Sony Alpha A57 DSLR Camera Available from 19 March 2012

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Sony Alpha A57

Sony Alpha A57

14 March 2012, Singapore – Successor to the Alpha A55, the Sony Alpha A57 DSLR camera  is designed to be much bigger than the Alpha A55.  It promises to give you a firmer grip and a longer battery life.

The Alpha A57  features high speed 12fps shooting, Full HD 50p recording and the new high-resolution Tru-Finder which offers a wide viewing angle and 100% field of view; and allows for efficient framing, focusing and real-time preview.

Similar to the Alpha A55, the new Alpha A57 also uses the Translucent Mirror Technology.  This technology directs incoming light to the CMOS image sensor and the AF sensor at the same time, achieving full-time continuous autofocus during both still and video shooting. Bringing together a 16.1 mega pixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and the latest generation BIONZ engine by Sony, the A57 reproduces accurate images with extremely quick speed and stunningly low noise across a wide ISO 100-16,000 range.

The video below would give you a better understanding of the difference between Alpha A55 and Alpha A57 as well as the new features of the latest model.

The new A57 comes is the world’s first DSLR with Auto Portrait Framing that helps you compose scenes just like a professional photographer by proposing alternative compositions, in addition to the original photo. This feature also identifies the subject’s face via face detection technology and automatically trims parts of the scene to create a well-balanced composition based on the time-tested rule of thirds. The Auto Portrait Framing also helps photography beginners to effectively compose scenes by proposing alternative compositions.

Pre-sales of the Sony Alpha A57 will start on 19 March 2012, with the in-store launch at all Sony Stores and Sony-authorised outlets on 8 April 2012 retailing at S$1,249 with the SAL 1855 kit lens bundle.  Pre-sale gifts will include:

  • 8GB Sony SD card
  • SAL50 F18 fixed focal length lens
  • Lens guidebook
  • Sony Digital Workshop Course

The options available from Sony in Singapore currently include the Sony Alpha A55, A65 and A77 retails at:

  • A55: body S$1149 |  with Kit Lens 18-55mm S$1249
  • A65: body only S$1359
  • A77: body only S$1799 | with kit lens 16-50mm:  S$2699

Specifications

Key Features

SLT-A57

Type

Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash

Lens Compatibility

Sony A-mount lenses. Operation also confirmed with Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses

Image Sensor

APS-C type (23.5 x15.6 mm), Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary colour filters

Processor

BIONZ™ image processor

ISO Sensitivity Range

AUTO (ISO 100 – 3200), ISO 100 – 16000 selectable, Multi Frame NR (extendable up to ISO 25600)

Image Quality Modes

RAW, RAW&JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard

HDMI Connector and BRAVIA Sync

HDMI mini connector (Type-C), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD

Image Size: 3:2 (pixels)

L: 4912 x 3264 (16M)

M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M)

S: 2448 x 1624 (4.0M)

HD movie record

Recording format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4

Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)

Image size (pixels) (PAL): AVCHD: 1980×1080 (60p/50p2 / 28M / PS, 50i / 24M / FX, 50i / 17M/FH, 25p / 24M / FX, 25p / 17M / FH), MP4: 1440×1080 (25fps / 12M), VGA: 640×480 (25fps / 3M)

Electronic Viewfinder

SVGA 1.2 cm (0.46 type) electronic viewfinder (colour), Xtra Fine (1,440,000 dots effective resolution (when viewfinder magnification is set to maximum setting), with 100% frame coverage, five display modes and grid line display modes.

LCD

7.5 cm (3.0-type) wide type Xtra Fine LCD with 921k dot resolution; Tilt angle: downward 180 degrees. Rotation angle: leftward 270 degrees from position in which LCD is facing forward.

Other features

Face Detection, Auto Portrait Framing, Smile Shutter, Shooting Tips, Help Guide

Clear Image Zoom

Yes

Digital zoom

Smart Zoom, Digital Zoom

SteadyShot™ INSIDE

YES

Anti-dust System

Charge protection coating on low-pass filter and image-sensor shift mechanism

Focus Modes

AF/MF selectable.

AF modes: Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF

Autofocus System

TTL 15-point phase detection AF system with 3 cross sensors

Exposure Modes

iAUTO, Flash Off, Superior Auto, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M)

Exposure Metering System

1200-zone evaluative metering

Exposure Metering Modes

Multi-segment, Centre-weighted, Spot

Scene Selection

Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight

Picture Effect

11 modes (15 effects): Posterization (Colour, B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature

Creative Style Settings

Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black & White

[Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation (-3 to +3steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3steps)]

Sweep Panorama

YES (2D and 3D)

Auto HDR

YES (available in P/A/S/M modes)

Shutter Speed (stills)

1/4000-30sec, Bulb

Exposure Bracketing

1/3EV, 2/3EV increments, 3 frames

White Balance Settings

Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool White/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to M7, 15-step, Custom, AWB micro adjustment

Continuous Advance Shooting

Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 12 images per second

Continuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 10 images per second

Continuous shooting: Hi: Maximum 8 frames per second / Lo: Maximum 3 frames per second

Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode: Fine: 23 images, Standard: 25 images

Continuous Advance Priority AE mode: Fine: 23 images, Standard: 27 images, RAW & JPEG: 18 images, RAW: 21 images

Continuous shooting: Fine: 25 images, Standard: 29 images, RAW & JPEG: 19 images, RAW: 21 images

Approx. no. of Shots

Approx. 550 shots with Tru-Finder, approx. 590 shots with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)

Built-in Flash

Auto pop-up, GN10 (in metres at ISO 100), FOV coverage up to 18mm

Flash Modes

Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless*, Hi-Speed Sync.*

* With external Flash HVL-F58AM, HVL-F56AM, HVL-F43AM, HVL-F42AM, HVL-F36AM

Flash control (ADI flash/ Pre-flash TTL)

Media

Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo; SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card

Dimensions (WxHxD)

Approx. 132.1 mm × 97.5 mm × 80.7 mm

Weight

Approx. 539g (body only)

Approx. 618g (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo)

 

Key Features

SLT-A57

Type

Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash

Lens Compatibility

Sony A-mount lenses. Operation also confirmed with Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses

Image Sensor

APS-C type (23.5 x15.6 mm), Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary colour filters

Processor

BIONZ™ image processor

ISO Sensitivity Range

AUTO (ISO 100 – 3200), ISO 100 – 16000 selectable, Multi Frame NR (extendable up to ISO 25600)

Image Quality Modes

RAW, RAW&JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard

HDMI Connector and BRAVIA Sync

HDMI mini connector (Type-C), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD

Image Size: 3:2 (pixels)

L: 4912 x 3264 (16M)

M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M)

S: 2448 x 1624 (4.0M)

HD movie record

Recording format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4

Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)

Image size (pixels) (PAL): AVCHD: 1980×1080 (60p/50p2 / 28M / PS, 50i / 24M / FX, 50i / 17M/FH, 25p / 24M / FX, 25p / 17M / FH), MP4: 1440×1080 (25fps / 12M), VGA: 640×480 (25fps / 3M)

Electronic Viewfinder

SVGA 1.2 cm (0.46 type) electronic viewfinder (colour), Xtra Fine (1,440,000 dots effective resolution (when viewfinder magnification is set to maximum setting), with 100% frame coverage, five display modes and grid line display modes.

LCD

7.5 cm (3.0-type) wide type Xtra Fine LCD with 921k dot resolution; Tilt angle: downward 180 degrees. Rotation angle: leftward 270 degrees from position in which LCD is facing forward.

Other features

Face Detection, Auto Portrait Framing, Smile Shutter, Shooting Tips, Help Guide

Clear Image Zoom

Yes

Digital zoom

Smart Zoom, Digital Zoom

SteadyShot™ INSIDE

YES

Anti-dust System

Charge protection coating on low-pass filter and image-sensor shift mechanism

Focus Modes

AF/MF selectable.

AF modes: Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF

Autofocus System

TTL 15-point phase detection AF system with 3 cross sensors

Exposure Modes

iAUTO, Flash Off, Superior Auto, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M)

Exposure Metering System

1200-zone evaluative metering

Exposure Metering Modes

Multi-segment, Centre-weighted, Spot

Scene Selection

Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight

Picture Effect

11 modes (15 effects): Posterization (Colour, B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature

Creative Style Settings

Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black & White

[Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation (-3 to +3steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3steps)]

Sweep Panorama

YES (2D and 3D)

Auto HDR

YES (available in P/A/S/M modes)

Shutter Speed (stills)

1/4000-30sec, Bulb

Exposure Bracketing

1/3EV, 2/3EV increments, 3 frames

White Balance Settings

Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool White/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to M7, 15-step, Custom, AWB micro adjustment

Continuous Advance Shooting

Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 12 images per second

Continuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 10 images per second

Continuous shooting: Hi: Maximum 8 frames per second / Lo: Maximum 3 frames per second

Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode: Fine: 23 images, Standard: 25 images

Continuous Advance Priority AE mode: Fine: 23 images, Standard: 27 images, RAW & JPEG: 18 images, RAW: 21 images

Continuous shooting: Fine: 25 images, Standard: 29 images, RAW & JPEG: 19 images, RAW: 21 images

Approx. no. of Shots

Approx. 550 shots with Tru-Finder, approx. 590 shots with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)

Built-in Flash

Auto pop-up, GN10 (in metres at ISO 100), FOV coverage up to 18mm

Flash Modes

Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless*, Hi-Speed Sync.*

* With external Flash HVL-F58AM, HVL-F56AM, HVL-F43AM, HVL-F42AM, HVL-F36AM

Flash control (ADI flash/ Pre-flash TTL)

Media

Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo; SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card

Dimensions (WxHxD)

Approx. 132.1 mm × 97.5 mm × 80.7 mm

Weight

Approx. 539g (body only)

Approx. 618g (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo)

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