Sony Alpha SLT-A57 DSLR: prioritizing performance and Translucent Mirror

Sony re-presenting of the next generation of the SLT-A55 by presenting a new series of this type is the Sony SLT-A57. Latest DSLR aimed at middle-pro has a resolution of 16MP Exmor? APS HD CMOS sensor and viewfinder window hi-res. By continuing to use Sony’s translucent mirror technology, this time SLT-A57 offers performance continuous shooting up to 12 fps compared SLT-A55 series are only 10fps.

In addition, SLT-A57 DSLR camera also has the ability to record video up to 1080p Full-HD quality at 60 fps format AVCHD Ver.2.0 (Progressive). As for the point Focus Auto, SLT-A57 has the same amount that is 15 Potin A55 AF system with 3 cross sensors produce fast performance, TTL is accurate for the detection of AF.

The advantages of this camera is to have New Tru-Finder Electronic viewfinder is the window peering points with high resolution 1.44 million pixels and is 100% field of view. In addition to the optical viewfinder, SLT-A57 also comes with a 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD with Live-View capability so that you can shoot through the LCD. Interestingly this camera is designed with less LCD Tilt system that can be rotated for easy shooting high / low angle.

For features, SLT-A57 has a cool feature called Portrait Framing and is the first technology in the world. With this feature, portrait or landscape-oriented photos can be automatically generated using the frame. In addition, 11 picture effects also remain present in it to make your photos more artistic without having to use a PC editing.

As for the performance in low-light conditions, thanks to the support of up to ISO 16,000 and BIONZ processor, the camera can produce images that are natural (no flash) with a low noise level.

Specifications:

Sony SLT-A57 Sony SLT-A55
Resolution 16.2 MP APS-C (24 × 16) mm CMOS sensor
BIONZ Image Processor
Movie 1920 × 1080 (Full_HD) ~ 60p, 24pStereo sound
File format
– Still: JPEG, RAW
– Movie: MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
ISO Auto, 100-16000 (25 600 boost) Auto, 100-12800 (25 600 boost)
Image stabilizer Yes, SteadyShot
Lenses Sony / Minolta Alpha mount
AF Point 15
Autofocus
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View
Shutter speed 30 – 1/4000 sec
Continuous drive 12 fps 10 fps
LCD 3.0 “Xtra Fine TFT Live-View swievel LCD921.000 pixels
Connectivity USB 2.0, miniHDMI, EyeFi USB 2.0, miniHDMI, EyeFi, Built-in GPS
Memory SD / SDHC / SDXC / Memory Stick Pro Duo / Pro-HG Duo
Li-ion battery NP-FM500H rechargeable Li-ion battery NP-FW50 rechargeable
Dimensions 132 x 98 x 81 mm 124 x 92 x 85 mm
Weight 618 g 500 g