Sony Alpha SLT-A57 Unwrapped

March 14, 2012, By Sanjeev

A new digicam has officially emerged from the Sony stables. The Alpha A57 model touting Translucent Mirror Technology will serve as the flagship model for the Sony’s stellar A-mount camera lineup.

Sony Alpha SLT A57 Unwrapped

Expectedly, features are not so scanty with the latest Sony equipment. The Alpha A57 can capture your frames at 12fps, efficiently backed up by a 16-megapixel APS HD CMOS sensor, capable of capturing 1920 x 1080 video at 60p, 60i and 24p/25p.

Adding to its versatility, Alpha A57 has a 15-point autofocus system and enhanced object tracking features, and ISO, which has been increased to 16000. It would be one of the easy-handle, multipurpose cameras coming with the Sony label in recent times.

Mike Kahn, the director of Alpha Camera business group for Sony Electronics claims A57 has graded up the style and comfort for the shutterbugs. He hoped the consumers hunting for higher level of control and flexibility could be satisfied with the α57.

The company feels that the new α57 would bring in blazing fast response rates, enhanced artistic capabilities and other advanced features to the mainstream DSLR marketplace. The features in fact offers professional-grade performance at affordable prices, they feel.

Sony’s prestige model will hit the shelves hopefully in the next month. You can own an Alpha A57 available for $800 as a kit (model SLT-A57K) with an 18-55mm lens or in body only form for $700 (model SLT-A57). Shutterbugs may save some bucks until next month to grab one of them.

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