Sony Reveals the Pellicle-Mirrored Alpha A57

The latest in Sony's line of A-mount digital cameras with "Translucent Mirror Technology" has arrived. The Sony Alpha SLT-A57 shoots still images at up to 12 frames per second, providing continuous auto focus during still and video recording. The 1.44 million dot electronic viewfinder provides a wide viewing angle and 100 percent field of view.

Sony Alpha 57 digital SLR release

Thanks to Sony's specially-designed pellicle-like mirror, the 16.1 megapixel Exmor APS-C sensor and the AF sensor receive incoming light simultaneously. The A57 features a 15-point TTL phase detection AF system with three cross sensors and object tracking. An updated BIONZ image processor boosts the ISO sensitivity range from 100-16,000, promising low noise captures even in low light.

When it comes to video the A57 provides several options, including full HD resolution at 60p, 60i or 24p frame rates and complete control over P/A/S/M shooting modes. When it's time to preview your work, the rear of the camera is fitted with an adjustable 3-inch 921k dot LCD display.

Sony's SteadyShot INSIDE provides image stabilization, while Clear Image Zoom makes it possible to zoom 2X digitally at full resolution. Several other features such as Auto Portrait Framing mode, Auto HDR and 11 built-in picture effects round out the package. The Sony Alpha SLT-A57 replaces the A55.

Sony will ship the A57 in April with the body priced at $699.99. A kit will also be available with an 18-55mm lens for $799.99. The Sony Alpha SLT-A57 can be preordered from the following retailers:

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