Sony Alpha A57

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.

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

Basic Specs

Camera type DSLR
Sensor size APS-C
Sensor type CMOS
Effective pixels 16.1 megapixels
Articulating / hinged screen Yes
RAW support RAW, RAW + JPEG
Supported media SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Multiple card slots Yes

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...
Alias SLT-A57
Pricing (base kit)
SKU description Kit with 18-55mm lens.
Hardware
Camera type DSLR
Width 5.2 inches
Height 3.84 inches
Depth 3.18 inches
Weight 1.19 pounds
Color Black
Sensor
Sensor size APS-C
Sensor type CMOS
Effective pixels 16.1 megapixels
Controls
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
Display
Size 3 inches, 0.46 inches
Resolution 921000 dots, 1440000 dots
Articulating / hinged screen Yes
Built-in viewfinder Yes
Video
Video capture Yes
Max. resolution 1080p
Standard framerate(s) 25, 50
Software
Supported video formats MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD
RAW support RAW, RAW + JPEG
Lens
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
Storage
Supported media SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Multiple card slots Yes
Audio
Built-in microphone Yes
Microphone input Yes
Ports
Video out Yes
Connection(s) USB, HDMI mini
Battery
Model NP-FM500H
Removable Yes
Flash
Flash Yes (Built-in)
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