Summary Sony SLT A57

Prices Price
Body only Unknown With 18-55mm lens $846
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 9 Among similar cameras #n/a of 10
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help APS-C 23.5x15.6mm Screen resolution Help 921k dots
Megapixels Help 16 MP Movie format Help 1080p @ 60fps
Screen size Help 3.0" Light sensitivity Help 16,000 ISO
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Sony SLT A57

Replacement

Sony has replaced the SLT A57 with the A58.

Sony SLT A58
Sony SLT A58 announced February, 2013
True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Longer battery life
Size Smaller

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The Sony SLT A57 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
12 fps
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.72x
Autofocus Phase detection video autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
100%

Cons

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The Sony SLT A57 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

True resolution Lower true resolution Help
16 MP
Viewfinder Uses battery, see less detail Help
Digital
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
3
Thickness Thick Help
3.2"
Lowest price Expensive Help
$845.69
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
785 ISO
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
123 lenses
Announced Old Help
March, 2012
Size Slightly large Help
Professional size 132x98x81 mm
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second

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Discussion

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Avatar for Giulio Cantarella Giulio Cantarella (10:20 PM, April 05, 2013)
The A58 belongs to the series A3X. It is not a a57 replacement
 
Guest (6:01 AM, April 05, 2013)
Sony alpha 58 in reality belong to a3x series. It Is not a replace of a57
 
Hec (1:42 AM, August 20, 2012)
I just got mine today!!, i Love It!!!!
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (3:40 AM, June 12, 2012)
Thanks, they're up now!
 
Miguel Oliveira (11:07 PM, June 10, 2012)
DXO Mark Scores are out !
 
Wakaas Dr (4:51 PM, June 10, 2012)
DxO Mark score is out now. Plz update.
 
Wakaas Dr (10:09 AM, June 10, 2012)
 DxOMark score is out now
 
Masterlegato30 (2:09 PM, May 25, 2012)
one slot for memory stick..?? poor 
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (7:00 PM, May 24, 2012)
DxOMark scores hasn't been released yet for this camera, when they do we will have them on @snapsort:disqus 
 
Aliqamar_101 (6:56 PM, May 24, 2012)
DXO picture Quality of the Camera ?
 
Avatar for Daniel Carvão Daniel Carvão (7:28 PM, April 25, 2012)
When can we expect the DXO Mark Scores to come out ?
 
Jim (3:19 PM, April 01, 2012)
Can't wait to see the specs for low-light performance.
 
bprabawabr (3:33 AM, March 29, 2012)
That would be two *types* of memory card supported, but the actual slot is only one, i.e. you cannot have two cards at the same time in the camera, for backup purposes and whatnot.
 
geoge (2:09 AM, March 15, 2012)
I own now A55V and I really need the GPS :))

So... A57 can't completely replace A55...
 
Neilq (1:06 AM, March 15, 2012)
 no, if you want GPS you need the A65/77  (but really, why would you?)
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (7:51 PM, March 14, 2012)
No they took it out of this model 
 
geoge (7:43 PM, March 14, 2012)
Fewer storage slots: 1; Memory Stick + SD = 2 :))
 
geoge (7:42 PM, March 14, 2012)
No GPS?
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (6:23 PM, March 14, 2012)
Oups, we will fix that up. Thanks for letting us know. 
 
Avatar for Mochammad Kurniawan Mochammad Kurniawan (4:48 PM, March 14, 2012)
All Sony SLT use continues phase detection, not contrast detection.