Ilse Jurriën : March 13th 2012 - 11:20 CET
Sony SLT-A57 DSLR camera : Sony announces a new Alpha SLR camera with Translucent Mirror Technology. The Sony SLT-A57 incorporates a 16.1 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor plus the latest BIONZ processor for superb image quality. Thanks to the BIONZ image processor, creative shooting opportunities are boosted by an outstanding sensitivity range of ISO 100-16000. With the new Sony SLT-A57 users will experience consistently natural, low-noise images, whether they are using fast shutter speeds to freeze dynamic action or shooting handheld without flash in low light. In addition, the Sony SLT-A57 is equipped with a high resolution Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder and an angle-adjustable 7.5 cm (3.0-type) Xtra Fine LCD display. |
"Today's DSLR consumer is looking for a higher level of control and flexibility in their camera," said Mike Kahn, director of the Alpha camera business group for Sony Electronics. "With the introduction of the new Sony SLT-A57, we're bringing blazing fast response rates, enhanced artistic capabilities and other advanced features to the mainstream DSLR marketplace, offering professional photos and videos at an affordable price."
Professional portraits with the Sony SLT-A57
Even beginners can effortlessly create pro-style portraits with the Sony SLT-A57. In a world first, Sony introduces new Auto Portrait Framing. Using face detection and the compositional ‘rule of thirds’, the Sony A57 identifies your subject’s position, trimming the scene to create tightly-framed, professional looking pictures in vertical (portrait) or horizontal (landscape) orientation. Pixel Super Resolution Technology by Sony ensures that cropped, zoomed images retain a full pixel count. The Sony SLT-A57 saves the original photo together with the optimally-trimmed image. This allows easy comparison between the two photos, offering photographers inspiration to refine their portrait skills.
Picture Effects on the Sony SLT-A57
Already popular with creative photographers, the range of in-camera Picture Effects on the Sony SLT-A57 includes 11 effect types and 15 variations, offering a generous palette of ‘PC-free’ artistic treatments. Users can review the results in live view mode on the LCD screen, whether they are shooting Full HD video or still photos.
Sony SLT-A57 camera features
• 16.1 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
• BIONZ image processor
• Extended sensitivity range ISO 100 - 16000
• 15-point AF system with 3 cross sensors
• High speed 12 fps shooting with full-time continuous autofocus
• New high-resolution Tru-Finder viewfinder with 100% coverage
• Angle-adjustable 7.5 cm (3.0-type) Xtra Fine LCD display
• Full HD 50p video with full P/A/S/M control
• World’s first Auto Portrait Framing
• 2x Clear Image Zoom for detail-packed close-ups
Sony SLT-A57 price & availability
The new Sony SLT-A57 Translucent Mirror camera will become available in April 2012 at a suggested retail price of $700 USD / €750 Euro. The Sony SLT-A57 kit consist of the camera body and an 18-55mm zoom lens, and will retail at a price of $800 USD / €850 Euro. Prices may vary from country to country.