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Sony's Alpha A57 is an SLT — single lens translucent — camera with a 16-megapixel APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. It's the followup to 2010's well-received A55, the first camera to employ Sony's translucent mirror technology.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: April 2012
  • Price at launch: $699.99

Availability

  • Alias: SLT-A57

Also Known As...

  • SKU description: Kit with 18-55mm lens.

Pricing (base kit)

  • Camera type: DSLR
  • Width: 5.2 inches
  • Height: 3.84 inches
  • Depth: 3.18 inches
  • Weight: 1.19 pounds
  • Color: Black

Hardware

  • Sensor size: APS-C
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 16.1 megapixels

Sensor

  • Minimum ISO: 100
  • Maximum ISO: 16000
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 4000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 30 seconds
  • Focus points: 15
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 12 FPS

Controls

  • Size: 3 inches, 0.46 inches
  • Resolution: 921000 dots, 1440000 dots
  • Articulating / hinged screen: Yes
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes

Display

  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 25, 50

Video

  • Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG

Software

  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Sony Alpha / Minolta AF
  • Focal length (wide): 18 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 55 mm
  • Focal length (35mm equivalent - wide): 27 mm
  • Focal length (35mm equivalent - telephoto): 82.5 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 3.5

Lens

  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
  • Multiple card slots: Yes

Storage

  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Microphone input: Yes

Audio

  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): USB, HDMI mini

Ports

  • Model: NP-FM500H
  • Removable: Yes

Battery

Yes (Built-in)

Flash

X
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