Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Sony Alpha SLT-A57
8.3 out of 10

Sony Alpha SLT-A57

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

Great Deal: $459.00

Reviews and Problems with Sony Alpha SLT-A57

Showing 1-10 of 47
Overall 7

Sony Alpha 57 (SLT-A57)

PC Magazine
18 August 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 8

Expert Review

DP Review
17 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...
  • Read full review
Overall 8

Review: Sony Alpha a57

12 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Sony’s new α57 is aimed at serious enthusiasts who are more interested in the outcome than the process. The camera delivers some high-powered DSLR features in a package that’s intuitive enough for less-experienced shooters.
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 9

Sony Alpha SLT-A57 ( Body Only)

14 May 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 6

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.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 10
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

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
  • Read full review

Sony releases Alpha SLT-A57, a starter DSLR camera featuring CMOS and an electronic viewfinder

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.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
Features 8
Build quality 8
Autofocus 8

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.
  • Read full review
Overall 8

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
  • Read full review
Overall 10

Expert Review

Photo answers
18 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Key features The Sony a57 represents what could be the next generation of DSLRs. It is in fact an SLT (single lens translucent) camera, so it uses a fixed translucent mirror that allows extremely fast shooting speeds.
  • Read full review
Next page >>