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Sony Alpha SLT-A57


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Manufacturer Sony Electronics
Model name Alpha SLT-A57
Date announced 2012-03-13
MSRP $700
Street price $459  See all prices
Official site Alpha SLT-A57 Homepage
 
Camera type Digital SLR
Sensor size (type) 23.5 x 15.6 mm (CMOS)
Max still resolution 4912 x 3264 (16 Megapixel)
 
Zoom capability N/A
Focal length
(35mm equivalent)
N/A
Max aperture N/A
Lens mount
(D-SLR/ILC only)
Sony Alpha
Crop factor
(D-SLR/ILC only)
1.5x
Autofocus Yes
AF-assist lamp Yes
Image stabilization
(Optical only)
Yes
Macro (min distance) N/A
 
Built-in flash Yes
External flash support Yes
Supports conversion lenses N/A
Supports underwater case No
 
LCD size 3.0"
LCD resolution 921,600 pixels
LCD position Rotating
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder mag.
(D-SLR only)
1.04x
Viewfinder coverage 100%
 
Manual controls Exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, white balance, focus
ISO range 100 - 16000
RAW/TIFF support RAW
 
Movie mode (format) Yes (AVCHD)
Max movie resolution 1920 x 1080
Sound in movies Yes (Stereo)
Zoom usable in movies Yes
 
Storage method Memory Stick Pro Duo + SD/SDHC/SDXC (no card included)
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Storage capacity
(out of the box)
N/A
 
Battery used NP-FM500H (1)
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Battery life
(CIPA standard)
590 shots
 
Video output Yes
HDMI output Yes
USB output Yes (2.0)
 
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
5.3 x 3.9 x 3.3 in (134.6 x 99.1 x 83.8 mm)
Weight (empty) 19 oz (539 g)
 
Included software Picture Motion Browser, Image Data Converter, Image Data Lightbox
 
Misc. notes Translucent Mirror Technology allows for fast AF (even while shooting continuously) while maintaining full-time live view. 10 fps continuous shooting at full res, and 12 fps at 8.4 MP. Records video at 1080/60p. Add a 18 - 55 mm lens for $100 more.
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