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Sony A57K with 18-55mm

Model: SLTA57K
SKU: SON-10346F
$799.99
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1.5x (APS-C) Crop
16 Megapixels
12 Frames-Per-Second
HD (1080) Video
3" LCD
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Details

Even when shooting in challenging conditions, the accelerated speed, supreme sensitivity and cutting-edge functionality of the 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.

Shoot like you mean it with an a57 DSLR camera and included 18-55mm zoom lens. Top-of-the-line Translucent Mirror Technology means you can focus and shoot simultaneously for fast, precise performance, while continuous auto focus means the shots you're getting at up to 10 fps will be worthy of the inspirational moments they capture. Switch it up Tele-zoom High Speed mode and get up to an even faster 12 fps with continuous AF. Achieve stunning stills that can be blown-up to beautifully frame worthy enlargements thanks to the 16.1MP Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor. Choose to record precious memories in either 1080/60p/24p AVCHD™ format or a more web-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format and relive the moment for years to come.1 Tru-Finder™ electronic viewfinder makes it easy to view setting adjustments in real time, resulting in better shot composition and better photos.

Translucent Mirror Technology

Other DSLRs can shoot. Or they can focus with the speed and precision of Phase Detection AF. They cannot do both at once. The SLT-A57, with Translucent Mirror Technology™, directs light to both the image sensor and the Phase Detection AF sensor simultaneously.

Clear Image Zoom

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 whatever lens you’re using providing greater shooting flexibility.

Eye-Level Electronic Viewfinder

The Tru-finder™ Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is super bright, easy to see with 1.04x magnification, ultra-sharp with 1.44 million dots (effective) and provides 100% frame coverage. Exposure preview and informative overlays make operation easy.

SteadyShot INSIDE™ stabilization

Image stabilization reduces blur by compensating for camera shake. SteadyShot INSIDE™ image stabilization is built into the camera body itself. You'll reduce blur with every A-mount lens because it provides compensation equivalent to approximately 2.5 – 4.5 steps in shutter speed, allowing for more hand held opportunities in low light or longer focal lengths.

Multi-frame NR

Experience incredible low-light shooting without a flash. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity. Sensitivity selectable up to ISO 25600. (Recommended for still subjects.)

3D Sweep Panorama™ Mode

Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats.

Up to 12 fps Tele-Zoom High Speed Shooting

By capturing the center 2/3 of the image sensor (8.4MP), Tele-zoom high speed shooting brings the action closer with a 1.4x effective increase of focal length. Shoot up to an incredible 12 frames per second with continuous auto focus and auto exposure to capture the decisive moment.

Auto Portrait Framing

Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds, Auto Portrait Framing provides beautifully composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits.

Tilt/swivel 3” LCD screen

Tilt it up or down to frame high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss. Tilt and swivel under the camera for self-portraits. Fold it flush to the camera with the LCD exposed for shooting or protected for travel.

15-point Auto Focus

To maximize the value of Translucent Mirror Technology, Sony incorporates Phase Detection AF of great sophistication. Three cross sensors maximize precision.

Hand-held Twilight

Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures—beyond the capability of traditional cameras—without using flash or a tripod. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data with separate algorithms for still and moving parts of the picture reduces blur, minimizes noise and enables extraordinary detail.

Picture Effects

Ordinary scenes become extraordinary photos and movies with Picture Effects. Choose from 11 modes and 15 effects that significantly increase visual impact by adjusting camera parameters and applying advanced processing techniques.

Up to 10 fps @ 16.1MP capture

Shoot up to 10 frames per second in incredible detail with the 16.1 megapixel Sony® Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise.

Full HD 1080/60p/24p movies

This is one of the very few DSLRs with super smooth 1080/60p/24p Full HD recording capability. Records in your choice of 1080/60p AVCHD™ format or in PC-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format.

Auto HDR built into camera

Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle—and more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot. Captures in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects.)

Object Tracking AF

Using the 15-point autofocus sensor and Sony’s subject recognition technologies, Object Tracking AF can maintain accurate focus on your subject even when it changes position in the frame.

Sweep Panorama™ Mode

Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter and sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size.

In The Box

  • Battery Charger (BC-VW10A)
  • Body Cap
  • CD-ROM
  • Rechargable Battery (NP-FM500H)
  • Eyepiece Cup
  • Shoulder Strap
  • USB Cable

Additional Information

Manufacturer Sony
Megapixels 16
Mounts No
Crop Factor 1.5x (APS-C)
Frames-Per-Second 12
Best Available Video Mode HD (1080)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC
Weather-sealed None

Camera
  • Lens Compatibility : Sony A-mount lens
  • Lens Mount : Sony A-mount
  • Camera Type : Sony A-mount interchangeable lens digital camera
Optics/Lens
  • 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
  • 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)
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
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
Viewfinder
  • 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
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 INSIDETM image stabilization
Power
  • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® NP-FM500H (7.4V)
  • Number of Still Images : Approx. 550 images with viewfinder, 590 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
Recording
  • 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
Interface
  • 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)
Software
  • 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)



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