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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

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Reviews and Problems with Sony Alpha SLT-A57

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Overall 8
7.8

Expert Review

DP Review
19 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 7
7.0

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Sony Alpha a57

Wired
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.
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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

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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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha a57 review

TechRadar UK
19 July 2012
  • Summary: The sharp-shooting DSLT that clocks up 12fps
  • Pros: Good build quality, Many controls and shortcuts, Versatile articulated LCD, Decent EVF, Range of exposure modes, Generally, the Sony Alpha a57 is simple to operate, with a decent array of dedicated controls and shortcuts spread across the camera body. The versatile swivelling LCD screen encourage...
  • Cons: Menu not that clear, Some functions unavailable in some modes, No built-in GPS, High price, A menu system that's in need of a face lift and some potentially confusing operational quirks keep this camera from scoring top marks for ease of use. The loss of the GPS module found in the Sony Alpha a57...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha A57 SLT Digital SLR Review

ePHOTOzine
10 April 2012
  • Excerpt: , and features a 16.2 megapixel sensor, 1.44 million dot electronic viewfinder, full HD video and 12fps continuous shooting. Alternatively it can be seen as the little version of the
  • Pros: Bright saturated colours, Good battery life, 12fps shooting (at reduced resolution), High speed focus and continuous shooting, Info-lithium battery lets you know remaining battery life, Electronic level
  • Cons: Introduction price near to higher specified A65, EVF seems small / worse view than LCD screen, Non-standard flash hot-shoe
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha A57 : ideale per la fotografia d'azione

GamesNation
18 February 2014
  • Summary: Sony Alpha A57 è una fotocamera reflex digitale da 16,1 megapixel effettivi, con specchio traslucido, che cattura immagini e video ottimi.
  • Pros: Qualità delle immagine, scatto in sequenza, colori e definizione
  • Cons: Prezzo
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha 57 (SLT-A57)

Absolut Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: L'Alpha 57 est un appareil bien né, tout simplement parce que tout ce qu'il embarque a déjà fait ses preuves : - le capteur CMOS de 16 MP (déjà mis à profit par Sony et par d'autres marques) qui offre un excellent compromis résolution et gestion du bruit en haute sensibilité ; rappelons que ce...
  • Pros: Bon rapport qualité - prix, Qualité d'image, Rafales et AF continu en vidéo
  • Cons: Visée électronique améliorable
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Overall 8
8.0

Cámara digital Sony Alpha (SLT-A57K)

parentesis.com
22 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Esta cámara es una buena opción si te gusta fotografiar todo, quieres empezar a conocer funciones manuales y equipos más robustos, y tienes un interés en comprar diferentes lentes para usos distintos.
  • Pros: Los modos especiales integrados, como la función panorámica 3D o HDR. El estabilizador de imagen dentro del cuerpo de la cámara.
  • Cons: Para alguien principiante, puede llegar a ser una cámara complicada de usar. Tiene muchas funciones que tal vez no necesites.
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