around £80 less for just the body. With the outgoing A55 being less available, the closest model for comparison would be the A65 which is only around £70 dearer.
  • Pros: Focusing performance, electronic level indicators, class-leading burst rate
  • Cons: Handful of operational grievances, dated menu system, occasional underexposure
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Sony releases Alpha SLT-A57, a starter DSLR camera featuring CMOS and an electronic viewfinder

Gadgetmania
14 March 2012
  • Conclusion: The low price-point of SLT-A57 places it on the entry level category of DLSRs. It’s a great starter camera before moving up to full-featured professional cameras like EOS 5D Mark III . People learning photography will appreciate the simplicity of this camera’s features.
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Overall 8
8.3
Features 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Autofocus 8
8.0

Sony Alpha 57 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: It is a year and a half since the Sony Alpha 55 hit the market, and the Sony Alpha 57 is more of a refresh than a new model. However, there are enough features to separate it from the entry-level Alpha 35, particularly the angled LCD screen, improved EVF and wider ISO range.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha SLT-A57Y review

PC Advisor
28 August 2012
  • Summary: The Sony Alpha SLT-A57 is a mid-level camera that can produce fantastic results. Read our review to find out more.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Sony Alpha A57 is a mid-level camera that can produce fantastic results

Good Gear Guide.au
21 August 2012
  • Summary: The Sony Alpha SLT-A57Y is an interchangeable lens camera that's well worth considering. It's a camera that can capture wonderfully clear and vibrant images without you having to fiddle around with the settings too much.
  • Pros: Image clarity, Quick performance, Good high ISO capability, Not hard to use
  • Cons: Battery life not great, Some chromatic aberration
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