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Colour Name: Black - 18-55 Lens Kit
Serious quality and powerful creative options have never been so accessible. The SLT-A57 shares many features found in range-topping cameras from Sony, including super-fast shooting with continuous autofocus. Explore the possibilities of flawless images and Full HD video.
The high-resolution CMOS sensor assures detail-packed pictures with excellent contrast and gorgeous colours. Exmor technology cuts noise while signals are converted to digital form. The result? Flawlessly beautiful images.
Get close to fast-moving action with a continuous burst of sharply-focused images at up to 12 frames per second. It's a great way to grab that decisive moment, from dynamic sports to wildlife.
Create a range of artistic styles, with no PC needed. Picture Effects offers a rich palette of options including posterise, partial colour, retro, high-key, mono and toy camera. Preview results in live view mode while shooting stills or movies.
Capture smooth, detailed Full HD videos with accurate phase-detection autofocus of moving subjects. Produce beautiful background defocus effects, and enjoy full manual control over focus and exposure modes. Create a cinematic mood with progressive shooting.
When purchasing this product from Sony, get the full version of PlayMemories Studio for no additional cost. With PlayMemories Studio, take control of your photos and videos through your PlayStation3. Add sound effects or edit your videos to make the perfect home movie.
16.1 effective megapixels - High resolution Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor for very low noise still images and Full HD video
BIONZ processor - Optimised processing engine handles large amounts of sensor data, allowing very high-speed shooting and powerful noise reduction
Translucent Mirror Technology - Replaces DSLR moving mirror with fixed translucent mirror: enables ultra-fast shooting with speedy, accurate phase detection AF
High-speed continuous shooting with Tele Zoom - Capture fast-moving action at up to 12fps (Priority AE) with continuous autofocus and 1.4x digital zoom for clear, sharp close-ups
Up to 2x Clear Image Zoom - Double your zoom range; By Pixel Super Resolution Technology boosts magnification while maintaining superb image quality
Quick AF Full HD movie - Shoot 1920x1080 video with full-time AF tracking of moving subjects: with 25p/50p progressive shooting for cinematic results
Creative Full HD movie functions - Manual focus allows beautiful defocus effects (bokeh) during HD video shooting; PASM exposure modes offer total creative control
Advanced Quick AF Live View - Real-time full-resolution image display from main sensor on LCD or in TruFinder with fast, accurate phase-detection autofocus
Object Tracking AF - Keeps faces or other selected objects in sharp focus, even if the target is obscured momentarily by another passing object
Sweep Panorama with 3D Sweep Panorama - Press the shutter and sweep the camera to capture extra-wide panoramic images: also capture 3D panoramas to view on 3D TV
Wide sensitivity range from ISO 100-16000 - High maximum sensitivity allows natural, low-noise images, even in low light
15-point phase-detection AF system - With 3 cross sensors for accurate, non-stop autofocusing - effective with TruFinder or live view on LCD
Adjustable 7.5 cm (3.0") Xtra Fine LCD - 2-way adjustable high resolution (921k dot) widescreen LCD: with TruBlack technology for superb detail and contrast
High-performance TruFinder - Precision electronic viewfinder with 1440k dot resolution and wide field of view for precise framing, focusing and shot review
High-resolution information display - Select from a choice of digital levelling gauge, shooting parameters, grid lines and graphic exposure display options
Smart Teleconverter - Digitally zooms centre portion of image for high-resolution images with 1.4x or 2x magnification
Shot Result Preview - Touch a button to preview effects of adjusting aperture, shutter and DRO settings on depth of field, motion blur and dynamic range
Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto - Automatically analyses scene and shooting conditions, adjusting camera parameters for excellent results with any scene
Face Detection with Face Registration - Recognises up to 8 faces in a scene, optimising optimum exposure, white balance, flash and other settings for beautiful portraits
Smile Shutter - Automatically fires shutter when subject smiles with an adjustable smile detection sensitivity
Picture Effect Modes - Produce impressive creative effects with no PC needed - including Posterise, Partial Colour, HDR Painting, Soft Focus, Miniature
Enhanced HDR Auto - Automatically merges three successive exposures to create a single image with an effective dynamic range even wider than film
Multi-Frame Noise Reduction - Automatically combines a burst of six exposures to create a single ultra-low noise image
Handheld Twilight Mode - Automatically combines a burst of six exposures to create a single image with supressed blur and reduced noise in low light
Creative Styles - 6 selectable image finishing options to suit range of shooting situations - can be customised for even greater creative control
D-Range Optimiser - Analyses image in real time, adjusting brightness and contrast for more natural, evenly exposed backlit scenes
Versatile drive modes - Drive modes include Continuous advance, Self-timer, exposure bracketing and White balance bracketing
Customisable buttons - AEL, ISO, and AF/MF buttons can be reassigned for quick access to a choice of 24 functions
SteadyShot INSIDE - In-body image stabilisation offers 2.5-4.0 steps anti-shake performance with A-mount lenses by Sony or Konica Minolta
Dual anti-dust system - Reduces build-up of dust on sensor during lens exchange
HDMI output - HD connector for image display on HD TV (requires optional cable). Photo TV HD enhances still image viewing on compatible BRAVIA
BRAVIA Sync - Allows direct control of camera playback functions via BRAVIA TV’s remote
PlayMemories Home - Supplied software for easy PC image transfers, browsing and uploads
Image Data Converter SR - Supplied software for powerful processing and conversion of RAW camera image files to JPEG with very low noise
Just love this camera, easy to use and good quality pictures, so much better than the finepix I had before.Published 4 months ago by spider-dog
Rock solid build quality, clear electronic viewfinder with excellent picture and video quality. Some clever additions like panorama shooting and HDR modes etc... Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. McMorrow
Camera arrived quickly
As yet due to the bad weather i have not had the chance to really test it out. I live in hope that it will meet my expectations. Read more
I am really pleased I bought this camera. After reading all the reviews on other makes & models I settled for this one. Read morePublished 13 months ago by mark sykes
Already being the owner of a Sony A200, I decided to buy the Sony A57 to try the new SLT technology for myself. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mr. S. F. H. Gilani
I bought the A57 primarily for video, and its fair to say there are a few things about it that are a little annoying, but overall for the price, it's great value and shoots really... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Soundseed
Had to replace my trusty Sony A100 which I just wore out!!! Having read the reviews......I managed to get a A57. FANTASTIC!!! P.S. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mr. Jonathan Cross
After a few test runs I can not give complete rating.
The camera makes a quality impression. With a good lens you can get the benefits of this technology. Read more