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K-5

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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

As one of the first two Sony DSLRs to utilize the company's translucent mirror technology, the Alpha A55 supports up to 10 FPS continuous shooting and phase-detection focusing. The camera also sports a built-in GPS receiver and a 3.0-inch articulating display.

The Sony Alpha A65 is a consumer-grade translucent mirror DSLR. It features a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, a built-in GPS receiver, an articulating LCD screen, and a XGA resolution OLED viewfinder.

Pentax's K-5 high-end prosumer DSLR shares the same body as its predecessor, the K-7. The K-5 has a weather-resistant magnesium alloy construction (and is offered with an assortment of weather-resistant lenses), a 16.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, and, with an extended ISO of 51200, the highest of sensitivity of any DSLR with an ASP-C sensor at the time of its release in 2010.

The D5100 is the 2011 update to Nikon's consumer-level DSLR line and includes an articulating display, optional GPS, 11 focus points, and MPEG-4 video recording in a small and light plastic construction.

The EOS Rebel T3i from Canon continues their featured-packed-but-affordable formula. The T3i keeps the same sensor and technology from the T2i but improves upon its predecessor with an articulating display, full-manual controls for video shooting, and 3x-10x digital zoom function for its 1080p HD video capture.

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

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 10/2010
  • Price at launch: $850.00
  • Status: Available
  • Price at launch: $999.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: October 2010
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May 2011
  • Price at launch: $899.95
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: March 2011
  • Price at launch: $899.99
  • Alias: SLT-A57

Also Known As...

  • Alias: SLT-A55VL, SLT-A55, Alpha 55
  • Alias: Alpha 65
  • Alias: 600D
  • SKU description: Kit with 18-55mm lens.

Pricing (base kit)

  • SKU description: Kit with 18-55mm lens.
  • SKU description: Kit with 18-55mm lens.
  • SKU description: Kit with 18-135mm lens. , Kit with 18-55mm and 50-200mm lenses., Kit with 18-55mm lens.
  • SKU description: Kit with 18-55mm lens.
  • SKU description: Kit version with Canon's EF-S 18mm-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens, Kit version with Canon's EF-S 18mm-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens

Pricing (body only)

  • Price at launch: 750 $
  • Price at launch: 899.99 $
  • Price at launch: 799.95 $
  • Price at launch: 799.99 $
  • Camera type: DSLR
  • Width: 5.2 inches
  • Height: 3.84 inches
  • Depth: 3.18 inches
  • Weight: 1.19 pounds
  • Color: Black

Hardware

  • Camera type: DSLR
  • Width: 4.9 inches
  • Height: 3.62 inches
  • Depth: 3.33 inches
  • Weight: 0.95 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Internal image stabilization: Yes
  • 3D capture: Stills
  • Camera type: DSLR
  • Width: 5.2 inches
  • Height: 3.84 inches
  • Depth: 3.18 inches
  • Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Internal image stabilization: Yes
  • 3D capture: Stills
  • Camera type: DSLR
  • Width: 5.2 inches
  • Height: 3.8 inches
  • Depth: 2.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.46 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Internal image stabilization: Yes
  • Camera type: Other
  • Width: 5 inches
  • Height: 3.8 inches
  • Depth: 3.1 inches
  • Weight: 1.23 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Camera type: DSLR
  • Width: 5.24 inches
  • Height: 3.92 inches
  • Depth: 3.14 inches
  • Weight: 1.14 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Sensor size: APS-C
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 16.1 megapixels

Sensor

  • Sensor size: APS-C
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 16.2 megapixels
  • Sensor size: APS-C
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 24.3 megapixels
  • Sensor size: APS-C
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 16.3 megapixels
  • Sensor size: APS-C
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 16.2 megapixels
  • Sensor size: APS-C
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 18 megapixels
  • 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

  • Minimum ISO: 100
  • Maximum ISO: 25600
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 4000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 30 seconds
  • Focus points: 15
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 10 FPS
  • 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: 10 FPS
  • Minimum ISO: 100
  • Maximum ISO: 51200
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 8000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 30 seconds
  • Focus points: 11
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 7 FPS
  • Minimum ISO: 100
  • Maximum ISO: 6400
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 4000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 30 seconds
  • Focus points: 11
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 4 FPS
  • Minimum ISO: 100
  • Maximum ISO: 12800
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 4000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 30 seconds
  • Focus points: 9
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 3.7 FPS
  • Size: 3 inches, 0.46 inches
  • Resolution: 921000 dots, 1440000 dots
  • Articulating / hinged screen: Yes
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes

Display

  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 921600 dots
  • Articulating / hinged screen: Yes
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes
  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 921600 dots
  • Articulating / hinged screen: Yes
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes
  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 921000 dots
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes
  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 921000 dots
  • Articulating / hinged screen: Yes
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes
  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 1040000 dots
  • Articulating / hinged screen: Yes
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 25, 50

Video

  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080i
  • Standard framerate(s): 30, 60
  • Continuous AF: Yes
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 24, 30, 60
  • Continuous AF: Yes
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 25, 30
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 24, 30
  • Continuous AF: Yes
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 24, 25, 30, 50, 60
  • Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG

Software

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

  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Sony Alpha / Minolta AF
  • Focal length (wide): 18 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 55 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 3.5
  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Sony Alpha / Minolta AF
  • Focal length (wide): 18 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 55 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 3.5
  • Interchangeable: Yes, Yes, Yes
  • Supported mounts: Pentax K, Pentax K, Pentax K
  • Focal length (wide): 50 mm, 18 mm, 18 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 200 mm, 135 mm, 55 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 4, 3.5, 3.5
  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Nikon F
  • Focal length (wide): 18 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 55 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 3.5
  • Optical zoom: 3.1 x
  • Image stabilization: Yes
  • Interchangeable: Yes, Yes
  • Supported mounts: Canon EF, Canon EF-S, Canon EF, Canon EF-S
  • Focal length (wide): 18 mm, 0.71 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 55 mm, 5.31 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 3.5, 3.5
  • Image stabilization: Yes, Yes

Connectivity

  • GPS: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • Media streaming: Other
  • GPS: Optional
  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
  • Multiple card slots: Yes

Storage

  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Microphone input: Yes

Audio

  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Microphone input: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Microphone input: Yes
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Microphone input: Yes
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Microphone input: Yes
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): USB, HDMI mini

Ports

  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): Accessory shoe, USB, HDMI mini
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): Accessory shoe, USB, HDMI mini
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): Accessory shoe, USB, 3.5mm stereo audio
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): Proprietary, Accessory shoe, USB, HDMI, 3.5mm stereo audio
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): Accessory shoe, USB, HDMI mini
  • Model: NP-FM500H
  • Removable: Yes

Battery

  • Model: NP-FW50
  • Removable: Yes
  • Model: NP-FM500H
  • Removable: Yes
  • Model: D-LI90
  • Removable: Yes
  • Model: EN-EL14
  • Removable: Yes
  • Model: LP-E8
  • Removable: Yes
Yes (Built-in)

Flash

Yes (Built-in)
Yes (Built-in)
Yes (Built-in)
Yes (Built-in)
Yes (Built-in)

Bundled accessories

DK-20 Rubber Eyecup
AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
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