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Sony Alpha SLT-A57 (Body) Digital SLR Camera

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Sony Alpha SLT-A57 (Body) Digital SLR Camera Price
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A57 (Body) Digital SLR Camera
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A57 (Body) Digital SLR Camera
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A57 (Body) Digital SLR Camera
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A57 (Body) Digital SLR Camera
4.5 / 5
9 User Reviews
Rs.  43,900 (Last Known Price)
Sony Alpha SLT-A57 (Body) Digital SLR Camera is permanently discontinued.
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4.5 /5 BASED ON 25 RATING(S)
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Best SLR of the year 201213 as per EISA
28 Nov 2012 By Manoj Chaturvedula On

I purchased this camera despite some strong recommendations from Canon/Nikon fanboys to stick to their preferred brand. The main reason I was tilted in favour of SLT was... ah.. I need to compile a list of features now! nnSony has done a good job in creating a beast to fight against the likes of Canon/Nikon. No wonder European Image and Sound Association (EISA) has ranked Sony SLT A57 as the "Best European SLR 2012-13". After almost one month of usage, here is complete review:nnPROs:n1) Continuous autofocus as there is no flipping mirror and excellent image quality with sharp, brighter colorsn2) High burst of 12 fps in continuous AE mode is not only "class-leading" but industry leadingn3) Autofocus in movie mode is a breeze (you have to see it to believe it)n4) Auto HDR mode saves you the effort of taking 3 individual shots at different exposures (no need to take 3 shots at different exposures; Sony does it perfectly in one shot... that too with auto-scene detect) No other SLR can boast of this intelligent feature.n5) Sweep panorama (My personal choice is that I don't want to spend time after returning from a vacation in stitching multiple photos in Photoshop to create a panorama. I prefer an automated job done)n6) Dolby sound recording in movie mode with wind filtern7) In body stabilization against lens stabilization offered in Canon/Nikon. So, no need to worry about purchasing Image Stabilized lenses. (Googling further would prove that lens stabilization offers no much tangible benefit against in-body stabilization)n8) Autofocus motor built into the bodyn9) Lens correction features built into the firmware (not sure whether this is a scoring point over competition, i.e. Canon, Nikon)n10) Decent build quality with rubberized grip (and recycled materials were claimed to be used... For those who advocate going green :) )n11) TruBlack LCD is pretty good even under sunlightn12) Electronic viewfinder overlays the information (incl. camera horizontal level indicator which is akin to bubble level) very well onto the imagen13) High number of autofocus points enable quicker and efficient focusing on your subjectn14) Apart from complete customization level, there are a myriad of other features like auto protrait framing, super clear zoom, etc.n15) Class leading battery life, as on date, of 550-590 shots (CIPA)n16) Proximity sensor that switches between EVF and LCD screen automatically (also has a dedicated button as found in other SLRs)n17) Detailed help guide for each menu with a dedicated help button (same button has other function too)nnCONs:n1) Translucent mirror is extremely delicate thin sheet of plastic (patented materials used by Sony) and it is rather tough to remove dust from the mirror. Even a mild touch with a soft cloth can cause dents/scratches. Better to get a hurricane blower to clean the mirror and sensor. This happens when you change lenses in a dusty region. Replacing this mirror is costly too.n2) LCD screen was also prone to easy scratches. Better to get a screen protector for Rs.400 from eBay or get a hard screen protector from Sony (not sure about the price)n3) LCD screen should have been hinged onto the side so that it is easier to place the SLT on a tripod and still look at the screen while the image is shotn4) No panning during burst shoot due to which you would be able to see only the shots that were taken but not the actual scene as it happens in front of the camera (I would rather ignore this for the 12 fps record breaking burst mode)n5) Higher asking price for the (excellent) set of featuresn6) I would have personally liked a higher megapixel sensornnOthers which I really didn't care about much were the high ISO range (doesnt matter above 6400 for me), lack of optical viewfinder (its a matter of choice between OVF and EVF), 3D photos (I don't have a 3D LCD TV in my house... yet) and less number of lenses available for Sony compared to Canon/Nikon. nnBut my question to those who argue about the last point to score over Sony SLT is - how many lens do you seriously plan to purchase, considering that many of them in the product range cost more than your SLR? According to me, a good 35mm prime (Sony 35mm f/1.8) and a good telephoto lens (Sony 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 or TAMRON 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD) should be sufficient for most occasions. You also have options to choose from Carl Zeiss range.nnP.S.: This review is not meant to bash Canon or Nikon SLRs. They really make excellent cameras and have more experience in camera-making than anyone else. But discrediting Sony due to obssessive love for Canon/Nikon is nothing short of being narrow-minded.

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Excellent; but...
16 Dec 2012 By Anand Babu On

I used my SLT A55 for almost an year now, and I can tell that SLTs (All of them!) are excellent. I don't see any reason to upgrade to A57 yet, though I was very tempted when it appeared. The improved grip and battery of A57 is still very tempting!nnI had shot under various conditions, gardens, wildlife, plantations hill stations... and A55 performed very well.nnBut, the problem is LENS. nnWhere are good affordable lenses? Seriously good lenses are really costly, beyond the reach of enthusiasts. nnIs there any used G / ZA available in market? nIs there any equipment rentals providing Sony lenses? nnNO and NO.nnIs this a deal breaker? nnMay be YES...

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Sony Alpha SLT-A57 (Body) Digital SLR Camera User Reviews

Sony Alpha SLT-A57 (Body) Digital SLR Camera Specifications

Brand Sony
Type Digital SLR
Series Alpha
Title Sony Alpha SLT-A57 (Body) Digital SLR Camera
Type CMOS Sensor
Image Sensor Format Exmor APS HD
Size(W x H) 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Processor Model Bionz Processor
Effective Resolution 16.1 MP Resolution
Mount Minolta A,Sony Alpha
Resolution Available 1920x1080 Pixels (1080p HD),
640x480 Pixels (VGA)
fps 1080p Frame rate : 24, 25
Slow Motion Effect No
Built in Flash Yes
Flash Features External flash, Flash exposure compensation
Hot Shoe/Flash mount Yes
Flash Range 18 mm
Wifi No
Bluetooth No
Pictbridge No
USB Yes, Type 2.0, 480 MB
Viewfinder Yes, Electronic Viewfinder
Display Type LCD
Display Size 3 Inch
Display Resolution (No.of dots) 921000 dots
Moveable Display Yes
Touchscreen No
Brightness Adjustment Yes, 5 steps levels
Memory Card Type Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Storage File system EXIF
Other Features
ISO 100-16000 ISO
Auto Focus Yes, Phase detection
AF Points 15 Points
Touch Focus No
Manual Focus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes, Type : Sensor
In-camera Editing Pictures, Black & White/Sepia Tone, Saturation, Red-eye correction when previewing, Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), Soft High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature
HDR Shooting Mode Yes
Drive Mode Yes, Single shot, Continous shot, Self Timer,Bracketing
Burst Mode Yes, Fine: 25 frames, Standard: 29 frames, RAW: 21 frames, RAW+JPEG: 19 frames (Fine: 23 frames, Standard: 25 frames on Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode)
Microphone Yes
Self Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds
White Balance Type Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Scene Modes Candlelight, Close-up(Macro), Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset
Iris control Yes
Supported media/softwares Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, MAC OS X 10.5, MAC OS X 10.6
Image File Formats JPEG
Image Minimum Resolution 3.4 MP
Exposure modes Aperture priority, Automatic Mode, Full manual, Scene Mode, Shutter Speed priority
Exposure Lock Yes
Dimensions (WxHxD) 132.1 x 97.5 x 80.7 mm
Weight 539 Gram
Rugged No
Available Color Options Black
Warranty Period 3 Years
Parts Only 3 Years
Battery model NP-FM500H
Battery Rechargeable(proprietary)
Battery Type Li-ion
No of Shots 590 Shots
Other Accessories
Accessories Inbox Camera, BC-VM10A Battery Charger, Power Cord (Mains Lead), Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FM500H, USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, Body Cap, Accessory Shoe Cap, Eyecup, CD-Rom, Instruction Manual
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