Sony announces the SLT Alpha 57

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Camera Review
Sony announces the SLT Alpha 57

Today, Sony announced the SLT Alpha 57. This new model replaces the one and a half years old SLT A55 translucent mirror DSLR. comes with some interesting improvements in particular for its continuous shooting and auto focus.

The A57 upgrades its body with a build quality closer to the SLT A65 but still features a 16MP sensor and LCD viewfinder. The specifications of the A57 announced by Sony show an improved highest ISO setting at 16 000 and a continuous shooting rate increased from 10 fps to 12. The auto-focus of the A57 was also taken care of with 15 focus points and an enhanced object-tracking system. On the video side, the Alpha 57 can record 1920 x 1080 videos at 60p, 60i and 24/25p.

The A57 will launch at $699 for the body alone and $799 with an 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens.