Sony Alpha A57 review

Full specification for Sony Alpha A57

Sensor 16.1 megapixels Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (total pixels 16.7MP)
Output Size 4912 x 3264
Focal Length Mag 1.5x
Lens Mount Sony A-mount
File Format Raw, JPEG, RAW + JPEG
Compression Fine or Standard (JPEG)
ISO 100-16,000 (extendable to ISO 25,600 in Multi Frame NR mode)
Shutter Speeds 30 – 1/4000th second (plus Bulb)
Drive Mode Single, Continuous, 10 seconds and 2 seconds Self-timer, max 12fps in Tele Zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE, max 10fps in Continuous Advance Priority AE, max 8fps in Drive Mode
Viewfinder Type 1.44M-dot EVF
LCD 3in, 921,600dot tilt-angle Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack technology
Live Mode Yes
Movie Mode Yes, 1080p HD capture
Built-in Image Stabilisation Sensor-based SteadyShot INSIDE
Dust Reduction Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Focusing Modes Single AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
Exposure Modes P, A, S, M, iAuto, Auto+, Sweep Panorama, Continuous Advanced Priority AE, Scene
Metering System 1200-zone evaluative metering
Exposure Comp Yes, ±3EV (in 1/3 stops)
Colour Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Flash, Colour Temperature Set, Custom
White Balance Bracket Yes, 3 frames, selectable 2 steps
Colour Temp Control 2500-9900 Kelvin with 15 step adjustment over each Magenta/Green and Amber/Blue
DoF Prview Yes
Built-in Flash GN10 @ ISO 100
Max Flash Sync 1/160sec
PC Socket No
Cable Release Optional
Memory Card MS Pro Duo, MS Pro HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Power Rechargeable li-ion battery (NP-FM500H)
Connectivity HDMI (c-type), USB 2.0 (standard mini connection)
Dimensions 132.1 x 97.5 x 80.7mm
Weight 539g (excluding battery, card and accessories)
AF Points 15-point system with 3 cross-type sensors
Video AVCHD 2.0 (1920 x 1080 @ 50p, 1920 x 1080 @ 50i, 1920 x 1080 @ 25p)

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Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 18/20
Value 17/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 90%

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