Sony Alpha A57 First Impressions Review

We took Sony's sub-$1000, 10fps speed demon, the A57 DSLR, for a spin around New York City.

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Introduction

The Sony Alpha A57 is the latest SLT interchangeable lens camera from Sony. Replacing the A55, the Alpha A57 features the same pellicle mirror technology, allowing for fast shot-to-shot speeds and phase-detection autofocus even while recording video. Sony claims this results in 10fps continuous shooting while continuously focusing on a moving subject. The camera also features 1080/60p, a 3-inch swivel screen, 15-point AF, and a 16.1-megapixel EXMOR CMOS image sensor. The A57 is set to ship at the end of April for a body-only price of $699.99.

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Sections

  1. Our First Take
  2. Product Tour
  3. Handling
  4. Modes
  5. Controls
  6. Hardware
  7. Conclusion
  8. Photo Gallery
  9. Specs

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