Summary: Received camera shortly after purchase! the only thing wrong that was not mentioned was that the rubber on the electronic view finder was missing. other than that this was perfect camera with a better than average battery charger.
Summary: The A57 camera has some excellent features that make it quite a contender for the low to mid level DSLR market. Unfortunately its now no longer being produced but is still available. The camera offers great video and still frame image capabilities especially for fast action shots. While its jpeg engine is ok but not great, its RAW format provides great picture colors.
Summary: I tried the camera for a week. Great pictures....one of the best video focus and lock features. However, it was a compromise to carry it to the park for some photos.....great camera, but a bit too big for practical daily use.
Summary: After compare to other cameras, i select this camera and it doesnt mislead me. Has minimal deficiency to full professional cameras. Do not need to buy 2000-3000 dolar cameras.Sony a57 is enough what you need.
Summary: I have two of these cameras. The first one I picked up almost a year ago. The second a few weeks ago. The first one was put through it's paces. I take pictures for my school's yearbook and website. I have taken thousands of pictures with it. Then, one day, the dreaded "camera error" that other people have mentioned. I sent the camera to Sony repair (on my dime) but the repair was covered under warranty and in less than two weeks it was back at work.
Summary: If you can get past the viewfinder, this is a great camera. I also have a Nikon D90 and bought this as a second camera, planning to use it when I wanted the features that the D90 does not have including auto HDR, panorama pictures and 12 frames per second. I am very happy with the performance in all those areas. A couple things that I did not expect were the ability of this camera to capture minor differences in shading.