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Sony Alpha SLT-A57 Digital Camera

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringLive-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Live-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Model Specifications

BrandSony ModelAlpha SLT-A57
Sensor 16 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 24 x 16mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
StabilizationYes Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 16000 *Expanded range: 100-25600 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 30s
Lens MountSony A MountCrop Factor1.5X
Filter DiameterN /A Focus System 15-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp *3 cross-type points. Focus possible during exposure due to translucent mirror. Tracking AF-C
Viewfinder Type Built-in EVF Viewfinder Size 0.46" 1.4 Megapixels 100% Coverage
Display Attachment Rotating Display Size 3" LCD 920K Pixels 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes132D Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night, Night Portrait, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, HDR, Auto Portrait Framing
MeteringMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot Bracketing 3 Shots ±2/3 EV
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 1 Axis, 19 steps
Continuous Drive 10 FPS, 23 JPEG, 18 RAW *12 FPS 1.4X Center-Crop mode, Interpolated back to 16 MP. Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level 2 Axis Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Eye-Start Sensor Yes
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash Yes (GN 10) Flash Sync 1/160s
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 60 FPS 16:9 *High-speed continuous AF maintained during movie recording. Also anamorphic 1440x1080 @ 30 FPS M-JPEG. Sound Input Stereo
Video Format AVHCD WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity, Memory Stick Duo GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 550 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2012-03-13, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 132 x 98 x 81mm (W x H x D) Weight 618g

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Sony SLT-A57 Facts

Mirrorless digital camera
16 Megapixels Mirrorless (SLD)ISO 100-25600
Sony A Mount
1.5X FLM

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

Shutter 1/4000-30s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.46" Built-in EVF 1.4 MegapixelsCustom white-balance with 1 axis fine-tuning
Automatic Eye-Start sensorSpot-Metering
2 Axis Digital LevelHot-Shoe
Built-in Dust ReductionStereo audio input
10 FPS Drive, 23 ImagesLithium-Ion
1920x1080 @ 60 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 920K PixelsMemory Stick Duo
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