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Sony Alpha A57 DSLR Camera (Black) with Sony DT 18-55mm Lens

Quick Overview

Even when shooting in challenging conditions, the accelerated speed, supreme sensitivity and cutting-edge functionality of the Sony Alpha SLT- A57 ensure beautiful results. Capture the decisive moment with up to 10 fps with continuous auto focus, and lock in every detail with the 16.1MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor—the ultimate for gorgeous, high-resolution image quality, even in low lighting conditions. Whether you're stepping up to your first DSLR, or an avid enthusiast adding to your arsenal, discover the pleasure and creativity of class-above interchangeable lens photography and HD moviemaking.

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Additional Information

Manufacturer Sony
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $949.00


Product Information
The Sony Alpha A57 is a 16.1 MP digital camera (kit with 18-55 mm lens) that lets you capture stunning close-ups as well as vast landscapes. With an EXMOR HD sensor, this Sony digital SLR camera allows you to record movies in Full HD resolution with superior quality. Moreover, the Alpha A57 captures still images at 10 fps and shoots videos at 60 or 24 fps. The large 3-inch LCD display of this Sony digital SLR camera makes it easy to view photos, read menu, and compose shots. With a high ISO light sensitivity (up to 16000), this 16.1 MP digital camera captures clear photos even in low-light conditions.
Product Features
  • High speed, high resolution
    Capture up to 10fps at full 16.1MP resolution with continuous auto focus and auto exposure control thanks to Sony's award-winning Translucent Mirror technology - perfect for high-speed sports photography or snapping a unique sequence of photos. The Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor achieves high resolution with reduced sensor noise, even in lowly-lit settings.
  • Capture fast action close-ups
    Zoom in on fast action and never miss a moment. By using the center two-thirds of the image sensor, tele-zoom high speed shooting brings the action closer with a 1.4x effective increase of focal length, allowing you to shoot up to 12fps at 8MP resolution with continuous auto focus and auto exposure.
  • Extend the reach of any lens
    Utilizing Sony's exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution technology, clear image zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of any lens you use, providing greater shooting flexibility.
  • Snap the perfect portrait
    Capture a perfectly-framed portrait every time. When you take a photo of a person in auto portrait framing mode, the camera saves an additional, optimally-framed image of your subject. By combining the rule of thirds with advanced imaging technologies, auto portrait framing mode is the easy way to a balanced, perfectly-composed portrait.
  • Incredible HD movies
    Very few DSLRs shoot super smooth 60p or cinematic 24p movies at Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution - the A57 is one of them. Capture high quality 1080/60p AVCHD video that looks great on your HDTV, or shoot in a 1080/30p MP4 format that uploads easily to the web for convenient sharing with friends and family.
  • Big, bright viewfinder
    Take a peep through the Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder - boasting 1.2 million dots for ultra-high resolution, images pop with richness, clarity and detail. Everything is easy to see with 1x magnification and 100% frame coverage. Plus, adjustable magnification optimizes visibility for those who use eyeglasses.
Product Identifiers
UPC027242847545, 4905524863437, 610696373342
Key Features
Camera TypeDigital SLR
Optical Zoom3x
Digital Zoom2x
Sensor Resolution16.1 MP
Screen Size3"
Optical Sensor
Sensor TypeCMOS
Lens System
Lens For SD18-55mm
Focus AdjustmentAutofocus & Manual Focus
Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryMemory Stick DUO PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Card, SDXC Memory Card
Weight19.01 Oz.
Display TypeLCD
Display Size3"
Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Other Features
Additional FeaturesHDMI, Interchangeable Lenses, USB 2.0

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  • Lens Compatibility : Sony A-mount lens
  • Lens Mount : Sony A-mount
  • Camera Type : Sony A-mount interchangeable lens digital camera


  • Lens Type : A-mount 18-55mm zoom lens
  • Lens Mount Type : Sony A-mount
  • Aperture (Max.) : f/3.5 - 5.6
  • Aperture (Min.) : f/22 - 36
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : APS-C 35mm eqv. 27mm to 82.5mm
  • Filter Diameter : 55mm
  • Lens Groups-Elements : 8 elements, 7 groups
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 0.82ft (0.25m)
  • Aperture Blade : 7 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Aspheric Elements : 2
  • Lens Weight : 7.4 oz (210g)

Focus Control

  • Focus System : TTL phase detection AF (CCD line sensors)
  • Focus Points : 15 points (3 points cross type)
  • AF Modes : Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
  • Focus Area : Wide, Spot, Local (15 local areas selectable)
  • Focus Sensitivity : -1 EV to +18 EV (at ISO100 equivalent)
  • Focus Features : Predictive Focus Control, Focus Lock
  • AF Illuminator : Built-in flash, Range: approx. 3' - 15' (1m-5m)


  • Flash Compensation : +/-2EV in 0.3EV steps
  • Flash Coverage : 18mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
  • Recycling Time : Approx. 3 sec.
  • Flash Bracketing : 3 exposures in 0.3/0.7 EV steps
  • Flash Metering System : ADI, Pre-flash TTL
  • Flash Modes : Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode), Wireless
  • Flash Type : Built-in, Pop-up Auto
  • Guide Number : 10 (in meters at ISO100)


  • Microphone Input : Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
  • Accessory Shoe : Yes (Alpha)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
  • DVDirect : Yes, via USB
  • HD Output : HDMI (TypeC mini)
  • Memory Card Slot : Single card slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • PhotoTV HD : Yes, with BRAVIA Sync™ enabled HDTV and HDMI cable
  • USB Port(s) : USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, PTP)


  • Supplied Software : PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Ver. 4
  • Operating System Compatibility : Windows XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter Editions are not supported,Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI)Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows 7 SP 1; Mac OS X(v10.5-?10.6) (Image Data Converter only, PlayMemories Home is not Mac compatible)

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor : Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
  • Processor : BIONZ™ image processor
  • Anti Dust : Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and Image Sensor-Shift mechanism
  • Pixel Gross : Approx. 16.7 megapixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution : Approx. 16.1 megapixels
  • Focal Length Conversion Factor : 1.5x
  • Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters


  • Type : 0.46" Xtra Fine EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (1,440,000 pixels)
  • Diopter Adjustment : -4.0 to +3.0m-1
  • Field of View : 100%
  • Magnification : 1.04x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 )

Exposure System

  • Metering : Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity : -2EV to 17EV (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/1.4 lens)
  • Exposure Compensation : +/-3.0EV?1/3EV steps)
  • Exposure Settings : iAuto (AUTO), Superior Auto (AUTO+), Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama (2D/3D), Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Scene Selection
  • Scene Mode(s) : Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight
  • Picture Effect(s) : 11 types (15 variations): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature
  • D-Range Optimizer : Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
  • Auto Exposure Lock : Yes (AE Lock button)
  • Color Temperature : 2500 - 9900 k with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7)
  • Creative Style : Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))
  • Exposure Bracketing : Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, /1/3EV, 2/3EV increments, 3 frames
  • ISO : Still images: AUTO (ISO 100 - 3200)/ISO 100 - 16000 (1 EV step), Movies: AUTO (ISO 100 - 3200 equivalent)/ISO 100 - 3200 equivalent (1 EV step) ; Multi Frame NR (up to ISO 25600)
  • Noise Reduction : Long exp. NR: (On/Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.) High ISO NR: (High, Normal, Low) Multi Frame NR: (Auto/ISO100-25600)
  • White Balance Mode : Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Custom

Convenience Features

  • Self Timer : Yes,10/2 second delay selectable
  • Red-Eye Reduction : Yes, On/ Off selectable

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 5-1/4 x 3-7/8 x 3-1/4” (132.1 x 97.5 x 80.7mm) (W/H/D) excl grip & lens mount
  • Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 1lb 5.7 oz (618g) (w/battery & media) Approx. 1lb 2.9 oz (539g) (excl battery, lens & media)

Service and Warranty Information

  • Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Parts & Labor


  • Media Type : Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • Color Space : sRGB, AdobeRGB
  • Still Image Mode : JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
  • Still Image Size 16:9 : L size: 4912 x 2760 (14M) M size: 3568 x 2000 (7.1M) S size: 2448 x 1376 (3.4M)
  • Still Image Size 3:2 : L size: 4912 x 3264 (16M) M size: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M) S size: 2448 x 1624 (4M)
  • Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M) 3D Sweep Panorama: Horizontal Wide: 7152 X 1080 (7.7M) Horizontal Std.: 4912 X 1080 (5.3M) 16:9: 1920 X 1080 (2.1M)
  • Video Format : AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
  • Video Mode : AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17M/bps/FH) MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/12Mbps), VGA: 640 x 480 (30fps/3Mbps)
  • Video Resolution : 1920x1080
  • Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Audio Format : Stereo Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
  • Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Stereo Microphone

LCD Display

  • LCD Type : 3.0” TFT Xtra Fine™ LCD (921,600 pixels) w/TruBlack™ technology
  • Angle Adjustment : 180 degrees from the camera back, leftward rotation in 270 degrees with LCD monitor facing forward
  • Brightness Control : Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
  • Coverage : 100%
  • Live View : Continuous Live View (LCD/EVF Auto, selectable)
  • Real-time image adjustment display : Yes(On/Off)
  • Histogram : Yes (On/off)
  • Grid Display : Yes (On/off)
  • Customization : Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback

Drive System

  • Burst Buffer : [Tele-zoom] Fine: 23 images/Std: 25 images [Priority AE] Fine: 23 images/Std: 27 images/RAW & JPG: 18 images/RAW: 21 images [Cont.] Fine: 25 images/Std: 29 images/RAW & JPG: 19 images/RAW: 21 images
  • Continuous Shooting Speed : Tele-zoom Cont. Advance Priority AE: Up to 12 fps; Cont. Advance Priority AE: Up to 10 fps; Cont. shooting Hi 8 fps/ Lo 3fps (Speed may vary depending on shooting conditions and memory card in use)
  • Drive Mode : Single-shot, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Bracket: Cont./Single, White Balance bracket, Remote commander (RMT-DSLR1 Sold Separately)
  • Flash Sync Speed : 1/160 seconds
  • Self-timer : 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay,
  • Shutter Speeds : Still:1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode
  • Shutter Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter

Advanced Features

  • Advanced User Interface : Easy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly function menu
  • Anti Motion Blur : 6-image layering
  • Auto High Dynamic Range : Yes, (Off/On, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step)
  • Sweep Panorama : Yes (2D/3D)
  • Face Detection : Off, Auto, Child Priority, Adult Priority (up to 8 faces detectable)
  • Smile Shutter™ technology : Yes - Off, Slight, Normal, Big
  • Tracking Focus : Yes
  • Image Stabilization : SteadyShot INSIDETMimage stabilization
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection) : Yes (eight faces max)


  • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® NP-FM500H (7.4V)
  • Number of Still Images : Approx. 550 images with viewfinder, 590 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
"... matching high-speed burst performance with a comfortable, easy-to-use feel, the A57 is a great SLR for most beginner and intermediate photographers."
Editor Rating: 8.4/10

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